Preparing a Shower Pan for Tumbled Stone Tile Installation

Project: Lifespan House, Episode 8, Part 2



Traditional shutters are going up on the front porch, and there is work being done to the porch ceiling, railing, and trim.

In the bathroom, tile work begins, featuring the installation of a tumbled marble shower, surrounded by stenciled design. Also, the granite vanity top for the Kohler lavatory is cut.

Around back, carpenter Bob Ryley and general contractor Kevin Kalman are making progress on the side porch. Additional information is available regarding historic paint colors in the Charleston area.
Part 1: Finishing the Front Porch and Installing Custom Pine Shutters
Part 2: Preparing a Shower Pan for Tumbled Stone Tile Installation
Bob observes the tile setter Tim Galvin build a shower pan, the purpose of which is to protect the surrounding area from moisture. Then, Tim applies mortar on top of the pan, before setting the tile in place.
Part 3: Laying Plywood for the Front Porch Ceiling
Part 4: Limestone Tile Installation
Bob Vila heads to the Low Country: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Steeped in tradition, this historic suburb of Charleston is the scene, not only of a remarkable new home, but of a remarkable transformation in suburban living at the developing community of I'On.

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