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Shower tray bedding

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by tuckenator, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. tuckenator


    Joined: Jul 13, 2005

    Posts: 699

    Location: Birmingham

    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to lay a new light-weight shower tray (polyurethane) in my bathroom.

    In the instructions it states i should use sand and cement (5:1 stiff mix).

    Does anyone know of an off the shelf (mix in the bucket) product i can buy from a local DIY store, so i dont have to buy an mix the sand & cement myself? (My bathroom space is rather limited and the tray is only 900x760).

  2. Orionaut


    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 7,815

    Would it actually be the end of the world if you used a pre-mixed brick mortar mix? (Which is readily available as a "Just add water" product)

    Perhaps not 5:1, but I wouldn't have thought it would make a huge difference to the final result.

    Having said that. When I installed a lightweight tray, the instruction was to glue it down to a wood base with evo-stick. The Cement/Mortar screed was more for the synthetic marble type that are far more ridged and just need to be evenly supported rather than actively stuck down.
  3. Maccapacca


    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,847

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    I built mine in a ply base then two tubes of CT1 to bed it onto.
  4. Sin_Chase


    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 20,539

    I used tile adhesive...... Which I already had for the tiling job.

    Made a bed on ply subfloor and set it in. Ain't moved yet.