Building a Tile Shower in my Tiny House!


I picked out porcelain tile that looks like wood. Here is a photo from the Home Depot website.

The back 4 feet of my Tiny House will be a tiled shower/bathroom. It will be the full width of the house. It has 2 small windows.


A wall will go halfway across, and a sliding door will slide the rest of the way. The pex plumbing is installed. The blue is for cold water, and the red is for hot water.


Ryan put in a cement floor for the shower that slopes gently towards the drain. For the under layer Ryan used perlite as a filler in the cement mix. It makes the cement much lighter. For the top layer, plain cement made the surface smooth.


The next step was insulation in the walls, and a 3 mil plastic vapor barrier. After that, Ryan put up the cement backer boards.


Ryan built a box on the back wall of the Tiny House to hold the 15 gallon hot water heater I ordered. He put the shower valve hardware into the wall.


Next Ryan taped the cement backer boards, and sealed the whole thing with waterproof sealer that is bright red! The product is called RedGard 1 Gallon Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane. Now it is ready for tile!

UPDATE: Today Ryan started the tile!


Morning photo.


Afternoon photo!!!


The next day!


The next day Ryan started the floor! The smaller 2 inch square tiles are better for flowing over the slope of the shower floor. The small tiles are “mesh-mounted” and they come in 1 foot by 1 foot squares perfectly spaced and ready to glue down. The mesh backing can be cut to fit the tiles in odd shaped places.


The tile with grout looks fantastic!!!











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