Questions regarding membranes choices
We are selecting the materials for our bathroom tile job.
For some background - our house was built in 1976 and has had some settling issues in the past, although that has appeared to have stopped. At least for now...you never know right? We are putting down marble 12x12 tile on the floor so our main concern is that the tile doesn't crack. Currently every marble threshold in our house is cracked (original house thresholds). And the bathroom we will be renovating had a large crack above the bathroom door. We will be opening everything up (demo to the studs) so we hope to address any hidden issues as well.
Our second concern is mold. We will be putting in bathroom vent fans (currently none of our bathrooms have them) so that should help eliminate a lot of the moisture we currently have, but we don't want any issues down the road.
We that being said...
Currently we are looking at using Laticrete's Hydro Ban in the shower with the Hydro Ban flange drain. Any advantages to using 9235 over Hydro Ban? I know 9235 requires the use of a fabric, but we can still use fabric in the corners and seams with Hydro Ban if we choose to do so, correct? Thoughts between the two products and which to use for our shower application? Thoughts on using fabric with the Hydro Ban...should we do so or is it really not necessary?
Regarding the floor I am looking at Ditra. We are planning on installing heated floors (still deciding between mat vs cables). Debating whether to install a SLC or not. Is the SLC necessary when using Ditra? Someone suggested I just use the Hydro Ban on the floor rather than Ditra. My understanding is that Hydro Ban is not an uncoupling membrane, and I thought that would be best for us considering the settling we have had in the past. Thoughts on Ditra vs Hydro Ban for the floor and what would be best for our house situation?
Any other suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
This post was edited by firsthome on Mon, Dec 10, 12 at 12:31