Installing a walk in shower pan can be a bit of a daunting task, but with our easy to follow guide, you’ll have it installed in no time!
Measure and mark the area where the shower will be installed
Before you can install your new walk in shower, you need to measure and mark the area where it will be installed. To do this, start by measuring the length and width of the space where the shower will be located. Then, use a pencil or marker to draw a rectangle on the floor that is the same size as the shower base. Once you have the outline of the shower base marked on the floor, you need to find the center point of one of the long sides of the rectangle. This will be your starting point for measuring and marking the rest of the installation area.
To continue marking out the installation area, measure and mark a line that is perpendicular to the first long side of the rectangle and runs through its center point. This line will help you to make sure that your shower base is installed in the middle of the space. Next, measure and mark another line that is perpendicular to this line and runs through its center point. This second line will help you to make sure that your walk in shower is installed symmetrically within the space. Finally, use a tape measure to determine how far away from each wall or other obstruction you need to leave room for your walk in shower door or curtain. Once you have all of these measurements and marks made, you are ready to move on to installing your new walk in shower pan!
Cut out the shower pan liner using a utility knife
Cut out the shower pan liner using a utility knife.
1. Mark the area to be cut with a pencil or marker.
2. Place the blade of the utility knife against the marked line.
3. Apply pressure to the blade and move it along the marked line.
4. Continue until the entire area has been cut out.
Apply a layer of thinset mortar to the floor using a notched trowel
Before you can lay the tiles for your walk in shower, you first need to apply a layer of thinset mortar to the floor using a notched trowel. This will help to create a strong and level surface for your tiles.
To do this, simply spread the thinset mortar over the floor with the notched trowel, making sure to get into all of the corners and edges. Once you have a good layer of thinset mortar down, you’re ready to start laying your tiles!
Place the shower pan liner in the prepared area and press it into the thinset mortar
If you’re planning on installing a walk in shower, one of the first things you’ll need to do is install the shower pan liner. This will help ensure that your shower pan doesn’t leak and that the water stays where it’s supposed to be. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get the job done.
1. Begin by spreading a layer of thinset mortar over the area where the shower pan will be installed.
2. Place the shower pan liner onto the mortar and press it down so that it’s fully seated.
3. Use a trowel to smooth out any air pockets or bubbles that may have formed.
4. Allow the mortar to dry completely before continuing with the installation process.
Install the drain assembly according to the manufacturer’s instructions
Most walk in shower pans will come with a drain assembly. The drain assembly is what connects the shower pan to the main drainage system of your home. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing the drain assembly, as improper installation can lead to leaks and other problems.
To install the drain assembly, first make sure that the area where you will be installing it is clean and free of debris. Then, follow the instructions that come with your particular model of walk in shower pan. In general, you will need to attach the drain flange to the bottom of the shower pan using screws or bolts. Once the flange is secure, you can then attach the drain pipe to the flange. Again, follow all manufacturer’s instructions carefully to avoid any leaks or damage.
Apply a layer of grout to the joints between the shower pan
If you’re planning to install a walk-in shower, one of the most important steps is to apply a layer of grout to the joints between the shower pan and the surrounding walls. This will help create a water-tight seal that will prevent leaks and keep your shower looking great for years to come.
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
1. Mix the grout according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Apply a generous amount of grout to the joints using a rubber float or other applicator.
3. Use a damp sponge to wipe away any excess grout from the surface of the shower pan.
4. Allow the grout to dry for at least 24 hours before using the shower.