Custom Shower Pans
Custom shower pans for local and national customers.
No integrated drains, messy epoxy mastics, hollow curbs, or additional perimeter flashings are required. A PSI shower pan will clamp directly to a “floor-installed” common tile shower drain, has a solid-core curb, and it comes factory equipped with a perimeter “leak-protection” flange (No Additional Charge).
PSI is the original innovator of the custom, leak-free ready to tile shower base. With just a few rough-in dimensions (View), we can precisely manufacture, and promptly ship, a pre-sloped, leak-free shower base that will perfectly fit your shower floor’s design. No need to pay someone to move the drain, or re-frame a wall to fit a premolded shower base size. With a PSI custom ShowerBase™, You can save money, time, and get exactly the size, shape and drain location you want.
Hard Core & Leak Proof Shower Bases
We invite you to visit our Charleston showroom and tour our facility. We also offer free in home estimates for your convenience.
Why choose the PSI ShowerBase?
Why choose the PSI ShowerBase?
Frequently Asked Questions
We start with a 3-pound high density EPS core and shape the base with a 1/4″ per foot (2%) slope to the drain. In its raw state, the 3-pound EPS is tough; However, both surfaces (top & bottom) are then coated with a proprietary blend of hard coat epoxies and embedded composite fibers that gives the shower base its ultimate durability and strength. Next, the perimeter flange and curb are fusion welded to the sloped core. It is then coated in our elastomeric waterproofing and crack isolation membrane. It is completely waterproof and ready-to-tile.
Any quality “polymer modified” thin-set will do just fine. Do not use a premixed thin-set (ie….water already added). A premixed thin-set that comes in a bucket with water already added will not cure properly.
Remember: No premix! Always add your own water!
Different terms for modified thin-set include: modified thin-set, modified thin set with a latex additive, fortified thin-set, polymer modified thin-set, polymer fortified blended thin-set.
The thin-set must meet or exceed ANSI A118.4 and ANSI Al18.11 requirements when mixed with water.
Four most recognized brands:
Custom Building Products- usually found at The Home Depot.
Names of products: Versa Bond, Fortified, FlexBond Fortified
Their elasto-membrane is called Red Gard.
Laticrete- usually found at The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other tile suppliers.
Name of product: Laticrete 254 Platinum
Their elasto-membrane is called Hydro Ban.
Mapei- usually found at The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Daltile and other tile suppliers.
Name of product: Ultra Flex 2
Their elasto-membrane called is Aqua Defense.
Each of these companies also sells a rapid set product.
If you have purchased one of our tile shower drains, you will need to cut a 5″ hole in the sub-floor. The drain’s “body” will need to recess into the sub-floor with the drain body “flange” supported by the sub-floor. Instructions on how to properly install a tile shower drain are available with every shower base we sell.
2 1/4″ inches below the top surface of the sub-floor will work as per our instructions; However, we strongly recommend that you determine this measurement once you have the tile shower drain “in your hands”.
Two good reasons! “Furring strips” are long thin strips of wood (or other material) used to extend your shower’s tile backerboard beyond the KBRS shower base’s flange. This allows the bottom of the backerboard to “sit” inside of the shower base. The flange is allowed to “free float” between the backerboard and the wall studs. This method is a “leak-protection” feature exclusive to only KBRS shower bases (patent pending). By allowing the backerboard to sit inside of the shower base, you will be ensuring that any moisture that may penetrate the tile walls, will exit into the sloped area of the shower base, and exit down the drain (where it belongs).
You may also find that your shower’s stud walls are “out-of-square”. You can also use the furring strips to correct this issue if desired (we recommend it).
The short answer is….we haven’t found one yet. We love a challenge.
Yes, as long as the wall is not a “load bearing” wall. Our curbs are tough enough to handle heavy glass shower enclosures, and glass block walls. We only build the best.