Building A New House
Jun 13, 2009 10:26 pm
I am building a new house on stumps and have been told by my builder that he would not recommend laying tiles on the shower base. The builder stated that we would have problems in the future with cracking and movement. Has anyone else had any problems????
Re: Can you tile showers when the house is built on stumps2
Jun 14, 2009 3:19 am
By stumps do you just mean bearers and joist? If so, I don't see that it would be that out of the ordinary. My shower recess is tiled, as is the rest of the bathroom; I don't think the shower recess would be any more prone to cracking from movement than the rest of the tiled bathroom floor.
Good luck with your build
Re: Can you tile showers when the house is built on stumps4
Jun 14, 2009 10:34 am
Our old house was on stumps and there was a lot of movement due to unstable soil. We were forever filling gaps between cornices and ceilings/walls.
We had no issues with floor tiles and only some minor grout cracking, but over the years, the acrylic shower bases moved significantly, so that water pooled in one corner. I can't see that a tiled base would be any worse though....
Our tiles were all laid on cement sheet. None of this cementing them directly to the floorboards....thank goodness. It was hard enough ripping the nails out of the sheets when we wanted to replace the tiles.
Built PD Bridgeport 35; moved in December 2008.
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