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Old 10-28-2017, 01:19 PM   #1
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Stone Shower Basins, Pros, Cons, Some Better Than Others?


I have a HO who is thinking about having a one piece stone shower pan for a bath remodel I'll be doing. In the past, I've only installed the acrylic pans or made my own mortared shower pans.

From the reading I've done the stone ones seem to come in a variety of colors and textures (pebbled, cross hatched, etc, no slip) but they do seem a bit pricey. The HO wants a high end remodel and he's not too concerned about prices. He doesn't want any acrylic pans and is wanting to avoid the mortared pan with tile and grout over top for maintenance and wear reasons. For me, it would also be less labor intensive with a one piece stone pan...and something new and different that might look very cool.

It appears there are other materials as well besides granite
(composites, quartz? etc)

Any suggestions or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:38 AM   #2
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Nobody has used these yet ? Really ?

I guess I'll have to install one myself and give my opinions. Heck, sounds like a very nice option.

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haven't seen a solid stone slap. got any links?
perhaps its poured?
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Install a Schluter Kerdi or Laticrete shower base and system. They work very well and are a large time saver allowing tiling to begin as soon as they are installed. If using smaller stones for a floor, only use flat cut stones.
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haven't seen a solid stone slap. got any links?
perhaps its poured?
I have a potential client inquiring about these. My biggest concern is slip issues and staining (even though they have a sealer which is supposed to limit slip and stain factors)

Here's a link.vid



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Install a Schluter Kerdi or Laticrete shower base and system. They work very well and are a large time saver allowing tiling to begin as soon as they are installed. If using smaller stones for a floor, only use flat cut stones.
I've heard nothing but good about Kerdi-Schluter bases. I'm dying to do one.


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What is the substrate? Natural stone has an increased subfloor requirement per the tile counselís recommendation.

If itís over wood I would double up the sublfloor-donít want the Stone to crack.

Look into Kerdi showers. Iím 100% Kerdi these days. They offer free two day classes to get you familiar with the installation of their products.


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