Re: Puddles in tile shower basin
Nothing that would be feasible .... you would be better off removing the floor and redoing it properly.
Is there anything that can be done, short of ripping the floor tile out, to fix the problem.
It sounds as though the installer hadn't properly allowed for the correct slope to drain.
If you want to keep a tile floor in the shower then a proper base needs to be set that has a proper slope from the walls toward the drain. Short of having a mud base there is this product which works very well:
Unfortunately this would mean tearing up the existing poorly installed floor and about a foot of the lower portion of the tiles on the wall.
If you decide to live with this ..... perhaps having a squeegee on hand to move the standing water to the drain will help. This will help with preventing staining and mildew that may occur from the standing water.
Is it OK to live with the problem or are we just inviting trouble down the road.
You will want to be religious in making sure you apply sealer to all the grout on the floor.
I would be suspicious though ... if the installer had done a poor job with the slope then how good is the base to begin with. If the grout starts cracking all that standing water will seep through and rot things out underneath and you will likely be tearing things up in the future.
Just a thought.
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