How to Install a Shower Pan Liner — Tile and Marble Showers

Mortar Bed Shower Floor
John P. Bridge
February 18, 2002

I have placed these photos here to aid us in instructing do-it-yourselfers in how to construct mortar bed shower floors. At some future date I intend to write an article on the subject, and I may or may not use these photos. In the meantime, I’m merely going to number them for reference. You can, however, move them to the tile forums, one at a time if you think it will help clarify something.

(8-28-2005) I have since written Tile Your World: John Bridge’s New Tile Setting Book, and I have used some of these photos. You can still use them with permission, however. Click on the thumbnails to view larger images.

(12-23-2009) Moving this over to the new web site. For permissions please use the our new contact link at the top. :)

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Photo 1, Mortar Pre-Slope

Photo 1, Mortar Pre-Slope

Photo 2, Pre-slope2

Photo 2, Pre-slope2

Photo 4 - Drain Disassembled

Photo 3 - Drain Disassembled

Photo 4, PVC Shower Pan Liner

Photo 4, PVC Shower Pan Liner

Photo 5 - Making Corners

Photo 5 - Making Corners

Photo 6 - Tack or Staple Corner

Photo 6 - Tack or Staple Corner

Photo 7 - Cut and Lay Over Curb

Photo 7 - Cut and Lay Over Curb

Photo 8 - Liner Folded Over Curb

Photo 8 - Liner Folded Over Curb

Photo 9 - Outside Corner

Photo 9 - Outside Corner

Photo 10 - Corner Installed

Photo 10 - Corner Installed

Photo 11 - Cut Hole for Drain

Photo 11 - Cut Hole for Drain

Photo 12 - Caulk Lower Drain Flange

Photo 12 - Caulk Lower Drain Flange

Photo 13 - Caulk Lower Flange2

Photo 13 - Caulk Lower Flange2

Photo 14 - Upper Flange Installed

Photo 14 - Upper Flange Installed

Photo 15 - Strainer Insert

Photo 15 - Strainer Insert

Photo 16 - Lath Over Corner Piece

Photo 16 - Lath Over Corner Piece

Photo 17 - Ready for Mud

Photo 17 - Ready for Mud

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