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Old 07-08-2016, 08:12 PM   #1
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How to level basement shower base


The floor under this acrylic shower base slopes ~1/2" from rear to front of 32x60 shower base that is going on top of concrete floor. Can I level this with self leveling cement? Or does it have to be mortar?

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Best to use masons mortar----

Will the lip of the pan end up above the floor?
Will your tile hide the gap?
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Best to use masons mortar----

Will the lip of the pan end up above the floor?
Will your tile hide the gap?
I will check today
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Re: How to level basement shower base


Shower floor is supposed to slope, toward the drain. Leveling is done on the base frame and since the whole base may be flexing/twisting or just manufactured as such, you need to balance the frame level with the drain slope. Mortar bedding need to be on the dry side so that it holds its shape while setting and doesn't shrink. Also careful the bed doesn't deflect the shower base.
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