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Unread 02-02-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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Shower remodel - Kerdi Shower Floor??

Hey all! I am starting to remodel a dated tile shower. I have removed all of the wall tile & greenboard. I attempted to chip out a few of the 1" floor tiles and they are extremely difficult to remove. I am considering leaving the floor tile and putting kerdi down over top of the old tile floor and replacing the old drain with a kerdi drain. Is putting kerdi overtop of the old tile ok??

Also, can I use Denshield for the walls instead of hardibacker?


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Unread 02-02-2007, 05:38 PM   #2
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If you want to use the Kerdi drain, then you'll be using the Kedi membrane up the walls as well.. This means there's no reason to use either cement backerboard, or denshield. You can use plain ol' drywall.. I prefer 5/8" thickness.

As far as the floor goes, no I dont think many people would give the thumbs up to Kerdi over the original tile floor. You'll have to bust out quite a chunk of the floor to get the new Kerdi drain in, and at that point, it would be easy to slip a large crowbar under the mortar bed and pry up the rest of it.
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Unread 02-02-2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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Welcome, Ryan.

What Alex said.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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