- Wet Room Kits
- Wet Room Flooring
- Shower Screens
- Complete Showers
- Bath Fillers
- Other Showering
- Shower Pumps
- Waterproofing & Drains
- Under-floor Heating
- Installation Frames
- Tile Backer Boards
- Mirror & Mirror Cabinets
- Sanitary Ware
- Bathroom Cabinets & Furniture
- Radiators & Towel Warmers
- Bathroom Lighting
- Taps & Brassware
- Bathroom Accessories
- Disabled Showering
- Abacus Elements
- Aqualisa HiQu
- Aqualisa Ilux
- Stuart Turner
- Wetrooms Online
Sign up for our free newsletter to receive our latest updates and offers
WetBase Installation Instructions
The followings are the instructions for installing the Wetrooms Online WetBase (standard) on a wodden floor. These instructions and others for concrete floors and the Linear WetBase can be printed and / or downloaded in PDF format here:
Wetrooms online WETBASE low profile shower trays are designed to create a flat walk in shower area without raised steps or platforms. This tray is designed to be inset into or on top of WOODEN floors and then tiled over.
The Coated shower tray is pre machined with the correct falls in all directions to the drain which is partly attached to the tray.
It requires additional support which is achieved by fitting plywood panels between the joists.
Conventional floor boards are approx 20mm thick so laying the tray on top of the joists would bring the top of the tray level with the floor boards.
WE DO NOT recommend tiling straight on to floor boards. We recommend that the entire wooden floor is covered in a 10mm thermal tile backer board prior to tiling and therefore you may need to insert a 10mm packer under the wetbase tray to achieve an even level floor area throughout. The tile backer board is a good insulator and the perfect material on which to tile.
If required the tray can be installed on a raised platform, see stages 1a and 2b on the reverse.
THE TRAY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR VINYL FLOORING
WETROOMS ONLINE HELPLINE NUMBER: 0151 608 8011
Clear the working area, establish where you want to fit the tray and place tray on top of the floor boards. Mark around the tray with a pencil and draw the position of the waste hole. The tray can be trimmed with a hand saw up to 50mm off any side if required.
Remove the floor boards from the area where the tray is to be fitted. Ensure you
Identify the position of the drain and trap. Support under the drain with a ply wood timber platform approx 85mm down from top of joists, to prevent the drain dropping after fitting. Test fit the drain and ensure correct alignment before test fitting the (solvent weld) waste pipe.
|Connect 11/2 inch ABS solvent weld waste pipe into the end of the drain using the correct glue. The other end of the pipe should connect into the main house waste drainage system in the normal manner. Ensure the rubber seal is fitted to top of the drain. Now test the drain by pouring water into drain to ensure it is water tight.|
The tray requires even support underneath and we suggest screwing 50mm x 25 mm runners 18mm down from the top of each side of each joist, and cross noggin with support timbers where necessary. Cut 18m marine ply panels and insert between joists and fasten down to the runners using wood screws. Cut out a keyhole shape around the drain. You may have to extend this area to the nearest joist to ensure correct support for tray and remaining floor.
Test the fit the shower tray to ensure a tight fit, and alignment of drain. Apply a thin bed of flexible adhesive to the area where the tray is to be secured using a notched trowel. Fit the shower tray over the bed of adhesive and firm down ensuring the tray is level in all planes.
Now fit the drain trap assembly using the drain securing tool. We suggest you smear a fine bead of silicone around the underside rim of the trap before finally securing into place. Now over lay the remaining floor area with wetbase thermal tile backer boards.
WALLS AND FLOOR AREA.
Apply a bead of silicone sealant to the entire perimeter of the tray and allow to cure. Open up the lastogum tanking kit box and remove the 0.5 ltr white bottle of primer. Follow the mixing instructions and apply primer to the walls and floor of the area you wish to tank. Allow to dry as per instructions.
Using a 2 inch paint brush apply a thin bead of lastogum paint on the horizontal and vertical joints of the area you wish to tank.
Starting with the horizontal surfaces first, apply the rubberised jointing tape (BLUE SIDE UP) over the lastogum paint. Press any air bubbles out and smooth out the jointing tape and overlap the tape in the corner to form a seamless joint.
Allow the lastogum to dry fully and then apply the first of 2 coats of the lastogum tanking paint to the walls and floor of the wet area. If there is any lastogum left, apply a final coat. The whole shower area should now be a dark grey colour and the blue tape will also be painted over.
NOTE the wetbase wet deck is water proof BUT the joints to the floor and walls will require TANKING with the Lastogum tanking kit.
The wetroom wet base and tile backer boards can be easily trimmed to accommodate room conditions e.g. out of square corners etc. If during shipping or installation the corners
or edges have been knocked it will not adversely affect the performance of the product. Simply recoat or fill the damaged edges with fixing adhesive and then overcoat with
lastogum tanking kit.
Laying the wetbase tray to achieve
stepped up wetroom floor .
The tray CAN also be used on a raised platform if drainage is a an issue or the room
design requires a step.
It can also be set into a concrete screed floor. However we do recommend that you
seek professional advise prior to installing within concrete screed floor.
THE TRAY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR VINYL FLOORING.
If you cannot set the tray level into the floor and have to raise the base up
Place the tray down on top of the marine ply deck and draw round the drain position.
WETROOMS ONLINE HELPLINE NUMBER 0151 608 8011