Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by avguru When installed correctly this product can not be beaten!
I have installed many units and have had great success with them on custom bathrooms.
A very simple and easy to install product, but you must read and understand the instructions prior to your installation. If you are unsure view the videos at the company's website.
I was amused to see this product being showcased by a "pro contractor" on HGTV that clearly did not follow the the instructions
April 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cincinnati1 Buyer Beware
I installed the pan per the manufacturer instructions, using a mortar bed, and the pan is flexing under foot in 2 areas. I was extremely careful placing the mortar bed and moving it back and forth to set the fins. From reading (after the fact), this is a common problem, and will cause the grout to crack. I'm left with the option of pulling the pan up and starting over. 3 extra days of labor for this piece of junk. The telephone support was worthless, as apparently they are very concerned about litigation because they could not recommend any fix or alternative to the standard installation. On a blog, I read about using a latex fortified mortar, but the mfr. will not tell me if this will work or not? What a dissapointment, especially considering the steep price.
March 8, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jinenon Absolute Garbage
DO NOT BUY one of these cheap shower pans. I ordered this model and thought it would arrive just as the spec sheet says. No, the 34" side is 33 5/8". This is a problem because I had already built my control wall so that my backerboard would be flush with the shower pan and I could tile straight across. Now I have a 3/8" gap. Second, the side walls are suppose to be 1/2" so that the backerboard in the shower stal mounts flush. Of course, the 48" side is 5/8", not 1/2". So what am I suppose to do to make it flush?? Shave off an 1/8" of the shower pan? The on a dry fit, I notice the 48" back wall is 1" off the stud. So I pull the pan out and put a straight edge up to the back, it's bowed in 3/4". Are you kidding me? For the kind of money paid for this, I am EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED and it will be going back.
October 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ketch quite easy for a qualified contractor
Pan must be set in about two inches of mortar,Let this set for about 12-16 hours.Laying the tile on the pan must be layed with the epoxy in the white cardboard milk looking box and the clear bag mix the two. Use on your curb and floor.I do the floor and curb last so you do not drop mortar and tile on it
March 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RMnothappy Installation instructions need revision
Being the first time, and probably the last, that I've installed a shower base I relied entirely on the instructions provided with the base. The instructions emphasize spreading the underlaying adhesive to ensure coverage of all base ribs. The adhesize is prepackaged and included with the base and I assumed that would be sufficient for the base I bought. Wrong! After preparing the adhesive and spreading it to cover the major ribs, I had only a thin layer left for the center portion of the base. That didn't work. The center needed more adhesive and I was left with an annoyingly squeeky base. More adhesive should be supplied with the base. For the customers sake, It's better to have too much adhesive than not enough. I would only recommend it to someone who is willing to make the added expense of buying more adhesive.
April 3, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by turtle Lacking Instructions for Novice installers
The Shower base I found to be very light and easy to install, although the instructions were lacking information when it came to the connection of plumbing, the opening I found non-standard PVC 21/4", there were no specifications I could find on the HD website for this model that gave me the plumbing connections to use.
The awesome on-line installation video was very helpful on placement/installation of this showerbase.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jphilip Tile Ready
Great product and alternative to normal shower pan option. Easy to install, Tile go in well and looks like normal tile floor. Easy drain connection and adjusts well to tile height. Price is up there, but well worth it for the no leak guarantee.
August 5, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Redneck1 great product and time saver
I have installed 3 of these products and have had no problems . that said you must follow the instructions set the base in about 2 inches of mortar so you get good coverage. great product if installed right.
February 24, 2014