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Schluter kerdi curb less shower transition to floor

I am buliding my curbless shower. I have floor pan from kerdi and was planning to do cement board on the bathroom floor but I am worried if it will be water tight. Can I use cement board or shall I ...
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Is Kerdi membrane supposed to be easily torn off from the thinset?

I’m a first time DIYer and I’m testing and learning Kerdi membrane for my bathroom remodeling. Last night I used the membrane with Kerdi’s own thinset(the Allset) and on a drywall. Today the thinset ...
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How concerned should I be with tile corner voids in Kerdi install?

So I get home from work and check out what my contractor finished in the bathroom. My POV: he appears to be cutting corners to make groutwork go quicker by avoiding applying thinset to most tile ...
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Kerdi Board installation gaps

this is my first time installing kerdi boards, and just have a couple questions. As I was installing my kerdi board to my studs, I noticed that there were some gaps between the wall / board and my ...
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How to finish edge of shower?

Trying to find the best way to finish a walk in, curbless shower? I’ve got tile 55” out from the wall, of which then transitions to green board. However, there’s still enough splatter that I don’t ...
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Getting tiles in plane -- What if use a *too large* notch trowel?

Is there a consequence to using too large a notch trowel, aside from wasted thinset? Asking for 2 reasons: I'm installing 16x24 tiles on a floor, with 5x5 "accent strip." Both tiles ~10mm ...
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Can I install Schluter trim on alcove edge the day before tiling?

Hello – and thanks to everyone here for the helpful posts over the years! I’m tiling a tub/shower alcove with 6x12 subway tile. The alcove will end with Schluter Rondec. I’m a small-time framer and ...
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Kerdi Drain - Concrete Slab PVC too high

EDIT: I self-answered a question below and have a follow-up. I'll definitely be putting new concrete in. I was able to easily break up the bed around the pipe with a hammer. I measured the pipe with ...
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Is it possible to just pour epoxy on wood to make a shower tray?

I need to build a shower real quick, so I am about to use Kerdi boards to do that. I do not have the time to tile (and not the funds to have someone make it), so I was wondering if I could just use ...
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Can I keep the old Kerdi drain flange when rebuilding a shower?

My 1 yr old shower built by the contractor started leaking like a sieve. In my efforts to remedy the problem, I ended up demolishing the whole thing to the stud while throwing out moldy drywall and ...
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Which one is easier and more expensive for a DIYer when building walls for a shower -Kerdi board or cement board?

After buying cement boards for my shower walls (using a base for the shower ) I am having second thoughts about using cement boars after seeing how friable they are. Also after briefly looking at ...
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Is it ok to fasten a shower surround to Schluter Kerdi curb?

I am doing a master bath remodel and installing a Schluter system for my shower. How do I install the glass surround on the Kerdi curb? The curb is more or less Styrofoam and I don't see how it can ...
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Schluter... Membrane over green drywall?

We're about to remodel our bathroom, having tile applied to about 17 linear feet of wall (8' high). 90% of the wall area to be tiled already has green drywall. The remainder is open studs, where a ...
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Kerdi Membrane over cement backerboard

When installing Schluter Kerdi Membrane over cement backerboard: Should I use Alkali Resistant Mesh Tape and thinset on the seams of the backer board (for long term durability to prevent each board ...
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Renovating bathroom, do I need to add a moisture barrier over insulation

I'm renovating my bathroom, and I have to rip out the entire bathtub and surround, so I decided to add insulation to both the external wall and the internal long edge of the bathtub surround - see ...
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Can I install Kerdi board just on the walls of my shower and use a PVC membrane on the floor?

I have poured the preslope on the cement floor, and installed the Oatey PVC membrane and 3 piece drain. I would like to use Kerdi board on the walls, but not the floor. Can I install Kerdi board ...
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Can Kerdi board be painted instead of tiled?

can Kerdi board be painted? I want to use it on the walls in my bathroom instead of sheet rock.
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DIY Bathroom Reno. How many panels to remove? How much wall to demo?

Background: Home built in 1962 Started demolition to the guest bathroom and gutted the tub, tile, and backboard. I would like to know how much of the drywall/cement board should I remove past the tub ...
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What to use to flatten and prep wall before installing Schluter Kerdi membrane for tiling?

I am remodeling a bathroom that was originally done with 1/2 inch drywall. I opened-up the walls to move plumbing and electrical as required and then covered-up those sections with new 1/2 inch ...
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Transition from KERDI membrane backed, to not backed

I intend to use KERDI membrane behind some new bathroom wall tiling backed by drywall. How feasible is it to transition from using the membrane to not using the membrane on a neighboring section of ...
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Basement shower with Redgard & Kerdi drain

We're adding a shower to an existing basement bath rough-in. Space is tight and we are planning to use a combo of Redgard and a Kerdi shower drain to save money/space/time. Trying to use only a ...
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Is the Back of Kerdi Board the same as the front?

I'm trying to save on my Kerdi board and I have mitered a few pieces. One fits exactly how I want it, though with the back facing out. Looks like the same stuff not he front and the back of the Kerdi ...
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