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I want to tile over the slab area where a previous shower had been.
It's about 2'x3' and dips about 2" below level at center (drain). The slab is continuous (no separate shower pan).
I was thinking mortar to level the depression, but I'm afraid the mortar won't bond where it feathers to 0 at the edges. I read that 2" is too thick for self-leveling compound.
Any advice? Thanks!
 

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Deck mud ,set in a bed of wet thinset will fill the deeper parts---self leveling compound or Ardex Feather Finish for the thin spots----
 

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You are going to plug that drain off first, right?
 
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2" is too thick for SLC in a single coat, but you can do multiple coats if you prime in between. It's rather easy to work with IMHO.
 

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Thanks!
I'll plan on scraping off the existing paint, use some deck mud on thinset and finish the last 1/4 inch with leveling compound.
After I plug the drain:thumbsup:
 
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