A shower is a place in which a person bathes under a spray of typically warm or hot water. Indoors, there is a drain in the floor. Most showers have temperature, spray pressure and adjustable showerhead nozzle. The simplest showers have a swivelling nozzle aiming down on the user, while more complex showers have a showerhead connected to a hose that has a mounting bracket. This allows the showerer to hold the showerhead by hand to spray the water at different parts of their body. A shower can be installed in a small shower stall or bathtub with a plastic shower curtain or door. Showering is common in Western culture due to the efficiency of using it compared with a bathtub. Its use in hygiene is, therefore, common practice.

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    Shower under tile seal

    Hi i am looking for a shower tray under tile seal, a few years ago I found one that the tile sat in a channel on the seal with the up stand behind the tile and the flexi seal part below, does any one know if they still do anything like this anymore ? regards peter
  2. SanDiegoChip

    Questions About Tile Over Tile Plan for Walk-in Shower

    Hello, Just joined the forum and am hoping to get some advice on a project. I live in San Diego, CA. My wife and I have been unhappy with our master bath walk-in shower floor since we bought the house 25 years ago. We do not like the aesthetics and the floor always looks dirty. For the last 10...
  3. SanDiegoChip

    Looking for Advice on Plan to Lay Tile over Tile for Shower Floor

    Hello, Just joined the forum and am hoping to get some advice on a project. I live in San Diego, CA - hope this is OK (just noticed you are UK based). My wife and I have been unhappy with our master bath walk-in shower floor since we bought the house 25 years ago. We do not like the...
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    Repair Travertine Shower Sill

    I noticed a chip in the Travertine shower sill. It is about 1.5" long and 1/8" at the highest point. This sill overhangs the shower threshold about 3/4". What can be used to repair this? Would I need to use Travertine filler? If so what kind and how should it be done. Thanks
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    Shower Wall Needs Leveling

    My tiler split on me and left the shower walls half tiled. More importantly, they left a lumpy bumpy surface after installing backer board and RedGuard waterproofing. See the pics for a brief visual backstory--- The job was to remove the bottom 3 rows of tiles around my tub that were cracked...
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    South West Looking for tiler in East Devon - small regrouting job (2m by 2m)

    Hi there I am looking for a tiler to help me regrout a fairly small area (about 2m by 2m) in a shower room. After about 2/3 years the existing grout is now beginning to fail - the tiles were not laid by an experienced tiler and that is now beginning to show!
  7. K

    Crazy gap between shower metal frame and tiled wall

    Hello and thanks for your time. When the shower metal frame (that will hold the glass wall) is placed plumb along the tiled wall, you can see that the tiled wall is uneven. The top and bottom touches the tile wall but in the middle there is a huge 2cm gap between the metal and wall. Basically...
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    Electric Cable through Foam Backer Board in Shower

    I am considering purchasing the Wedi system for a shower renovation. The current shower setup uses an electric shower and the new shower renovation will also use an electric shower. The current electric cable runs from the studs, through the tile backer board, through the tile and then into...
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    Hello & advice re shower / tiles / possible moving floor

    Hello there, Relatively recently we had a new en-suite fitted (complete rip out of the old fittings, and old wall tiles and floor carpet). This consisted of a quadrant shower enclosure, a stone-resin shower tray, new ceramic tiles on the floor and half tiling on the walls. All the work...
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    Bath Shower wall prep after tiles fell off

    My bathroom was tiled 5 years ago with 60x30 tiles which became loose and came clean off with a little wiggle. The installation was prior to when I moved in. The walls look sound and flat and seemed to have been newly plastered before the tiling was done. My question is what do I need to seal...
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    First tiling project - just need to vent

    Grouting my shower walls in a few days. I tried to do everything by the book, which I did. Water membrane, proper notching, back-buttering. Then I learned that in the section from when I first started laying tiles, there were voids -- one tile rocking. I had to remove and replace 20 tiles...
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    Can you use Mosaic Tile on a shower wall?

    I'm installing 4x12 white ceramic subway tile in my shower and going from the shower base up to the ceiling. Seeing I'm going to the ceiling I wanted to break up the look of the tile by putting a boarder somewhere in the center of my shower. The Home Depot website said you can use Mosaic tile...
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    Adhesive CT1 Adhesive & Sealant for tiling shower area?

    Has anyone ever used CTI for sticking tiles to a wall. I'm new to tiling and want to install a shower with metro tiles onto a skimmed wall. I did try Mapri Keraquick Wall & Floor Rapid-set tile adhesive, but my lack of skill and experience means that I'm making quite a mess. I'm thinking that I...
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    Very slight movement in tiles around shower tray.

    Hello, So I have a small shower tray that has 4 upstands and the tiles placed on top. The gap between the shower tray and top of the tile is about 1cm. I've noticed at the bottom tile that if I push it I see slight movement. My worry is that water is getting behind and slowly working its way...
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    My 1st Job Replace damagedGypsum plasterboard with aquapanel in shower enclosure?

    Hello, this is my first post on here, probably one of many I am sure! I am looking for some advice on an issue we are facing with our shower enclosures tiling in a circa 1890s mid terrace house. We recently moved into a house that had recently been refurbished, and fitted with freestanding...
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    MR Plasterboard in shower

    I am in the process of building a couple of stud walls to create a shower cubicle. Built from 4"x2" studs they will be covered in backing board and tanked/waterproofed before tiling. The third wall in the cubicle already exists and is constructed of MR plasterboard on 6" studs and then...
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    Pictures Failing mosaic tiles on shower floor

    I bought Faulty Towers last June. I have done a fix on my shower floor tiles. It has lasted for a couple of months but is now failing again. The problem is mosaic tiles coming off. I tried siliconing them to the adhesive base then a bit of grout in the gaps. So, that doesn’t work. Is there a...
  18. robertlair

    Build-up Needed for Tile Installation in Shower

    I am doing a shower tile installation on mold-resistant drywall and I am waterproofing with redguard. The drywall comes down and sits on the shower edge/lip, and the tile will go over the lip and down to the base of the shower. All looks great except one of the studs was a little bowed and one...
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    How to waterproof joint setting compound on a shower wall

    I need to tile a new corner shower stall. I put Hardi waterproof backer board on the wall and used thinset to seal all my seams and screws, also used thinset for my transition seam between the drywall and backer board. I used a setting joint compound (not a pre mix drywall compound) to feather...
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    DIY Trowel Size for Carrara Marble

    Hello. Doing... ( extremely slowly ).. a walk-in shower & additional soaking tub area 1) What specific size notched trowel for 6"x18" Carrara (stone) marble on Kerdi board shower walls. Installed in a 50/50 brick pattern with 1/16" jts. Tiles will be back buttered 2) Is a levelling...
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