May 28, 2015 8:30 pm
Just after some advice I measured up our main bathroom which has the bath frame already installed and the shower will sit right next to the bath covering the whole back wall with shower bath. Measured from frame to frame at the back the shower is 880mm and at the front it is 900mm. Should I be concerned I dont want a gap between the bath and shower and I also don;t want the tiles to look stupid on the floor due to the 20mm difference.
1. Should I have a whinge to the builder now or is this acceptable
2. If it is acceptable how will they go about hiding this I know there would be a few ways of hiding it sneakily which I assume they will totally adopt given the chance. Im guessing maybe pack the wallout a bit and level it up but seriously I can;t understand how it canbe so wrong over such a small area.
3. Bit of a worry one would think when the framer over a 900mm run ends up 20mm out of square? Hate to think how the rest of the frame went up.
Re: Shower space out by 20mm acceptable?2
May 28, 2015 9:57 pm
This is pretty normal. The tiler will always concentrate on the shower recess first as it is the first place the eyes go as you walk in the room. You will not notice it once the tiler has been in, so long as your builder is using a qualified tiler.
Re: Shower space out by 20mm acceptable?3
May 28, 2015 10:07 pm
So this is pretty much standard practice? How does the tiler handle it just very careful with doing the shower floor and slowly manipulating the out of squareness or would they hide it on the bath top?
Re: Shower space out by 20mm acceptable?4
May 28, 2015 11:11 pm
sorry i did a really bad rushed job at explaining that.
The tiler starts in the shower recess, aligning it in such a way that the largest possible section of tile is up against which ever wall is angled, but lays it out perpendicular to a line drawn perfectly between middle of the 2 longest walls.
This is the case only if he measures and finds an inconsistency such as what you are mentioning.
Don't worry he will find it, even if simply using the 3,4,5 rule. Bottom line you will not end up with tile looking like they are on an angle.
The way he does it really depends on the setup of the bathroom, and the shape of the floorplan in relation to the shower recess.
Also depends on the size of tile you have chosen, hopefully you haven't gone for anything less than 200x200. and nothing more than 300x300.
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