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Poorly installed stall shower tile

Posted by k9arlene (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 7, 12 at 14:04

My daughter had a leak in the ceiling below her shower stall. The tile guy came, replaced the shower pan, the tile on the shower floor and about 2 feet up the wall of the shower. There's no leak anymore, but instead, after showering, there's standing water almost around the entire perimeter of the stall. The guy said he would "fix" it, but I'd like to know what the proper "fix" is before I let him in the house again. He's already been paid the full amount! Any advice, opinions, help from someone knowledgeable would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.

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RE: Poorly installed stall shower tile

You will get more help in the bathroom forum, but briefly:

It sounds like he did not properly slope the floor. A shower floor should be sloped 1/8 - 1/4" per foot toward the drain for proper drainage. There should be a preslope, followed by pan or liner, followed by bed, followed by tile. No slope = no drainage. No preslope = water buildup in your tile and eventual failure.

Here is a link if using a membrane:

The other link is if using a traditional liner

Here is a link that might be useful: shower floor with liner

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