Are you about to begin the process of transforming your bathroom with a new walk-in shower? Nothing’s more exciting than the prospect of your dream bathroom on the horizon, but in order to ensure your remodel goes off without a hitch, it’s important to consider your bathroom flooring first. More specifically, how you should prepare your bathroom floor for the installation of a new walk-in shower base.
Before you can prep your floor for a walk-in shower, you’ll first need to figure out what exactly your specific flooring needs are. Is your bathroom floor concrete or wood? Concrete floors are easier to prep, whereas wood floors take a few extra steps.
If your bathroom floor is concrete, you’re in luck; prepping your bathroom floor for a walk-in shower pan is as easy as applying a layer of latex waterproofing before your shower installation. Presto!
If your bathroom has wood floors, there might be a few extra steps involved, depending on your specific project. First, you might need to create a moisture barrier—these are often made by layering tar paper down on top of the plywood flooring. Next, you might need to pour a concrete layer known as the “deck mud” to create the perfect slope for your new walk-in shower pan. Within the deck mud, you also might need to install a shower pan liner, as well.
Now that your bathroom floor is prepped for your new walk-in shower, you’re all set for installation! You’ll have your new dream bathroom done before you know it!
If you have any questions about prepping a bathroom floor for a walk-in shower installation—or simply want to let a pro take care of it for you—contact us at BathWraps today.