Installing an insulated wet room shower tray requires some specialized knowledge and expertise, and it’s recommended to consult with a professional installer or contractor who has experience with this type of shower base. However, here is a general overview of the installation process:
Prepare the subfloor: The subfloor must be level and stable before installing the shower tray. Any bumps or uneven areas should be leveled, and the subfloor should be clean and free of debris.
Install the drain: The drain must be installed in the center of the shower tray, and the height of the drain must be adjusted to match the thickness of the tray.
Cut the tray to size: The insulated wet room shower tray can be cut to size using a handsaw or a jigsaw. It’s important to measure the space accurately and to cut the tray to the correct size and shape to fit the bathroom layout.
Install the tray: The tray is then placed onto the subfloor and leveled using shims or wedges as needed. The tray should be firmly secured to the subfloor using a suitable adhesive.
Apply the mesh layer: Once the tray is securely in place, a mesh layer is applied to provide structural reinforcement. The mesh layer is typically secured to the tray using a waterproof adhesive.
Apply the cement coating: The final layer is a cement coating that is applied over the mesh layer. This layer is smoothed out and left to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before tiling over.
Tile over the tray: Once the cement coating has dried, the tray can be tiled over to create a seamless and waterproof shower area.
It’s important to note that proper waterproofing measures must be taken to ensure that water does not penetrate the shower tray and cause damage to the subfloor or other bathroom structures. This can involve applying a waterproof membrane or sealant to the walls and floor surrounding the shower area. A professional installer or contractor with experience in wet room shower installations can provide guidance on the best waterproofing measures for your specific bathroom layout and needs.