DIY shower pans, which way to go?

Old 10-20-15, 11:57 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 42
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
DIY shower pans, which way to go?

I have a shower opening of 33x42 which I can't find a Tile Redi pan that fit the size. Thinking I may have to DIY it. I've done lots of remodel but never a shower pan. I think the Tile Redi system is a rip off anyways but I found this

Goof Proof Shower Standard Shower Kit (6-Pieces)-SSK-401 - The Home Depot

also seems like a rip off for a few pcs of plastic but that's my only option I can see.

since this is going to be in my master bedroom upstairs, leaks is my number one concern. Is it worth it to do this task on my own or should I just pay someone to do it?

What type of liners and mortar should I use?
Old 10-20-15, 01:53 PM
czizzi's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 7,388
Received 15 Upvotes on 13 Posts
Our favorite link to pan installation is off line, but here is a good step by step to get you thinking about installing your own shower pan with pre-sloped mud bed. It is a 5 part series, so read it all several times. I do some extra steps, but before we go there, see if you think it is in your skill set. How to Create a Shower Floor – Part 1

Do you have any pictures of he space itself? Show from multiple angles if you can.
Old 10-20-15, 07:45 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,606
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
I would go with a Kerdi shower instead of all that other nonsense.

Check it out, then come back with all your Q's.


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: