First, great forum with thoughtful answers. I appreciate your advice to a newbie.
Replacing the floor of a 1995 tile shower. This is just a tile replacement: the pan is tight with no leaks.
I've removed the ceramic tile, and I'm left with a sloped white thinset and mortar bed surface. Of course, removing the tile scarred up the surface of the mud and left layers of thinset in places. Pretty rough in places. Also, some cracks in the mud from the fun of removing the tile.
Question is, what can I use to re-smooth the surface so I can tile on it? Ideally, I'd like to fill over the thinset and the mud, and not have to remove any more material. Slope is OK (1/4"/ft) so what I need is something that'll help me recreate a good clean surface for new thinset.
I'd prefer not to replace the mud -- but if that's the only way...
Again, many thanks for your advice!!