Are you looking to learn how to fit shower trays? With 1/3 of people having spent roughly £589 on fixing up their home. So, we’re not surprised that more and more people want to learn this useful skill.
Without further ado, let’s dive into our handy hints and tips so you can get to work!
Before ordering a shower tray, always accurately measure your bathroom. It’s easy to order one that’s too big for the room accidentally.
If this happens to you, the chances are you’ll have little choice but to order a new one. So, take a bit of time doing the maths before purchasing anything.
Are You Installing Your Stone Resin Shower Tray onto Timber Flooring?
If you’re installing your shower tray onto timber flooring, you need to make sure the floorboards are securely fixed and in good condition. Stone resin trays can be heavy.
If they’re not securely fastened, be sure to source thick grade chipboard, and cut it to fit the size of the shower tray. Once you’ve done that, put it to one side until you’re ready to fit it into place.
Before fixing the chipboard, ensure there aren’t any pipes or electrical connections located directly beneath the floor of the tray.
Once you’ve got your shower tray in the desired place, mark where the shower waste sits on the floor. You can use the hole to draw the circle on the floor. This will likely be a 50 or 90mm circle.
Then, remove the shower tray and check below floor level to see whether there’s enough space for the waste and pipe work to be installed in this location.
Once you’ve established this will work, drill a hole that’s large enough in diameter to allow the waste pipe to sit in. A drill with a hole saw bit is perfect for this.
Now, you need to complete the following steps:
- Grab a transparent waterproofing agent and seal the installation area.
- Install the waste trap to the shower tray, using a silicone sealant to ensure a watertight seal.
- Before fitting the shower tray, lay a base of at least 5mm of a sand-cement mixture.
- Now you’ve created the base ensure the top of the tray is level. However, you’ll need to remember that the bottom of the tray will fall slightly to aid drainage. This means it’ll dip somewhat towards the waste hole- so you’ll need to factor that into your calculations.
- Next, seal all of the tray to wall joints with silicone sealant.
Now, once you’ve finished all of the above, you can tile the wall behind the shower tray. Once you’re done tiling, you can apply the final bead of silicone sealant between the tray and tiles.
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