Corner shower units can be a great way to create a shower spa, a steam room or bath spas in your own home. Corner shower units can also save space when you have a small bathroom area that you need to make use of. While installing corner showers is a great option for many people, the actual installation process can be a bit of a challenge if you aren't a do-it-yourself expert. This article can help by providing a guide to installing corner shower units.
Use waterproof drywall
One of the first things to do when installing any bath showers or corner baths is to make sure you are using waterproof drywall around where the bath or shower will go. This is essential because even when you tile or use freestanding all-in-one shower units, there is always a chance that the unit will leak around the drywall. If you do not have special waterproof drywalls around the shower or tub area, you can end up with mold and mildew growing which can be very dangerous to inhale and which can destroy indoor air quality.
Before you install the actual shower unit itself, you will need to make sure that the plumbing valves are installed in the wall. You need to put these plumbing valves in even before you do the drywall since they go behind the wall itself and tap into the main plumbing line. Valves There are a number of different valves to install depending on what your faucet looks like and what features you want. However, it is often a good idea to use a thermostatic valve in order to better regulate water temperature. Install the faucet valve according to the manufacturer's specifications and then you can move onto drywalling and putting up the shower.
Install the shower
Once you have the area prepared and you have the basic plumbing components installed, you can go ahead and actually install the shower. Installing a tile shower is very complicated because you need a base made of mud or other specific waterproof materials. Therefore, for most people, trying to install a shower themselves, it is best to use an all-in-one fibreglass or cast iron shower pan and walls.