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we are going to redo our shower, it currently has a shower pan. we want to replace it with a tile floor also. is there any type of tile we should stay away from? we do not want to risk any falls due to elderly parents using the shower also. thank you
Posts: 8 | Registered: Jul 22, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Floor tile are different than wall tile for just that reason. You want a tile that isn't as slick as a wall tile.

You will need a pan under the tile. These can be done any number of ways with a lead pan, a membrane, or the Drivit type you see on a lot of home shows these days.

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Posts: 6993 | Location: Cary, North Carolina | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That is a major operation! Read the tile topic on my website at to get an idea of what is involved. In effect you will have to completely redo the shower.
Posts: 12204 | Location: Ft Collins, CO USA | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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