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On one level, a shower without a receiver combines aesthetics and practicality. When installing, check especially the tightness of your walk-in shower.

To put an Italian shower

Tile panels for walk-in showers

Several systems allow the waterproof doubling of a walk-in shower, without a receiver (commonly known as a walk-in shower).
Tile panels made from extruded polystyrene foam (Wedi or Luxe Element type) provide both waterproofing and insulation.
There are panels to form the walls and others to make a floor with a sloping form towards a hole (in the middle or on an edge) which allows to mount the evacuation.
Brand-specific features make it easy to install a perfectly sealed dump system.

Connection plan for a walk-in shower

Flow grid, siphon, screw valve, O-ring, waterproof panel, lip seal, flow, reservation: the various elements of a walk-in shower.

To put an Italian shower: walk-in

Elements of a walk-in shower

Elements of a walk-in shower

  • Make sure that all the necessary elements to mount the emptying system are available:

The installation of the walk-in shower

First step of laying a walk-in shower

  • Connect the emptying body to the recess in the floor.
  • Seal it on the support.

Cutting a tray to tile

  • Cut the tray to be tiled, making sure the receiver hole aligns with the hole in the drain.

O-ring assembly

  • Carefully fit the O-ring and the drain system onto the receiver hole.

Installing a drain plug for a walk-in shower

  • The receiver is sandwiched between the lip seal, under the panel, and the screw valve is placed above.

Gluing a shower tray before laying

  • Glue with a soft glue on the floor and back of the catcher.
  • Use a notched spatula.

Installing an Italian shower tray

  • Present the receiver so that the lip seal fits snugly into the siphon body.


Video Instruction: How to Build a Walk-In Shower (Part 1: Wedi Shower Pan Install) -- by Home Repair Tutor