Tiling a basement bathroom

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Posted by: from Mississauga
3/22/2011 at 4:12:18 PM

We are in the process of finishing our basement and doing alot of the work ourselves. We are putting in a bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower stall. The stall we have purchased is round. There seems to be some debate about how we will tile the floor. Would we lay the ceramic tile over the whole floor and put the shower stall on top of it or would we somehow need to cut the tiles to go around the base of the shower?

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Date/Time3/30/2011 at 11:12:20 PM

Hi Gail,

In my experience, I have only ever tiled up to the edge of a shower stall, and never under it. I would use a grinder to make the round cuts that are going to go up against the shower stall.

Congratulations for trying this on your own. Let us know how it turns out.

Bill Clawsie

Clawsie Contracting


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Date/Time4/4/2011 at 3:21:48 PM

Hi Gail

Bill is correct in that the shower base would be levelled and installed first and the floor tiles cut to fit the base. Depending upon the type of tile you are using, you can use a grinder or there is a technique that we employ when using a wet saw. Remember to caulk the base of the shower as it meets the tile floor.


Kingsway Construction Inc.

Glenn Rosborough

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