Floor Drain or Bath Screen?

19 Feb 2015
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The plan is of a bathroom that will be on the 1st floor. Marine ply floor, either tanked or water-proof matted, over timber joists.

There will be an overhead shower over the bath indicated by the blue circle, and a folding glass bath screen indicated by the blue line.

I hadn't intended on installing a floor drain. However if there was a floor drain, could the glass bath screen be dispensed with, or, if there is a floor drain should the glass screen still be retained?

If there was a floor drain (due to no glass screen), then, I wonder if it should be a single circular drain, or the long grille type and if the ply floor would have to be sloped?


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I would rotate that bath 180 degrees as it is better to stand under a shower at the tap end of a bath where there is no back rest to risk slipping on when you’re soaped up and your eyes are shut! Also allows you to get right under the spray.

Screen required else you’ll forever be wiping down other furniture in room to remove droplets from a shower.

I would also fit a wall mounted diverter valve off centred, in the long back wall, to the right, that switches between shower and an XO bath filler - this way you won’t need any deck-mounted bath filler to clean/reach and you can start shower without getting wet.
We have a sliding 2 part screen and it's a pain, finally got it to seal after buying an extra seal to act as a wiper.

I'd move the shower head back and use a 1 piece screen if you can..
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It sounds like youre proposing a wetroom but keeping the bath ???????

I'd suggest a low profile shower tray fitted at floor level, move the shower head further back to the door wall and have a fixed screen just as Keithmac suggested, easier, less expensive and more reliable than a wetroom. Plus a nice large white tray and quality tray looks better than a wet room in my opinion.

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