Bad shower slope:(


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Old 05-31-20, 09:55 PM
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Bad shower slope:(

Took my first shower in a bathroom I've been working on for nine months. Water pools in one area and doesn't drain. I put in a schluter pan that was presloped and a contractor tiled it. How big of a deal is this?

Level between drain and pooled water: https://i.postimg.cc/Z5z1Qr1y/IMG-20200531-234120.jpg

Level showing no slope: https://i.postimg.cc/Kz36VJvB/IMG-20200531-234130.jpg

Pooled water (doesn't show up so much in the pic): https://i.postimg.cc/7hyWR4Rr/IMG-20200531-234329.jpg
 
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Old 05-31-20, 10:56 PM
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Can't say too much without a photo of the entire shower, so as to know the size and shape and location of the drain, but large format tile arent going to bend from every direction and slope toward the drain. To do that, you have to cut the tile into pieces, like you would see in a gas station bathroom around a floor drain. But small format tile confirm easily. They follow the preslope exactly.

So it's possible your problem is a result of the tile you picked out.

Large format tile work well on a single slope toward a gutter drain on one side, or a gutter drain across the middle. But not toward a round drain, or on a pan that slopes in all 4 directions.
 
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Old 05-31-20, 11:11 PM
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The problem is there really isnt much you can do about it now, unless your inclined to tear up the floor and start over so its decision time/

My concern, how slippery is that floor when wet, looks like a serious accident just waiting to happen!.
 
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Old 06-01-20, 04:56 AM
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Hi marq1. I can't stand the thout of tearing it out. I won't slip. The tile are textured. If slipping is my biggest concern I'll take it.
The pan is waterproof and sloped. I ran water over it before tiling and it drained fine. It must just be the tile.
 
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You could get a squeegee and leave it in the shower. Then get in the habit of removing the water from the puddle so you don't get a dirty spot on the floor.
 
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Old 06-01-20, 04:51 PM
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I ran water over it before tiling and it drained fine
Then there was a low spot when the tiles were mortared at installation.

Remember, like any project your in the "total focus on every minute detail" phase, that will eventually pass and a smallish wet spot will probably just be forgotten!
 
 

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