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RedGard® Shower Base Kit

RedGard® Shower Base Kit

The RedGard® Shower Base is a cement mortar bed and curb substitute that is pre-sloped at a 2% grade to the drain. It is a 3-lb. High Density R EPS material that is encapsulated in a fiber mesh and epoxy finish. This allows for superior strength using an EPS product. The Shower Base is a nonporous finished product that has a unique drain connection that is able to use any tile shower drain. The base comes with curbs and flanges pre-attached, and is coated in RedGard brand liquid waterproofing membrane. The Shower Base is installed “just like a tile”, using a modified thin-set mortar. Installation time is minimal, with same day completion. Available in 17 size/curb configurations.

RedGard® Shower Base Kit also includes:

  • 9' x 12' plastic sheeting roll
  • Drain Assembly - PVC drain fits standard 2" sewer line, square top strainer
  • 10.1 oz tube of urethane sealant
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • Instructional DVD and booklet
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Suitable Tile Types

  • Vitreous, semi-vitreous or non-vitreous tile: ceramic, quarry, cement body tile, pavers
  • Impervious porcelain
  • Brick and stone veneer
  • Cement-based precast terrazzo
  • Gauged or ungauged natural stone tile
  • No minimum tile size

Suitable Substrates

Any suitable substrate that you would normally build a tile shower bed on that is level; concrete, approved plywood surface, secured backer board, etc.

Composition & Materials

3-lb. High Density R EPS material that is encapsulated in a fiber mesh and epoxy finish.

Benefits

The RedGard® Shower Base is a one piece pre-sloped component of a shower system that should be used with a cement backerboard such as WonderBoard® Lite backerboard. The base comes with curbs and flanges pre-attached, fitting 17 common floor sizes/orientations. All parts are pre-waterproofed with RedGard® brand liquid waterproofing membrane, so additional treatments are not necessary. The Shower Base replaces traditional pan liners that can easily tear, puncture or get damaged during installation. It is made of tough 3lb EPS, fiber mesh, and epoxy, resulting in a strong lightweight foundation. The Shower Base has a leak proof guarantee available for commercial and residential jobs.

Limitations

The RedGard Shower Base is not intended for use without a suitable substrate that can support the finished shower install.

Technical Data

Documentation

Technical Data Sheet Shower Installation Systems Brochure

Technical Properties Chart

The core material of the RedGard Shower Base is the 3 lb High Density R EPS (expanded polystyrene).
The base is covered on both sides with a fiber mesh and epoxy resins. The bottom of the base is flat; the top is sloped to the drain at a 2% pitch (¼” per foot). Any size tile can be used on the Shower Base including river rock. The base has a typical compressive strength of 118 PSI per ASTM D1621‐00.

Product Warranty

The RedGard Shower Base comes with a limited lifetime warranty on being free from manufacturer’s defect. A full system warranty is available with the use of specific CUSTOM installation products.

Resources

Base Sizes and Configurations Installation Instructions - English Installation Instructions - French Installation Instructions - Spanish

Technical Properties Chart

The core material of the RedGard Shower Base is the 3 lb High Density R EPS (expanded polystyrene).
The base is covered on both sides with a fiber mesh and epoxy resins. The bottom of the base is flat; the top is sloped to the drain at a 2% pitch (¼” per foot). Any size tile can be used on the Shower Base including river rock. The base has a typical compressive strength of 118 PSI per ASTM D1621‐00.

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