Large format shower floor tile WITHOUT linear drain?
Am replacing alcove tub-shower with tiled shower. Want to use 12x12 tile in shower floor. Tile contractor tells me that he can do this with linear sloped shower pan and conventional square drain, that linear "trench" drain and large format tile are independent of each other. Will build mud base with long linear pitch to drain located 6 inches from end of shower, and will pitch tile on short end and sides toward drain as well. I was under the impression that large format tile required a linear drain. Please advise.