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Old 01-17-2010, 09:39 PM   #181
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the cement pan probably tore the liner when you jacked up the house. you only have to replace one row in the shower to replace a pan liner. but if you want the tile match it probably wont. i would go in the crawl space and kill the mold with some zep. mold killer. and save the floor. good luck.

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the cement pan probably tore the liner when you jacked up the house. you only have to replace one row in the shower to replace a pan liner. but if you want the tile match it probably wont. i would go in the crawl space and kill the mold with some zep. mold killer. and save the floor. good luck.
THe liner was installed poorly. Jacking the house I am sure cracked some grout and let water flow to liner. Nails were 1" from floor. I tore all of the wood out so no mold present. Yes My inital plan was to replace bottom 6" or so. But no tile match. Also want the whole shower waterproof so no possible leak in the future.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:58 PM   #183
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How about using your wall tile to cut a narrow border around the floor. If you do the math correctly the field you have laid out now would be basically in the same position and the border tiles cut from wall tile would/could be about 2-1/4" or so.

The drain looks to be centered great and the sides all appear to be equal - lookin' good so far.

If you border the floor with wall tile remember the wall tile will be thicker than the floor tile you are using. This may or may not be an issue for you. You would want to use factory edges off the wall tile turned into the rield of the floor in all cases and this will waste some wall tile but - what the heck.

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How about using your wall tile to cut a narrow border around the floor. If you do the math correctly the field you have laid out now would be basically in the same position and the border tiles cut from wall tile would/could be about 2-1/4" or so.

The drain looks to be centered great and the sides all appear to be equal - lookin' good so far.

If you border the floor with wall tile remember the wall tile will be thicker than the floor tile you are using. This may or may not be an issue for you. You would want to use factory edges off the wall tile turned into the rield of the floor in all cases and this will waste some wall tile but - what the heck.

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GOOD THOUGHT. I will make a few cuts next time and see how it goes...... Yes drain is almost dead center.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:07 PM   #185
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As you know...
those drains have a little sideways adjustment to them if you need it. It's pure genius.
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As you know...
those drains have a little sideways adjustment to them if you need it. It's pure genius.

thats why its ALMOST .... Since i can move cylinder/drain a little to the left it's dead center
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I did a little tiling Monday..... I laid the tiles on wall behind seat directly on top of seat tiles? With No gap. I plan to caulk that though......Good Idea/Bad Idea? Should I do floor/wall tiles the same way?

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You ALWAYS want to leave a gap for expansion (to be caulked). Especially in a shower where temperatures change suddenly and frequently. Tiles sitting tight on other tiles can cause spalling and chipping. In fact, a chip could suddenly take off like a bullet I suppose, I wouldn't want to be in there when it did.
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makes sense, will leave 1/8" gap on floor.

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ok do i use NON sanded grout???? some of the lines are really SMALL...........Border came out ok. Grout lines will not match the wall but would rather them match the 2x2 tiles.






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Sanded grout.
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ahhh grouting walls alot harder. what a PITA








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Wow! When those photos first came into view I was taken back by the impact they had. Very nice job. Very nice.
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Wow! When those photos first came into view I was taken back by the impact they had. Very nice job. Very nice.
THanks a big thanks for all your help and the 6 months sprocess HA-ha
HAve to buy more grout to finish the outside floor and corners of wall. I bought 20 yr sealer. Apply with sponge?
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I have myself convinced the best way to apply sealer on a ceramic tile floor is to use one of those cheap foam brushes. Apply only to the grout, watch it soak in for a minute or two then wipe off any that has gotten on the tile. With stone tile I use a spray bottle, let it soak a few minutes and wipe away any remaining pools. The bottle with the roller works pretty good to but with the foam brush the exact distribution is easier to control.

On walls, I do it the same way but walls are a huge PITA. Pay attention to the uncontrollable drips and runs and be sure to clean them up immediately.

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