Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-06-2010, 02:26 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Shower tile: Should I affix the tile to the shower base's flange?


Should I apply thin-set to the shower base's flange when I install the bottom row of tile, or should I let the tiles "float" over the flange? Thanks.

Swazzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 12:39 PM   #2
Stuck in the 70's
 
Blondesense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: south central Missouri
Posts: 2,162
Rewards Points: 1,018
Default

Shower tile: Should I affix the tile to the shower base's flange?


Not an expert here, but my understanding is the tile and your base will expand and contract differently. If you thinset them together, somethings gotta give and that something will be your tile job. I would say the answer is no. At least I wouldn't. The bottom edge of the tiles shouldn't rest on the base. Leave about 1/4" gap along the bottom and caulk that area.

Where does your hardiebacker end? Does it butt up against the flange, or does it overlap it?

Blondesense is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tile around one piece shower unit and tub golfgirl Tiling, ceramics, marble 2 03-09-2010 08:26 PM
Need help in flange extender for a new tile floor eyeglass Plumbing 6 09-17-2009 09:16 PM
Shower tile specifics re: hair coloring Pammylu Tiling, ceramics, marble 4 06-05-2009 03:32 PM
Shower tile need some help here dirtyb115 Remodeling 2 12-23-2006 01:27 PM
tile shower help Atricaudatus Remodeling 13 04-01-2006 09:38 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.