Mom2sulu, here is my shower. Barbie, I am installing this same shower pan. Just cleaned again the other night & had to use 3 different cleansers (one after the other with thorough rinses in between) to get it sparkling. I had all the materials bought to rip it out and steal 3" from the room to make it bigger when we decided to sell and build. No matter how much soaking in bleach cleaner and hand-and-knees scrubbing, it never really looked clean. The total length is 12" with 8"oc mounts. The doors are low iron shower doors. Do you have an option to see them that tall in the shop? I ordered a custom tile-ready shower base from KBRS based on the recommendation from someone on the Kitchen Forum. It simply won't stand up to everyday life. Thanks for the pictures. Keep in mind that we have a farm and DH gets very dirty working on it in addition to his regular job: Fiberglass--Absolute pain in the rear to clean. I don't think we'll be DIYing the tile this time, but you never know. You can get it at Lowes or HD or even the Grocery store. But, we did do round tiles... And, I love them. We remodeled this entire house built in 1989 except for the master shower. We use ForzaStone for our natural stone floors. 1.3K likes. My tiler said that he enjoyed working with the large format tiles. That should solve the problem. Several builders tried to talk us into those fiberglass inserts for our boys' baths--no way, no how! I may copy your handle. The Tile-Basin® is factory equipped with a perimeter flange/curb combination of your choice. I received my shower pan, and the FedEx delivery person broke off the corner and tried to tape it back. Also, I read your other thread in kitchens and I wanted to add, make sure you do heated floors (I think you're planning to, right? But, over the drywall we are going to adhere a water proof membrane. 41 customer reviews of Kbrs, Inc. One of the best Manufacturing business at 8406 Speedway Blvd, Hardeeville SC, 29927. Mom2sulu, that is lovely! My bathroom only has a sliver of a window in the shower which faces northwest so the room is rather dark. I am working kind of backwards here on my plan. (I have a tile guy waiting on me.). One of the most critical components of a tile shower is the curb. The shower pan is not visible but it is a 36x60" Salient from Kohler in Ice grey. When you say it was "strong" what do you mean by that? I did have a carrara backsplash. As a shower backer the theory is that while it may absorb water while the shower is on, it will then dry when the shower is turned off, and since cement is not harmed by water, it does no harm to get it wet temporarily. This is my third tile I have attempted and I have design elements that I am stuck with. I cannot wait! Once it has been compromised, the grout and the mortar substrate get wet. It is a matt finish. The veining is perfect and it just looks wonderful. My shower pan needed some modification, about 4 inches narrower and a diagonal on one end. How the tiler did that area will be like mine, except I will be having the approx. When I finally saw the Atlas in person I was immediately in love! These ended up being free, after the forth set. Not sure if it was stained the dark gray color it was or if it was painted--paint would contribute to the slipperiness I guess. Cast Iron--Great feel, easy install but the non-slip texture they put on it holds onto dirt like you can't believe. He said it wasn't bad to work with. Oh, and a little ledge for shaving my legs! Enduring, I just left a tile shop with this exact tile. I know I've seen your daughter's bathroom. Seems like lots of grout in between round or oval stones. Very easy to keep clean. The prior installer did a poor job and the homeowners stopped using the shower after water leaked into the kitchen ceiling. I used it on the floor (not the shower floor) in my daughter's bathroom and it's awesome. However, the real marble subway tile does require daily drying off with a towel after each shower (along with the glass door) but still looks as if it is brand new. Do you think that is the appropriate size? A KBRS HardCurb® Prevents Leaks and Tile Failure. 2. It has to slope from all directions to a drain. Yes, heated floors! Just haven't got to it yet :/Did you use the trim pieces for the doorway, or is that cut from the main tiles? Why don't people choose corian? depth would have worked just as easy. But you can see our grout/tile floor. So that brings me to the Atlas Calcutta Extra. Find Reviews, Ratings, Directions, Business Hours, Contact Information and book online appointment. It will wrap around the alcove wall and end at the cabinets on the back side where my laundry setup is. I've only found 1 product that will clean it thoroughly--Bar Keepers Friend--but you still have to scrub & scrub & scrub. Installs in 30 minutes or less! The company is C.R. There is a new product ("new" by construction standards meaning anything newer than 30 years old) grout based on urethane plastic. So, not a 100% satisfactory solution. Those 3" were important enough to me to go to the trouble and expense of redoing the shower pan.Like I said, just my opinion... Arcylic for me...hands down. Tileable shower base with a 5" perimeter flange and 4" x 4" x 60" single curb. Amazon Influencer I never regret doing a tiled shower floor . So glad you posted.What did your tiler think of the tile? Everything is clean. I used a Kohler shower cast iron pan, and love that too. The Tile-Basin® (Patented) has become the most trusted ICC approved tileable shower base in North America. Not bad, but not perfect. Slip-resistance gel coat and high-quality scratches are used to provide an efficient and safe showering. A KBRS HardCurb® is patented … This is how it looked during our remodel. I can't decide b/w tile or a solid surface base in the shower. We had penny tile under foot in our last shower and enjoyed them. Big mistake. It's a little different to work with (your installer might complain if you're not DIY-ing it, but as a competent DIY-er I found it easy... just different) but well worth it. But shower floor -- no idea -- going through the same thing. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge regarding the Atlas tile. For example, if your shower pan needs to be cut down a few inches to accommodate the a shower bench, that’s no problem. NOT GOOD!! Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly. The budget might be too tight in the end. So then I decided to go ahead and bite the bullet and just get the rest of the matching Carrara. kerf that the wall panels sit into, that was a piece of cake to cut, I used a small makita saw but a razor knife set to 1/2 in. We've had experience with just about all the options already mentioned and I've listed my observations below. here is my partially done shower. I'm not home now but will get back to you. Btw, I have the polished version in 24 x24. I'm new to shower land, just had to pull my old one out...Surprised by the cast iron shower choice. I'd like cast iron, but I can't find the size I need so I'm back to considering tile. Have you posted pics of that floor before? Do you ever regret the marble or wish you had used a faux marble? This shower has no door. My brain is tired and frazzled a bit from this rushing around. Tiling is really the best choice, if it's done with the right tile and the right grout on the right kind of sub-surface. The first thing we do is replace the concrete shower pan with a factory molded, dead even, foam shower pan. I would love to see them. The trick is to make sure the tile & grout are the same height--grout isn't 1 or 2mm lower than the tile. The second great problem with tile showers was the shower pan. It is stunning! KBRS shower pan products fit an industry standard 3-piece tile shower drain (clamping-ring type); however, a KBRS ShowerSlope ™ or Tile-Basin ® can be manufactured to meet your custom residential or commercial drain requirements as well. I've seen it in a show room and loved it, but wonder about cleaning it. Concrete(experienced over 10 days in a rented beach condo)-- Interesting texture (light broom finish I think), but still slippery. It was hard to keep clean. This is Atlas Concorde, Marvel line, in the Calacatta Extra color. 1. They sent out another pan without hesitation or additional cost to me. :-). I can see the shine and the size. ;). Yes, it was gorgeous when finished. It doesn't need it. I just am not that strong or skilled with the large tiles. Totally bulletproof.My master bath has a marble mosaic floor with regular grout. No more leaks, mold, mildew, cracking grout or tile failure commonly caused by mortar-built shower pans. I spray with cleaner, let sit for awhile and rinse out, don't have to scrub. I do think my tiler has done a great job underneath it all so we will just have to wait and see if that marble becomes an issue or not. Traditionally they are made of concrete by a very experienced (and very expensive) expert concrete man. I have polished chrome. I didn't regret tiling ANYONE'S shower floor!! I've loved it, but don't think I would do it again. As for the 1/2 x 1/2 in. While my hex floor has both warm and cool(gray and gold/beige) the new Carrara was all bluish gray. Pre-sloped shower pans eliminate puddling in the shower. Either way...they look amazing. Same tiles on bathroom floor and shower wall. Basically, constructed with a one-piece shower pan boosted with gel coat/fiberglass that ensures long-lasting usage. KBRS Linear Drain Line shower pans are easily installed using modified thin-set mortar. Would you like more pics of how the tile was done around the door? In the '50s and '60s' it was water-resistant dry wall, which fell apart after about 20 years -- not actually all that water resistant. :). Who regrets using marble tile in the bathroom and who doesn't? I know when you're playing with it on the floor with tape it looks narrow, but it really isn't. I ordered it through Nebraska Furniture Mart. If we have more trouble, I'll have it removed and put in epoxy grout. I tried to imagine a shorter door and I thought the handles would be fine. I'm into lower maintenance now -- must be middle age thing. This is the floor of the shower. We did not do riverrock (I thought about the cleaning part too, and I would be worried about inconsistent porosity... founded or unfounded worry). Regarding the warmth of this tile--you are so right! I also made the mistake of using cleaners with bleach for the past few years, which is probably why it stains easily now. However, in less than three months, we've had to let the grout dry out for three weeks and reseal it. And yes to the niches too. A kbrs tile-basin is leak-proof, non-porous, and easy-to-install. My goal for this entire bathroom was "silver and gold" and "old & new." And the tile walls, to the poster that uses bleach now and then: if you use bleach on the grout, I'm told it erodes the grout. Today’s video is Part 3 of our series on how to build a walk-in shower using KBRS’s ShowerSlope. We have worked with every material possible for shower floors. What do you guys think of the KBRS shower systems. Floor? KBRS offers a complete line of waterproof tileable shower pans under the Tile-Basin brand. Tileable shower base with a 5" perimeter flange and 4" x 4" x 60" single curb. Also, squeegee the floor after you've squeegeed the walls. I have also considered marble subway tile but am scared about maintenance ---- how has that worked out for you? Our customers prefer acrylic and natural stone slabs over tile. Thanks for the tip. The measuring of your shower pan is the most important part. KBRS offers a complete line of standard shower drains for your tile shower installations. I don't think anyone will notice. Once established, mild and mildew in tile grout seem about impossible to eradicate -- you just learn to live with it -- beating it back every once in a while with the latest, greatest mildew killer -- none of which actually works for long. The next step was cement backer board. The Point Drain Tile-Basin ® is a "turn key" tileable solution to building a 100% leak-proof shower floor. Each pan can be cut down but still retain the ability to drain properly. I used it to make my niche shelf and Its a fairly good match.This tile looks marvelous with my walnut! Looks really well blended with all your elements. And make sure you make enough niches in the shower. I am so pleased with how it turned out. Took a long time to get rid of those hard water stains. Those are real marble barnes framing it and there is some not so perfect gaps there but I am okay with it. They do feel good on my feet. They are older posts that have been resurrected. That was the size of our previous shower, and my husband occasionally hit his elbows when he raised his arms, and when we were showering a child, the door would get pushed open (only a problem if you have little bitty ones). Shower liner doesn’t go over curb or isn’t high enough Most of the problems in this regard have to deal with how the curb is waterproofed. Your sneak peek on this thread is absolutely gorgeous! I am not barbie, but my name is Barbara ;) I am installing a Kohler pan (in place already) and porcelain marble look alike. He did do a great job except the niche isn't perfect. Recently Steve had to remodel a bathroom that had a leaky fiberglass shower pan. I knew I should have gone with a prefab pan but let the contractor talk me out of it. 00 My shower is 72" x 30" and the 30" is plenty wide enough. Within the hour, I received a personal phone call with a resolution. The problem is that grout sealer won't stand up to even moderate scrubbing or harsh cleaners. Point Drain Tile-Basin ® Basin Technology. Water proof -- no water gets through it, so the drywall behind the membrane cannot get wet, and the membrane itself does not absorb water. Better, but cement is not actually waterproof. I am very happy with it. What is the name and maker of your tile? A kbrs tile-basin is leak-proof, non-porous, and easy-to-install. Linear Drain shower pans are available in standard sizes and unlimited custom sizes (up to 9500 square inches). That helps prevent water from gathering and sitting in those depressed grout areas. The KBRS Point Drain Tile-Basin ® is pre-waterproofed under strict quality controlled conditions and comes equipped with a factory applied perimeter flange and/or curb/ramp combination to meet any custom specifications. I am even more impressed that you did it yourself. Had a textured acrylic pan in the last house. I have to move on this quickly and I need all the help I can get! Luckily, we had acrylic put in the grout so it can be removed. I missed those when I was researching everything. Stone/Corian--We've not experienced these first hand, but we have seen them at the annual home show. Custom sizes are available for the Linear Drain Tile-Basin ®, so you can get it … 6 ft. x 10 ft. 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