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"Red Guard Sealer," in the Ceramic and Stone Q&A forum, begins: "I leveled my bathroom floor with SLC and now wonder if I should seal the floor with Red Guard before ..."

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Old September 10, 2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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I leveled my bathroom floor with SLC and now wonder if I should seal the floor
with Red Guard before I but tile down??

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Old September 10, 2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Unless you have a large amount of water getting on the floor, it would probably be a waste of money.

Use some silicone-based caulk between the tile and tub, and dry the floor after the tub is used. That should be all you need to do.

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Old September 10, 2010, 08:06 PM   #3
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I agree with Kevin, there's no need to waterproof a regular bath floor. Actually you can't really waterproof it unless you also flash the waterproofing up the walls and build a curb in the doorway.

Tell us more about this floor and life style. How is the floor built, what are you using?

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Old September 10, 2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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I leveled my bathroom floor with SLC and now wonder if I should seal the floor
with Red Guard before I but tile down??
If its a gypsum based SLC you should use some type of primer or sealer before using most types of thinset.

I don't remember the name for the reaction between gypsum SLC and thinset but there could be a bonding problem if you don't seal the floor first.

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Old September 12, 2010, 08:09 AM   #5
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If its a gypsum based SLC you should use some type of primer or sealer before using most types of thinset.

I don't remember the name for the reaction between gypsum SLC and thinset but there could be a bonding problem if you don't seal the floor first.
Good thought, for tile if it is a Gyp base I believe you will need a full coverage membrane like Ditra, or Noble seal CIS etc.

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Old September 12, 2010, 10:44 AM   #6
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the floor has cement board over plywood, then the SLC (from HD level quick i think its called) with heat wire imbedded in it. I was only going to use the Red Guard around the tub approx 2ft. Its an everyday bath with kids that like to dry off outside the tub, that was my only reason for thinking of sealing around the tub

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Old September 12, 2010, 04:21 PM   #7
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If you already have the Redgard and want to do the area in front of the tub, it certainly won't hurt anything. But I wouldn't spend the money to buy a gallon of Redgard just for that purpose.

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If you have some left to apply 3-4 coats to make it waterproof go ahead and do it. Be sure to thin set & tape the floor/walls and also silicone the floor/tub.

It might also be a good idea to try to get the kids in the habit of drying while still in the tub and not on the floor.

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Old September 12, 2010, 05:23 PM   #9
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An antifracture membrane is recommended anytime infloor heat is used.

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Old September 13, 2010, 12:29 PM   #10
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Scott,

I must have missed that industry spec. Please let us know where we can find it.

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