Installing a DreamLine shower base can be a dramatic and rewarding way to upgrade your bathroom. This is something we do professionally on a regular basis. With the right tools and materials, you’ll be able to install your DreamLine Shower Base in no time successfully. Follow this guide to learn how to install your DreamLine shower base quickly and easily or give us a call and we’ll do it for you..
Before starting the installation, you’ll need to measure the size of your shower area. Use a shade measure for greater accuracy. Start at one corner and follow the floor up onto the walls, measuring any niche openings and alcoves along the way before recording your measurements.
After prepping your shower area and gathering the necessary tools and supplies, you’ll need to level the shower base. To do this, you’ll need a 4-foot level, which will help adjust the shower base and make sure it’s even across its entire surface. With the level in place, adjust the height as necessary by shimming under or adding mortar to raise it. Make sure there is an even gap of 1/4″ between the bottom corners of each side flange to ensure proper water drainage.
Rags or paper towels
In addition to the tools and materials necessary for a successful installation, it is important to have some sort of towel or rag on hand. This is because cement and mortar can become extremely messy in a short amount of time. Having some old towels or rags around will allow you to wipe up any messes quickly and efficiently so that your installation area remains clear and neat.
Get a mixing bucket that is large enough to accommodate a full bag of cement or mortar without spilling over. A five-gallon bucket should be adequate for this purpose. Make sure to line the bucket with some sort of barrier, such as plastic or tarps, to prevent the cement and mortar from sticking to its walls.
Caulking gun and caulk (silicone)
Use a quality caulking gun, preferably with an adjustable caulk flow control. It should also come with reinforced rod, to ensure proper tension and release of the caulk. For installing your DreamLine shower base you’ll need specific types of silicone caulk such as RedGuard, Kerdi-Fix or a similar product that is compatible with the type of tile or stone used in your dreamline shower installation. Make sure to pick the right colors and finishes based on the look of your bathroom and choose a waterproof sealant or adhesive.
Or Hire The Right Professional For Installing Dreamline Shower Base
If you want to save yourself all the trouble and work that goes into doing it right, you can hire us to do it for you. Simply contact us for more information.