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Unread 09-19-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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6.3 inch shower floor tiles...

Ok, I am trying to use 6.3 inch tiles on a shower floor (I have no say in the size). Shower is roughly 4' by 5' with the drain still in the corner area where the bathtub used to drain.

In some places the tiles sort of rock back and forth because the slope of the mud has a valley running diagonally across the shower floor. I really cannot cut the tiles to make them lay flatter, so the question is what to do next?

Should I just build up the thinset under them (bought it at Home Depot and it is not the ready mixed).

Should I try to reslope the floor to get rid of the valley?

Anything else I can do?

Thanks for the help.
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Unread 09-19-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
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You should move the drain closer to the center of the shower. Since this is a tub-to-shower conversion, you may have to replace the drain pipe to the stack with 2" to meet code (if you haven't already done this). This will make the slope more gradual that it is now at the short side, but it won't entirely make your problem go away.
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