Building shower base

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Posted by: from Hamilton
8/11/2011 at 7:35:32 AM

What is available in learning how to build a shower base properly?

Shower is in basement, would like to tile base and walls.

thanks in advance.

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Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time8/12/2011 at 6:39:32 AM

Good Morning Tony,

The ultimate in a proper and sound shower base installation can be found here -

Check out their video installation

Enjoy the week-end


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Date/Time8/12/2011 at 8:45:12 PM

While Dave is correct in that the schluter system is an excellent consideration and suited well for the DIY. However, given that you are building a shower pan in the basement a quality "old school" pan liner and sloped mortar bed installation will also work very well when done correctly. As in any building situation, there are still best practices, such as wraping the liner completely over the curb, adding pea gravel to assist in liner drainage etc.


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