Installing a Shower: A Step-by-Step Guide | Major Construction, Glendale CA

A shower installation can be a daunting task, but with this step-by-step guide, it doesn't have to be. Follow these simple instructions and have your new shower installed in no time!


2/8/20231 min read

Installing a shower can be an intimidating task, but with the right information, it’s not as difficult as you might think. This step-by-step guide will take you through the process of installing a shower from start to finish.

Step One: Gather Your Materials
Before you start any project, it’s important to make sure you have all the necessary materials and tools. For this project, you’ll need a shower pan, drain assembly, caulk, plumber’s putty, silicone sealant, tape measure, level, and tile adhesive.

Step Two: Prepare the Area
Once your materials are gathered and ready to go, you’ll need to prepare the area where the shower will be installed. Start by removing any existing fixtures or tiles in order to provide a clean surface for installation. Once that is done, use your tape measure and level to ensure that your shower is level and centered on its base. This step is important because it ensures that water won’t pool in one area when taking your showers.

Step Three: Install Your Fixtures
Now that everything is prepped and ready to go, it’s time to install your fixtures. Start by setting the shower pan into place and attaching it with screws according to the manufacturer's instructions. Next up is the drain assembly; attach this piece according to its instructions as well. Once both pieces are securely in place, use your caulk or plumber’s putty around the perimeter of both pieces for added security against leaks over time. Lastly, apply silicone sealant around all edges of both pieces before moving on to step four.

Step Four:
Tile Your Shower Now that all of your fixtures are secure and sealed up tight against future leaks or damage caused by water exposure over time - it's time for tiling! Apply tile adhesive directly onto each tile before pressing them firmly into place one at a time until the entire wall or floor space has been covered with tiles entirely. Allow 24 hours for drying before using any water on or around newly tiled surfaces! You did it - You just successfully installed a new shower! Congratulations! With these tips in mind you can now confidently install showers like a pro anytime you want! Give yourself a pat on the back - You earned it!