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More stories about Underlayments

  • On the Job

    Open valley flashing; cooler cabinet

  • Innovative Products 2009

    A roundup of tools and materials found on the floor at JLC Live in Providence, R.I .

  • Reroofing With Asphalt Shingles

    To ensure a watertight job, don’t skimp on the underlayment.

  • Glass Tile and Kerdi Membranes

    The manufacturer of the glass tile my client chose for her shower recommends that it be installed with modified thinset mortar. But Schluter, maker of the Kerdi waterproofing membrane I typically use, specifies unmodified thinset mortar for both installing its membrane and setting tile. Does this...

  • Installing Synthetic Slate

    This alternative to slate is light, rugged, and easy to cut.

  • Removing Kerdi Epoxy Grout With Heat

    Q: Using a heat gun is an approved method for removing cured epoxy grout from tiles and fixtures [see Q&A, 5/08]. But can the same technique be used when the tile has been installed over Schluter’s Kerdi waterproofing membrane, or would the heat damage the membrane?

  • Inlaying Ceramic Tile in a Wood Floor

    To ensure a long-lasting installation, use a membrane and a movement joint.

  • Products

    Noise-muffling floor underlayment; dramatic roof windows; natural-looking composite siding; manufactured moment frame; more

  • Letters

    Questions about AFCI rules; Mac estimators; roof-ventilation correction; fastening underlayment

  • Modified vs. Unmodified Mortar With Kerdi Membranes

    Q: When installing stone tiles over Schluter's Kerdi waterproofing membrane, is it okay to use modified thinset mortar? I know that Schluter recommends unmodified thinset mortar, but my supplier suggests that the large and heavy tiles will be easier to install with a polymer-modified no-sag mortar.