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Old 11-10-2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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Mortar to use in floating a shower pan?

I am going to be floating my shower pan. What kind of mortar should I use? Based upon this page it looks pretty easy:


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Old 11-11-2007, 07:31 PM   #2
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Mortar to use in floating a shower pan?

Hi Kyle,

The mix used for the pre-slope and the top setting bed is made by mixing "medium sharp" sand (or what is common locally), and Portland cement at the ration of about 4:1 sand cement by volume.

It's much easier to just buy a few bags of Sand Topping Mix like this. This product is about 3: 1 though. so you can add a little sand if you like. Not necessary, but will be easier to work with.

I'm wondering why you didn't ask this question over at Ontario Tile? The curb is a little different mix.



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If you're doin gthis from scratch, I really like to fore go the whole mortar system and use the schluter kerdi system... no fuss, no muss...
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