||11-04-2008 07:06 AM
Additional info re. cultured marble flooring to shower....
Additional info re. cultured marble flooring to shower.....I appreciate the response. I would like to add additional information based on the responses. The shower floor is raised. A professional contractor was hired to remodel the masterbath, the contractor mentioned the floor needed to be raised a few inches from the original platform/step, due to the drain/or type of drain the cultured marble floor would have in order for it to drain properly. (The contractor said this style is now customary to almost all new walkin cultured marble showers).Cement/Morter was used and mixed in the masterbath. Then a fiberglass shower pan was installed on top of this. Then the cultured marble flooring. Shortly after the work was done. From one week to the next, started using the new shower and noticed the sound, and movement when stepping on two different corners diagonally apart. The noise sounds like a hollow noise, especially when the shower is turned on and the water is spraying/it echoes. The cultured marble is a custom made piece that was fabricated by a local cultured marble company. The contractors that laid the cement/morter are not employed by the cultured marble company. These are all subcontractors working together. So directly underneath the cultured marble flooring is shower pan, then a morter/cement platform/step. There are no ceramic tiles or porcelain tiles involves. This is replacing a previous cultured marble shower that we had for years, originally built with brand new home. Never have had this problem before, or heard of this happening. If this needs to be totally redone, can the contractors use the same pieces? How can the glue, silicone, etc., be safely removed? :( One more question again---Is an adequate fix to the situation to still drill holes into the cultured marble floor and inject foam as a filler? Please give suggestions. Thank You!