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Old 01-10-2018, 07:42 AM   #1
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Cheapest Kerdi Board Supplier

I've been looking to order Schluter Kerdi Board and I'm wondering where most of you order it from? Locally, it is about $100 per 4x8ft sheet at Floor&Decor.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:40 AM   #2
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Stay away from f&d.
You should be able to easily find it for 80 a sheet, flooring/ tile stores sell it for $64 a sheet in my area. I suggest that you go to a REAL tile store. That doesn't include floors and decor. Yes, i am talking the 4x8x1/2 sheet.

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Old 01-10-2018, 10:23 AM   #3
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Any suggestions on a "real" tile store in the Houston/Katy area?

I guess this should be directed towards Houston Remodeler or any other Houston area members...
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I called a few places in your area. You will probably need to go to f&d.


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Wow, thanks. I have done some legwork in trying to find stores that seem more legit than f&d but haven't been impressed with any in the area.
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I'm in the same boat here in Austin. Can't find it anywhere other than at F&D for $100 for the 4x8x1/2"
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I was about to ask what the benefit was to using the board but then did some quick math. Seems like you can do cement board and regular Kerdi for about $2 or less per square foot whereas this is closer to 2.5-3.0 per sq ft?

A bit more expensive on top of already expensive Kerdi application.

Any other benefits in addition to saving time?
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:31 PM   #8
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Much easier install. Thinset only needed for the bands at the joints. Easy to work with, even easier than drywall. Very little mess.
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The board itself will not be destroyed if it does get wet. Drywall will swell and grow mold.
Less labor to install. Adhering kerdi membrane is easy but difficult.
Potentially less seams with 4x8 sheets.


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There are very few Pro 4x8 dealers in Houston. Ustah be BPI carried it but no more.

When Laticrete comes out with their 4x8's I'll be getting an entire pallet, putting the excess into general inventory
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Any other benefits in addition to saving time?
I can lift a 4 X 8 sheet of Kerdi Board with ONE FINGER. Seems like a pretty good benefit to me.
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