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Old 10-10-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Corner prefab shower & tiled floor

Please help!!!
We have and argument how to put the shower base in . On top of the tiled floor or before, just on the basement conrate floor?

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Old 10-10-2008, 11:08 PM   #2
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It doesn't make a difference either way.

For those curved fiberglass shower bases, it is nice to tile the floor first and save myself the pain of having to make those precise curved cuts in the tile. However, if the base doesn't sit flush on the tile, you might have some unsightly gaps that will need caulked.

If the base is straight or rectangular or surrounded by 3 walls, then it is easy to tile tight up to it.

As far as what is proper... I don't think there is one over the other.

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Old 10-13-2008, 10:15 PM   #3
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I don't like those fiberglass pans.
After awhile they're a pain to keep clean.
I much prefer constructing a mud shower pan for tile installation.
Matt | tile contractor
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:10 PM   #4
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for the smothest look I recomend tiling first.So long as your shower drain will allow it..Take into consideration the height of the tile and the pan.The drain pipe will need to be long enough.a 12 x 12 tile usually is 3/8 to a good 1/2 thick add in the 1/2 inch of mortar for laying the wil end with aprox 3/4 to 1 inch for a 12 x 12 tile alone.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:28 AM   #5
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the base goes on top (if that's what you're talking about)
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