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I loved the result. The process was very easy, resulting in an accurate installation, with a perfect shower base. It is an amazing bathroom remodeling. “Thank you”.
Pictures provide by Mr. Duffy Violante, New York
Credit for to this beautiful project to ON-SPEC. BUILDER CORP. GARDINER, NY 845-883-7453
To buy this kit or similar kits go to this page DIY Shower System kits
In this project material was used are due to the shape and size of the shower additional items was require such as Extra and Extensions in both Quick Pitch and Pre Pitch
- Pre Pitch Kit with some Extra and Extensions pieces
- Quick Pitch Kit with some Extra and Extensions pieces
- Kirb Perfect.
- Composeal Blue Waterproofing Membranes with Inside and outside corners.
- Universal Center ring (require when using any type of Square Drain.
- Ebbe Square Shower Drain.
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One of the most common problems that people face in their shower area is inadequate drainage, thereby resulting in water accumulation. This accumulation of water gives rise to mold growth and can even make the shower area slippery and dangerous. Hence it is important that you have a dry and hygienic bathroom; and the key to achieving this is to lay a good shower foundation. To accomplish this you need ready to tile shower pans, which not only keep the shower area dry, but also protect the sub floor from water seepage. Moreover, the shower pan base will act as the foundation for installing tiles in the shower area.
It is crucial to carefully design and construct the shower area since even a minor glitch can result in water accumulation, and water seepage to the sub floor. To avoid such a situation use a shower pan, which will be installed between the sub floor and the tiles. These ready to tile shower pans are waterproof and prevent water from accumulating on the tiled floor, and seeping to the sub floor. This helps in keeping the bathroom dry and hygienic, thereby preventing mold growth. A dry shower area will ensure that the sub floor as well as the tiles long last and require minimal maintenance over the years.
Tile shower pans form a strong foundation of the shower area, thereby making them essential while designing a shower area. These shower pans offer a waterproof lining and prevents water from percolating to the sub floor, hence avoiding any damage to it. A number of individuals are unaware that even tiles are porous. This point is especially relevant to a shower area that is situated on the first floor or the second floor of a house. In case there is any leakage of water below the tiled floor there could be significant damage to the surrounding walls. This leakage could extend to the other floors of the house as well, thereby resulting in greater damage. It is in order to prevent such damage from occurring that you should consider installing a shower pan below the tiled floor of your shower area.
Ready to tile shower pans are lightweight, waterproof and can be easily installed. Although a number of individuals prefer to install a shower liner membrane below their shower area, there are a number of disadvantages associated with it. First of all, there is a chance of damage to the liner during the installation process thereby leading to water leakage in the future. Further, there is a possibility that water might accumulate over the liner membrane, thereby resulting in mold growth.
Ready to tile shower pans have a standard ¼” per foot drain slope, and an integrated drain assembly thereby facilitating proper drainage of water. Further, since these shower pans are ready to tile, the time taken to build a shower area is significantly reduced. Therefore, to have an aesthetically pleasing, dry and clean bathroom you should install ready to tile shower pans in your shower area.
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While building a shower area, a number of individuals give the least priority to a shower curb. The results of this negligence are frequent leaks and unnecessary expenses in repairs and maintenance of the shower area. The curb of your shower area acts as a dam and prevents water from spilling out to the floor. It is for this reason that the process of building a shower curb should be given high priority and should be completed with extreme care.
If a shower curb is not built with utmost care, the nails can puncture through the pan liner and can cause it to leak. It is to remove this problem that Kirb-Perfect can be an ideal solution. Kirb-Perfect is an easy to install structure that can be used to build a shower curb that is perfectly pitched and that maintains the integrity of the pan liner. Kirb-Perfect is made up of high quality non rotting plastic to ensure long durability of the curb structure.
Kirb-Perfect can be used both with a 2×4 membrane wrapped wooden curb as well as non-wooden curb. In both the cases, the nails are to be used on the outside of the curb structure, thereby ensuring that the integrity of the pan liner is not affected. The use of Kirb-Perfect also makes it easier to use light weight mud to cover the curb structure.
The biggest advantage of Kirb-Perfect is that is allows construction of a curb even without the use of 2×4 wooden blocks. This can be done by inserting the pan liner between the interior and exterior portions of Kirb-Perfect while screwing them together. Since nails will not be used in the inside of the pan liner, there is no scope for any leakage to the sub floor.
The ease of installation associated with Kirb-Perfect makes it a perfect choice for ‘Do-It-Yourself’ enthusiasts. All that is required to use Kirb-Perfect in building a perfect shower curb is attaching its 3 sides and trimming it on the inside to accommodate pre-pitch. The next step is to place this structure over the 2×4 wooden blocks or over the pan liner and fill it with mud. The ease of installation and the high utility offered by Kirb-Perfect makes it an ideal choice for any shower area building project.
A shower area is incomplete without a proper curb to keep the water in the shower area and to prevent it from splashing outside. Since your tile flooring is porous, there is a possibility that water might seep down to the pan liner. Although a pan liner is there to ensure that the water which seeps down is directed into the drain, in case your pan liner leaks, you could face serious problems of water accumulation. By using Kirb-Perfect, you can ensure that there is no damage to the pan liner and that in case any water seeps down to the sub floor, it is effectively directed into the drain. This would enable you to build a perfect curb for an unmatched shower area.
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For most individuals, a perfect shower would be leak proof, would have perfect drainage and would have the appropriate pan liner and tiled floor slope. As attractive as it may sound, building a technically perfect shower area can be a difficult and time consuming task. Further, any miscalculation while building any component could result in significant maintenance and repair expenses for you in the future. Let us take a look in detail at some of the parts of a perfect shower:
Your tiled shower floor area is essential since it is your first line of defense against leakage to the sub floor. Your tiled shower floor should have an adequate pitch to effectively direct water towards the drain. If the slope is inadequate water will accumulate and leak through the tiles and the grout. To slope your shower floor adequately you can use Quick Pitch, which is an effective and easy to install tool. Quick Pitch can be used in showers of different areas, thereby allowing you to build a shower floor that is perfectly pitched and leakage free.
Even after tiling and grouting your shower floor there is bound to be leakage to the mortar layer beds. The key to avoiding this problem is to place an effective and waterproof liner over the sub floor. Not only is placing a pan liner important, but sloping it appropriately is important as well. This slope will ensure that the water seeping through the tiles and grout does not accumulate over the pan liner and is effectively drained into the weep holes. In order to achieve a perfect slope you can either avail the services of an expert, or you can use tools such as Pre Pitch. Pre Pitch is an easy to install floor drainage system that ensures a standard pan liner slope of 1/4” per foot. Tools such as Pre Pitch can enable you to construct a perfectly sloped pan liner, thereby ensuring no accumulation of water below the mortar bed.
The curb of your shower area will make sure that water does not splash out, and does not damage the surrounding areas. Although a curb is an essential component of a shower, there are chances of damage to the pan liner while installing the curb in your shower area. Kirb Perfect is an ideal solution to this problem. Kirb Perfect can be installed even without the use of wooden blocks, thereby eliminating the need to nail it to the floor. This in turn eliminates any chances of damage to the pan liner.
Thus, we can see that although creating a perfect shower area is a complex task, it can be made easy and effective through the use of tools such as Quick Pitch, Pre Pitch and Kirb Perfect. A perfectly sloped shower area will ensure that there is no leakage and damage to the sub floor. Further, a perfectly sloped floor will also eliminate the growth of mold on your shower floor, thereby ensuring that you are able to enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating experience.
Order of installation
1st. Kirb Perfect
2nd. Pre Pitch
3rd. Quick Pitch
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Constructing Your Shower Using a Vinyl, Chloraloy or a Roll-On (liquid) Liner for Waterproofing
Note: Steps 1–3 apply for both Pre-Pitch and Quick Pitch.
1. Determine the size and shape of your shower including the drain type and its location.
2. With the roughed-in 2 x 4 curb in place, measure the distances from the drain to the walls, curb and corners. […]