I think ive decided against the traditional method plastic vapor barrier and membrane pan and am choosing between the kerdi membrane and a paint on system like. Whether or not you need a kerdi membrane is a factor of use.
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Hello i am a new poster and am hoping i can get information regarding waterproofing a showertub remodel.
Redgard vs kerdi membrane. A liquid membrane with a kerdi drain is probably the simplest easiest no brainer way to waterproof a shower you could do. Is there a better way to waterproof those areas. In normal residential use i wouldnt worry about it.
I wanted to learn about kerdi board and. I am going to use hardi backer and redguard as a waterproofing membrane. Kerdi vs redgard for tiled shower ive been reading the john bridge forum etc but am curious if anyone here has done a tiled shower and been especially happy with the process.
It is perfect for usage in tiled showers bathtub surrounds domestic steam showers and other tile applications in damp locations. Kerdi membrane is a pliable sheet applied waterproofing layer and vapor retarder created for the direct application of tile. Can i then use the kerdi gaskets on the water pipe and valve protrusions when using the redguard.
Backerboard plus a waterproofing membrane like redgard is all that is needed for tub surrounds with thinset then tile. Hands down ditra is the better way to go for crack isolation membrane. Kerdi really offers very little advantage over hardiboard plus membrane.
How uncoupling membranes like schluter ditra laticrete stratamat and custom redgard uncoupling membrane work and their advantages over cement board. I am choosing redgard for my steam shower since i am a homeowner and have time to wait for curing of the superior product. I wouldnt compare redgard to ditra.
Both have the certification for pan liners and waterproofing but redgard outperforms kerdi membrane not kerdi ds in perms of vapor penetration. How uncoupling membranes like schluter ditra laticrete stratamat and custom redgard uncoupling membrane work and their advantages over cement board. Archive kerdi vs redgardn hydroban professionals hangout ceramic tile advice forums john bridge ceramic tile tile stone.
You have some pretty serious cracks in that floor and im wondering if it should be tiled at all.
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