Shower base installation guide

Posted on 02.06.2018 by Maurice
Make sure to install whatever gaskets or washers that are included with the drain kit. Follow our step-by-step installation guide for a seamless and stress-free shower pan installation experience. A shower base, being an important part of a shower, should be installed properly. A drop-in, molded shower base has a lightweight, expanded polystyrene core, flat bottom and a surface with the correct slope of ? inch per foot.

In most cases, there is a large retaining nut that threads onto the tailpiece of the drain fitting that you tighten to secure the fitting.

You install the base inside a framed shower stall after preparing the floor drain assembly in the sub-floor. Screw the drain fitting onto the base, and make sure that it is tight. You can build the base or buy a precast base. From the base to the liner, see time, costs, and installation considerations. Remove the base and install the shower drain fitting into the opening in the shower base. HomeAdvisor's Complete Shower Guide provides steps on how to install fiberglass or acrylic shower pans. Contact your local dealer if you have any questions regarding the installation process.

You may also want to install a shower base made out of a more durable material such as ceramic or concrete.

Our copper and galvanized steel shower pans are easy-to-install and tile. Among most bathroom designs, shower base installations are the most sought-after due to the ease in setting up, and simple-yet-decorative look that it provides to the bathroom. Remove the drain clamping ring and test-fit the shower base inside the rough-framed shower stall. Check the manufacturers installation instructions and see what they recommend in case the use of mortar is discouraged. Verify that the shower sub-floor is level. The key to a shower base tile installation is to take the steps to make the installation waterproof.