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Raising and tiling around a drain

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by rdougan, 9 Oct 2014.

  1. rdougan

    rdougan

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    Hey guys,

    I have a drain in our garage which I am renovating. I'm planning on building up around the drain and tiling it. Here is a picture of its current state:

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    Here is a picture of the area around the drain:

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    You can see I have already built up around the drain.

    The problem is that there isn't much of a slope into the drain, so the water goes everywhere. I'm wonder what the best way is to 'build up' around the current drain and then tile it? I'm going to tile up the walls around the drain too.

    Here is a rough drawing to explain how I picture it:

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    Should I just use planks of wood and lay plywood on top, then tile it? Or maybe cement around the drain and then tile on top of it?

    Any feedback welcome. Thanks!
     
  2. ree

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    So, you only intend to tile the recessed room? Not the whole garage?

    Can you sketch and post a section view of your proposal?

    In the meantime perhaps cover the drain with a grate?
     
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  4. rdougan

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I will only be tiling around the drain, yes, in that little rectangle section. The rest of the garage will be covered with something called gietvloeren. I'm not sure what it is called in English. Here is a picture:

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    Here is another drawing of the drain, only with the door and opening to the left of the drain as a reference so you can see where I want the tiles:

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    There is a grate on the drain already, I just had removed it to clean it out. Though I'll need another, of course, when tiling.
     
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    You could build up around the drain with a "shaped" layer of sand and cement, and tile to slope into the drain. Quite what you would use this drain for is probably relevant to how its designed.

    In effect you are constructing a "mud" (S&C) shower base.

    Why not take your question to: johnbridge.com who have extremely helpful tile experts in this kind of construction - plus you will have masses of pics and diagrams?
     
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  7. rdougan

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    Thanks. I will check it out.
     
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