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Tiling over a wet room shower tray


 
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cam123

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:26 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:00 pm Reply with quote

if something sticks out unless you pad out the rest of the wall its going to be noticable.
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cam123

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:21 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:15 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:12 am Reply with quote

so can you cut mosaics on a diagonal, i.e. accross the tiny tiles?

is it def not possible to maintain the gradient with the mosaics not being cut? this looks like they aren't cut -

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.tilux.co.uk/typo3temp/pics/702b44d2a8.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.tilux.co.uk/en/wetroom_base_8.html&usg=__NYmhowbH0E2SgMSeJYja-0OzSrQ=&h=299&w=299&sz=19&hl=en&start=4&um=1&tbnid=N_ql9b9dVbN54M:&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwet%2Broom%2Bmosaic%2Bpictures%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8

this is basically what i'd like, with the tile looking continuous over the tray.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:16 am Reply with quote

This is a better example of what i mean - has the gradient been compromised here though?

http://www.damsideselfcatering.co.uk/images/wetroom.jpg

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:08 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:05 am Reply with quote

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. icon_biggrin.gif
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