Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-10-2011, 05:38 AM   #1
sweaty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vienna, VA
Posts: 304
Share |
Default

New Shower and Tub Questions


In my bathroom renovation,my contractor needs a shower pan and he is going to build a tile enclosure. We got a $100 fiberglass shower base at HD. We're going to build a tile surround.

Do we need the waterproof membrane underneath? What goes underneath the pan? Durock? Should the floor tile be built under the shower? What do we need to look for as they are doing the work?

With another bathroom, we took out an old fiberglass tub. We may put in an iron tub or another fiberglass one. Pros and cons of these? Do we need additional support for an iron tub?

What do you think of caulkless surrounds?

sweaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 06:01 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,489
Default

New Shower and Tub Questions


Fiber glass shower pans are usually set into a mortar bed so the thing doesn't flex when you stand in it.

No liner needed under the pan.

Pan is set on the subfloor---the new floor covering goes in after the pan--this hides any gap between the pan and subfloor.

As to your bathtub question-----cast iron will give you the longest life while looking good.

Fiberglass looses its shine within a few years if used regularly.
No special support is needed ---just follow the manufacturers instructions.---Mike---

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oh'mike For This Useful Post:
sweaty (08-10-2011)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.