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How to fit bathroom showers

When selecting and installing a shower unit, there are a number of considerations if you want the unit to fit in well and be laid out nicely in your bathroom. You need to plan ahead when designing and fitting a bathroom, especially if you are building on a concrete slab because moving or changing plumbing can become prohibitively expensive very quickly. Read this article to learn how to fit bathroom showers.

Design and measure

The first step to fitting any bath fixtures is to lay out the entire bath design and measure very carefully where you want to put everything. If you are building a new house from scratch, you can use floor plans to do this. Procedures If you have an existing space, measure the length, width and depth of the bathroom carefully using a tape measure, being sure to record all of the dimensions of the bathroom, so you will know where everything needs to go. Draw this out on graph paper to scale, with each square representing a foot of space in your bathroom. You can then lay out where the shower and bath and other items in the bathroom need to go before you buy anything.

Install plumbing and valves first

Once you know where everything is going, you need to install the shower plumbing before you install the actual drywall or flooring in the bathroom. Valves for bath product fixtures go behind the wall for faucets, showers, tubs and other fittings in the bathroom. This means if you are remodeling and want to change out a fixture, you will end up needing to open the wall to place these items inside. Plumber It is always best to consider having a licensed plumber help you to determine what valves and fittings are needed as there are a number of complex options. The building code where you live may also require licensed workers perform this work.

Install fixtures

Installing the shower and bath fixtures is the last step. In some cases, you can buy one piece shower units such as those made of fibreglass or cultured marble, which makes installation easier. If you do not do this and wish for a tile shower and tub, the area will need to be framed using wood and then drywalled with waterproof drywall. A base that is waterproof will also need to be laid down before shower tiles are laid.

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