Shower room safety flooring
For people that struggle using a traditional bath, a wet room floor can be the ideal way forward for easy access when showering.
There are two stages of installing a safety flooring in a shower room, The first stage is about halfway through the project, this stage is when we need to get the graded floors level so the falls are running towards the shower drain.
we use a two part latex that we mix and pour down to make a graded fall towards the tray.
This can sometimes take more than one coat to get the falling right, depending on how deep the shower room floor needs to be.
In this picture above there is a shower former being installed which has a graded fall towards the shower drain. It is crucial that the former is instilled with a level so it’s flat to give it to the correct fall towards the drain.
In the picture below the latex is finished and a coved former has been put around the edge ready for new flooring , The latest used in the shower room is a super 30 rapid trying latex.
you can install new floors on this latex within one hour and can walk on it within 30 minutes,
it is an ideal latex for shower rooms when you’re working in someone’s house, rapid drying times are crucial.
Once we are at this stage we can now install new Safety flooring, the flooring in this shower room is an Altro flooring, we use a acrylic adhesive which is marine base , and is around the walls we use a contact adhesive which will make the flooring watertight . See below
Finished shower flooring
The life span of a wet room shower floor should be around 10 years with general maintenance and cleaning.