Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AKhomeowner good solution overall, needs epoxy for tiling, could be less expensive
Worked fine for me. My contractor used epoxy-based mixture for tiling as one reviewer suggested and it went smooth. I got "flexible" mosaic style tiles, partially because the bottom of the base is not flat (and because these are not so slippery when wet, which is important for the shower floor)
Overall, it is a good practical solution. Can not imagine still why it is $600. Massive plastic, not so complicated shape, nothing more. Oh, well ... I guess it is better than making the shape from scratch with concrete or something like this. Would it be $300-$400, I would give full five stars without hesitation. For its current price of $600 - just my vote for four stars and Average grade for Value
May 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jenny8675309 Great product
First, this shower base is actually 34 X 60 (the model number states this). I was a little reluctant at first, but this is a great product. It is easy to install, easy to tile and looks great. Yes it is a little pricey but it saves enough installation time that it is well worth it.
April 13, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zacc Good alternate if...
you don't want to build your own pan or pour your floor. Yeah, it's $600, but you know its Tile Redi's fault if it leaks and it's not too bad to install. I would do it again.
September 14, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jcummings Why epoxy instead of thinset?
Surprise! when you open the box you realize that thinset won't stick to it and you must use epoxy. C'mon TileRedi, come up w/ a product that takes thinset. Actually needed more epoxy than was included to finish the curb- cost me $100 and a trip to get it.
July 25, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dinkie the easiest way to have a tile floor in the shower
April 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PeteO Redi shower base
There has been alot of bad reviews about this for flexing, however I have found that the proper preparation makes this a viable option for a tiled shower base.
I set 3/4 ply down first, followed the instructions to build a morter bed, placed the pan and let the morter set up for 72 hours - pan is Rock Solid.
One change I made was I did not use the suggested dry bed mix, I went with a very high quality quality mastic from HD. This was a tile setting mix with very high adhesive. I believe one bag was close to $50. It only needed the singel bag for a 60" x 34" pan.
This is not a job for someone that does not do a lot of reno's, as placing the pan and connecting the drain when there is no access to the subfloor is difficult - you have only one chance to get it right!
Overall, if you are comfortable with any type of home reno, I would recommend this option.
May 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian68 Works well
This base went in really well. It tiles over well with the mastic material they provide with it. It's a great solution but I think it's s bit too much money for what it is. I guess if it saves you time then you have to pay the price. I also purchased the shampoo niche and this product is a great solution to having a built in shelf instead of having to purchase aftermarket shelving.
January 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyDIY Nice product, used similar before, would use again, TIME SAVER!
This product saves time and it great quality. I used it in a walk-in shower, with a glass block wall. You should know that the curb also slopes (I did not know this), so adding a glass block wall was a challenge. You cannot install a glass block wall directly on the floor (not recommended by the manufacturer), so I had to add some mortar to the curb to level it where I installed glass block on about half of the length. Otherwise, this product is great, easy to install and high quality. I was nervous that because it is so light, it might snap or crack after I installed all the weight on top (ceramic tiles, glass blocks, grout), but it held up! My shower drains perfectly and no leaks. I expect my shower to be maintenance free for years.
July 26, 2014