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teachdmacc

09:22AM | 08/09/07
Member Since: 08/08/07
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I am remodeling my bathroom and plan to put in a 2 part shower kit. When checking the levelness of the floor (1/2 in plywood covered by 3/4 in plywood) I found that the floor was not level. It sloped at 1/2" per 3 ft. I would like to level the floor in the shower area only and without lifting the floor. Is that possible, and if so how can it be done?

flooringworldDOTorg

11:59AM | 08/09/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
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you can do that by isntalling a mudbed inside the pan, using a good quality portland cement based patch or portland cement/sand mix.

you should have a gentle 1/4" to 1/2" slope to the drain.

It should not be a level floor !

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teachdmacc

12:49PM | 08/09/07
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Thanks for the input. If it would not be a problem could you give your thoughts on two other questions. Since I am planning to use vinyl sheet flooring, should I put the flooring down first (under shower) and then the cement mixture on top of that? Secondly, since the slop runs across the front of the shower, won't there be a gap between the shower base and the floor in the right front corner, and if so, what would you suggest to cover up that gap or fill in the gap?

flooringworldDOTorg

06:02AM | 08/10/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
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i do not recommend installing a showbed over sheet vinyl flooring.

do u mean a gap in height between the the top of the curb (where you step into the shower) and the floor ?

cover it with whatever you are covering your walls with.

keep in mind your waterproof menbrane needs to ride up the wall a bit as well, then your backerbaord on top of that, so if you are tiling your walls, just tile the curb-face inside the shower as well.

if that isnt what you are talking about you are going to ahve to explain your shower construction in some more detail.

An illustration would also certainly help.

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scuttlebuttrp

05:52AM | 08/30/07
Member Since: 08/29/07
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Is your plywood base solid with no movement? I;ve never heard of a two part shower system, but you should build a mudbed sloping from the edge to the drain level around the outside perimeter. Then install a vinyl shower pan membrane going up the wall a full inch above FINISHED curb height with it wrapping completely over the curb. Then install a mudbed sloping 1/4-1/2 inch per foot to the drain running level around the perimiter. As long as your level on the outside there won't be a gap between your floor and your wall. Also, don't nail or screw below finished curb height when installing your vinyl membrane or it's no longer waterproof.
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