What exactly are wet room shower trays?
With the ever changing design styles within uk homes it's important to get this right while trying to improve on your home and bathrooms. Within the recent years wet room shower trays are becoming more and more popular especially when retro fitting and replacing the old shower tray that used to flex, with a new modern sleek lined design of a wet room.
It's important to prepare and plan what you are looking to achieve within the wet room area, you can still place your wet room shower tray on top of a platform to create a step up profile but just as importantly you can now create a floor that is flush with the wetroom tray allowing for easy access.
Installing and building the wetroom area can give a perception of a larger bathroom, with minimal glass being used instead of bulky shower doors you are able to open up your bathroom.
There are multiple wet room shower trays on the market and also different wetroom trays for different types of installation, the vast majority that are manufactured within the UK or within Europe are made from and XPS Foam core which is compressed and then coated with a polymer cement face within is usually reinforced to take tiles. There are also glass reinforced wetroom shower trays that can be utilised to span timber joists and are incredibly strong and do not require any support from under boarding.
Taking into account the different types of wet room shower trays you also need to investigate where you are going to place your drain, timber joist in and cause bigger issues than you might think, you can usually over come this by utilising an offset drain location, however with a concrete floor you will usually utilise a vertical drain that goes in to a 110mm soil pipe.
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