|Dry-fitting the Kerdi|
|This took Polly about 4 hours to get all 18-20 pieces measured out and thumb-tacked up|
|Finished product. We figured out how to tile the window--see notes below.|
|Bathtub taped off for tiling coming next.|
|Wall niche sealed up and waterproof.|
|Finished product--took about five hours to complete with two people.|
- Measure and cut the Kerdi first. Never would we have gotten this done sanely without doing this.
- I used a couple of tools--a small mason's pointed trowel to initially apply the thinset; a 1/4 X 3/16" V-notched trowel to remove excess thinset; a 8" drywall taper's knife, and a 6" plastic putty knife--both to smooth out the Kerdi and squeeze out the excess thinset and air pockets. the metal taper's knife was useful to really get the Kerdi into the corners--holding it in there and then pulling at the surface away from the taper's knife with the plastic putty knife, thus creating a tight, and smooth corner. Finally, a drywall "hawk"was helpful to hold the thinset on while I used the small trowel to apply it to the wall.
- keep your tools and work-area clean--clean as you go.
- have patience with your spouse! ;]