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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    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...
  5. 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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    Shower Tiling and Niche Fabrication Question

    I am building a niche in a 26x15 opening on a 60x32 shower I will be tiling. I am using GoBoard as backer. Does anyone have a link on fabricating a niche out of GoBoard or Schluter board? Also, question on tile costs: Since I visited various tile shops including the Tile Shop, Virginia Tile...
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    Building shower pan and waterproofing

    Here is the situation. I live in Alaska. I am building a shower pan so I can tile a new shower. I just put in the pan liner after I put a sloped mixed concrete I guess you would call it underlayment. I have watched quite a few videos. Anyway I watched one and the guy said to take out the...
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    A Crack in shower pan

    Hello all, I am renovating an old shower and was hoping to reuse the concrete shower pan. It is poured on a slab basement and was poured around shower drain and plumbing pipe. Once I removed the old tile and mortar I noticed a crack in the pan roughly along where the plumbing runs. Should I be...
  11. Jordon

    Can I start tiling from the middle of a shower wall?

    I'm tiling my shower. I've got a pony wall and would like a grout line to line up with the top of that pony wall. Can I start a row of tile at the top of my pony wall and work my way down to the floor?
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    Refit Shower Enclosure Silicone Sealant Advice

    Hi All, we have recently had a new shower enclosure fitted and wanted to check whether the inside vertical profiles should be silicone sealed as a "belt and braces" approach to prevent leaks? The instructions only state to do the outside and the bottom of the door only: The fitter has stated...
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    Shower former advice

    Hi everyone, new member here looking for some advice. I’m looking for a shower former for a loft conversion wetroom. It has to sit on joists, has a width restriction of 800mm, and needs an off-centre drain. There is a girder running beneath that would obstruct a centre drain. I was looking at...
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    "Freestanding" shower bath

    Hi all, brand new here so be gentle!! We've just bought a new place that needs a full refurb - needs heating installing and rewire etc. In the meantime i'm planning the bathroom to distract myself from the horrors that lay ahead. The plan is to have a free standing shower bath (flat to the...
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    Pebble Shower - Grout Selection

    Hi, I've installed a flat pebble shower floor over a Schluter foam pan. It looks nice. I need help with grout selection since these flat rocks don't drain as well as some flat tiles. It seems that Mapei Ultra Pro FA grout can handle joints up to 3/4". There are many grouts that can't and I...
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    'retro-tanking' shower?

    I've a shower to repair where on one wall the lower half of the existing tiles are loose and the plasterboard behind deteriorated. When I remove the tiles and damaged board, what is the best approach? Cement backer board I guess, but how to waterproof effectively where 2 sides of the existing...
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    Tiling on top of shower tray with tanking

    I’ve tanked a the bathroom walls with Mapei showerproofing kit and I’ve installed a shower tray. The walls are all tiled now and I am going to do the last row in on top of the shower tray. My question is because Mapei recommend putting the tape along the shower tray and wall and tanking over...
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    Steam-Shower Pan Materials & Techniques

    Hello All, My name is Daniel and I'm brand new to this forum. I'm looking for advice and suggestions on how to properly construct a steam shower pan. What techniques, and more importantly, what materials do folks use for these? Is PVC/Chloraloy membrane a no-no? Which membrane materials can...
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    tilling onto wood in shower room

    hi, im looking to put right a mistake that was made previously in a shower room. i have a 1400 shower tray in a room that is 1480 wide, so at the end of the shower there was a gap that had been filled in with ply and then tiled over, this failed and i have taken the tiles off. my question is how...
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    Ditra over shower pan

    Aloha everyone. I've embarked on a bathroom remodel. I opted to use the hydro block shower pan and system. When I notched my joists and set my presloped pan, I've ended up flush with the existing wood subfloor. As such, now if I put any hardi board on top of subfloor, the transition to the...
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