Thin set and sealant?

newDIYer2013April 14, 2013


I'm about to rip up my first carpet and would like to put down a tile floor. The carpet has been used by pets on numerous occasions as a potty break area so I'm anticipating there being a residual odor in the concrete slab. I've read online that a sealant like Kiltz would be perfect for locking the odor in place, but I've also read that this would not work well with a layer of thin set. Being new to all of this I was wondering if anyone had an experience or first hand knowledge they could share from a similar situation. I was also wondering if the Kiltz / thin set combination was a no-no, then what else might I try? Thanks in advance.

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I would look into a liquid-applied or membrane type barrier of some kind. Lots of types...some use urethane bonding agents, some an epoxy type and Schluter Ditra uses only thin set.

Look these up.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 10:17PM
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