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    Hi,

    I am undertaking a bathroom renovation and would like to build a timber floor in the shower. Google calls it a Teak Mat.
    My question is, how do I treat the cement boards the best way with the least effort? Do I have to tile the whole set down or can I apply something like liquid fibreglass to make it waterproof? Its going to be covered anyway, that is why I am not worried about the looks.

    Hope somebody can help, thanks in advance!

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    I've seen it done with a stainless steel tray which had a water stop arrangement to aid water proofing, the timber floor panel could be lifted out to allow cleaning. Any stainless mob should be able to bend you up a custom size tray easily.
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    That sounds like a good solution, thank you!
    I am just a little bit concerned about the price but I'll enquire first and see how we go.

    Seb

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    Sounds like a good solution, thank you. I am just a little bit worried about the cost of buying a stainless steel tray.
    How about the undertile membrane from Betta? Isn't that supposed to make it waterproof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebko View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to build a timber floor in the shower. Google calls it a Teak Mat.
    My question is, how do I treat the cement boards the best way with the least effort? Do I have to tile the whole set down or can I apply something like liquid fibreglass to make it waterproof? Its going to be covered anyway, that is why I am not worried about the looks.

    Hope somebody can help, thanks in advance!

    Seb
    Hi Seb,
    You will have to waterproof area, up the corners and around the bottom of the walls to contain the moisture.

    The base will also need waterproofing unless you want to see it in the stainless steel base?

    Normal treatment for the base would be:
    Make sure all fastenings are just below the level of the sheeting and caulked to reduce rusting.
    Seams ground, filled with sealant and taped over.
    Puddle flange installed just a mm below the floor sheeting surface.

    If you go stanless, the tray should also be fitted with a waste tube that fits into the puddle flange with a few mm to spare to ensure any moisture ( condensation from steel ) is properly drained away.

    The above would be the minimum requirements.

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