Can a section of a bathroom be made into a watroom

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by bond007, Jul 7, 2021.

  1. bond007

    bond007 Well-Known Member

    So it should look something like this then..
    Now just need to decide if I want a screen along back of shower tray.
    Was only thinking of on side.
    but then the back part will have alot water splashes.
     

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  2. Ceebee

    Ceebee Active Member

    I didn’t realise you were considering a screen, Even with the end panel you’ll also get splashes through the ‘door’, any reason why you can’t use just a longer side screen and enter through the end? It’ll give you more useable wet area and may negate the need to recess the tray flush to the floor if you’re prepared to whizz over it with the bath mat when you’re done.
     
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  3. bond007

    bond007 Well-Known Member

    Also, I'm wanting to put a freestanding bath against the wall.
    My question was how would I ever have access to tap fixtures or trap in future if there were any problems?
     

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  4. bond007

    bond007 Well-Known Member

    I have a 25mm profile tray.
    Plumber saying he wants to sit in the floor.
    Reinforce the joist with noggins and put 9mm ply on it.
    Then the tray on top of that.

    Will 9mm ply with no noggins be strong enough for no movement please?
     
  5. Ceebee

    Ceebee Active Member

    Personally I'd use noggings and battens fixed to the sides of the joists and set 18mm down so you can drop strips of 18mm ply in to finish flush with the top of the joists.
     
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  6. bond007

    bond007 Well-Known Member

    In that case if leaving it flush with current floor.
    Why not jus keep current floorboard and cut a hole out for the waste and pipe?

    The whole point of sitting the tray on top of joist with ply on is so the main floor isn't too high.
    Because the way you saying it.. The current floor will be 25mm raised on top of existing floor board.

    To sit the tray below floor level means the main floor won't be as high after ply and tiled.
     
  7. Ceebee

    Ceebee Active Member

    Read it again, my way the tray will be sat 9mm below your way.
     
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  8. bond007

    bond007 Well-Known Member

    Cut out made for the tray now.
    How best would you fit it.
    25mm profile.
    Wanting the tiles flushed with tray with end finish
    18mm floorbaord removed
     

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  9. Ceebee

    Ceebee Active Member

    Surely your fitter knows how to do this?

    You need to work out the finished height of your floor and work to that, floorboards (check for movement and screw down if necessary) will need overboarding with material suitable for taking tiles (I use magnesium board screwed down over tile adhesive) then take into account the highest point of the existing floor, thickness of tile plus adhesive and work back from that, with only 7mm difference between the existing floorboard and tray you'll need to add some height to the joists with another board over the 18mm ply/joist arrangement already discussed.
     
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  10. fff

    fff Active Member

    I’m wondering why have you got the extra 90 degree on the pushfit?
     
  11. bond007

    bond007 Well-Known Member

    He does but I'm making sure it's the correct way by asking questions on here.
    Cos a single 90 push fit would make the pipe arched a like a rainbow
     
  12. fff

    fff Active Member

    What about no 90 pushfit. Straight pipe?
     
  13. Ceebee

    Ceebee Active Member

    Just because I do things a certain way doesn’t necessarily make it the ‘correct’ way. I would imagine there’s nothing worse than having a customer watching over your shoulder double checking everything especially when the customer themselves has no actual experience in bathroom fitting.
     
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  14. bond007

    bond007 Well-Known Member

    Good Job the plumber and me and have a good understanding about the whole project.
     
  15. bond007

    bond007 Well-Known Member

    My shower tray instruction state it should be laid on sand cement mix.
    However plumber adamant to only use flexible adhesive. Said never had issues before.

    Its a 25mm crosswater low profile tray sitting
    on top of 9mm ply.

    Flexible adhesive OK?
     
  16. dcox

    dcox Screwfix Select

    Lots of older threads talking about this. Flexible adhesive would almost certainly do the job but would void any warranty on the tray.
     
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  17. bond007

    bond007 Well-Known Member

    I'm not concerned about warranty.. Just wana make sure it don't move and flex.
     

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