This shower pan is overdue for repair: Note the cracks and repeated patching with caulk… The caulk application is so bad, it gives caulk a bad name.
Every time you have a repair, use it not only as a fix but your opportunity to spruce up the style in your home!
Beige 2×2” tile is just about the most boring choice out there. For the same price (!!) choose one of the many mosaic tiles, for example. Select so-called “mesh-mounted” tile for a quick installation.
Here are the 4 steps to a properly repaired and “up-styled” a shower pan for your shower:
(1) The tile installer guts out the floor and the first foot of wall tile along the wall
(2) He then creates a concrete base – properly pitched toward the drain – with concrete board on the walls (absolutely no sheetrock here!)
(3) The plumber then lines it with thick vinyl – note the added corner plates in the front and the wrap up the sides to create a tub-effect
(4) Finally, the tile installer installs the new base and wall tile – and that’s it!
AFTER – what shower would you like to start your day in every day? A good example of how home improvement improves the quality of one’s life!