A shower is a place in which a person bathes under a spray of typically warm or hot water. Indoors, there is a drain in the floor. Most showers have temperature, spray pressure and adjustable showerhead nozzle. The simplest showers have a swivelling nozzle aiming down on the user, while more complex showers have a showerhead connected to a hose that has a mounting bracket. This allows the showerer to hold the showerhead by hand to spray the water at different parts of their body. A shower can be installed in a small shower stall or bathtub with a plastic shower curtain or door. Showering is common in Western culture due to the efficiency of using it compared with a bathtub. Its use in hygiene is, therefore, common practice.

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  1. Jordon

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  2. S

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  3. R

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  4. M

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  5. T

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  6. S

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  7. R

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    I’ve tanked a the bathroom walls with Mapei showerproofing kit and I’ve installed a shower tray. The walls are all tiled now and I am going to do the last row in on top of the shower tray. My question is because Mapei recommend putting the tape along the shower tray and wall and tanking over...
  8. B

    Steam-Shower Pan Materials & Techniques

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  9. C

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  10. Spbeatpoet

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    Aloha everyone. I've embarked on a bathroom remodel. I opted to use the hydro block shower pan and system. When I notched my joists and set my presloped pan, I've ended up flush with the existing wood subfloor. As such, now if I put any hardi board on top of subfloor, the transition to the...
  11. R

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    Hello We recently had our bathroom renovated. We have a walk-in shower, so the tiles are the same in the shower and the bathroom floor. One of the porcelain tiles (large format: 800x800x10mm) has cracked by the walk-in shower. The tile was cut (‘L’ shape cut) to fit the wet room kit. The crack...
  12. J

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    Hi. Just thinking about shower trays. Do shower trays with an integrated upstand require sealing where tiles sit upon the tray? I wondered if this type of tray (if silicone is not required) would be better suited to a bathroom that has a history of silicone going mouldy where the tiles touch...
  13. T

    Shower glass pane against skimmed wall and up against tile edge.

    Hi all, This forum has been a wealth of knowledge for me while i tackled our new build. A quick question please regarding wetroom wall tiles and a glass partition. Where the wall tile meets the glass partition (tile will finish here and not go beyond the glass), do i finish the edge of the...
  14. C

    Tiler required to fix badly installed shower - Canterbury Kent

    We paid to have a new shower room installed just over 2 years ago. They fitted a false plasterboard wall in order to make a smaller shower base fit more easily and then tiled straight over the plasterboard. Recently some of the tiles have fallen off the wall (600x300). I removed the front of the...
  15. N

    Advice please - Epoxy resin shower corners

    I have been searching for information on internal corners joints for shower. I have epoxy resin which I have used to join mitred tiles on a difficult angle external corner. Is I OK to use epoxy resin in joint on internal corners? I plan to use epoxy grout for remainder of shower. The shower has...
  16. S

    Mastik failing quickly in marble tiled shower

    Hi, I recently had a contractor strip out and replace all the Mastik in my shower as it had failed. It was a very poor job and not colour matched. The new contractor did a good job, or appeared tom with a matched colour (Jasmine) but less than two months on it has completely failed, coming away...
  17. I

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  18. A

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  20. R

    Shower Pan NOOB needs Adult Supervision

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