Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 06-29-2021, 09:22 AM   #1
PCMedicJAX
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 2
Grout/Mortar for heavy weight use.

I am having a bathroom remodeled for use by a person over 500 Lbs who uses a power chair. should a special Motar and or grout be used. I highlyt doubt the contractor I am using has ever done a job with our special needs. this remodel includes a curbless shower. Also do I need a different Motar/Grout in the shower itself? Thank you in advance.
__________________
Dan
PCMedicJAX is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 06-29-2021, 09:53 AM   #2
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 93,203
Welcome, Dan.

The standard bonding mortars and grouts will be sufficient, so long as the tiles and the substrate are also sufficient and the installation is done correctly.

What tiles do you intend to use?

What is the substrate in the area to be tiled?

How is the shower receptor to be constructed and waterproofed?

My opinion; worth price charged.
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-29-2021, 10:02 AM   #3
PCMedicJAX
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 2
The entire area is concrete. We had the slab jackhammered up and poured new so we could have the curbless shower. The tile is porcelain 15X30 for bathroom walls and floor. random round stone look porcelain in shower.
__________________
Dan

Last edited by PCMedicJAX; 06-29-2021 at 10:03 AM. Reason: typo
PCMedicJAX is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-29-2021, 12:11 PM   #4
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 93,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by CX Post#2
How is the shower receptor to be constructed and waterproofed?
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-29-2021, 08:32 PM   #5
Tool Guy - Kg
Moderator -- Wisconsin Kitchen & Bath Remodeler
 
Tool Guy - Kg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oak Creek, WI
Posts: 22,769
Welcome to the forum, Dan.

I had a sudden inspiration that the JAX in your username indicates Jacksonville, Florida. If so, I fear this might be waterproofed like a lot of showers in Florida....with nothing more than a bare slab.

Hopefully, my wild guess is off by a mile.
__________________
Tonto Goldstein... but my friends call me Bubba

Help an awesome summer camp!
Tool Guy - Kg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dry pack mortar - by weight? maxwell_smart007 Tile Forum/Advice Board 4 03-12-2020 01:10 AM
Mortar or adhesive for applying heavy tile to vertical surface Wildswalle Tile Forum/Advice Board 15 09-18-2011 08:41 AM
Cure Time & Heavy Weight alan_kennedy Tile Forum/Advice Board 2 05-25-2008 06:11 PM
synthetic light weight type mud versus Quikcretes mortar/masons-mix L.R.Puckett Jr. Professionals' Hangout 0 09-14-2006 06:17 PM
Heavy weight shower Beaux Professionals' Hangout 1 09-08-2006 09:57 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:57 AM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC