Re: Cultured Marble Shower Pan
Posted by Ed Minich on July 16, 1999 at 13:30:44:
In response to Re: Cultured Marble Shower Pan

: How should a cultured marble shower pan be "poured"?

: Should it be flat, with no seamless sides? Or should it have a "lip" up the sides?

: I have a flat one, with very little slope to the drain, and it has settled since it was first installed. The silicon caulking around the base only seems to last a year before it leaks onto the floor (and onto the ceiling below--it's a 2nd story bathroom). It's driving me nuts and damaging the floor, and it cost a lot of money to have installed.

: Do I need to bite the bullet and have one put in with a "lip"?

A 'pan' has sides and holds water. doesn;t matter if
it is made of cultured marble, plastic, or anything
else. A marble 'custom base' is just a flooe with no
sides. The installation still requires a pan. Around
here we always put in a vinyl pan. If your
installation has no pan of some kind, you have a
faulty installation. If it has a pan, the chances are
it is leaking; the only cure is to replace it.

I hope this helps. Ed Minich

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