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Does this shower pan mortar look right to you (URGENT)

Posted by roxpiper (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 12, 13 at 13:10

We are having our bathroom remodeled and are due to start the tile this week.

A friend who has done several bathroom remodels himself came over and was horrified to see the type of mortar used in the shower pan. It is very "pebbly" and has a ton of loose pebbles in there as well. It doesn't look anything like the photos I see when I google "shower pan mortar"; they are all smooth and show no evidence of "gravel".

He said that something will eventually pierce the gray liner and that there is no way I should allow this.

I have called the contractor and he's coming over in two hours.

For what it's worth the shower pan did pass the inspection with the city, but presumably that just ensures that it has the proper slope and holds water.

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks so much!


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RE: Does this shower pan mortar look right to you (URGENT)

Get over to John Bridge tile forum. They build pans all the time and are stringent with industry standards.


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RE: Does this shower pan mortar look right to you (URGENT)

Thanks snookums2 - done :)

Not if I will receive a response in time but we'll see - just a few minutes before he turns up now.


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RE: Does this shower pan mortar look right to you (URGENT)

Thanks snookums2 - done :)

Not if I will receive a response in time but we'll see - just a few minutes before he turns up now.


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RE: Does this shower pan mortar look right to you (URGENT)

If that mess is over the liner, then you have big problems. You are supposed to do the preslope first. Then the liner. Then the final mud pack, thinset, and tile.


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RE: Does this shower pan mortar look right to you (URGENT)

It is under the liner - does that make it OK, or is it still not appropriate?


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