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Unread 05-31-2007, 12:02 AM   #1
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Bad slope in shower floor tile project

I need help...I have just spent 6 weeks replacing my master shower with slate tile...I followed all of the advice in this forum as best as possible for a novice, but I did not do a good job on sloping the shower floor. So now I have beautiful shower with water sitting in it!

Is there any solution to re-sloping a floor without having to pull it out and start over? Can I add anything on top of the slate--a clear epoxy or something that could add a 1/4 inch or so...if not, can i add another layer of slate on top of this layer?
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Unread 05-31-2007, 02:05 AM   #2
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don't put anything on top of the slate you have now - you'll just compound the problem. Is this a Kerdi shower?

How bad is the puddle? I think I'd try just using a towel or squegee after every shower rather than get too radical. The only real fix is to break out the floor tile and fix the slope. Easy if a traditional mud floor, less so if kerdi.
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Unread 05-31-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply...no it isn't a Kerdi shower...i put in mud but obviously didn't know what I was doing with the slope. Have you ever heard of trying to carve in a channel in the slate? I think I can lower the drain a 1/2 inch or so and thought i could channel some of the water from the one bad area...kind of a wild thought but who knows?

Is it a bad idea to put another layer of slate on top of the slate i have down? I know I am reaching but I hate to pull out what I have already done.
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Unread 06-01-2007, 01:03 AM   #4
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is the puddle near the drain?

is the drain in the center?

maybe cut out the center 4 square feet/ re slope/ re tile with some nice complementary 2" porcelain tile leaving a sweet slate border. re grout the whole floor and 10" up w/ spectralock.
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Unread 06-01-2007, 09:47 AM   #5
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Can you dig out a small cannel in the grout for the water to flow to the drain?
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