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Haff 10-02-2009 11:35 AM

Strong Shower base
 
I'm looking for a strong shower base to fit into a corner with a rounded front. I have found the neo-round bases by Maax, but i dont have a good feel for their strength. If I read correcty i can put the base onto a bed of mortar to provide support so it will not flex, but i havent done this before and am uncertain as to technique.

Or... I could go with a solid base like swanstone, or marble or something. The problem there is I cant seem to find the shape i want.

Any suggestions?

Mop in Hand 10-02-2009 11:49 PM

Setting a shower pan in a bed of mortar is a common practice and I encourage you to do so. Without it the pan will flex and can crack. Three or four cantalope sized balls of mortar should do the trick. Too much mortar and the pan will not set down level where you want it, take some out and try it again. It's trail and error.

Just Bill 10-03-2009 08:54 AM

Some bases are molded firberglass or similar and require a mortar support base. Some are cast acrylic and very rigid and do not need a support base, but do need to be level. For those you can use a self leveling cement compound.

gigime1007 10-09-2009 03:11 PM

showerbase
 
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Originally Posted by Haff (Post 335443)
I'm looking for a strong shower base to fit into a corner with a rounded front. I have found the neo-round bases by Maax, but i dont have a good feel for their strength. If I read correcty i can put the base onto a bed of mortar to provide support so it will not flex, but i havent done this before and am uncertain as to technique.

Or... I could go with a solid base like swanstone, or marble or something. The problem there is I cant seem to find the shape i want.

Any suggestions?

There is a company KBRS you can find them at www.showerbases.com they have a great product.

gigime1007 10-09-2009 03:12 PM

There is a company KBRS has a great showerpan you can find them at www.showerbase.com


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