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    Not sure this is in the right section...

    Looked at a shower room last night, walls and floor. The fella wants to tile the whole thing and then fit the showertray on top of the tiles. Would this be a problem? Never seen it done before so not sure whether to advise him to get the tray in first or not.

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    Default Re: Shower tray

    Is it an 'Easy plumb' (ie on legs) or std tray. Just thinking about the drain. Are you doing the plumbing?

    and you definitely need the tray in before you tile the walls. You need the tiles ON the tray
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    Default Re: Shower tray

    Quote Originally Posted by faithhealer View Post
    Is it an 'Easy plumb' (ie on legs) or std tray. Just thinking about the drain. Are you doing the plumbing?

    and you definitely need the tray in before you tile the walls. You need the tiles ON the tray

    Thats for sure

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    Default Re: Shower tray

    Tray in first or he could have problems
    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

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    Default Re: Shower tray

    Was thinking the tray would have needed to be in before the walls myself.

    Would there still be problems if the tray went in afterwards, but the walls and wall to floor joint and floor were all tanked?

    I'd imagine if the tray went in after, there would be a chance of water running down the back of the tray?

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    Default Re: Shower tray

    There is another thread current at the moment with someone wanting to tile the floor first and put the tray on top.

    My only concerns are what type of tray is it, stone resin, foam or acrylic capped or acrylic on legs? What method of fixing the tray? If its sand cement then will it stick to the tiles? The stone resin ones are ok as they are pretty much held in place by their on weight but these lightweight foam ones can move all over the place.

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    Default Re: Shower tray

    Just a basic acrylic tray that stands on it's own base. Think I'll request the tray to be put in first.

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    Default Re: Shower tray

    The tray has to go in first.

    Problems in the future if not.


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    Default Re: Shower tray

    Tray in.......Pipework in place.........then tile.

    Can't see wots in this guys head myself.

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    Default Re: Shower tray

    More his wife's thinking, not sure where she's coming from though. Definately going to request the tray to be in first then. Last thing I want is leaks coming back to my name, especially as it's a new customer that hasn't seen my work before.

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    Default Re: Shower tray

    His wife, omg, You are the tradesman mate,

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    Default Re: Shower tray

    Was curious to see whether it was a viable option as I'd never heard of it done before. I'll be able to put her straight now.

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