COMMUNITY FORUM

Fletchersgirl

09:01AM | 04/07/07
Member Since: 04/06/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
What is the fastest and easiest way to build a shower base? I intend to tile it. A friend of mine used this styrofoam-like flooring. What is that called, and is it a good plan? Thanks for any info you can give.

Sylvan

10:12AM | 04/07/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
Me_office1
I use Terrazzo base when possible, then caulk the outlet with lead and oakum

Fletchersgirl

11:27AM | 04/07/07
Member Since: 04/06/07
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for a quick reply...I already have ceramic tile, and have designed a mosaic for the floor tiling. What I'm wondering about is how I'm going to fill the base. I know I could make a wood frame and use mortar or cement to shape the slope, but I heard of this styrofoam-like stuff that is already sloped and has a hole for the drain. All you have to do is cut it to size, put it over the drain, line it with this plastic sheeting, and tile it. You can also make the threshold out of this material. I'm wondering what this stuff is, and if it the easiest way to build the shower base, and if it would be durable. Thanks again for your advice.

Sylvan

07:43AM | 04/08/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
Me_office1
I have no idea about the material your talking about I use either a Terrazzo base or custom make the pan out of 4 PSF ( pounds per square foot) sheet lead.

This way I do not have to worry about any replacement for at least 30 years

fugazi48

04:48AM | 04/09/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
I would avoid anything flexible, like styrofoam when dealing with tile. Check out the forumn on http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/index.php There are many people discussing building a shower pans. I believe Kerdi is one of the products you can buy in a kit to preslope your pan.

Good luck.

Billhart

07:26AM | 04/09/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
I don't know what the other person is using, but part of the Kerdi system is a foam base.

http://www.schluter.com/print/8_3_kerdi_st_sc_sr_material.aspx
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2