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Tiling shower floor or plastic tray

Is there a safe way to tile a shower floor with a drain if I don't use the plastic tray like most showers have?
I heard someone mention there is a plastic tray that you can tile over?
I know the tray has less leakage and mildew mold but the tiles look so much nicer and richer.

Asked by maria teri
Posted Sep 8, 2010 9:13 AM ET


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Schluter makes a really nice kit. http://www.schluter.com/5288.aspx well worth the cost.

Answered by Michael Chandler, GBA Advisor
Posted Sep 8, 2010 9:19 AM ET


Maria, I agree with Michael. Schluter makes an extremelly nice kit and it is worth every penny. Check it out at http://www.schluter.com/5288.aspx and make sure you watch the videos. Hope it helps.

Answered by Andrea Vollf
Posted Dec 3, 2010 12:36 AM ET


Third vote for Schuter. I love and use all their products religiously.

Answered by aj builder, Upstate NY Zone 6a
Posted Dec 3, 2010 12:59 PM ET


Schluter! editing!!!!

Need to remember my new trick... post via Chrome browser... and get this... built in spell check!!! (post above via MSE8)

Answered by aj builder, Upstate NY Zone 6a
Posted Dec 3, 2010 1:02 PM ET


I would still only use a tray with up stands, I too like sheets for the walls rather than tiles, I generally used trays with up stands on all four sides, no silicone inside except inside vertical trims to the panels.
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Answered by michele snyder
Posted Aug 13, 2014 8:13 PM ET


I've used plastic bases that you tile on several jobs with good success. Very simple compared to other methods and the finished surface is indistinguishable from traditionally installed tile.

Answered by Malcolm Taylor
Posted Aug 13, 2014 8:59 PM ET

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