07:25AM | 09/11/04
Member Since: 09/10/04
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My 3x3 tiled shower is leaking and I would like to replace the floor with a smooth material that would be repaired easily when the pan decides to leak again. The ideal would be like a small tub that would never leak but they don't make 3x3 2 foot high tubs and I don't think I can have one made. What can I put on the floor to avoid tile expenses?


12:44AM | 09/12/04
You could have a custom man made base manufactured to fit however, there is not much of a lip on them if any. Then the problem shifts to the wall to floor connection.

A properly installed tile shower base can last 30 years. If you didn't get good life out of your present base then I would suspect a lack of workmanship. Tile setters have the knowledge to get the proper base installed. Check John Bridges tile forum.


07:02AM | 09/12/04
Member Since: 09/10/04
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Thank you-the house is over 40 years old and this is the first leak. They really made things to last back then!


07:29AM | 09/12/04
A good tile setter will give you another 40 years. Longer than a one piece man made base without a safety pan.


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