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  • Water proof under foyer tiles?

    Hello,

    I am starting a project in a couple of weeks removing carpet from an entrance foyer and tiling the roughly 8x8 area with granite. I am doing tight grout lines and plan to liberally apply sealer to the tile and grout.

    I have never used Ditra yet or another type of water proof membrane under the tile. What do you guys think of it? If I have the clearance spacing to use it I figure I might as well. If I don't have good clearance am I shooting myself in the foot tiling an entrance from the outdoors without waterproofing?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Water proof under foyer tiles?

    Haven't tried Ditra but am thinking of it for my foyer. It's only 1/8" thick IIRC, but its been a while since I read the literature on it.
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    • #3
      Re: Water proof under foyer tiles?

      Have not used Ditra myself YET but it appears to be a good product. I attended Schluters hands on class. Check with them, there might be a class near you. First class company.

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      • #4
        Re: Water proof under foyer tiles?

        Are you "waterproofing" or "sealing grout lines from stains"?
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        • #5
          Re: Water proof under foyer tiles?

          Good point.. I am looking to waterproof the foyer and assumed the sealer would also waterproof the grout. I'm going to go with a waterproofing membrane definitely.

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