When it comes to shower installation, the details are just as important as the final result. Installing the right shower base, door and tray are essential, but you also need to consider the work behind the walls. The right wall backer boards are just as essential as the shower itself, and you don’t want to settle for the first ones you see. Likewise, if you’re replacing the wall panels, don’t be tempted to settle for the first ones you see in the big box stores – the selection is not nearly as extensive as it is online. Lastly, make sure you avoid the cheap imitations.
Installing a Shower Base
You can install a shower base on a concrete floor, but there are a few important factors to consider before you begin. A concrete floor will prevent leaks, but you may need to reroute pipes or make repairs to the structure, resulting in a shower base that is not flat and functions poorly. To avoid these problems, hiring a professional is a good idea. After you’ve bought your new shower base, you’ll need to install it on a concrete floor, which is not the easiest task.
Make sure the floor is level and even, and then pour the self-leveling compound. Be careful not to let the mortar runoff and create a pool of water, since the shower base will sit on top of the mortar. Once the shower pan is level, you can install the drain, and then fit the enclosure. Before installing the shower enclosure, read the instructions from the manufacturer of your new shower base. There may be more than one drain in a bathroom, so be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to prevent any complications.
Installing a Shower Door
Before installing a shower door, you must determine its size. If it is a fixed door, make sure that the track fits snugly on the threshold. If it is a sliding door, you should hang it in a shower door guide. If it is a sliding door, you should make sure that the track is fully fixed, but it is possible to get it out of its track by cutting the top support bar. If you have not already done this, you can use a hacksaw to cut it to fit.
When installing the glass part of the Door, make sure that you place the Wall profiles on the Shower base, tight against the wall. Then, extend the Glass side of the Door assembly by stretching the top and bottom Expanding rails. Pull out the Wall profiles, then install the door in place. Once you are done, you can install the rest of the shower door. But be sure to follow the instructions for the glass portion.
Installing a Shower Tray
When installing a shower tray, it is important to follow certain steps to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. First, prepare the area for the new tray. Prepare a suitable area by lifting the floorboards. This will reveal the floor joists. Then, measure the length of the tray, leaving a minimum of 3mm space around the tray. Then, cut a hole for the shower waste to allow it to fit into the hole. Be sure to use a jigsaw to ensure accuracy and precision.
After cutting and leveling the area, apply a waterproof sealant to the entire surface. You can use a mortar mix to create a thick base, consisting of one part cement and five parts sand. Apply this mix in a layer, creating a thick base that will hold up the weight of the shower tray. Once this is done, use a spirit level to check that the plaster is level and that there is sufficient mortar.
Installing a Neo-Angle Shower
Adding a neo-angle shower to your bathroom is a great way to maximize the space in your bathroom, while still updating it with modern style. While you may need a contractor to install this type of shower, there are many DIY options available that do not require extensive remodeling. This type of shower installation also requires you to leave a narrow gap between the track and wall, and you may want to hire a helper to keep the rails level and mark where to drill holes.
A neo-angle shower requires a cement board and a drain fitting. A jigsaw with a carbide blade, a stud finder, a trowel, and drywall marking tools are necessary to install this type of shower. You’ll also need to purchase a liner that fits the shape of your shower pan. Some do-it-yourselfers will also use a fabric membrane, while others will simply paint a liner on the floor.
Installing a Walk-in Shower
If you want to make your bathroom more accessible, installing a walk-in shower may be the perfect solution. You can choose the size, shape, and color of your walk-in shower. The enclosure can be as simple as a glass partition or as fancy as a glass tiled floor. However, it’s important to choose a design that matches your home’s style and budget. Walk-in showers are available in a variety of styles, including glass walls and doors, frosted glass doors, and even glass bricks. If you are looking for a less expensive option, you can choose a prefabricated walk-in shower kit. Prefabricated walk-in shower kits cost anywhere from $800 to $2,500, depending on the size and brand. Depending on your taste, you can save even more money by installing the shower yourself. Just keep in mind that walk-in shower prices are subject to variation, so it’s a good idea to consult with a contractor before deciding on a walk-in shower kit.