Precast shower pans

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by David Meiland, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. David Meiland

    David Meiland General Contractor

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    I have a client that is interested in a precast shower pan. She saw something on the east coast while traveling there but was not able to name it. I have used Florestone terrazzo shower pans a few times but they are not readily available here in the northwest--they are made in CA and the shipping up here is significant. So I'm curious, what other similar products are out there that might be considered? I am aware of the acrylic/FG stuff, the cast iron pans from Kohler, etc., and that's about it.

    Yes I will talk to the folks at the big plumbing wholesalers, but wondered what ya'll here might be aware of.

    Thanks.
     
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Pans are available made of Corian, Swanstone, and Silestone. You can probably see these online and get the name of a local distibutor.
     
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  4. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

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    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    pre cast terrazo pans...

    They used to be availabel but are a pain in the
    butt ...... I wont touch one....

    very heavy,,,,, and can chip and crack
    during shipment.....


    and their life span is 30 --40 years....

    I just took a terrazo shower base out of my 1965 home....

    cracked and leaking

    I did not want to... I had to...
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    pans

    The true terrrzo pans have a metal tile flange around them. That will rust away in about 15-20 years.
     
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