Vinyl flooring under shower tray

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by SootyCat, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. SootyCat

    SootyCat New Member

    I am completely refitting my mum's tiny bathroom 1600mm x 2350mm.
    Sorted on how to do the plumbing and tiling (get a friend who has done several bathroom refits to help !!!).
    Not sure on the flooring though under the shower tray.
    As the floorboards are horrendous, was going to lay marine ply over the whole floor with round cut outs for the pipes and shower drain. Silcone the joints, countersunk stainless steel screws and pipes.
    Then lay the vinyl with holes for pipes and shower drain.
    Fit shower tray and the use clear silicone around the tray.
    Is this the correct way ?
  2. longboat

    longboat Screwfix Select

    No. You need to fit the tray before the finish flooring is laid.
    The tray needs to be bedded onto the plywood subfloor (rapid set tile adhesive is best imo) with a mortar mix as recommended by the manufacturer.
    The vinyl would then be cut to fit around the tray.
  3. SootyCat

    SootyCat New Member

    Hi, perhaps I didn't make it clear the shower tray is going to be on a wooden frame rather than the manufacturers plastic legs. Thanks
  4. 2dowhat

    2dowhat Member

    Why are you using ss screws, are you expecting leaks,!
  5. SootyCat

    SootyCat New Member

    Nope. Just they aren't anymore expensive and why not ?

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