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Unread 09-13-2020, 06:55 AM   #1
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Building a Curbless Shower

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My last project would have gone wrong without you guys and here I'm again, hoping for your advise.

I’m building a curbless shower 36x48. I use a Schluter shower tray with center drain. Ditra heat will be installed too.

I want to make a pattern like in the image. I saw that the minimum tile size is 2”x 2” with ditra, but what would be the maximum tile size? Would 8"x8" be too big for the slope of the tray.

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Unread 09-13-2020, 07:31 AM   #2
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I would generally limit it to a 4" tile, but 2's are better as far as conforming to the pan and slip resistance.
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Unread 09-14-2020, 08:36 AM   #3
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Unread 09-16-2020, 09:50 AM   #4
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Curbless glass shower installation

Hi!

This question goes beyond tiling, but I hope you can help...

I will install a 36x48 curbless glass shower (10 mm glass). The glass panels slide into an U profiles on the wall and are attached on 2 places on the floor. They don’t include instructions on how to install directly on tile, only instruction on how to install on a shower base (see image).

I know that I can’t put the glass directly on the ceramic floor. I can get some U profile locally, but I would rather go with something that’s almost not visible. Can I use some kind of rubber between glass and the tile floor? What do you guys use in such a case?

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Unread 09-16-2020, 10:02 AM   #5
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Mike, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.
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I know that I can’t put the glass directly on the ceramic floor.
Why not?

Could you not install your glass panels onto your floor waterproofing (with appropriate "bumpers" of course) and capture it in the tile installation?
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Glass on ceramic tile? I see that breaking the glass one day...

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Could you not install your glass panels onto your floor waterproofing (with appropriate "bumpers" of course) and capture it in the tile installation?
I never thought about that... seems to be a good idea but it won't work in this case. I need to use the fixtures that come with the shower because the glass has two 1/2'' holes for the floor attachment fixture. Height is another issue... the door could be touching the floor if the panels are lower than the tile.
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I would generally limit it to a 4" tile, but 2's are better as far as conforming to the pan and slip resistance.
Cutting the tiles this way would work too, right?
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Unread 09-16-2020, 03:23 PM   #8
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Mike....I suppose you could, but what would be the benefit? I would think that you could simply set the tiles to match your drain. What you are proposing is a method for using quite large tile in the shower.......
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Mike....I suppose you could, but what would be the benefit?
The wife wants a tile that is 8x8. I will use a center drain and I don't see another way to use this tile size and get the right slope on the Schluter tray.
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Your wife recognizes the increased slip/fall hazard associated with larger tiles on a shower floor, Mike?
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Your wife recognizes the increased slip/fall hazard associated with larger tiles on a shower floor, Mike?
I have a few samples of the tile and it's really not slippery. I don't think that this will be a problem with this tile.
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Unread 09-17-2020, 01:09 PM   #12
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You evaluate that tile surface with water on it and in your bare feet?
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Yes to post 7. I almost suggested that when I saw this thread first pop up.
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