Install shower pan without mortar

6 Posts. #8 · Aug 4, 2010 (Edited) I purchased a Tile Redi shower pan due to my wife not trusting a site made shower pan. I spent at least $300 more just to keep her quiet. I followed the instructions and watched the video several times. The pan would not bond to the mortar mix.

Installing a shower pan minimizes the risk. While shower pans do control the flow of water, they have much lower thresholds than bathtubs. Older folks and those with disabilities are typically able to navigate these barriers without issue. There are even shower pans designed specifically for wheelchairs or walkers. 2022. 1. 30. · Tile-redi showers beds, in comparison, have a smoother texture are easier to install, albeit quite expensive. Thus, making it the winner of this comparison. Then again, if you’re looking for a cement-based shower bed that will go well with your shower base, then the mortar is the one you should go for.

Apply asphalt felt to the plywood. Lay a base layer or mortar, sloped up to the edges of the frame. Insert the shower pan to ensure that the mortar isn’t too thick. You may want to insert a layer of plastic to ensure the shower pan can be removed. Insert the shower liner. Add a second layer of mortar over the liner.




1 day ago · The purpose of pre-sloping a shower pan is to ensure that water drains properly. Without pre-sloping, water can pool in the shower pan and lead to leaks. What do you put under shower base on concrete? Some people recommend using a mortar mix to set the shower base in place on top of the concrete.

It will be the consistency of wet sand, but not "plastic" like concrete. The mud is packed into place using a trowel or float. Pack hard. It should be no less than an inch thick at the thinnest part, give or take a little. Sprinkle a little water on the surface once you've got it all shaped and looking good.

Carefully lay the shower pan on top of the mortar base. Apply enough pressure across the entire shower pan to evenly set the pan into the mortar. After the shower pan mortar is solid enough to walk on, install the cement backer board on the walls of the shower. Seal all joints with silicone caulk. Tile the floor and the sides of the shower pan.