Schluter®-DITRA Over Wood in a Bathroom (Part 1) – by Home Repair Tutor

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33 thoughts on “Schluter®-DITRA Over Wood in a Bathroom (Part 1) – by Home Repair Tutor”

  1. In general, it's not a good idea to hammer loose nails back in, as they will want to back out since now they are loose. This can create a fulcrum possibly causing a tile to crack. It's a better policy to remove loose nails (using a "cat's paw") and replace them with galvanized screws (and not the type of screws used for sheetrock, as the heads break off too easily; decking screws are ideal for this purpose). Also, if the old floor did not have ceramic or marble floor previously, it's probably a good idea to add some extra screws (6" spacing in the field; 4" along the edges).

  2. Just an FYI but when you discuss the width of the reveal between the wall/tub Closed Captioning says 3/4" which is wrong. You are clearly saying 1/4", I double checked against your instructions on your website though just in case. I thought that was important to mention especially for any hearing impaired folks watching this. Thanks for the video.

  3. Great videos. Thanks. Question about perimeter gaps. By the time the Kerdi Band is installed on wall to floor transitions, isn’t the perimeter gap pretty much filled with thinset? I noticed the same method you apply on Schluter’s videos too. Is there a concern about result being basically no perimeter gap exists anymore? Thanks for your thoughts on this.

  4. Hi suggestions on what to do with an o!d house with creaking flooring? We have tried to install tiles but they keep cracking. Not sure if we need to take out the old subfloor and replace,. Or using some other method. Help? The space is 5x 6 feet with a cabinet 2 ft x 3

  5. I personally believe gluing the Ditra rather then using thinset because plywood will soak up all the moisture before the thinset is fully effective. I've used glue and it worked great

  6. Hey guys, thanks for the very informative video! I have removed existing tile/backer down to bare plywood. The floor is for a small kitchen in an older apartment building. I need to level the floor out but once I have my self-leveler down can I bond the Ditra directly on top of the self-leveler? Thanks in advance.

  7. I have 3/4 subfloor on 16 on center joists. The 2×10 joists have valleys and crowns that cause the subfloor to hump and valley. My plan is to put sand down the high points first. Then apply a 1/2 overlayment layer of plywood to stiffen the subfloor for large format tile. What should I use to flatten the subfloor before I install the Schluter Ditra? Can I use a thin set morter and scree it flat or should I use a self leveling compound on top?

  8. I want to use this over my plywood floor but also use the Wedi system to install the shower, my only problem is knowing how to get the walk in shower to be level with the bathroom floor/ditra so that i can tile over both of them evenly with no rise in the tiles, do you have any advice for that? Im unsure of how much height i should add on to the wet room tray to account for the Ditra.

  9. i have 2 layers of ply wood flooring under my vinyl. one is sticky, and rotting, so that needs to go for sure. so how would i check if the subfloor under that is 3/4" before i install the ditra?

  10. Your videos are great. Your partner does a great job as well. A lot of DIYers would likely be remodeling. Can the product be installed over a sheet vinyl floor that was glued down and is still in good shape.

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