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There are many design options when it comes to tiling your shower pan and/or bathroom remodel project.
A tile shower pan offers more versatility and the options for tile installation are endless.
Tile shower pans are unique and can reflect the homeowners' desire to insert art into their shower and complement the work of the tile installer setting tile on the shower walls, niches, and shower benches.
In these examples, the 2 showers with 12x24 large format tile are porcelain tiles manufactured to look like marble tile. Porcelain has become so popular because of its durability and ease of maintenance.
The gray subway tile is a ceramic tile priced for a very affordable budget.
All 3 shower installations feature natural stone tiles for the shower pans.
5 STEPS FOR A NEW SHOWER PAN INSTALLATION-REPLACEMENT
Step #1 PLUMBING/Shower Drain - The gallery above features 2 new shower pan installations roll one is over a concrete and roll 3 is over a wood subfloor. The 2nd roll of pictures is a shower pan replacement. The first step in a shower pan installation is installing the correct shower drain and /or the drain of choice such as a linear shower drain and getting the shower drain in the right location. In the examples of the new shower pan installation, the rough-in plumbing has already been done. As the 2nd roll of pictures shows most shower pan replacements need to change out the old cast iron pipes for a new ABS or PVC p-trap or stub out.
Step #2 CEMENT POUR/Shower Pans - We cement pour (dry pack deck mud) all of our shower pan installations. With 40 years of shower pan installation experience, we know what works best for the longest-lasting water containment system and what type of shower pan bases to stay away from. For example, foam tray shower pan inserts that can be tiled over have become quite popular for the DIY'er or house flipper however after some years of use the foam tray starts to compress leading to shower pan leaks and/or loose tile and cracking grout. We believe your shower pan installation should last until you decide to update your shower again. Cement-poured shower pans work when the correct waterproofing membrane is properly installed. We recommend top-notched membranes like Laticrete Hydroment and Schluter-Kerdi. Our shower pan installation service offers walk-in showers built with shower curbs or no shower curbs and roll-in shower pan installations. ADA compliant showers built
Step #3 WATERPROOFING - This is the most critical step in the process that we have covered thus far. And this is where most shower pan installations fail. One reason for most failures from the many shower pan repairs and shower pan replacements that we have done is from the rubber or vinyl shower liners installed under the cement. A critical mistake seen is the plugging up of the weep holes. This leads to numerous problems. Some problems noticed immediately other problems notices only after months some after years of use. Besides the most common problem of a water leak, there is also evidence of cracked tiles and crumbling grout, efflorescence and loose tiles, extreme mold growth, all due to plugged weep holes. Really all waterproofing systems incorrectly installed will have its failure. We can say we have just about seen it all in 40 years of installing, repairing, and replacing shower pans.
Step #4 TILE INSTALLATION - Everything being said this final step seals the deal. After all steps 1 - 3 can be done to the Tee but if the tile installation is not up to par it will leave the homeowner wondering if it was all worth it. A tile shower pan installation will last a very long time when installed correctly. Tile adds to the beauty and value of your home and bathroom renovation update. Tile has been the top choice for thousands of years and remnants of past tile installations are still evident today!
Step #5 HIRE Action Shower Pan & Steam Shower Company - We are a Tile Installer who specializes in custom cement poured shower pan installation, replacement, and repairs. In the last 40 years, we have gained extensive experience on what works and what does not in the residential shower pan renovation update trade. we put this experience to work on your project for a safe, secure, no leak shower pan installation. Includes custom tile installation services. Or we can install the shower pan and you can tile yourself.
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