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Robcap

04:49PM | 03/14/04
Member Since: 03/13/04
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Bvplumbing
I have a tiled shower with cracked tile and grout that is breaking down. There is no appparent water leakage through the ceiling below the bathroom. Is it necessary to replace the shower pan after removing the cracked tile? Or can the tiles be replaced without redoing the shower pan? The estimates I have received were $4000.00 or more for replacement of the shower pan and the floor tile. It is a small shower.

k2

05:20AM | 03/15/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
How "attached" are you to the idea of a tile shower base?

We went through this same decision a few years ago and decided to just get a pre-made fiberglass shower base. They're less than $200 and are quite trouble-free. It would obviously still have to be installed--but it is a moderately do-able DIY project.

It's a good option if your shower is a standard size. Or you could perhaps have one made up.

I've heard there are some more 'upscale' alternatives (they look more like stone) but I am not familiar with these.

Just an option.

-k2 in CO
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