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Pro's Picks: KBRS Tile-Basin

A tileable shower base that eliminates the need for a mud bed and pre-slope that’s needed in traditional shower systems.


February 27, 2020
This article first appeared in the March 2020 issue of Pro Remodeler.

Eric Anderson

President, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia

Swainsboro, Georgia

 

 

 

We’re all looking for ways to be more efficient on the job and to use products that give our clients the best performance. It’s not always easy to find a product that does both, but we’ve found that KBRS products fit the bill.

The KBRS Tile-Basin in particular is one of our favorites. It’s a tileable shower base that eliminates the need for a mud bed and pre-slope that’s needed in traditional shower systems. I’ve installed so many other well-known brands, but those still require a certain amount of skill to make sure you’ve got a 100% leak-proof system. KBRS’s product makes it much easier and quicker to get the same result. I’d estimate it saves 3-5 hours of time per shower compared to a mud-bed system. 

With the KBRS Tile-Basin, I can order any size and configuration (curved, curbed, no curbs, diamond shaped, you name it), and it’s built to my specs. It comes pre-sloped, and it’s completely leak-proof from the start. Frame the walls around it, place thinset, set it down, connect it to a standard drain for tiled showers, and it’ll be 100% leak-proof. It can be done by anyone with (almost) any skill level, and it’s very light compared to a mud-bed system (no bags of mortar to drag).

I can place an order and typically in two weeks or less, I’ll have a customized shower pan. It’s insanely fast. There is a bit of lead time for the customization, but they do offer ShowerSlope, which comes pre-sloped without the waterproofing membrane coating or factory-installed flanges or curb, making it cut-to-fit in the field.

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