Tiles are the most common floor and wall covering for wet rooms, thanks to their durability and waterproofing properties. However, fitting tiles throughout your bathroom can become extremely costly and there are very few alternatives available. Whilst vinyl flooring can be used in bathrooms, it’s not often considered an option for wet rooms as most shower trays are not compatible. The Marmox ShowerStone is the perfect shower tray for vinyl, thanks to its reinforced strength and specially designed vinyl drain.
Usually vinyl cannot be used in a level access shower, as cutting a hole to fit the drain creates a way for water to get under the surface of the vinyl. With the Marmox ShowerStone shower tray for vinyl this is no longer a problem. The vinyl compatible shower tray has a built in slope, allowing water to drain away quickly and easily. The drain grate is interchangeable, allowing you to fit the circular McAlpine Vinyl Drain which makes the shower tray suitable for use with vinyl flooring.
Advantages of using a Shower Tray for Vinyl in your Wet Room
- Cost affective
- Quick and easy to install
- Comfortable underfoot
- Range of colours and patterns available
- Easy to clean and maintain
The Marmox ShowerStone shower tray for vinyl flooring is made from GRP (glass reinforced plastic), which not only means that it is sturdy enough to accommodate vinyl, but that it is also suitable for wheelchair access. This makes it the perfect choice for the elderly and less able, as a level access shower is easier and safer to use.
Installing the Shower Tray for Vinyl in your Wet Room
- Mark on the floor where the shower tray for vinyl will be fitted.
- Cut out the floor boards, making sure the tray does not hang more than 7cm over the joists.
- Create a support under the metal plate area and make sure this is flush with the joists.
- Cut a hole in the support shelf, using the drain hole in the tray, then screw it firmly in place.
- Fix the drain pipes together and then fix to the main pipe, making sure the drain pipe slopes away from the drain.
- Use an acrylic sealant on the support shelf and along the floor joists.
- Position the shower tray for vinyl in place, and press down firmly. Fix to the perimeter joists at 300-400mm intervals using a masonry drill and 40mm stainless steel screws.
- Add a bead of acrylic sealant around the recess in the tray, then screw the drain collar in to the gully. Use the plastic key supplied to tighten it as much as possible.
- Drill through the collar and metal plate into the support shelf using a 3mm metal drill, then fix with four 20mm stainless steel screws.
- Use acrylic sealant and waterproof tape around all edges of the shower tray for vinyl and up the corner.
- Fit vinyl flooring using suitable adhesive and clap down.
- Screw in the metal drain ring, then place in the hair trap.
- Complete the shower tray for vinyl installation by pushing in the drain grill.