A floor-level shower tile - made easy!

Required materials:

  • Floor tiles, ideally with anti-slip value 12, plus wall tiles
  • Bitumen coating or sealing material
  • Tile adhesive, trowel, rubber mallet
  • tile cutter
  • Grout, joint silicone

Step 1

First, the surface of the shower must be made absolutely waterproof. If you use bituminous paint, apply it with a brush in several layers, especially carefully on the floor. The walls should also be sealed up to 15 cm high. This is the only way the tiled floor-level shower remains permanently impervious to water.

step 2

While the seal is drying, you can mix the tile adhesive. Pay attention to the manufacturer's instructions. Apply some glue to the surface with the trowel, start in the far right corner. Smooth the glue evenly and place the tile on the back edge. Lay the tile on the adhesive and press it down with moderate pressure. Here you can take the rubber mallet for support. Make sure, however, that the tile remains undamaged and evenly rests everywhere. Continue your work with more tiles left to the end of the row. Start the next row again on the right side. In order to achieve an optimal result, you must pay attention to uniform joint widths. Proven here are about 3 to 5 mm. In addition, the gradient must be adhered to. If this does not happen, the water can later run unhindered into the room. Unevenness leads to puddling, which can lead to lime margins.

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step 3

After completion of the work on the floor tiles of the floor-level shower, the adhesive must dry through. Afterwards, the wall tiles can be laid. Subsequently, the lowest joint is first closed with jointing silicone. The remaining joints fill with common grout. The tiles of your floor-level shower can achieve a great result in just a few steps!

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