En-Suite Wet Floor Shower Room

The construction of a wet floor en-suite. The staircase bulkhead intruded into this room quite significantly so it was decided to build a custom sink unit over the bulkhead to utilise the wasted space.

There are two galleries on this page. The first showing before and during construction, the second showing once completed.

The difficulty here was how to deal with the intruding bulkhead from the staircase. This is not a large room approx. 1800mm x 2100mm  (6′ x 7′).

The solution was to make a customised open vanity unit with the towel storage area hiding the slope of the staircase.

The shower area is a wet floor with under-floor heating with mosaic tiles to the main shower floor area to create a non-slip floor and tiles to the rest of the floor and walls. The tiles are porcelain made to have the appearance of stone.

Satin chrome flat trim was fitted to all tile edges.

“Marmox” waterproof board was used for the shower area bonded on top of 18mm marine ply (which was screwed to joists with all joints glued) with all joints taped and waterproofed before laying the underfloor heating element then screeding with adhesive to create a slight slope towards the drain point. Once tiled all grout was treated with a waterproofing agent to minimise discolouration and to aid dispersal of any remaining surface water.

The shower unit is a remote control Mira pumped system with the unit in the loft, chosen because of a low pressure stored hot water system. The wireless control handset is to the left of the vanity unit.

The vanity unit and mirror were fitted with led concealed strip lighting and the ceiling had led down lights installed with loft mounted extractor fan to minimise noise.


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