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A roundup of tools and materials found on the floor at JLC Live in Providence, R.I .
To ensure a watertight job, don’t skimp on the underlayment.
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...
This alternative to slate is light, rugged, and easy to cut.
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?
To ensure a long-lasting installation, use a membrane and a movement joint.
Noise-muffling floor underlayment; dramatic roof windows; natural-looking composite siding; manufactured moment frame; more
Questions about AFCI rules; Mac estimators; roof-ventilation correction; fastening underlayment
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.
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