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SCHLUTER SYSTEMS™  "DITRA"

(Though "Ditra" has been on the market for some time, and I've been using it for a few years now, it has pretty much just hit the main stream market, making it's way onto TV, appearing on the HG network and other home improvement shows. Since this product is just now reaching the consumer, I'm posting it as a "new product")

Schluter-DITRA is a polyethylene membrane with a grid structure of square cavities, each cut back in a dovetail configuration, and an anchoring fleece laminated to its underside. Schluter-DITRA is bonded to the substrate using thin-set mortar. The anchoring fleece on the underside of Schluter-DITRA is fully engaged in the mortar to provide a mechanical bond to the substrate. Tile is installed over Schluter-DITRA using the thin-bed method in such a way that the mortar becomes mechanically anchored in the square, cutback cavities of the Schluter-DITRA matting.

Designed specifically for ceramic tile and dimension stone installations, Schluter-DITRA serves as an uncoupling layer, waterproofing membrane, and vapor management layer that accommodates moisture from beneath the tile covering. Further, DITRA performs all these functions while still providing adequate support/load distribution for the tile covering.

Tile has been successfully installed for thousands of years by incorporating an uncoupling layer, or forgiving shear interface, within the tile assembly. Schluter-DITRA provides uncoupling through its open rib structure, which allows for in-plane movement that effectively neutralizes the differential movement stresses between the substrate and the tile, thus eliminating the major cause of cracking and delaminating of the tiled surface.


SCHLUTER SYSTEMS "KERDI"

Schluter-KERDI is a bonded waterproof membrane with limited crack-bridging capabilities. It is made of soft polyethylene, which is covered on both sides with a special fleece webbing to anchor the membrane in the thin-set mortar.

Schluter-KERDI was developed as a waterproofing membrane to be used in conjunction with ceramic and stone tile coverings. Tiles can be installed directly on Schluter-KERDI using the thin-bed method. Other trowel-applied covering materials, such as plaster, can also be used. You can view a recent project installed by R.J. Precision Marble and Tile
at the bottom of our "In Depth Photo & Gallery" page, titled "Kerdi membrane and kerdi shower drain installation"


SCHLUTER SYSTEMS "KERDI-DRAIN"

Schluter-KERDI-DRAIN is a floor drain specifically designed to allow connections to Schluter-KERDI or other load-bearing, bonded waterproof membranes, typically in shower applications. Bonded waterproof membranes represent the current state of technology and are increasingly used for ceramic tile and natural stone coverings. Schluter-KERDI is adhered to the drain's large, trapezoid-perforated bonding flange, which is covered with a fleece webbing, to form a waterproof connection at the top of the drain assembly. KERDI-DRAIN features a square, fully adjustable grate to accommodate 1/4" (6 mm) to 1-1/4" (32 mm) tile thicknesses. The grate assembly allows lateral and tilt adjustment as well. KERDI-DRAIN is designed to simply integrate with standard 2" (51 mm) drain pipes, making it suitable for new construction and renovation. You can view a recent project installed by R.J. Precision Marble and Tile at the bottom of our "In Depth Photo & Gallery" page, titled "Kerdi membrane and kerdi shower drain installation"




STAR GLASS™ Grout

Star Glass Grout is a ground-breaking, one of a kind product, specially designed for use with glass and metal tile. StarGlass combines a reflective, round glass bead aggregate with our patented Urethane Grout Technology binder to create a translucent grout that will bring elegance and beauty to your glass or metal tile installation. There are 15 stunning colors from which to choose, ranging from pristine Diamond to shimmering Copper.
Concerned about the environment? StarGlass is composed of post-consumer recycled glass, emits little to no VOC’s, and eliminates jobsite waste. Like our flagship Quartz-Lock product, StarGlass’ long lasting, easy-to-use formula provides unmatched stain resistance, ultimate color consistency, crack resistant flexibility, mold/mildew protection and UV stability. These features and benefits are sure to minimize life cycle costs and provide a translucent, three-dimensional, reflective appearance that you can enjoy for years to come. (To view the star glass grout color chart, click this --> link, and the chart is titled "Star Glass")






LATICRETE® Hydro Barrier™


LATICRETE Hydro Barrier is a thin, load bearing, self curing liquid rubber polymer which can be easily applied to form a flexible seamless waterproof anti-fracture membrane. LATICRETE Hydro Barrier can be used on interior and exterior, horizontal or vertical surfaces and is approved by IAPMO for use as shower pan liner.



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LATICRETE® 170 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat

LATICRETE 170 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat is a high performance acoustical underlayment system that muffles impact noises through ceramic tiles, stone and other hard surfacing materials. It also minimizes the transmission of cracks from the substrate to the tile installation up to 1/8" (3 mm), non movement cracks. LATICRETE 170 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat is a 3 mm thick rubberized membrane comprised of 88.5% post     consumer recycled materials.



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LATICRETE® PermaColor™

LATICRETE® PermaColor™ Grout offers the maximum performance available in a cement-based grout, providing consistent color and Microban® to resist stain-causing mold and mildew. LATICRETE PermaColor Grout is easy to install – just mix with water. LATICRETE PermaColor Grout is ideal for floors and walls in both interior and exterior installations. 


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LATICRETE® 4-XLT

LATICRETE® 4-XLT is a multi-use, polymer fortified adhesive mortar offering tremendous utility including non-sag wall installations, medium bed build up of up to 3/4" (19 mm) and thin-set applications on floors. LATICRETE 4-XLT is built on the new LATICRETE Water Dispersion Technology (WDT) platform. WDT provides for the complete dispersion of water within the mix allowing users to achieve the desired application consistency. In addition, LATICRETE 4-XLT is the first product from LATICRETE to come incorporated with the new LATICRETE DUST LOCK Technology. This unique way of manufacturing our adhesives incorporated with LATICRETE plastic packaging dramatically reduces mess both during transportation of the product as well as during mixing.



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LATICRETE® 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive 

LATICRETE® 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive provides incredible sound transmission protection while simultaneously protecting the tile or stone finish from any cracking from the substrate through to the tile or stone finish. LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive is a combination of advanced polymers with rubber fillers for flexibility and reinforcing fibers for strength. This patent pending formulation gives LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive the ability to do what the others can’t do – provide unmatched flexibility and sound deadening performance.


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The Bagster™

I've come to realize that sometimes, though needed, a dumpster can be an eye sore. Surrounding neighbors can sometimes complain and besides the limited parking in driveways it could cause divits and damage to you driveway if not dropped off properly. Don't get me wrong, dumpsters are extremely convenient, soly serve their purpose, are inexpensive and easy to have dropped off and hauled away. I recommend having a dumpster on certain jobs and projects, and can arrange for the entire service. Then include it in the overall cost of your renovation accompanied by the waste contractor's invoice.

However.......
If you feel that a "dumpster" (though they come in variable different sizes) isn't an appropriate accommodation for disposable material on your renovation, there is a new solution....
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Bagster bag - How To Use A Bagster bag
Learn how to use the Bagster bag and what it can be used for. The Bagster bag, easy to use and easy to fill. Holds 3 cubic yards (up to 3,300 lbs) of construction debris, household junk and yard w...

You can find more info about the "Bagster" by clicking the highlighted link below



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InvisaTread™

 Another new idea brought to my attention by the guys down at Tile America was this new product called, "Invisatread". This products soul purpose is to add that needed "grip" on surface tile that may be desired, without compromising the surfaces finish. Whether polished, honed or glazed, this product boast that once applied and invisible grip is added to the surface reducing slip to aid in the prevention of accident such as falls and slippage. Also depending on the application, such as commercial and possibly some residential application, it might reduce your insurance cost when it comes to liability. If interested in this products application for yourself, please contact R.J. Precision Marble and Tile for further information. InvisaTread works hard to reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents in your workplace. Is your business on solid footing? The fact is, many surfaces are unsafe. That can mean potential problems for your business – which can cost you time, money, and peace-of-mind. Thankfully with InvisaTread you can protect people and surfaces from harm – while shielding your bottom line from loss. Not to mention, it’s safe, effective, and cost-effective. R.J. Precision Marble and Tile can install this application on nearly every surface your concerned about possibly slipping on. For more information you can click on the picture link below.

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InvisaTread Anti-Slip Solution - 28.5 degree angle slide