Who to hire to build a shower base? Carpenter or plumber or both?

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Posted by: from Montreal
10/14/2019 at 2:39:08 PM

Looking to be the project manager for the renovation of my bathroom and would like to know who I should be hiring to create the shower base. Is it a carpenter, plumber or both?

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Date/Time10/15/2019 at 12:07:56 AM


That would likely be both and perhaps other trades as well depending on what type of shower base you want. If you are using a fibreglass base then a carpenter to install it and plumber to connect to the drain.

If you want to build a custom size base likely a carpenter to create it, a tiler to tile it and plumber to install/connect the drain.


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Artem from Adept Projects in Vancouver
Date/Time10/15/2019 at 12:16:44 AM

Both. Plumber will do his job and after a carpenter or tile setters will do the slope and waterproofing. Hope it helps.

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Date/Time10/15/2019 at 12:19:21 AM

Tile contractor, because we know everything about tiling and waterproofing.

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Date/Time10/15/2019 at 1:18:46 AM

A professional and experienced tile setter can do all that...will save you time and money.

Blackstone flooring.

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Thomas from Trusted Trades in Mount Forest
Date/Time10/15/2019 at 7:36:22 AM

Plumber usually does the bladder and the tile setter dri packs the base.

That said I would look into a schluter system or wedi system and see if you can find a trained installer for those products.



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Date/Time10/15/2019 at 9:17:21 AM

Plumber to install the drain and tile guy to take care of the base

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Date/Time10/15/2019 at 9:42:22 AM

Hi Sheriff. All depends what type of shower base you are want to install? If there's already existing Plumbing or not? If it's a new shower you might want to think of installing a lineal drainage to eliminate a curb to the shower, this will cost additional money but as well worth it and is fantastic for seniors! Normally a carpenter will frame it tile Setter will waterproofing in the plumber will install your plumbing. I recommend you call in the local trusted Pro contractor in your local area.

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Date/Time10/15/2019 at 6:09:55 PM

Hi there,

You will need a Tile installer and a plumber!

You don't need a carpenter for a shower base!

Everything needs to be waterproof and you really don't want wood anywhere near it even when everybody back in the day started framing their shower curb!!

I hope that helps good luck



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Date/Time10/15/2019 at 8:01:49 PM

Get your plumbing in place then your tiler will more than likely put in the membrane and build the base.

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