Modern wooden houses nowadays provide for the presence of sewerage and water supply systems. The houses are equipped with bathrooms, shower and toilet. The main rule when arranging these structures is the use of high-quality materials and correct processing technologies. Due to the increased moisture in these rooms, the tree undergoes a decay process, becomes covered with fungi and mold, and over time it is necessary to replace the material.
In order to avoid such problems in the future, or at least extend the life of your bathroom, it is necessary to correctly select the finishing materials, to properly waterproof all structural elements.
In this article, we want to tell you in more detail how to make a shower in a wooden house with your own hands.
Each owner of his house has the right to independently decide which shower to build, to choose a room, materials and construction technology. However, in order for the shower to work for a long time, we safely recommend that you follow the rules and regulations set out in the SNIP and other documents.
An equipped shower in a wooden house will bring comfort and delight to its owners for many years, if the requirements are met correctly in the following systems and elements of the room:
The following tools are required to equip the shower:
The supply of the sewerage and water supply system is carried out at the initial stages of building a house. The ventilation system of the house as a whole is also planned and laid. Not only the bathroom, but all living rooms should be well ventilated.
The process of arranging a shower in a wooden house can be divided into the following steps:
Everyone knows that wood, by its properties, is capable of releasing oxygen and absorbing moisture.
Therefore, in the construction of wooden houses, a full-fledged ventilation system is generally not provided for in the design. The main thing is to correctly observe the technology of laying the walls and their cladding.If we talk about rooms with high humidity, such as a kitchen, shower or bathroom, then you cannot do without forced outflow of moisture.
The most effective and reliable is the supply and ventilation system. It consists of fans that either draw air into the room or remove excess moisture outside.
It is usually installed under the ceiling.
Tips for ventilation:
The process of room ventilation in the absence of an active ventilation system is carried out due to the temperature difference and pressure drops inside and outside the room. In the cold season, the outside air, getting into the room, heats up, rises and is removed through the hood. In summer, there is no temperature difference as there is no air, so air circulation will mainly depend on the presence and intensity of wind.
Therefore, for shower rooms with year-round high humidity, an exhaust fan must be installed in the ventilation shaft. It will remove excess moisture from the room. And prevent the formation of mildew and mold in the room.
When choosing and arranging sewage pipes, it is necessary to take into account the fact that over time, wooden structures shrink. Therefore, it is better to choose pipelines made of polyethylene, dense plastic or metal-plastic.
The pipes are at a slight slope. Movable joints are used to strengthen them. Pipe diameter 50 mm.
Preparation of the sub-floor
After 10 hours, as the top layer dries, finishing materials can be laid on the floor.
After the preparation of the subfloor in the shower room, it is waterproofed. Initially, a roll or coating waterproofing material is placed on the rough floor.
Or an ordinary roofing material. Lubricants have an advantage over other waterproofing materials.They can be laid on an uneven surface without additional treatment with a primer or bitumen.
Materials for tightness are laid overlapping the walls. To increase strength and durability, the joints can be additionally reinforced with fiberglass mesh.
The floor level in the shower room is mounted below the level in the rest of the rooms by 2 cm and is necessarily separated by a small threshold. This is to protect the rest of the premises in the event of a water leak. If you plan to install a shower cabin, then it is imperative to make a pallet to the cabin. You don't need to buy it. The walls of the pallet are laid out of bricks or filled with concrete.
Be sure to need a drain for the shower. For its installation, the floor is made at a slight slope. Water goes into the drain on its own.
Next, a sand-cement screed and finishing materials are punctured on the floor. At this stage, it is possible to install a floor heating system.
Ceramic tiles are a suitable material for finishing the shower floor. You can also put it in cork or a special array of thermal boards. Wooden materials are more economical, characterized by great durability, pleasant to the touch, and give the shower a cozy and homely look. But they require additional preparation. It is necessary to carefully treat each board with antiseptic agents that protect the material from rotting, the development of fungus and mold.
Linoleum and laminate are not suitable for shower floors. Linoleum is very slippery when exposed to water. Laminate is not suitable for rooms with high humidity even after treatment with special products.
All materials can be divided into two categories. The first category creates a protective layer when applied to wood.
The second category is compositions for impregnating wood fibers and giving them the appropriate qualities.
Waterproofing materials that protect wood from moisture:
Impregnation compositions include:
The walls and ceiling in the shower must be prepared and waterproofed in advance.
Roll materials are laid on the surface of the walls and ceiling in two overlap layers. It can be moisture-resistant plasterboard, plastic panels, PVC stretch structure on the ceiling.For waterproofing walls, water panels or ready-made panels of extradited polystyrene are used. All joints are treated with a sealant.
All panels are fixed on timber frames with a gap between the wall and the base for natural ventilation and to prevent condensation from accumulating.
All wooden elements of the lathing are treated with protective equipment.
If you decide to install a shower cabin in your house with your own hands, you must first choose what kind of cabin will be and from what material.
Cabins are available with or without a pallet. The cab pallet is more practical. It can be made of brick or concrete with tiles.
Showers without a tray with a sloped floor are easier to install.
Glass, a suspended waterproof curtain, or other materials at hand can be used to install the movable wall.
Other materials can be used as the walls of the cabin, such as:
Stages of equipping a shower stall:
, then we apply a water-repellent film;
And the shower is ready for use.
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