How to Tile a Shower Floor and Curb

Detailed Video Instructions on Tiling a Shower Floor and Curb

By Mark J. Donovan

In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus shows how to tile a shower floor and shower curb.

Before tiling a shower floor and shower curb make sure you first install a mortar shower pan, concrete backer board and the wall tiles.

Tiling a shower floor and curb is easy to do.

All you need is some thinset mortar and tile, as well as a trowel, tile saw and tile nippers.

I prefer to use small 2″x2″ tiles in 1 foot square sheets.


Large tiles are too slippery for shower areas and they do not conform well to the contour and slope of the shower floor. The slope must be maintained if proper water drainage is to occur.

See my “Shower Pan Installation” Ebook to learn how to install a mortar shower pan:  For a detailed set of instructions on building a shower pan, including pictures and a detailed cross-sectional view of the make-up of a shower pan, see my “Shower Pan Membrane Liner Ebook”.

Shower Pan Membrane Liner Installation eBook

See my “How to Tile a Custom Ceramic Tile Shower” Ebook to learn how to tile your own shower:  For a detailed set of instructions on tiling a shower floor and walls, including pictures for every step in the process, see my “How to Tile Custom Ceramic Tile Shower Ebook”.

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