You have decided to Remodel your Bathroom. It is old, outdated and just doesn’t work for you any longer. You want to get the most out of your space without it becoming cluttered but you are not sure which features are available to you and how they should work with your bathroom design.
In this post, we will explore many different bathroom design features to empower you when deciding which bells and whistles you want included in your bathroom remodeling projects.
Shower Base Versus Shower Pans
Custom Shower Pans
The other option for creating a bathroom remodel project you will love is to have a custom shower pan installed.
A custom shower pan is formed with a cement mix called sand mix topping. A pre-slope is formed on the subfloor then a PVC liner is placed over the initial sloping. Then, another final slope is formed over the top of the PVC liner sandwiching the liner between the two layers of cement. Sometimes people refer to this as a ‘poured pan” but nothing could be further from the truth. If the cement is the consitency that it can be poured, gravity will simply level it out and there will be no slope to the drain. Dry-pack shower pans are packed in to place. The cement mix is made to the consistency of a snowball and packed into place to form the slope towards the drain.
A key feature of a custom dry pack shower pan is that the drain can be placed anywhere in the pan where in a shower base they are typically centered. Why this is important to note it because most people are standing in the center when taking a shower and standing on the drain is’t exactly comfortable.