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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    Tiling on top of shower tray with tanking

    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...
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    Steam-Shower Pan Materials & Techniques

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    tilling onto wood in shower room

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  4. Spbeatpoet

    Ditra over shower pan

    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...
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    Cracked tile in shower

    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...
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    Upstand shower trays

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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Advice on new tiled shower stall - thermal insulation, embedding shower pan

    Hi, New to the forum. I'm going to be installing a new corner, shower unit with tiled walls, glass doors and acrylic shower pan, as part of a bathroom re-modelling project. I'm not a pro. Would appreciate expert advice on several points. The new shower will replace an old 'one piece' molded...
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    Best shower former for wetrooms 2022

    This is something that's been causing me a bit of a headache these past few weeks, deciding on which shower former and tanking solution to go for on a timber floor. I was pretty much sold on The Impey Linear 4 former and waterguard kit in the beginning but been looking at other options. I've...
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    Shower timer with shut off Acqua Tempus -

    The Acqua Tempus shower timer is an easy-to-install device that restricts the maximum shower time, thus saving large amounts of water and gas. It prevents our children or hotel guests from taking excessively long showers, reducing our water and gas bills and helping to combat global warming...
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    Shower Pan NOOB needs Adult Supervision

    First time renovating a shower, had a few silly questions. - is adding one layer of 2x2 on top of the flat 2x4 sufficient outer lip (on the three sides without a curb) for my pans mud beds? Shower is 5x3.5 so 2.5’ from drain at longest point. Do I really need 2x6 perimeter if I don’t plan on...
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    Shower tiling does this contractor know what he is talking about

    I had a house fire and the tile guy was saying that the only way to tile was to hot mop. I know the house has had termites 3 times costing 25,000 and the entire area where the shower and bathroom was is completely rotted out. I am a bit apprehensive in that advice and I think the best option...
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    Quartz tile in shower

    please can I ask if quartz tiles are suitable for inside a shower cubicle. Do they need any special treatment? And do I need to look out for anything in particular? Thanks
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    Tanking shower area on new plasterboard and skim

    Hi, trying to find my way around this question. We had a new bathroom built, it was plasterboarded and skimmed in September. We're now ready to install the bathroom suite and tile. I understand that I should drank the area around the shower/bath before tiling. Can I apply the liquid waterproof...
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    Issue picking grout for my polished san dona marble hex shower floor

    Hello everyone I have a question I have installed hex polished marble san dona tile in my shower floor and 3x6 on the walls. I'm not sure what to use on the floor for grout sanded or un sanded.... I have ~1/8 joints. Thanks for the input
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    A walk-in shower tiling on plasterboard

    Hi all, I am about to tile a walk-in shower with 30x60 wall tiles that resemble coffered concrete planks. I’ve put a straight edge against the plasterboard wall (tanked) and can see that over the 2m length it bows in by about 10mm in the middle and then back out. Will I need to rough skim...
  20. Oakamoor

    Advice on shower install

    I've had first fix done on a bathroom renovation, my plumber advised I tank the walls before tiling, but I'm concerned about the walls. The area behind the shower used to house a water tank and lots of the plaster is shot, surely this is not a good idea to tile on top of?! I will be removing...