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09-08-2009, 08:37 AM
I am about to have a shower redone in corian. I have been told to use the original tile for the floor. Can I use corian? Or is there a better solution?
09-08-2009, 06:02 PM
Not sure exactly what you're asking. A shower pan (the floor) needs to be sloped to the drain, and needs a lip so Corian walls could be applied to make the whole thing waterproof. A typical tiled shower has a liner that goes at least a few inches above the top of the curb. Anything less, and you are at risk for failure.
If you have a Corian pan, I'd be surprised if it could accept tile.
For shower construction help, you may want to check out www.johnbridge.com (http://www.johnbridge.com).
Corian is too rigid to be bent to make a one piece sloping floor. It is usually too narrow to make a one piece floor also.Cultured marble will deform to make a depressed shower base, but not Corian.