Shower wall - how does it work?

Masonry showers are often a consideration in bathroom renovation - which has quite advantages, but you must also consider some disadvantages. We also describe in a clear step-by-step guide how to do the best thing in a shower.

Advantages and disadvantages of masonry showers

Basically masonry showers are much more durable and also more stable than their counterparts made of glass or plastic. For those who value durability, the masonry shower is certainly the best choice.

The shower, which is bricked, can be much easier to customize:

  • Adaptation to special dimensions in the bathroom
  • especially when walls with cellular concrete large variety of forms possible, even curved or even spirally wound forms
  • easy installation of wall niches and storage options that can be lined later

Shower wall - how does it work?: showers

In addition, walk-in showers often make a room concept appear more generous, making the room a little less cramped overall.

The only drawback is the high moisture sensitivity of aerated concrete blocks. With a sufficient coating, this problem can be solved quite easily.

Shower wall - step by step instructions

  • Concrete blocks ("Ytong"), best of the plan stones
  • Thin-bed mortar
  • Thickbed mortar below the last row of stones, alternatively tile adhesive
  • Dichtschlämme
  • Tiles and tile adhesive
  • grouts
  • primer
  • plaster
  • mortar carriage
  • Spirit level, plumb bob
  • Quast

1. Planning

Plan the position of the walls for your shower. Make sure that the walls do not reach to the ceiling, otherwise too little light will enter the shower. As a minimum they should choose 80 x 80 cm, better is 100 cm x 100 cm. Calculate the need for stones and mortar.

2. Build walls

First, look at the ground. If the bathroom is tiled at the planned wall, there is no problem, the surface is flat and stable. You can put the wall in a thick layer of tile adhesive (below the first stone row). Sand the tiles for something.

If the substrate is made of other material, check for evenness and place the wall in a thick layer of mortar to align the stones very precisely (important!).

3. sealing

Coat the walls completely with a layer of sealing slurry. On the outside you can also plaster the wall. But first apply primer so that the plaster does not set too fast.

Tips & Tricks

If you use blocks, the walls themselves are particularly easy and fast. You can handle even large formats safely, quickly and without much effort and are fast with the walls.

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