best way to get a 48x34 shower pan for tile?
Before I sigh, take the plunge, and consider doing an actual mud pan with the preslope etc., which just seems Sisyphean to me, I want to ask if there is any one of the pre-formed pans, e.g. Wedi, etc., that are trustworthy, can be cut to size, and won't crack. I read that two people's Tile-Redi pans cracked,which would be a big bummer.
And re cutting: granted I haven't mocked one out yet completely, but I try to visualize it and just don't see how would you cut a 48 x 36 down to 34 without creating some funky non aligned edge at the far ends...am I just thinking of it wrong?
Thanks--if I can avoid the mud thing I'd be very happy--I am not trusting myself to do that right, even though rationally I know that I could probably do it, no problem. If I do go that route, are those wedges, kind of like stencils or jigs, that you put in to the shower pan area to help you know the grade as you're leveling the concrete useful? Or are they a gimmick that is less than it's advertised to be?
Thanks so much. I could ask over at JB but I don't want to start a whole new thread on this shower. I will say that I'm pretty darn thrilled about finding all the tile at massive discount at a Habitat store :)