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Fitting new and Wider Shower Tray into Existing Space

Postby JonSmile » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:19 pm

Hi all,

I have a (I expect) simple question to those of you in the know.

I am looking to replace my existing shower (20 year old cubicle inc. steam jets etc) with a modern simple tray.

The corner of the room the current cubicle is in is 1181cm wide and 1185 cm deep (and sitting on a raised plinth - assuming for drainage drop). It is in a recess.

These measurements are tile to tile for the width.

I want to make the most of the space so was looking at the 1200x1000 trays as an example.

However there is the small issue of the 1200 being greater than the 1181 I measured.

So heres the question...

As most standard tiles are 10mm thick ( I think) can I make the assumption that if I strip off these old tiles I will gain 20mm and then have (just) enough space to fit the 1200 wide tray?

Am I missing anything here that will prevent this from working? or do I need to play safe and get an 1100 wide tray - but these are not sold with depth of 1000 so will be narrower from what I can see.


A slightly confused Jon :)
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