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Taz
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was in my tile shop the other day - preparing for a mud pan - the owner asked me if i had ever tried the pre made pan and tiled over it - specifically made to be tiled over. when we were talking - as far as doing the mud pan right and all the time it takes to make and let dry - it seemed to make sense to use the premade pan and tile over it. saves time and some money. are all of you torn the way i am?
 

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Taz
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I have looked into it - and i think it looks complicated - is it that easy and you just have to do it a few times............
if you use the ditra do you need backer board over the ply subfloor?
 

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Carpe Diem
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are all of you torn the way i am?
Nope. :no:

Pre-made pans are the way to go! What do you think will be around longer, the mortar or polystyrene? Take a piece of both, put them out in the elements and take your time machine 1000 years in the future. My bet is on the EPS. ;)
 

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I have looked into it - and i think it looks complicated - is it that easy and you just have to do it a few times............
if you use the ditra do you need backer board over the ply subfloor?
A Kerdi-Shower kit is DIY easy. There are many installation videos on the net, either on YouTube or the manufacturer's website about installing these pre-made shower kits. Schluter, Noble and Wedi....check them out.

CBU is only placed on a floor for a suitable surface to tile to. If you're not tiling directly to the CBU, you don't need it. A crack isolation or uncoupling membrane will go directly over a properly structured subfloor.
 
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