At first draw an outline of the shower floor on the subfloor to use as a pattern for setting the mortal forms. If you want to put in a shower, you can go to the home center and grab the fiberglass unit.
Before that you had to make a custom shower pan by mixing and applying mortar, troweling it flat, and laying ceramic shower floor tile.
By the way, fiberglass makes the shower base quick and easy, they lack the elegance of a handmade mortar and tile floor. So, if you want to install a tile shower and make your own custom shower pan, then you will be able to tile it to match the walls. Your shower can be any shape with the help of mortar and tile floor. In fact, shape doesn’t matter. If the shower’s rigid size requirements of a manufacturer base do not give your mind satisfaction, then mortar floor may be the one and only option.
You will notice that the cost of the materials used in handcrafted, is approximately the same as the cost of the comparably sized fiberglass pan. The noticeable con is plugging a manufacturer unit into the opening and here you will have to do lots of work. You need some days to form and tamp in two layers of mortar and deal with the tricky membrane liner work and thereafter install the tiles. Installing a shower pan is not a project for taking shortcuts. If you take the shortcut way and install the shower pan hurriedly it may be leakage or crack the base. The poor installation damage in a various way, it does not only affect your shower base but also your shower walls.
The basic techniques are the same even the simplest shower or a high-quality shower. So pay attention if you want to install a shower the size of a phone booth.
The professional can be completed to install the shower floor in less than a day. If you have knowledge about cement and some basic trowel skills, you should also able to do any size shower floor within two days, excluding tile work.