With space at a premium and a lot of people simply not having time to use the bath, free-standing showers are becoming popular. Being able to simply step into the shower is much easier than climbing into the bath, for those with mobility problems. However, not every bathroom has the advantages of a ‘wet room’ style floor, with drainage and sealing. Below we will explain how to fit a shower tray.
How to Fit a Shower Tray
- Let’s face it. Showers are the bathing choice of everyone.
- So if the bathroom has become a family bottleneck because you don’t have enough shower stalls or the one you have is leaking.
- We’ll show you how to replace a leaky base, replace a tub with a shower only or install an additional shower to handle the demand.
- Preformed shower bases have simplified the installation method.
- They’re virtually leakproof and are easier to install than traditional solid mortar bases.
- Still, setting a base can be challenging, especially when you’re remodeling older plumbing.
- Our step-by-step instructions will take you right up to the point where the walls are ready to complete. But we won’t go into those finish details here.
- This is mostly a plumbing project. To take it on, you should be familiar with pipe joining techniques.
- Mostly this involves cutting and cementing plastic pipes and fittings. Don’t worry if you make mistakes.
- The materials are inexpensive and corrections are made by cutting out sections and installing the new fittings and pipes.
- Completing this job—getting the old tub out, reworking the plumbing and installing the new base will take time.
- If you have to run the drain line through joists or studs, we recommend that you rent the 1/2-in. right-angle drill and a 2-in. hole saw.
- Otherwise, basic plumbing tools and hand tools are all you’ll need. Be sure to apply for the plumbing permit and have the inspection done at the rough-in stage and after everything is complete.