Shower Floor Hot Mopped

Name: First Time Tiling
Posted: Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm MST
I hired a roofing company to come and hot mop my shower floor. When I called around and spoke with the office lady she said they would hot mop for one amount and then 25 dollars if there is a bench and another 25 if it needs to be sloped.

Well they never sloped my floor. They didn't even water proof test it. My uncle who is helping me went and got a plug for the drain and water tested. That part is fine.

I now am wondering if someone (professional) can give me the exact next steps to take to tile. I was under the impression that everything would be ready to where I could just tile, also something I have never done before.

Could someone please give me suggestions?
Name: Ericg
Posted: Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 4:58 am MST
Reply: 1
You hired a roofing company to do your shower floor. Well there"s your problem. My suggestion would be to try another trade maybe call an electrician.
Name: Bud Cline Tile
Posted: Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 7:55 am MST
Reply: 2
Once "hot mopped", you now need a concrete base to slope and attach tile to. What about any mopped sides? How ya gonna attach your tile to there?

Why didn't you research this BEFORE you hired the roofers?

No one here uses this method and we probably can't be of much help.
Name: Josh
Posted: Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 8:36 am MST
Reply: 3
I'm not sure where you got the idea to hot mop a shower. What is the substrate that was hot mopped over (concrete, wood)? What do you have on the walls as a tile backer? Give us some more info and maybe we can help get you going in the right direction. I doubt it will be easy to fix, because Basically you need to start over.
Name: Bud Cline Tile
Posted: Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 10:13 am MST
Reply: 4
I'm also curious to know how many layers of felt were mopped into your pan and what style floor drain was used? Has was the hot mop married to the floor drain?
Was blocking installed to back up the felt?grin
Name: Uniontileguy
Posted: Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 7:53 am MST
Reply: 5
Name: E3
Posted: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:59 am MST
Reply: 6
Hot mop is done, pretty much ONLY in CA.
What kinda warranty did you get?
Did they plug the weep holes? (hope not)
Name: Bud Cline Tile
Posted: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm MST
Reply: 7
Weep holes? What are weep holes?grin

Guess maybe we scared them off. Again.grin
Name: Jim Gilbert
Posted: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 12:30 am MST
Reply: 8
Wow I thought that went out long ago. There are much easier products on the market then the old fashion hot top. Must of got some advice from some old guy.
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