fitting stone resin shower tray

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  1. darren bergin

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    Just about to fit a stone resin shower tray onto wooden t &g floorboards
    Can i place this tray direct onto floorboards held with mastic, or should i make a wooden frame & base for it to sit on?
    i hear tilng should be done afterwards for a more waterproof fixture

    any help appreciated before i plough ahead
    ta
     
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    has it got legs are are you laying it flat to the floor?
     
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    it lies flat to the floor
     
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    what are you doing on the rest of the floor ? tiling etc.
    have you made an access in the floor to join the pipe to the trap ?
    what do the mi's say ? follow what they recommend or your warranty won't be worth the paper its on.

    is it the 4" t&g flooring thats down or larger floorboards ?
     
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    yes i just want to lie it flat on normal floorboards
    i want to fit waterproof laminate boards for the rest of the floor in bathroom
    what should i use on base ? some sort of mastic?

    i can run the laminate boards under the shower if need be
    will it be better to lay shower on the laminate boarding ?
    same principle applies though how do i fix it down
    thanks
     
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    Mortar - sand and cement. Reasonably wet mix straight onto floorboards. Tap gently around edges (pref with rubber mallet) to ensure level and bedded in. Leave overnight

    Laminate after - will cover the mortar showing at bottom rim of tray.
     
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    cheers swidders
    thanks

    so gripfill is a no no
     
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    Correct - it needs to be able to support the weight while you level it and it goes off. If you like, you could use floor tile adhesive, but I keep to wet, soft buttery consistency mortar - 3, 4 or 5 parts builders sand to 1 part cement (with a bit of washing-up liquid or plasticiser squirted into the water first).

    Remember to get the rim level, not the base of the shower - it will have a run-off slope incorporated into its design.

    Finally, if you can, squirt a load of cheap sanitary sealant between the sides and the wall to help create a full seal.

    Will look out for you now on the tiling forum... :LOL:
     

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