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Prepping the Shower for tile – Part 1

This past weekend we got the bathroom ready for the flooring. To get an idea of the process, take a look at this image from Schluter.

You can see the back layer on the walls is either drywall or cement backer board. We have cement backer board.

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On the floor we used unmodified thinset to stick down the polystyrene shower base.

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We used a schluter-kerdi shower pan kit. The shower pan is 32 by 60 inches.

After the shower pan sets, we will add a curb and a partial wall.

To waterproof the shower, we are planning on using a paint-on waterproofer rather than the Kerdi product shown in the picture. It is a bit easier to install and a bit more manageable for us. This is the product we are using from Home Depot.

Once the membrane is down, we’re ready for tile. In This Post, I discuss all the plans for tile and fixtures. I’ve still got to pick out faucets but so far, most of the decisions have been made.

I love it when a plan comes together! Muahhhhahhahah

Sarah

P.S. Stay tuned to see more details on our curbs and the membrane in part 2.

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