Should I use Ditra?
Did my research from previous posts. Settings- house 60 years old, second floor bathroom, all of 30 s.f. Floor will be repaired back from plumbing job to the wooden planks over joists, wood strips on top to accommodate electrical piping,then will put back plywood/ what thickness?/ as foor.
What kind of primer do I need for plywood floor?
Ditra vs cementboard? height is the issue but not life threatening. What is easier for DIY in terms of making it level and better surface prep for ceramic 12x12 tile?
3. If Ditra, then cable goes under with modified thinset. Am planning on one step at a time approach- putting cable and thinset over it, letting it dry, applying unmodified thinset and Ditra, letting it dry, applying unmodified thinset and tile. It sounds as it is best way for inexperinced person to make this work./ I am familiar with putting tile over cement board but not Ditra or heat cables./
Is SLC better in terms of leveling cable application to plywood instead of using thinset?
Easiness of application of Ditra vs. cementboard aside
thermal stress prevention of Ditra is enough reason to choose over cement board?