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Old 04-23-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hi all newbie here Building a Tile Shower


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Just found the site, although I have been on the DIY site for a while. I'm Mary.

My husband and I bought our home about 2 years ago, and have been totally remodeling it. Although I do most of the work, since he works and I don't. We just completed tiling our counters and backsplash and are now in the finals of the kitchen remodel.

I am sure I will be visiting here a lot. I always do major research before starting any project, but I must say I have gotten very proficient in plumbing and sheetrocking.
Hi Mary ~ I'm Vonda and trying to remodel a bathroom. Perhaps you could give me some pointers or direct me to the correct site. My problem is creating a shower. The plumbing is in place, I know how to do the wall tiles but I'm unsure how to create a waterproof, properly sloped shower floor....Any advice or directions would be greatly appreciated.


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Hi all newbie here Building a Tile Shower


Hello Vonda and welcome to the site. Sorry we haven't responded sooner, I missed you post.

Now I'm going to move this thread to the proper forum and we'll get you some help with building your new shower.

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Hi all newbie here Building a Tile Shower


Now Vonda, about your shower, give us some more details about exactly what kind of shower you wish to build. You say all the plumbing is in place, also been tested for leaks? What about your drain? What part of the house are we working in? Is the room and shower already framed up, got backer board up?

We can definitely get you through the project but we need some more info to give you any meaningful advice. You can buy a ready made shower base that hooks into a standard floor drain if you're looking for the easiest way out on that. It'll probably last as long as you need it to, but there are better ways of doing it.

Post back with more info and we'll get going. :D
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Newbie here. My husband & I are remodeling our 3/4 bath & want the bathroom floor to gently slope into the shower (similar to a gym's shower floor). We have all the hardware, shower pan cover, hardy backer, tile, etc., but are unsure to the best way to make this happen. Any suggestions?
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Newbie here. My husband & I are remodeling our 3/4 bath & want the bathroom floor to gently slope into the shower (similar to a gym's shower floor). We have all the hardware, shower pan cover, hardy backer, tile, etc., but are unsure to the best way to make this happen. Any suggestions?

Hi,

Here are a couple of links:

http://www.thetiledoctor.com/howto/showers.cfm

http://www.ontariotile.com/preslope.html
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Hi all newbie here Building a Tile Shower


I am a big fan of the Kerdi system. Easier for DIY, and the square drain also makes tiling easier and the finished product neater (IMHO.)

Kerdi links:
http://www.schluter.com/143.aspx

google "kerdi drain" and you can get a plethora of info in the first few hits.

Of course, if you are done with the plumbing already..this may not apply.
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I am a big fan of the Kerdi system. Easier for DIY, and the square drain also makes tiling easier and the finished product neater (IMHO.)
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http://www.schluter.com/143.aspx

Nice system

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