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Why we wouldn’t recommend shower cubicles – part 2

Instead of shower cubicles we’d recommend fitting a walk-in wetroom shower tray. Here are a few examples of a couple that we’ve done recently and for more examples please visit our pinterest page

On this one above we

  • fitted a 100% water proof wet room shower tray under the tiles
  • with a solvent weld / ‘glued’ shower trap underneath it (as opposed to a compression one like in the above example, and probably 99% of bathrooms too).
  • built a small dwarf wall, with a fixed glass panel on top of it (no hinges, no rubber seals, no movement in it, therefore no leaks…ever,
  • and a small 10cm square “step / ridge” from the dwarf wall across to the wall – trapping the water inside that area. Not always necessary on a wetroom, but we like it as an extra precaution, especially in bathrooms that will get a lot of use (This one above was in a house share in Brixton, 4 people, one bathroom – we thought it was a good idea :))
  • We also strengthen all the floor joists, using noggins, and levelled up the bathroom floor too.

The dwarf wall was made of 100% water proof jacko board, the wetroom tray that we tiled onto was 100% waterproof, and all the edges / joins were sealed with waterproof jointing tape and compound. The shower enclosure was 100% watertight BEFORE we’d even tiled. To be honest it didn’t even need tiling, but obviously looks a bit better with the tiles. The tile edges we ‘mitred’ too, meaning that we didn’t have to use any cheap looking plastic tile trim. If you see the pic below, you’ll see well “tanked” the wetroom area is. There are no weak points and we guarantee it will last a very long time.

For more details about these jobs please see the following links on our site:

Bathroom Refurbishment Northcote Road, Clapham

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