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Tile Shower Base Kit
33" x 61" Left Drain Slope Provided for Finished Kit Size
Trimming May Be Required - Kit Size Attainable After Assembly
Includes Shower Installation Accessories
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(912) 352-0442 or (866)912-3211.
INCLUDED IN KIT:
33" x 61" Adjustable ShowerSlope™, 4" x 4" x 61" Adjustable HardCurb®,
ShowerSeal® Waterproofing Pack, Tile Shower Drain with Stainless Square Strainer, and Trowel
CUSTOM SHOWER PAN OPTIONS:
Scroll down to download a custom shower slope order form.
To quote a custom shower pan, please submit an order form,
or CLICK HERE for custom pricing.
ABOUT THE KBRS SHOWER SLOPE
The ShowerSlope™ is a tileable wet area substrate that provides the required positive floor drainage in a tile shower assembly that will be utilizing a clamping-collar type shower drain. The ShowerSlope™ has a unique drain connection design that can be specified to work with either a large commercial or standard residential shower drain. Once installed, the ShowerSlope™ can be waterproofed using any ANSI 118.10 liquid waterproofing. The ShowerSlope™ is lightweight, yet will provide the superior strength and durability necessary for a successful tile shower installation. The ShowerSlope™ is easily installed using modified thin-set mortar. The ShowerSlope™ is available in standard and custom sizes.
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INCLUDED IN THE KIT
• (QTY-1) 33" x 61" (View Specs) KBRS ShowerSlope™ (Cut-to-Fit in the Field)
• (QTY-1) 61" HardCurb®(Self-Sealing Shower Curb with PVCore™ Anchoring Cap)
• (QTY-1) Oatey Tile Shower Drain(With Square Stainless Strainer)
• (QTY-1) ShowerSeal® Seamless Liquid Liner (1 Gallon)
• (QTY-2) ShowerSeal® Polyurethane Sealant (10.3 oz. each)
• (QTY-1) ShowerSeal® Gauging Fabric Roll (6" X 75')
• (QTY-1) Trowel (For Thin-Set Application)
CUT-TO-FIT ADJUSTABLE SHOWER PAN
A ShowerSlope™ is a rock-solid, pre-sloped alternative to a traditional sloped mortar bed when building a tile shower base. A ShowerSlope™ is slightly oversized so that it can be cut-to-fit (up to 3" on any side) in the field to accommodate for out-of-square walls, size requirements, and drain placement. Manufactured with KBRS Hard Core Technology, the ShowerSlope™ will support any size tile without restrictions.
Any substrate that you would normally build a tile shower on that is level; concrete, approved plywood surface, etc.. Deflection of substrate not to exceed 1/360th of the span 1/2 inch (12 mm) in 15 feet (4.6 m) in accordance with ANSI A108.01-2.3. Allow for live and impact load as well as dead load weight of pan, tile and setting beds.
• Interior or Exterior
• Commercial and Residential
SUITABLE TILE TYPES
• Pebbled Tile
• Impervious Porcelain
• No Minimum Tile Size
• Gauged or Ungauged Natural Stone Tile
• Vitreous, Semi-vitreous or Non-vitreous Tiles, Quarry, Cement Body Tile
Any ANSI 118.10 Liquid Waterproofing
The quality of every shower pan from KBRS, Inc. goes beyond durable materials and state-of-the-art construction. It is also quick & easy to install. A typical ShowerSlope™ installation takes less than 30 minutes. All KBRS shower components can be successfully installed by anyone with a moderate construction skills.
MORTAR BED REPLACEMENT
Your luxury shower deserves better than error-prone mortar beds. What is beneath the surface should be just as high-quality as what you see. Our Point Drain ShowerSlope™ is a rock-solid, simple-to-install alternative to traditional mortar beds.
The Point Drain ShowerSlope™ is available in 17 ready-to-ship sizes as well as made-to-order sizes to fit the exact specifications of your one-of-kind application. That means the Point Drain ShowerSlope™ is available in virtually any geometric configuration as well as any drain location that will connect to most major-brand residential and commercial tile shower drains.
The KBRS ShowerSlope™ can be used for a right or left drain shower, cut-to-fit, and adjusted to several different size shower pans. View our cut-to-fit specification "ranges" document to see different size shower stall sizes that can be created using a single presloped shower slope shower installation kit.
33" x 61" Shower Specifications
The 3" Perimeter "Cut-Zone" Can be Cut-to-Fit in the Field
33" x 61" Shower Cut-to-Fit Ranges
Optional No Curb Cut-to-Fit Ranges
Optional Front Curb Cut-to-Fit Ranges
(Curb May Need to Be Trimmed on Site)
Optional Side Curb Cut-to-Fit Ranges
(Curb May Need to Be Trimmed on Site)
Optional Side & Front Curb Cut-to-Fit Ranges
(Curb May Need to Be Trimmed on Site - Additional Curb Purchased Required)
The ShowerSlope™ is a one piece factory sloped component of a shower system that eliminates the chances of water ponding on the tile assembly. The ShowerSlope™ can be cut-to-fit in the field if required. Each panel is lightweight yet durable enough to resist damage caused by normal construction activity. The ShowerSlope™ is quick and easy to install using standard modified thin-set. The ShowerSlope™ substantially reduces the time and skill level required to build a code compliant tile shower pan. The non-porous epoxy skins provide a durable layer of protection for the waterproofing membrane and tile assembly. The ShowerSlope™ is dimensionally stable and isolates the tile from differential movement stresses within the sub-floor.
Why Choose the KBRS ShowerSlope™
- Easily customize in the field, cut-to-fit as needed.
- 3/4” U-Notched trowel included.
- Fast Free Shipping for In-Stock Designs
- Custom slopes ship with in 7-10 business days.
- Easy to install, ideal for Contractors & Builders.
- Use common modified thin-set.
- An affordable mortar replacement, cut down on labor costs.
- Lightweight and no messy epoxy mastics are required to set your tiles.
- No special drains are required, easily clamps to most popular tile shower drain brands.
- No metal flashings are required. Clamps to a common tile shower drain.
- No sheet liner to puncture and leak and easily adjusted to "out-of-square" walls.
- Solid core construction, foot traffic ok immediately after installation.
- Available with ADA Barrier-Free ramp.
APPLICATION OF PRODUCT:
Dry-fit the ShowerSlope™ to ensure proper size and drain alignment (cut-to-fit, if required). Using the appropriate notched trowel, apply an approved modified thin-set to substrate as if laying a large format tile. Apply a generous bead of ShowerSlope™ Polyurethane Sealant (or equal) around the outside perimeter of the shower drain flange. Lay ShowerSlope™ in place and stand on it to ensure proper bond beneath. Reattach the tile drain’s clamping collar and tighten bolts. Apply waterproofing as required.
+ Technical Documents
ShowerSlope™ Installation Instructions
ShowerSlope™ How to Measure
ShowerSlope™ Written Install
ShowerSlope™ Data Sheet
HardCurb® Written Installation
HardCurb® Data Sheet
ShowerSeal® Installation Instructions
ShowerSeal® Liquid Liner Data Sheet
ShowerSeal® Liquid Liner MSDS
ShowerSeal® Polyurethane Sealant Data Sheet
ShowerSeal® Polyurethane Sealant MSDS
ShowerSeal® Gauging Fabric Data Sheet
+ Frequently Asked Questions
WHY IS THE KIT SIZE DIFFERENT?
Kit sizes are attainable after the shower pan has been adjusted or trimmed in the field. Kits can be cut-to-fit for several different size shower stalls. View the "specifications tab" to understand the different sizes that can be cut from this single shower pan.
WHAT IS THE SHOWERSLOPE™ MADE OF?
UL® Certified expanded polystyrene (Type XV-EPS 60) geofoam core sandwiched between two composite epoxy materials (CEM). 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.
WHAT KIND OF THIN-SET SHOULD I USE?
Any quality "polymer modified" thin-set will do just fine. Do not use a premixed thin-set (i.e.... 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.
Three of the most recognized brands:
1. Custom Building Products: usually found at The Home Depot. (Product Names: Versa Bond, Fortified, FlexBond Fortified and their elastic membrane is called RedGard)
2. Laticrete: usually found at The Home Depot, Lowe's and other tile suppliers. (Product Names: Laticrete 254 Platinum and their elastic membrane is called Hydro Ban).
3. Mapei: usually found at The Home Depot, Lowe's, Daltile and other tile suppliers (Name of product: Ultra Flex 2 and their elastic membrane is called Aqua Defense)
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TILE-BASIN™ AND A SHOWERSLOPE™?
The ShowerSlope™ is identical to the Tile-Basin® with two exceptions. The ShowerSlope™ DOES NOT come factory prepped with an elastomeric waterproofing membrane coating, or with factory installed perimeter components (i.e. flange or curb). This allows the ShowerSlope™ to be "cut-to-fit" in the field. An elastomeric waterproofing membrane must be properly applied to surfaces of the ShowerSlope™ and to the seams where the ShowerSlope™ and the tile backer board meet.
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WHAT KIND OF SHOWER DRAIN IS RECOMMENDED?
A standard (PVC or ABS) 3-piece tile shower drain that uses a "clamping ring", will work fine. We sell these drains on our online store; however, this same type drain is available at most home improvement stores. Make sure you choose a brand that will allow the "strainer barrel" (the threaded part that holds the strainer) to thread down "flush" with your finished tile. We recommend, but do not require, the Oatey brand tile shower drain (this is the brand that we sell).
WHAT SIZE HOLE DO I CUT IN THE SUBFLOOR FOR THE TILE DRAIN?
If you have purchased one of our tile shower drains, you will need to cut a 4-1/2" 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.
HOW FAR DOWN DO I CUT MY PIPE FOR THE TILE SHOWER DRAIN?
1-3/4" 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".
DOES A SQUARE DRAIN STRAINER FIT A ROUND PIPE?
Yes. It will connect to a 2" PVC pipe.
IS THE DRAIN KIT INCLUDED?
The drain kit is included in our ShowerSlope™ cut-to-fit kits, but not with individually sold Tile-Basin® or ShowerSlope™ products; you can purchase a tile drain on our online store with an accessory pack OR as a single item.
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WILL THE DRAIN FIT TO A CAST IRON PIPE?
There are adapters available. We do not sell these adapters. We recommend that you consult with a local plumber, or plumbing wholesaler about this issue. Local codes can vary.
IS THERE ANY SIZE KBRS CAN'T OR WON'T MAKE?
The short answer is....we haven't found one yet. We love a challenge.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MANUFACTURE A CUSTOM SHOWER PAN?
Our average lead-time is 7-10 business days (Mon-Fri). This could slightly vary due to certain manufacturing conditions, in which if this becomes an issue you will be contacted and notified by a KBRS, Inc. representative.
CAN I ORDER A RAMP ATTACHED TO THE SHOWERSLOPE™?
Yes! We can custom manufacture a ramp attached to a ShowerSlope™. We can also add a radius on a custom ramp per your specifications.
HOW CAN I ENSURE THAT THE SHOWER BASE IS COMPLETELY EMBEDDED IN THE THIN-SET AFTER I SET IT IN PLACE?
Typically, professional installers use boxes of tile or buckets of water to supply a uniform weight to the shower base until the thin-set is cured. Following this procedure will result in a "rock-solid" installation. Also, be sure to securely tighten the shower drain's "clamping ring" to the drain body in the sub-floor as recommended in the installation instructions.
I AM INSTALLING ON A WOOD SUBFLOOR, CAN I APPLY THIN-SET DIRECTLY TO THE SUBFLOOR?
If your sub-floor is structurally sound (no rotting...etc.) and level (very important), then applying thin-set directly to the sub-floor is okay. However, we do not recommend applying thin-set directly to particleboard.
HOW EASY IS THE SHOWERSLOPE™ TO INSTALL?
Very easy. It requires simple "handyman" skills to install a ShowerSlope™. A ShowerSlope™ can be "cut-to-fit" in the field and can be adhered to the sub-floor using an even layer of troweled latex modified thin-set. The ShowerSlope™ uses a standard tile drain. No need to re-plumb for a special drain. In most cases, your existing tile shower drain can be reused to connect to a ShowerSlope™.
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IS THE SHOWERSLOPE™ WATERPROOF?
Yes! One of the purposes of the ShowerSlope™ is to assist in the construction of a mortar-free, leak-free shower. Waterproofing the joints between the ShowerSlope™ and the tile backer board can be accomplished using our elastomeric waterproofing membrane ShowerSeal®. Elastomeric waterproofing membranes can also be purchased at most professional tile distributors or your local home center.
WHAT IS THE KBRS RETURN POLICY?
Standard or stock items may be returned within 30 days of purchase if purchased directly from KBRS, Inc - by internet, phone or fax. Standard or stock item(s) may be returned for credit or refund of the purchase price paid, less a 15% restocking fee. Custom product(s) or special orders are NOT eligible for return, credit or refund at any time; unless the product is received defective or the return is a direct result of a KBRS, Inc. error. To return an item you must first contact us via phone (866) 912-3211, or email email@example.com to obtain an RMA number. Item(s) must be returned in original packaging and return shipping must be paid by you, it is strongly recommended you insure your return package as KBRS will not be able to refund an item that arrives damaged and is not in re-stockable condition.
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+ Custom Shower Slope Order Forms
Order a Custom Shower Slope
Step 1: Download the Order Form (save a copy to your desktop) - THEN fill out the form.
Step 2: Attach the form to an email addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Fax form to: (912)352-4204
If you need help filling out a custom order form please call: 866-912-3211 or email: email@example.com
1. Make sure you properly measure for your custom shower pan, we will not be able to return or exchange custom manufactured items.
For more information on How to Measure for your Custom Shower Slope Click Here >.
3. DO NOT submit "WHOLE" bathroom drawings.
4. DO NOT request a customer service representative to alter your drawing or measurements. ALL drawings must be completed by you.
5. DO NOT use adobe acrobat PRO - use only adobe reader to complete your form. Using Adobe Pro may result in your order form being submitted "blank" and you will need to resubmit it.