Choosing the Kitchens Plus team means you deal with a single point of contact. Our trained design consultants and bathroom renovators work with you to understand your needs and deliver results. We are experts in Shower pan installation as well as shower repair, and tub to shower conversions. We can help make your Denver shower project a great experience.
Custom tiled shower pans Broomfield, CO
A tile shower pan is tricky to install and usually left to the pros. What makes a shower leak free is hidden beneath the floor. Tile shower floors are not waterproof. Water seeps right through tile shower floors, mostly through the grout. Grout is porous masonry so water slowly penetrates the grout and then goes through it. The shower pan has a waterproof liner below the surface of the floor that catches the water. The shower drain is a special design with two layers of drain holes. The bottom drain layer is actually below the floor, and that's the one the waterproof layer sends the water to. The shower pan is built in three layers so all the water is captured and routed down the drain. The bottom layer is sloped masonry built over the subfloor or concrete. The bottom layer slopes to help send the water towards the drain. The top of the bottom layer is flush with the bottom drain weep holes. The second layer is the waterproof liner which is glued to the drain base to make a waterproof pool to catch all the water that seeps through the tiled floor. The top layer is another masonry layer that's poured and sloped above the liner. This is the base for the shower floor. The sloped layers and liner route the water to the drain. If the waterproof membrane fails or if it isn't installed properly the shower will leak.
As you probably know, shower floor leaks can be very expensive. It really makes sense to get a shower pan done by a professional. You have other choices when building a shower. Several materials can be used for bases, but the traditional tiled shower pan is hard to beat for price and performance. Call us for your next shower pan installation or repair. We know just how to keep your Denver shower leak free.