Frequently Asked Bathroom Questions

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FAQ Header Image (How can I unclog a shower drain?)

You can try three relatively easy methods to unclog a shower drain.

Firstly, get rid of any hair that might be residing in the drain, and pour boiling hot water down the plughole.

If that doesn’t sort out the problem, try using a combination of baking soda and vinegar to clear out the drain.

And if the drain is still clogged at this point, you have the option of using a plunger, plumber’s snake or a chemical drain opener to tackle the issue.

FAQ Header Image (Why is my shower pump so noisy?

Shower pumps can prove noisy if there is an issue with them – namely a blockage or a jam – causing a clicking or buzzing sound to emanate.

Sometimes, debris can infiltrate a shower system or home water system, blocking a filter or jamming an impeller in the process.

Pressure results in turn, creating the buzzing or clicking noise when the shower is in use.

Category: Shower Pumps

Realistically, a shower door should be no smaller than 550mm in width, which would be a suitable option in an especially compact bathroom space.

The typical shower glass thickness for smaller single frameless shower doors such as this will be around 8mm. As such, it keeps the cost of the product and the weight as low as possible.

FAQ Header Image (What water flow rate is needed to operate an electric shower?)

The water flow rate for an electric shower must be 8 litres per minute.

Also, a minimum mains water running pressure of 1 bar is needed, whilst the maximum static pressure should be 10 bars or less.

Category: Showers
FAQ Header Image (Why is my power shower so noisy?)

Power showers can be noisy, giving off a buzzing or clicking sound, when the shower pump is jammed or blocked.

This happens as a result of dirt or debris building up within the shower system, possibly blocking a filter or jamming the pump.

Pressure is created by the unwanted debris on the system, leading to a buzzing or clicking sound emerging when the shower is in operation.

To combat the sound, give the inside of the system a thorough clean to rid it of any grime or dirt.

Categories: Shower Pumps, Showers

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FAQ Header Image (What is the best size tile for a shower floor?)

If you decide to opt for a tiled shower floor as opposed to a shower tray, it is recommended that the tiles used are no bigger than six square inches.

By sticking to these dimensions, you can allow for a larger amount of grout, which will provide a level of stability and grip.

The sizing and reasoning is thought out ideally, when you consider how much water will flow whilst your shower system is in operation.

FAQ Header Image (What colours make a small bathroom look bigger?)

Light colours are the best option for opening up a small bathroom and creating the illusion of extra space.

Soft, neutral tones such as light yellows, blues and pinks are superb choices for compact bathroom areas. Avoid the likes of deep greys and blues in tight bathroom spaces.

Category: Bathrooms
FAQ Header Image (What kind of paint do you use on a shower floor?)

The best type of paint to use on a concrete-based shower floor is an epoxy floor paint.

This is the case on account of its durability with regards to water and foot traffic – essential in a shower enclosure.

FAQ Header Image (What kind of paint do you use in a shower?)

When painting a bathroom or the shower walls inside a shower enclosure, you should use a latex enamel based paint.

For the very best results, opt for a high-gloss or semi-gloss paint as opposed to eggshell or flat. Glossier paint will offer superior water repellent properties in comparison.

FAQ Header Image (Can you put new tile over old tile in a shower?)

Yes, provided you don’t have any loose or majorly cracked tiles within the shower enclosure. If the tiling structure isn’t entirely solid and firm, it won’t provide an adequate support for new tile.

You need not worry about the weight of tile on tile – this isn’t a factor.

If only small cracks are visible, you can repair them by simply removing the full tile and replacing it with a fresh one.

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