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When your shower is a non standard size or shape, or you simply want the most durable option available but for whatever reason do not want engineered stone, then you have a custom shower pan built.
There are two main styles: hot mop, and rubber membrane. This refers to the method of ensuring the pan is water tight.
The images below show the difference.
The phrases “hot mop” and “rubber membrane” are literal.
With the possible exception of engineered stone, nothing is more durable. A wood frame is built, a mortar bed is properly laid down and sloped to the drain, then the water tight layer is applied.
The shower pan is not set in mortar (which is a form of concrete), the shower pan is built of mortar.
- The finish layer (tile, slate, stone, etc) is up to you and you have no end of choices.
- Your shower can be ANY size and shape, which is their greatest advantage!
- Because custom pans are so labor intensive they tend to be more expensive. A custom pan generally costs more than even an engineered stone pan due to the level of effort required to install one.
Custom built shower pans are at the high end, and allow you to create showers of non standard shapes and sizes.
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