Your Guide to a Tub to Shower Renovation
This tub to shower video shows how to install a shower pan. It’s vital to ensure that the subfloor is clean, level, and free of any debris or obstructions. If necessary, remove any old flooring materials and repair any damaged subflooring.
Then attach the drain assembly to the subfloor, following the manufacturer’s instructions. The common approach is to connect the drain pipe to the plumbing and securing the drain flange to the subfloor with screws.
The presenter explains that the first step is to measure and mark the shower pan area on the plywood subfloor. Then, cust the plastic or felt paper to fit within the marked area, acting as a barrier between the mortar and plywood. Next, mix the mortar using a ratio of four parts sand to one part cement.
He emphasizes the importance of achieving a uniform consistency similar to wet sand. This mortar mix creates a solid base for the shower pan. Once the mortar is ready, it goes onto the marked area on the plywood using a trowel.
The video presenter recommends starting from the corners and working towards the center, ensuring that the mortar is evenly distributed and leveled. After spreading the mortar, the shower pan is carefully placed on top, ensuring that it rests firmly and evenly. Press and slightly twist the pan to create a good bond with the mortar. Sloping the mortar towards the drain ensures proper drainage.