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Old 02-21-2018, 08:34 PM   #1
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schluter shower tray after cutting 4 inches off on two parallel sides...

Plan on using a 48 X 48 Schluter shower tray in a 40" X 48" shower area. Plan to cut 4 ' on each parallel side. I realize this will result in a slightly different perimeter height from the 48" sides. My question is ... has anyone successfully floated the perimeter edge to make up difference? Can thinset be used after the membrane is installed? If it was done ... what size tile was installed?
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:53 PM   #2
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Almost no humans will ever notice the slight, slight, slight difference. Yes, it's possible to float it. But why mess with such a smooth and even slope to make up a tiny difference that I don't think anyone will notice or appreciate?

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Thanks for the input. You confirmed my suspicion... Thanks...
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:34 PM   #4
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I had to cut back about 12” (maybe a bit more) from one side to work around the bench. It’s on the rectangular foam tray, but the height difference in my case was much more than you’d be looking at with square tray. If you’re looking for it, you can see the difference at the tiles around the face of the bench. I hid it with the edge tiles. No one has commented or even given it a second look. I think you’ll be fine with no special extra work.
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If you tile the walls first, then the floor, chances are the floor tile thickness will overcome the variation in levelness.

The smaller the wall tiles the more the unlevelness will show. As long as you aren't using 1/2" tall linear tiles you should be OK
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