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Old 05-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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Bench in Shower - in or out of shower pan.


I am modeling my master bath after this photo. The question is - Do I . A) frame the bench in now and cement board...hydroban or red guard before counter top is installed. or B) Make the shower pan cover whole entire area - cement board - tape and thinset - then build the bench within the shower pan, cement board,tape and thinset (then hydroban or red guard). The bench will like not see a steady stream of water for the most part. Same amount of work almost but B maybe overkill. thanks in advance!


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I'm no expert, but corners are weak spots for water penetration. If I were going to put in a bench like that, I'd use Kerdi. (Don't forget to slope the bench.)

FWIW, if you haven't already, I'd price that special order glass before you go any further. It might change your plans.

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Thanks. I am expecting to hear a real nasty quote like $2500 for the glass. I figured...save the money by doing it all myself and pay for some glass. It really won't be the same without it.
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I would suggest putting the pan in first, do your mortar beds and then put the bench in before you tile. Dix Systems sells benches - one that sits on the floor that you can tile directly onto and one that you screw into your wall through your cement board.
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