Shower flooring.

Old 03-06-17, 08:05 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Shower flooring.

So basically my wife and I bought a 10 year old house where the master bathroom shower had some water damage... not major, just some dry cracking grout.
So we decided to remove the floor, clean it very well, remove all the old grout, to then replace the floor tiles. We bought some travertine mosaic tiles. When measuring the tiles we realize the new tiles thickness makes the tiles sit over the drain without even accounting for the mud.
After some research I find out the old tiles were 5mm thick, the new ones almost 10mm. Any way I can adjust the drain height to match the new tiles thickness? or should I just buy tiles 5mm thick instead?

Thanks in advance
Old 03-06-17, 08:21 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 36,607
Upvotes: 0
Received 9 Upvotes on 8 Posts
Welcome to the forums! Not sure how your shower pan was constructed. Pictures would help. The shower drain is adjustable by screwing it in and out, if a proper drain was used. I don't see how you are removing tiles on the floor without disturbing the slope, so we would definitely need to see what you are facing.
Old 03-07-17, 01:21 AM
czizzi's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 6,541
Received 15 Upvotes on 13 Posts
Also concerned about what you are doing. Just replacing the floor is usually a major project. A little grout cracking is usually in the corners and is more a factor of grout being used instead of caulking. In order to access the adjustable feature of the drain, you must remove all the cement mudbed around the drain to release it so it can unscrew to your new drain height. Would also like pictures to help. Keep in mind pictures need to be reduced in size to web quality in order to upload.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: