Ceramic Shower Floor

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Ceramic Shower Floor

I recently built a shower in the second floor of my house. The vinyl lining, and mud cement were installed and then we placed the ceramic tiles on the cement. We thought that the floor was pitched towards the drain but I am seeing a few spots where the water is being collected and no properly going down to the drain. Is there any way that I can fix the area where I can pitch it to have the water slide to the drain? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You kindly.
 
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Did you put a preslope under the pan liner? The only way to fix this is to tear up the tile and start over.......

Here is how it should have been built...

Building a shower pan with pre-sloped mortar bed, liner and curb.
 
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Is there a rubber or plastic mat that I can place on the foundation that will slop and get the water running to the drain? I would hate to break up those tiles over 2 puddles that get created.
 
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Is there a preslope under the liner? The reason I ask is if you don't, then the water that gets through the tile and grout will just sit there and will eventually lead to mold growth.

Saying that, I don't know of anything that will fix your problem. I'd keep a squeegee handy for after taking showers.
 
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There is a pre-slope that was made on the mud cement sub-floor. However there are 2 craters that seemed to have been made when the tile floor was put in. The water goes down to the drain, but some of it gets trapped at these 2 craters. I want to see if there is way to get around those craters.
 
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Rdmove the tiles from the craters, use thinset to fill the craters and properly slope them to the drain, then reinstall the tile. Other than that, there is no magic that will fix this.
 
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