If you have your own home, it may be necessary to install a shower in it. These works should be carried out taking into account all safety requirements, operation of drainage systems, electrics, sewage, etc., so before you put a shower cabin in a wooden house, you must first familiarize yourself with the recommendations of experienced craftsmen for whom the installation of plumbing equipment is ordinary Job. Such advice and recommendations will be given in this article.
In the modern dynamic world, more and more people prefer a shower stall - light, comfortable, practical and ergonomic. Such a shower in the bathroom does not take up much space; this is really the best option for a modern person living at a fast pace.
What moments need to pay attention when choosing a suitable shower for a wooden house.
- Size is very important. It is necessary that the largest family member can easily fit into the cabin. At the same time, it is important to save space. Make sure that in the booth you can easily and easily lower-raise your arms, if necessary, bend down, make simple movements, without touching the booth walls with your elbows. Its doors should also be wide enough for an adult to easily pass through. The optimal size is 80 x 80 cm. It is not too small, but not bulky. Such sizes are suitable for an ordinary family, where all members are of standard build and height.
- Pay attention to the shape of the booth. It is important that it is consistent with the design of the shower and at the same time was ergonomic. On sale it is possible to find both square cabins, and semicircular, and round. As a rule, most often buyers stop the choice on a semicircular corner solution. This form is the most ergonomic, has no sharp corners, and at the same time, the cabin turns out quite roomy.
What nuances you need to pay attention to when installing a shower stall in a wooden house.
Before you install a shower cabin with your own hands, you need to bring water, to provide the room with electricity and sewage. Without installing good ventilation, too, can not do.
First of all, it is necessary to ensure reliable and durable waterproofing of the vertical and horizontal surfaces closest to the cabin. This wall directly shower and floor beneath it. Since in a wooden house all the walls are load-bearing, it is important to ensure their protection against moisture penetration and the consequent damage to rot and bugs.
In addition to waterproofing, it is also necessary to ensure sufficient ventilation of the room where the shower will be installed. Otherwise, the bathroom will accumulate too much wet vapor for which there will be no way out. The result - waterlogging, rotting, the destruction of the walls, floor and ceiling.
Tip: when you install the door to the bathroom, do not make a solid canvas. In order to better circulate the air, it is recommended to leave a small gap in the bottom of the door.
The presence of high-quality thermal insulation is also a necessary condition under which a shower stall can function normally. In a private house on the ground floor, the ground is directly under our feet, therefore, the choice of thermal insulation must be taken responsibly.
It is best to use roofing material for high-quality insulation, polystyrene foam and mastic with waterproofing properties. Thus, two problems can be solved at once - to protect the floor from both cold and moisture penetration.
Installing a cabin with your own hands is quite simple. More difficult - to establish all the necessary communications. Not only one owner of the house at the same time understands the electrics, perfectly knows the sewage system, is able to collect modern complex plumbing equipment, can carry out finishing work and perform other tasks. Knowledge of electrical and ventilation is particularly important. For their adjustment, it is better to invite a specialist, because in case of poor-quality work, the problems can be quite serious.
Experts strongly recommend installing a filter for water purification. In this case, the water in the shower stall will come already purified and soft. As a result, your health, skin and hair will look better, youth and beauty will last longer.
Carefully fill all joints with sealant - there should not be a single hole in the booth. This is the only way to protect the floor and bathroom doors from leaks.
For finishing the floor of the shower stall, if it goes without a special pan, it is better to use ceramic tiles. You should not tile the floor - it is too smooth and slippery - it can be unsafe.
The wall near the booth must be treated with antiseptic. In this case, the wooden surface of the house is guaranteed not to be damaged by water.