How do I get this shower floor ready for shower pan and/or tile?
May 7, 2011 1:24 PM Subscribe
What do I do about this shower situation? The step down shower floor is a mess and has tile sticking up from it, it's lumpy and uneven. I'm in charge of getting this bathroom put together, and I want to make sure it's done correctly. Tools don't scare me.
A long explanation with a SLYT.
posted by bilabial to home & garden (6 answers total)
The demo crew did not make this easy. So now I have to finish taking the shower floor apart. Maybe?
It looks like some of the wall tile is set down into the floor? I don't have a better way of describing what I'm seeing. There are two steps down into this walk in shower, and the bottom step seems really really low. We suspected that there were two layers of tile, so today I rented a power chipper and went to town.
I didn't hit more tile, and I'm loathe to go willy nilly with this thing. I'll be returning the chipper (also called a demolition hammer) to the big orange store in 2 hours, but if you can point me toward more clues about what's actually going on in that space, I'd be happy to take another crack at it.
That rusty bit of metal will have to come out also, and get reframed into a replacement partition.But I'm way less worried about that than I am about the shower floor being wrong.
I'm expecting that we'll need a shower pan, but not 100% certain of it.
Would prefer to "let the professionals handle it" but they don't agree on what they should do in there.