- 1 Do I need a shower pan liner on concrete floor?
- 2 What is the best concrete to use for a shower pan?
- 3 Do I need mortar under shower pan?
- 4 How can I install a basement shower without breaking concrete?
- 5 What is the difference between a shower pan and a shower base?
- 6 Where should shower waste be positioned?
- 7 How do you Slope a shower floor for a linear drain?
- 8 Where does a linear shower drain go?
- 9 Do you install backer board before shower pan?
- 10 Can you overlap shower pan liner?
- 11 Do you need to waterproof under a shower base?
Do I need a shower pan liner on concrete floor?
JRC3 Member. It will need to be lined or it will wick into the slab and studding. The liner also makes the walls around the pan water-tight, that’s why the liner normally goes up at least 3″ above the pan behind the tile and backer material. Moisture gets behind the wall tile and is eventually caught by the liner.
What is the best concrete to use for a shower pan?
The ideal mortar for a shower pan is a mix of standard cement mix with sand and Portland cement. This type of mortar creates a great water-resistant barrier that can support the weight of the shower unit.
Do I need mortar under shower pan?
Most installers recommend putting a bed of mortar down for the shower base to sit on. Check the manufacturer’s installation instructions and see what they recommend in case the use of mortar is discouraged.
How can I install a basement shower without breaking concrete?
The best way to install a basement bathroom shower without damaging your floors is to look into an upflush toilet system. While traditional basement showers require you to drill into concrete to add a drain, a Saniflo system sits on top concrete floors.
What is the difference between a shower pan and a shower base?
While a shower pan and a shower base both channel water into the drain, there’s one key difference: “Shower pan” is the actual shower floor that you step on, whereas “shower base” refers to the structure underneath the shower itself.
Where should shower waste be positioned?
Low level (slim line) shower trays are often designed with the waste located in the innermost corner adjacent to the point where the two walls meet (there are exceptions to this) so for the sake of description we shall assume this to be the case.
How do you Slope a shower floor for a linear drain?
All wet (shower) areas must have a sloped floor towards the outlet at ¼” per foot (consult local codes for your area). Traditionally this is a 4-way slope towards the center of the wet area significantly limiting design options and tile size choice.
Where does a linear shower drain go?
As a general rule-of-thumb, linear drains are located at either the back or side wall of where the fixtures are installed, or along the threshold or entrance.
Do you install backer board before shower pan?
The wallboard must be installed 1/8 inch above the shower pan. If the shower pan is not in place, the wallboard height must be guessed, which can lead to inaccuracies and an expansion gap that is too large or too small.
Can you overlap shower pan liner?
Overlap the shower pan liner halves by 2 inches. Secure the liner according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions and your local building codes.
Do you need to waterproof under a shower base?
All internal and external corners and horizontal joints are to be waterproofed within the shower area. Plasterboard joints (outside shower) that extend inside shower areas must be waterproof. Unenclosed shower areas are to be waterproofed to 1500mm from the shower. Tap-penetrations are to be sealed.