Installation Order of Shower Base Install

Old 03-04-05, 07:59 AM
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Installation Order of Shower Base Install

I've completed demo of a very small (5'x6') bathroom at my summer house and am ready to lay the concrete board and move forward. The new shower base is a pre-formed neo-angle circular. I need to know whether I can do the finish ceramic tile BEFORE setting the shower base. The concern is cutting the circular tiles after the base is set.

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Old 03-04-05, 10:20 AM
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I did that once before and it worked out ok. Just make sure the floor is as close to level as you can get it otherwise you will have a gap between the floor tile and the base unit where the floor drops away. Much easier to do it your way than to cut the curves in the tile and lessens the chance of water getting under the base where it could attack the plywood.
Old 03-04-05, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for your response TileGuyBob. Fortunately the floor is level - and very stable, so I'll hope for the same results you've gotten on this application.

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