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Tiling over a wet room shower tray

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by cam123, 2 Apr 2009.

  1. cam123

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    Hi all,

    Can anyone tell me the best way to tile the gradient sides of a wetroom hidden shower tray?

    I would like to avoid drawing attention to a hidden tray, so i would like to reduce cuts as much as posible.

    Is it possible to use mosaics and lay them all the way accross with no cuts?

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    if something sticks out unless you pad out the rest of the wall its going to be noticable.
     
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    Sorry, i ended up not explaining myself very well in my question because i'd written it twice before (longer versions) before clicking "done" and having it all disappear.

    The idea is that the floor is all one level. All tiled. Including over the top of the tray (specialist wet room tray). So an actual wet room rather than just a "wet room look". The floor and shower tray edges are entirely flush before and after the tiling.

    The usual way seems to be to have large tiles cut to almost make the drain plate look like a target, and i would really like to avoid that!
     
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    i see what you mean now, youll need the tiles to be cut that way though as the water will just sit otherwise, its the same reason every bath has that little dip near the plughole.
     
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    Small mosaic tiles do not need to be cut for the slight fall to the drain inbuilt into the wetroom floor tray to be maintained. Lay the tile sheets down without adhesive and test the area by putting a ball at random areas to check that it rolls towards the drain. If this works then lift tiles and use flexible adhesive - check regularly with the ball whilst the adhesive it still wet enough to make adjustments.

    Alternatively, give up on the idea of using tiles and use altro flooring laid by a recommended fitter.
     
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    Dextrous, you are being very helpful in all my posts it seems! Thanks very much, that's really good advice and i think that'll give me the look i want. :D
     

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