Shower Pans are available in two basic types - dedicated size (standard) single cavity molds, and very cost-efficient "Universal" Shower Pan molds.
Universal Molds are large molds that can be used to make any number of castings of different sizes and proportions from a single mold - thus they are an economical, highly versatile option for shops if you don't want to stock a lot of different shower pan molds.
|1054 Series||1052 Series||1051 Series||1050 Series|
|Number of Models||7 models||4 models||30 models||2 models + 17 Universal models|
|Slip Resistant Textured Pan Pattern (ASTM F 462-1994 Standard compliant)?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Integral Water Dam (Threshold)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Camberred/Chamferred Pan Sidewalls*||Yes||Yes (3 Sided)||Yes (Slight Camber)||No|
|Minimum 1/4" per foot drain slope?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (1 Exception)|
|Universal Pan Available?||No||No||No||Yes|
|National Building Standards Code compliant?||Yes|
|Meet requirements ofASTM F 462-1994?||Yes|
|Other Features||Additional raised Dam to ensure no water leakage|
* In this series, a three-sided threshold is provided, and the front threshold substitutes a short wheelchair ramp to offer wheelchair access to the shower.
Universal Shower Pan molds simply make economic sense - since you can produce any number of different size and shape shower pan castings from a single "universal" mold. If size is an issue, you can order a smaller overall mold size (see chart below for available sizes). Universal Shower Pans can be cast at full size (as shown below), or smaller. Determine what size shower pan you need, and define that around the drain located where you need it. All 1050 Universal Shower Pans have center drains and a minimum drain slope of 1/4" per foot of horizontal distance. All 1050 Universal Shower Pans have center drains and a minimum drain slope of 1/4” per foot of horizontal distance. Surface is textured.
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