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Old 04-08-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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Time to tile the shower floor, and I have a question. (Imagine that!)

Wall tiles and bathroom floor tiles are approx 6.5" x 20". I did a 3/16 grout spacing. I got it pretty even and it looks great. The shower floor tiles are approx 2.125" square. The mesh on the back of the sheets sets the grout space at around 3/32. All's fine until I get to the Kerdi drain. If I center the drain within the tiles, I end up with a space around the drain of about 1/4". Will that look funny? Or am I better off surrounding the drain with cut tiles?

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Old 04-08-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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That's a tough one--can you move the tile layout 1/2 tile to the left and 1/2 tile to the back? it will give you a tight cut around the drain cover---will the cuts at the walls and curb look good with that latout?

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Old 04-08-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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That's the alternative. I'll have a ring of 1/2 tiles around the drain. It also leaves a sliver all around the perimeter of the floor, where with the first plan, I get a 1/2 tile.
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Not good,either---Let me guess--you have the wall done already so all perimiter cuts will show.

Tough call--I think an ugly drain beats any ugly perimiter---
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Walls are done to a foot or so above the floor.
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