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Underneath showers

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Sanlucar79, 17 Sep 2020.

  1. Sanlucar79

    Sanlucar79

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    Hi,
    I am replacing a very old shower as part of a bathroom overhaul. I Will need to level the floor but currently the new shower pan has a gap beneath It as It rests on the floor by its sides with the actual base elevated. It is fibreglass. My question is do I need anything in this space to support the base? Or should It be strong enough as is? Thanks
     
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    Depends what your new shower tray is and how you're fitting out the cubicle (plastic enclosure, tiled walls, plastic panels, who knows).
    If its a timber floor usually wise to put a sheet of 25mm ply under the tray
     
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    Tile walls, concrete floor. But as I explained the centre is off the ground only the sides touch the floor. Thanks
     
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    Ok. Again depends on your shower tray. The cast resin ones usually need a mortar bed to completely support them, plastic & fibreglass vary but will usually benefit from full support rather than edge only (much less movement in the tray when you step into it)
     
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