Florestone shower pans don't require traditional drain installation. The shower pans come with the drain molded into them, and the company also provides a self-sealing part. Florestone pans connect to the pipe and seal in the space between the pan and the plumbing pipe. The seal requires no additional tools; even caulking is unnecessary. The Florestone company claims that the pan won't leak because it seals tightly without any extra sealants or special installation.
Things You'll Need
- Mild liquid soap
Put the shower pan on the sub-floor between the shower walls. Ensure that there is adequate space for the pan to sit. Florestone pans come in different sizes to fit your application. A drainage pipe must be installed before you can install the pan.
Set a level on top of the pan to ensure that it sits level. If it is not level, combine a mortar mix with water, based on the mortar directions provided with the mortar product. Spread the mortar with a trowel evenly on the shower's sub-floor to level it. Allow the mortar to dry overnight. Put the pan on the sub-floor.
Fill a sink with warm water and a few drops of a mild liquid soap. Dip the Wedge-Lok seal in the soapy water to lubricate it. The Wedge-Lok seal is part of Florestone's alternative to a drain. It seals the area between the pipe and the pan.
Hold the seal by its sides and insert it into the drain. Slip the seal around the drain tube.
Check if the water supply is connected to the pipe leading to the shower pan. If it's connected turn on a faucet or pour water into the pan to verify the pan doesn't leak.