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Unread 11-04-2004, 10:46 AM   #2
Mud Hog
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Stick Tile to a pan!? I wouldn't do it for the reason of how your applying it. The pan has a certian amount of flex. If your using a large tile, and the tile your using is large for a pan, you woun't have much flexablity. If you must attach to this surface, and your going to use a mastic, don't go cheep! Use a double duty mastic by Tec with 1"X1" porcelian tile on sheets. The extra joints will give the floor flexablity and better traction when it's wet. As far as addressing the joints so the grout doesn't fall out with the flex, you could use sanded caulking for all the joints and around the drain. This sound like a bit much to do but thats what happens when you install on this kind of substraight. The drain can be made to look good if you buy a brass drain cover piece at any Home Depot store. They come in a square shape and will sit on the surface of the pan. The old round drain cover just pops out. Seat the new drain on the surface so it meets the tile flush. You could use a silicon or another kind of flexable adhesive to seat the new drain. Remember to remove the old drain cover for better flow of water and visiably you won't see the old drain. I think that about covers it Good Luck! And what ever you do stay
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