Tiled showers

Tiled showers

Tiled shower offer a number of flexible options

  • the size can be customised to what you want
  • the glass height/size can also be customised
  • the shower head can be as high as you need it - anyone over 6" would appreciate this
  • you can have more than 1 shower head
  • the waste can be positioned in various positions and shapes
  • the door can hinge in various ways and swing in both directions
However you also need to make sure you meet the building code requirments. As a tiled shower has a waterproof membrane this work needs to comply with the E3-Internal Moisture requirements of the code and work needs to be done under a building consent. This gives future buyers of your home confidence that everything is as it should be, and it also gives you the same peace of mind - we all know what destruction water can do if things aren't done properly.
When I design a tiled shower I like to incorporte niches for storage of bottles and also consider if a foot rest is needed. I often position the shower head at 2 metres from the floor so that everyone of all heights can comfortably stand under running water and wash their hair with ease.
I also find that wider showers are becoming popular so that no one bangs their shoulders or elbows or knees when moving around inside the shower. 
Next time you have the opportunity to plan your bathroom I recommend looking at all of the options and consider moving some fittings if it provides better use of the room. Did you know that to safely use the bathroom you should allow 750-900mm in front of a vanity and no less than 600mm in front of the toilet?

Posted: Tue 03 Sep 2013

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