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seflorence48
basement shower rebuild
seflorence48

hi i am new to toh. i am a novice do it yourselfer seeking advice out there.
i have a older home in which prior owner installed a fiberglass round shower stall with round pan in a square area of basement bathroom. i am planning to remove it and tile the srounding walls to creat a square shower. i have some experiences with tiling walls but my problem is the floor. can i tile over the floor (its cement) if so how? or do i have to find a shower pan/ problem iwith shower pan is the drains are mostly centered in the pan. the existing drain in the floor is "off centered" i an unable to find such a pan for this. therefore trying to figure is i can make my own tiled floor for shower but need experienced advice to do it right. any advice out there i can use?:) oh i forgot i also need to know how to make a (not sure what its called) "raised" part where the door will go to keep water in the shower and not flowing out onto the bathroom floor

Blue RidgeParkway
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Blue RidgeParkway
seflorence48 wrote:

hi i am new to toh. i am a novice do it yourselfer seeking advice out there.
i have a older home in which prior owner installed a fiberglass round shower stall with round pan in a square area of basement bathroom. i am planning to remove it and tile the srounding walls to creat a square shower. i have some experiences with tiling walls but my problem is the floor. can i tile over the floor (its cement) if so how? or do i have to find a shower pan/ problem iwith shower pan is the drains are mostly centered in the pan. the existing drain in the floor is "off centered" i an unable to find such a pan for this. therefore trying to figure is i can make my own tiled floor for shower but need experienced advice to do it right. any advice out there i can use?:) oh i forgot i also need to know how to make a (not sure what its called) "raised" part where the door will go to keep water in the shower and not flowing out onto the bathroom floor

Check out John Bridge's site for information, and check out his tile forum.

http://www.johnbridge.com/

and the forums:

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?forumid=1

if you want to add just one simple link to your favorites (there will be a LOT to read!) you can use this link as a gateway to all:

http://www.tileyourworld.com/

Its called a curb or shower curb.

you can purchase pre-manufactured shower pan forms with offset drains square, rectangle, round, oval even neoangles.

you can also create your own, of course.

YOU MUST HAVE A WATERPROOF SHOWER PAN and waterproof walls. "cement" is not water proof, neither is tile nor grout waterPROOF.

I'd make sure you really DO have a SHOWER DRAIN set-up and not that some yahoo set a free standing shower unit overtop of a FLOOR DRAIN!

Good luck with your self-education and your project.

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