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Unread 02-27-2020, 09:50 PM   #1
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Shower floor

Hey tile experts what do you guys think about using this type of tile on shower floor. One of them is 3x9 glass tile and the other has a slight beveled edge to them I'm assuming the beveled edge is a no on tile shower floor

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Unread 02-27-2020, 10:07 PM   #2
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First, that size tile on a typical, central drain shower will be nearly impossible to set without lippage without a very precise pan. Most pans end up slightly like a bowl...larger tile need four flat plane sections to not have excessive lippage. It might work on a linear shower with one flat plane.

Second, glass tile tend to be quite slippery, and larger ones even more so, so I'm not a big fan of that, either. The grout lines on a smaller tile mean you can conform to most pans, and those grout lines add friction.
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What do you think about the smaller size tile in the pic it's not glass

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About a 4" tile on a typical pan is the limit you can set and have look good without 'folding' the planes. IF you do that, you need a grout joint along that fold, which may or may not conform to your desired look.
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And FWIW, I encourage folks to stay under 2" sq. for floor, because it follows pan contour better.
My pans are always greater than 1/4" per ft. 'cuz I like that water to be exiting floor quickly...whoosh!
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