New Walk-In Showers
Framing: Once all the plumbing is in place, the entire shower’s new structure is framed out. This includes an optional seat and optional niche. We can also add reinforcements for handrails, even if you are not installing them yet. By framing out the new shower structure, we are able to ensure that all walls will be true to plumb and level, allowing us to create a flat surface for even tile. Having a truly flat surface for your tile makes a huge difference in how long it lasts, how effective it is and how it looks.
Shower Floor: Drypack is a mortar to use when building shower floors.
Waterproofing: This is the most critical part of installing a new shower – creating a waterproof drypack shower pan that will be behind the tile grout and mortar.
Laying Tile: Installing Tile on the showers walls and selecting tile and size is endless, but we highly recommend Shower floor tiles should be no larger than 6″ x 6″, and 4″ x 4″ or smaller is recommended. There are two reasons for this: One is so there are enough grout lines underfoot to provide traction for slip resistance. The other is that you need small tiles to cover a sloping floor. Grout adds the beautiful finish to your shower, from the walls to the floors