Building a Shower Base

You can customize your bathroom by building your own shower base or shower pan. The steps involved in the process are easy if you have the basic skills, tools, and know-how to make it happen. Here is a look at the fundamental steps involved in building your own custom shower base.

Shower Base Building Steps

First you are going to want to rough-in the shower drain pipe. Next prepare the walls and floor for the concrete and the membrane. Now install the base of your drain. Lay a thin layer of the concrete, creating the slope. Now put down a layer of your roofing paper. Cut and install your membrane and the top of the drain. Hang some concrete board on the walls and pour the final layer of concrete with embedded chicken wire. Build the form for the threshold, then pour the concrete for the threshold. Finally, place your tiles.

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