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Can you tile directly over redguard?
For tile installations bonding directly to the substrate; strongly recommended to apply at least one full coat of "undiluted" RedGard® to the "dry" primed area and allow to dry completely before tile installation work is to begin. When used as a vapor barrier, apply one full coat (70 sq. via
How long does RedGard take to dry before tiling?
The product is dry when it turns solid red with no pink showing, normally 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Depending on ambient conditions, drying time can take up to 12 hours. A water test can be conducted 72 hours after application if required. Clean tools and hands with water before material dries. via
How long do I wait between coats of RedGard? (video)
How long should my mud bed cure before coating with Red Guard?
All surfaces must be structurally sound, clean, dry and free from contaminants that would prevent a good bond. Newly prepared concrete must be troweled smooth and textured to a fine broom finish and cured for 24 hours. via
Does tile mortar stick to RedGard?
From what I have read, the premixed thinset does not dry out to form a good adhesive bond when applied over/under a non-permeable membrane like Redguard or the Kerdi-band products. The dry mix (where you add the water on-site) does. via
Does Hardibacker need to be waterproofed?
Hardiebacker (James Hardie): the use of a waterproof membrane, vapor barrier or vapor. retarding membrane is optional unless the local building code requires it. via
What kind of thinset goes with RedGard?
Moreover, the Flexbond modified thinset (sold at HD, for example) specifically lists redgard as one of the surfaces it can be applied to and therefore, following manufacturer recommendations, a person should be using a modified thinset like flexbond over Redgard. via
Do you need to use RedGard over cement board?
As long as it's Cement Board & not some crappy "almost" cement board stuff. You really don't need the RedGard, but the more protection the better...so go for it. And yes, you can do the boards beforehand. But, hit the filled seams & screws (your weak points) as soon as a panel is ready to give it some time to setup. via
Which is better redguard or Aquadefense?
Redguard from Custom Building Products is a bit more versatile than Aquadefense. Redguard offers multiple application methods giving installers more options for efficient operations. Redguard is suitable for different applications. The suitability of Redguard under the pool and hot tub finish coatings is remarkable. via
How do you tile over RedGard? (video)
Is RedGard toxic to breathe?
Prolonged or repeated inhalation of respirable crystalline silica from this product can cause silicosis, a serious disabling and fatal lung disease. and/or distress, nausea or vomiting. May cause long-term adverse effects to the aquatic environment. Keep from entry into sewers and waterways. via
Will silicone stick to RedGard?
Apply the RedGard SpeedCoat membrane around drain and embed Waterproofing Reinforcing Tape into the membrane, making sure it does not obstruct the drainage weep holes. Membrane will not adhere to silicone when applied on next day. via
Can you put RedGard over Greenboard?
Put the green board up, coat it with redgard, stick on your tiles. The water will just wick to the other areas not covered in redgard or get behind the green board and leak somewhere else. You will be doing versions of the same thing over and over, you will have mold issues, tiles will fall off. via
Is thinset waterproof when dry?
Thinset mortar is waterproof in that; it can be used in wet areas such as a shower or outdoors. via
Does thinset need to dry before redguard?
Allow the RedGard membrane to cure for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. You''ll be fine with thinset over Redguard on walls. It's recommended for waterproofing niches, shelves, and entire shower walls when tar paper or poly are not used as a vapor barrier behind the CBU. via
When can you tile over RedGard?
Allow the RedGard membrane to cure for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The color will turn from pink to a solid red sheet with no pink spots when it is fully dry. It is most important that you wait for the color of the product to turn completely red as ambient conditions will make the dry time vary. via
Will Liquid Nails stick to RedGard?
Marq1- Any waterproofing system will be prone to leaks if not applied correctly. There's nothing wrong with Redgard, if you apply if according to instructions it works well. via
Can you tile straight onto HardiBacker?
Both 6mm and 12mm HardieBacker cement boards can be used on masonry walls. HardieBacker can take up to 200kg of tile hanging weight per m2 so almost any tile can be fixed. Once secured cover the joints with Alkaline-resistant tape and feather the tile adhesive to leave a 150mm wide joint. via
Do you put thinset under Hardibacker?
It will make an enormous mess under the house (or whatever is under your bathroom). It is also more likely to make the floor uneven since it is hard to level thinset that is separated by gaps. The installation manual for HardieBacker suggests to embed it in thin-set and it should be installed over plywood. via
Which is better durock or Hardibacker?
Durock is too abrasive and can damage vinyl, porcelain, and enamel. HardieBacker does not contain any course materials, so it is the preferable choice. It has a warranty that extends over the use of vinyl tile applications. Durock does not. via
Can you thinset over RedGard?
You''ll be fine with thinset over Redguard on walls. It's recommended for waterproofing niches, shelves, and entire shower walls when tar paper or poly are not used as a vapor barrier behind the CBU. via
What is the working time of modified thinset?
When properly mixed, troweled ridges will stand without slump. Curing time is affected by ambient and surface temperatures and humidity. Use the following as a guideline. Allow 24 hours before grouting and light traffic, and 7-10 days before heavy or vehicular traffic. via
Will thinset stick to Aquadefense?
While a modified thinset will bond Kerdi (in reality, thinset, neither modified or unmodified, technically 'sticks' to Kerdi...it surrounds the fleece, and when cured, locks it in place), the issue is that latex modified (one of several ways to make a modified) requires drying in addition to the cement curing, and via
Do I need to seal cement board before tiling?
Contrary to popular thought, tile and grout are not waterproof, and some moisture will penetrate even if sealant is used. However, if you choose to use concrete backerboard, which is much stronger and more durable than gypsum board, a water vapor membrane must be placed underneath it or a sealant applied on top of it. via
Do you have to RedGard a shower?
You do not need to use the Redgard. Millions of showers have been built with out using a waterproofing. However, the information coming down the pike these days is that a surface water-proofer under the tile eliminates the need for a moisture barrier on the studs and it will extend the life of the facility. via
How do you waterproof cement board in a shower? (video)
What is the best liquid waterproofing?
Best Waterproofing Membrane for Shower:
Is Mapei AquaDefense toxic?
H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. H301 Toxic if swallowed. via
Is Red Guard toxic?
Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed. May cause stomach distress, nausea or vomiting. Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. via
What is RedGard for tile?
A ready-to-use elastomeric waterproofing membrane for both commercial and residential tile and stone application. Suited for interior and exterior substrates, RedGard® creates a continuous waterproof membrane barrier with outstanding adhesion and reduces crack transmission in tile and stone floors. via
Do I need to waterproof shower walls before tiling?
Contrary to popular belief, ceramic tile and grout, by themselves are not waterproof. Water can penetrate through cement-based grout and work its way through the substrate. To prevent water damage, you must install a waterproof membrane just below the tile bonding mortar as close to the tile as possible. via
How thick should RedGard be?
Combined dried coatings must be at least 30-35 mils thick. When wet, the combined coatings must be at least 60-70 mils and must not exceed 125 mils wet-film thickness. RedGard® is dry when it turns solid red, with no visible pink color. via