Level of Difficulty: Intermediate Do-It-Yourselfer – Moderate
Completion Time: Week-end project
Whether you are replacing an existing shower or installing a new one, using a preformed, acrylic shower base is the fastest and easiest way to a new shower. Shower bases can now be purchased in many colors and styles. It can become the focal point for any bathroom renovation colour scheme.
The style of shower base that you install depends on many different considerations such as the location of the bathroom and how much clearance there is underneath.
Because they provide an almost instant solution to a problem, this is a perfect do-it-yourself project. This project details the installation of the base only allowing you to use a variety of wall covering such as ceramic wall tile or marble tile.
- 3/16" bit
- 6" hole saw bit
- Tape measure
- Reciprocating saw with 6" blade
- 14" X 14" notched trowel
- 4 ½ gallons pre-mixed mastic or sand-mixed
- Framing studs
- 1 ½” stainless screws
- Pipe, pipe fittings and pipe assembly material
- Plastic shims
- Drain components
- Plumber's putty
- Anti-mould silicone caulking compound
- Construction adhesive
- Rock wool insulation