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How do I slope this tiled shower floor ?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by MissBuilding1975, 28 Jul 2018.

  1. MissBuilding1975

    MissBuilding1975

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    Hi guys,

    8 years ago had an inexperienced friend of a friend who tiles my bathroom flooring in an attempt to fix the shower floor, the water sadly would slope outwards into the stair landing area, it is a wet room.

    Problem is I would like to remove these tiles, but re-concrete the floor with a natural slope, I understand that it should be 1/4 inch for every foot from the drain to the wall. But how can I create the slope ? is there and I could do this with like a slope system i.e. them kits you can buy and lay on the floor, giving you the guide for when you lay and trowel the concrete? like this below :

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    or another idea I had in mind was when I remove the tiles and break some of the concrete out to where the drain is. And screw some concrete screws feet apart with each screw being higher than the other by (1/4 above) and laying a thin strip of wood on top in order for me to screed the concrete perfectly. or rather screws use small wood blocks cut to size in accordance to the 1/4, and lay the strip on there ? or wooden shims, then fill the excess concrete in the gaps once dried you know. Any ideas guys would be great, please.

    below is a picture of my shower floor thank you.

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  3. MissBuilding1975

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    Yes, English is my first language, sorry if my grammar doesn't par up to my post! lol, I was using my phone, in addition to being an amateur to this project. Hope you are able to respond on basis of what I said above.

    Your from Hertfordshire from what I can see from your username. I'm from Hertfordshire too.

    Hopefully, you can help answer.

    Many Thanks

    Kate.
     
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  4. bobasd

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    what you propose isnt diy work. even using the Kerdi system as above thers a few things to take into acount an get any one wrong an youve messed the whole thing up.
    your ideas for instalation wont fly.
    its not a difficult job, any professionaltiler could do it no sweat with or without the Kerdi system or similar .

    but if your determined to do it then lift all the floor tiles without chiping the wall tilesor blockin or damaging the drainand remove the door then get back on here with photos of what youve got.
     
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  6. MissBuilding1975

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    Hi @bobasd

    thanks for your response. I actually changing the wall tiles also so no problem chipping them too. of course before I attempt to remove the floor tiles ill block the drain as well as becareful with the breaker I know where the drain pipe is under the floor as I saw where the guy placed them before.

    Once the tiles are off and little concrete removed, what do advise to do next when doing the slope ? You mentioned a tiler, are you suggesting having a tiler use adhesive and tile to create the slope that way by manipulating the adhesive to make the slope ?

    thanks for your response, much appreciated.

    thanks.
     
  7. bobasd

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    sugest you get the tles off the walls and floor an the door removed first.
    no, you dont use adhesive to get your falls.
     
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  8. MissBuilding1975

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    They are already removed, just removed them all in the last 2 hours, removed in whole pieces luckily this part was easy. Door is removed too. would be great if you could tell me from start to finish, what you would do ? x

    thanks.
     
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    An alternative might be to get a Altro (sheet) floor laid. The installer will be able to create the correct fall but unless you rip up the old tiles and grind a fall the cheaper option might be screeding plus altro plus a higher door threshold (which means that you will have to plain the door down).
     
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