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Old 12-28-2015, 07:19 AM   #1
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Stacked Stone Shower

Hi all,

I'm putting a shower in my basement over the next 6 months. I'm currently doing the plumbing.

My wife picked out the following as a design inspiration.
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I haven't been able to find an exact match for the above (if you know, please tell me) In an effort to find a similar stone, I believe this is an option http://www.eldoradostone.com/product.../#/black-river

Right now, I am framed 64 3/4" X 40" (odd size as I was building around an ejector pit)

The big question, how do I waterproof the shower for the stone wall? Do I use Durock Cement Board, Kerdi Board, Cement Board plus Kerdi Membrane, or something else? What type of adhesive would I use to secure the stone to the wall?

Thanks for your help!
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Hi Larry,

Any of the surface waterproofing methods you mention will work.

You know that wall will be impossible to clean, I suppose.
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:24 AM   #3
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Wow

That'll be an awesome shower!
The stone looks like slate to me, might get it from a quarry, it doesn't look like a veneer to me.. The rest of it could probably use a porcelain slab material for something like this, super cool ideas.
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...that wall will be impossible to clean, I suppose.
What John said. If that back wall gets even a little wet with each shower, it's going to accumulate soap scum in the extremely rough surface texture (and soap scum and mold in what appears to be dry stacked/ungrouted joints) that will be impossible to clean.

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Thanks all!

I agree, it will be impossible to clean. The shower will be in my basement and will likely be used less than a handful of times a year. It's more of a design feature, but I still want to waterproof the section correctly.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:51 PM   #6
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Dbritton,

I don't think it is a stacked stone either, you're probably right in it being from a quarry.

We'll end up going with a veneer to make life a little easier on me though
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What would I use to set the stone on the wall?
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:13 PM   #8
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Any decent thinset should work. 254 would be bullet proof
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We call that style of tile "split-face" in the UK.
They are predominantly slate, a nightmare to manage in a wet area and waterproofing/tanking is an absolute must. I seal them with a spray sealer as it is easier than using a brush (obviously)....

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Just clean it with a power washer once a month.
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We call it Ledger Stone, comes on mesh backed sheets. Ours can't be grouted, so a shower install would be questionable. Let me know if you need pricing/availability. (comes as pictured and in solid gray.)
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