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Old 07-18-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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I just had a contractor install a new ceramic tile shower and floor. The water pools towards the front of the shower and doesn't seem to drain.

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Old 07-18-2010, 09:28 AM   #2
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Mike - What's the fix. Ripping up the floor and possible damaging the walls.
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By the floor--am I right to assume you mean the shower pan floor?
What is the pan made of? Liner and concrete? A picture would help.


Sadly the floor tile in the shower pan will have to be removed--pan pitched properly then new tile.

It might be possible to free up the drain and screw that up a bit higher--and set new tiles over the existing--but that's an 'iffy' install and I would worry about that.

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There are two inch by two inch ceramic tiles on the shower floor which are laid over concrete and some kind of liner (rubber membrane?). I saw them put in some contraption in the cement when they poured the cement which was suppose to help them slope everything toward the drain. I think the problem might be that when they put the ceramic over this stuff the tiles closest to the wall with the shower controls was laid lower than the tile by the drain. This is where the pooling is and the water sits there and won't go down the drain. A picture won't show this.

Can they really rip up parts of the floor and just put new tiles in which are properly sloped? Might this compromise the rest of the floor?
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They will ,most likely ,need to remove all the mosaics---rework the slope and retile,

The tile setter will be in tears over this----it will not be fun,that's for sure---I can't think of any other permanent solution---I build a lot of these,I always pour water into the pan and see if the pitch is O.k.
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Mike -

I suspect that he will try and only rip up the tiles on the front part of the drain and not the back part. Do I let him get away with this? Can they really rip up the tile on the floor and not disturb what's underneath or the walls. I now know why they tile the walls first.

Thanks for your help.
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Without actually seeing the work,I can not tell what is possible---However the man does it ,it will not be fun.---Mike---

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