Features space for shower in a wooden house
If you are building a new wooden home, not remodeling an old building, you have to face the fact of the shrinkage of wood that will last the next couple of years. This is especially true for the linear dimensions. So, if you install in the bathroom a wall of moisture-resistant drywall and finished it with ceramic tiles, it is possible that in time it will simply crack and circled – wall height can shrink up to 5%. Therefore, the strip complex of engineering communications it is better to postpone until such time as the house is a little "settle".
During this period it is necessary to solve the issue of hydro - and vapor barrier, the vent system, to impregnate all wood construction home with antiseptics and waterproof formulations. This is especially true of a shower or a shower, because if the tree gets a fungus or mold, to eliminate them would be impossible – they are very deep in its structure. Untreated wooden wall with 80% humidity loses its strength within 8 to 10 years.
Using profiles, sliding frame
If you don't want to waste time and wait for the wooden house shrinks, for the equipment of the shower space you can use the technology profiles of the moving frame. They are mounted in vertical grooves cut in the log walls. The frame set attachment, but not over the entire height and not the spacers between the walls and ceiling leaving a gap of about 2 cm to the floor But this design is fixed rigidly, but the screws don't spin until it stops. On this profile you can fix false wall and finish it without fear of shrinkage.
The device waterproofing the floor
As a rule, country houses are not square, so it is advisable to provide in the room shower sink and toilet. Ideally, if the floor is elevated above the ground, in this case, at the bottom you can make a drain into the sewage system. But it is especially important to correctly and efficiently make a waterproof floor that protects the entire wooden structure from moisture.
To provide protection from flooding, make the floors in the shower on the level lower than the floors in adjacent rooms of the house.
For waterproofing, you can use this inexpensive and proven over the years material, such as roofing felt and bitumen mastic which is used to insulate small areas with complex shapes. And in that and in other case you will need to make a screed, which will raise the floor level at least 5 cm When you want to put flooring with ceramic tiles, it is better to use for waterproofing cement-polymer materials or finished polymeric mastic mixture.
Finishing materials for country soul
After this treatment the wooden walls can be covered with decorative plaster, which will perform the protection function. Plaster is already possible to assemble a false wall of moisture resistant drywall. Instead of drywall, you can put the wall in a half-brick, which is then finished with any suitable water-resistant material.
If the walls in the shower to make moisture – resistant species teak or larch, are also treated by special trains, you can not use other materials and to leave the walls of wooden.
Building your own home – a laborious process, but very enjoyable. If you care about comfort and decided to make a bathroom and shower inside the house, it makes sense to think about and beautiful design for this building. Good opportunities for design provides ceramic tile, particularly mosaic, which looks good in small rooms, making them visually more voluminous. If the finish you are going to use ceramic tiles, it is better to choose a small size to avoid destruction with the continuing shrinkage. For flooring, this material is indispensable, especially as domestic manufacturers offer quality tiles at affordable prices.
Alternatively, the floor and walls of shower can be finished with moisture resistant adhesive cork panels, which are more plastic and not so afraid of shrinkage and deformation of the substrate. In addition, the tube is not susceptible to fungus and mold, it is excellent thermal insulation and sound-absorbing material. Price cork panels at a cost comparable with high quality laminate, i.e., is not prohibitive. Water-resistant laminate and linoleum can also be used as a floor covering in the premises of the bathroom.
As for the ceiling, the best option will be suspended from plastic panels, which are also not afraid of moisture and dampness. Under such a ceiling can hide the wiring, which by building codes shower room should be laid in a protective metal or plastic corrugated pipe. Plastic panels will mask and ventilation system, which must include a hood with forced air intake.