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cindycollons
basement shower using flexible liner then tile

We are building a bath in the basement with a shower stall. I am getting mixed informaion. Do you use a flexible membrane liner or not? I have been told that this liner is only for upper floor showers. I don't see any problem with being overly careful to prevent future leaks. The room next to the shower is a pergo type floor and a leak could run under that floor and not be noticed until extensive damage is done. Do you build the slope with concrete or thinset? We are using 2 inch tile on a 12 inch sheet for the floor of the shower. We have poured concrete up to the 2 inch drain pipe coming out of the floor and need to find a source for a slip in or clamp in drain strainer with a beauty ring to hold it in place. I would prefer a square shape strainer to make the tile cutting easier. Also I would prefer oil rubbed bronze to match the other fixtures. Does anyone have a source for this type of strainer. I have seen a stainless steel one at Lowes. Now that the concrete has been poured around the 2 inch drain pipe it is too late to use the type of drain assembly that is installed under the floor. We did not think far enough ahead. Please help.
Cindy

Gizmo
Re: basement shower using flexible liner then tile
cindycollons wrote:

We are building a bath in the basement with a shower stall. I am getting mixed informaion. Do you use a flexible membrane liner or not? I have been told that this liner is only for upper floor showers. I don't see any problem with being overly careful to prevent future leaks. The room next to the shower is a pergo type floor and a leak could run under that floor and not be noticed until extensive damage is done. Do you build the slope with concrete or thinset? We are using 2 inch tile on a 12 inch sheet for the floor of the shower. We have poured concrete up to the 2 inch drain pipe coming out of the floor and need to find a source for a slip in or clamp in drain strainer with a beauty ring to hold it in place. I would prefer a square shape strainer to make the tile cutting easier. Also I would prefer oil rubbed bronze to match the other fixtures. Does anyone have a source for this type of strainer. I have seen a stainless steel one at Lowes. Now that the concrete has been poured around the 2 inch drain pipe it is too late to use the type of drain assembly that is installed under the floor. We did not think far enough ahead. Please help.
Cindy

Cindy, read the info in the link, it will answer most of your questions.Using the membrane is a great idea. Make sure you dont nail into it installing the wall board.

http://hoagy.org/house/HowToBuildShowerPan.html

canuk
Re: basement shower using flexible liner then tile

The Schulter shower kit is far quicker , more DIY friendly and water tight...... worth a look ...........
http://www.schluter.com/4625.aspx

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