Need help designing a shower system
Maybe it's age, maybe it's reno weariness, but this DIY Master bath (and soon-to-be-followed by Main bath) Reno, seems to be taking on a life of its own, and I'm definitely suffering from analysis paralysis! Anyhow, we are gutting an ~ 5 X 9 bath, and putting in a 3 x 5 shower across one end. I have two major questions:
1) I have read, and think I have a pretty good grasp of how to waterproof the walls using Hydroban. We plan to tile the walls, and use a custom-made cultured marble shower pan. How do I have the water-proofing continue from the waterproofed substrate to the pan? I am assuming moisture will drain down from behind the tiles and not permeate the hydroban covered cement board. Where does it escape to? Do I have to leave an opening below the tile, and not caulk between the tile and the pan?
2) This is the list of parts in my shopping cart if I order my shower through Hudson Reed. I assume I could just replicate the same type of parts if I ordered some other type of shower?
3-Way Concealed Triple Valve with Diverter, Overhead Shower Plus Two Other Outlets
1 x 12" Round Shower Rose Fixed Head
1 x Chrome Wall Mounted Arm
Flow Control Handle:
2 x Quest Flow Control Handle
1 x Quest Thermostatic Handle
1 x Triple Trim Plate (Square Flange)
1 x Kubix Square Slider Rail Shower Kit with Handset
4 x Square Chrome Body Spray Shower Jet
1 x Brass Triple Diverter Valve Rough-In Body