Shower bases, or pans, made of acrylic, fiberglass, or solid-surface material have made shower installation a lot easier, and today they are frequently used instead of custom artistic tile bases, regardless of whether the shower walls are tiled. These pans are available in the scope of stock sizes or can be custom-manufactured to fill a specific space. They are simply set into the spot before walls are finished and are associated with the drain system. Most shower pans are easy to install, and quality versions will offer many years of inconvenience free service if they are installed accurately.
However, usually for some shower pans to flex underfoot, especially if an overwhelming user is in the shower. This may or may not be a problem, contingent upon the design of the shower pan and the level of flexion, but in some cases, severe flexing can cause stress on the drain fittings and may cause a break around the shower drain. In intense cases, a cheap, weak shower pan may even create cracks in its floor surface.
Reasons for Shower Pans Flexing
There are several reasons why a shower pan may flex underfoot:
Solutions for Flexing Shower Pans
Solutions to the flexing can run from doing nothing at all to evacuating the base to re-try the installation:
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