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Unread 01-17-2017, 11:20 AM   #1
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shower ceiling options.....

getting closer to the end of a long (and painful shower project) and am looking for some ideas. First off, 32x60 ", mud pan, Durock walls-yes, will be using Redgard, 7' ceiling height( has an alcove ceiling). Been thinking about MAYBE using Formica, but not sure how to adhere. I have used FRP before on another project with zero problems, but am restricted in choice of colors, etc. Concerned about the weight of tile+mortar plus the difficulty of install. Anybody have any thoughts on this subjecy? Thanks
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Unread 01-17-2017, 01:10 PM   #2
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What do you mean you are concerned about the weight of tile and mortar? Installing tile on a ceiling isn't nearly as difficult as it may seem.
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Unread 01-17-2017, 04:07 PM   #3
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Well, lets try this...

bad back, knees, shoulder. etc. This d%#$* thing has been a disaster from the word go. Just got through w/ a regrout and my give-a-s^&$ is broke. Just looking for the easiest way through this minefield.
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Unread 01-17-2017, 05:10 PM   #4
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If it's not a steam shower just do drywall on the ceiling, or frp. I guess I don't understand exactly what your looking for. If you're wanting to know your options, usually it's tile or drywall. If you come up with something else that will work then by all means go for it.
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Unread 02-07-2017, 01:57 PM   #5
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advice,please...too many choices re: thinset

what I have now
durock

redgard
ready for tile on shower walls, but whats the best thin-set? Thanks
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Unread 02-07-2017, 02:24 PM   #6
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What kind of tile?
What size?
What brands are available to you?
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Unread 02-07-2017, 03:07 PM   #7
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ceramic tile

12x12
Lowes and Home Depot
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Unread 02-07-2017, 05:32 PM   #8
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Well each Lowe's and HD carries different stuff it seems, so I guess whichever modified thinset you choose. If you go to HD and they have pro-lite that would probably be my first choice.
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Dan, since you have a Lowes near you, I would steer you towards one of our Lowes products.

Ceramic Tile Mortar (if the tile is a high porosity ceramic 12x12)
Porcelain Tile Mortar (if the tile is a low porosity porcelain 12x12)
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Unread 02-12-2017, 11:29 AM   #10
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mesh-backed tile for shower floor-

couple of dumb questions
2"x2" tiles-when cutting, try to cut the sheet
, or peel of and cut one at a time?
is this what is even the tile to use? Searching here seems to show mesh is for back-splashes. Totally new ground I'm covering here. BTW, ceramic tile.
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Unread 02-12-2017, 12:16 PM   #11
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Hi Dan. You can use the tiles with the mesh on the back on a shower floor. Whenever possible I will run the whole sheet thru the saw. It will make straighter cuts that will line up better and be faster to install. But, some of the glues that they use to hold it together is water based and running it thru the saw might cause all the tiles to come off the mesh. If you find that the glue is water based, you will probably have to pull the tiles off and cut them individually.
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If it's going in a shower floor, that is actually the preferred tile to use.

If the sheets are held together with something that is waterproof....in other words, the tiles don't fall off when wet, probably easier to cut them while on the sheet. Certainly easier to lay them intact, although you may still need to separate some of them when cutting around the drain, etc.


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Laz, I'm a two finger chicken pecker, a pretty fast chicken pecker. But, I probably had a head start.
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Unread 02-20-2017, 05:45 AM   #14
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applying Redgard- let me see if I've got

this right. Durock shower walls taped seams and corners. Wiped down w/ damp sponge, let dry-3:1 wash-primer-let dry. Top-coat film-thickness .o30, probably two coats. How long do I have between Redgarding and actually tiling. Their site says 72 hrs. max exposure to UV, but nothing about inside time. Thanks ( if it seems like I seem s like I'm over my depth here, it's cause I probably am) Thanks
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Sounds like you did it correctly. I always thought it was ready to tile once it turned red..
I have never waited 72 hours. Uh oh

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