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Is it OK to use Kerdi band to seal the transition from cement board to shower base and use unmodified cement only for that area?

Is it OK to use Kerdi band to seal the transition from cement board to shower base. I have a corner shower base installed in a corner built using cement boards On one wall the cement board sits on top ...
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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 ...