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  • Bristol, CT
Asked on Mar 20, 2018

Looking to increase the size of a shower stall

WendyShore grandmomNancy Turner


We have a shower stall in a basement 1/2 bath which measures 32” x 32”. We’d like to remove this and re-install with a larger unit - 36” x 36”. Our problem is the drain, which is in concrete and located for the 32” unit.
What’s the best way to increase the shower size without having to re-work the concrete?

4 answers
  • Pat Russell
    on Mar 20, 2018

    I have seen shower floors with offset drains, so there must be a maker of these shower floors. Google it! Also, maybe you can "do it yourself" by using a shower floor base that has no drain hole??? Personally, I'd check with my plumber first!
  • Nancy Turner
    on Mar 20, 2018

    As long as the floor to the shower drains to the drain, it shouldn't be a problem if it isn't centered, make sure the drain stays the lowest point.
  • Shore grandmom
    on Mar 20, 2018

    If you tile the shower floor, you can slope the wet bed to the drain. It would probably be best to have a tile guy do that. You'd have a better chance of not having puddles that don't drain.
  • Wendy
    on Mar 21, 2018

    Good luck and let us know!
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