Tile on Shower floor

Old 04-29-03, 02:49 PM
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Question Tile on Shower floor

New Bathroom addition. We want to put tile on shower floor which will be located over a crawl space. How is the pan made and what type of mortar bed is used and any other suggestions that would help this portion of the project go smoothly
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Shower pan

Your can purchase a shower pan for this purpose. You might find the following links helpful http://www.johnbridge.com/tile_shower.htm

Old 04-30-03, 12:55 PM
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To get it done right, there are several critical components. They include

A "pre-slope", which is a sloped mortar bed set on a moisture barrier on the subfloor. The mortar is made from "sand topping mix".

A pan liner (generally PVC, sometimes CPE) is set on the pre-slope, with edges extending up 8 to 10 inches along each wall, and also extending over the front of the curb. The pan liner is nailed only at the top and on the front of the curb.

A 3-part clamping ring drain with weep holes

A second sloped mortar bed over the pan liner

tile bonded using latex modified thinset mortar cement.

The John Bridge website and all the info it contains is a must read before you hire someone to do the tile floor.

It is also possible to DIY, but it will take a LONG time.

Good luck!!

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