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hi all,
Just had a quick look on forum and couldn't find anything so here goes.
Just been to look at a job- ground floor wetroom for disabled/elderly, has a shower end with folding half height door.
Toilet, biddet and sink.
The floor is vinyl going to tiled wall and customer wants to replace the vinyl floor with tiles.
Customer says the shower will only be used on occasions as they will mainly use it for the toilet/sink.
Area is 6.5 metres square. The customer is supplying all materials etc and I suggested a plumber changes the round drain for one to match tiles.
Any tips/suggestions that I should look out for.
Many thanks for any help or advice

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What's the floor construction? Will need, like you day replacing with a drain suitable for tiling. Will need lifting too.
The floor will need tanking. With it having vynil, the floor won't have defined lines for elvelope cutting. I would suggest mosaics to get over this. If they want bigger tiles you could screed the floor to get rid of the dish shape.
 
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What's the floor construction? Will need, like you day replacing with a drain suitable for tiling. Will need lifting too.
The floor will need tanking. With it having vynil, the floor won't have defined lines for elvelope cutting. I would suggest mosaics to get over this. If they want bigger tiles you could screed the floor to get rid of the dish shape.
It is a ground floor and been told it is concrete underneath.
 
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Just had a thought, what if I was to suggest to tile the area around toilet/sink/biddet up to the wheelchair friendly door and leave the shower area as it is.
Would this work?

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Just had a thought, what if I was to suggest to tile the area around toilet/sink/biddet up to the wheelchair friendly door and leave the shower area as it is.
Would this work?

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Wouldn't that then leave a 15 mill wheelchair unfriendly lip to negotiate..
 
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Wouldn't that then leave a 15 mill wheelchair unfriendly lip to negotiate..
The previous owner was elderly and disabled, the new owners at are young and able. They just wanted to freshen up the room
 
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Ah well that's different...yep be a lot less hassle to leave shower area alone then :)
 
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has anyone else tried this? Maybe might be worth telling customer it would be too expensive to tile etc?.
 
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I think it would look a bit naff if you leave the vinyl. As mentioned above I'd mosaic the tray area or build the main floor up and around the outside of the tray and envelope larger tiles. Obviously that's after changing the drain
 
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1st question I'd ask is do they own the place - you say new owners but they may be altering a housing companies property.
 
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1st question I'd ask is do they own the place - you say new owners but they may be altering a housing companies property.
They own it, I've messaged them to say I couldn't help them out.
Thanks for all the replies and advice guys
 

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