Installing a shower is not something to be taken lightly and choosing a location is not random. There are a number of factors to consider, such as the size of the room or the existing exhaust system to avoid ending up with a poorly designed and inefficient shower.
Choose the location for shower installation
Shower location: room configuration
To begin, it is important to identify where is the arrival of water. To limit plumbing work, it will be better to place your shower tray near the water supply and wastewater system. This will make it easier for you to connect the siphon to the exhaust system and avoid installing pipes that run across the room.
It is also important to choose the location of your shower depending on the space you have. Always allow sufficient clearance in front of the entrance of the receiver to facilitate access and also facilitate movement in your bathroom. If your bathroom is small, the ideal is to place the shower in an angle or in a niche for a minimum space requirement. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to seek advice from a professional.
Shower area: safety standards
As the bathroom is a piece of water, you will have to respect certain electrical standards to be able to shower safely and avoid a possible short circuit. The bathroom is divided into several volumes that respect each of the safety distances and certain rules. Volume 0 corresponds to the area of the shower where no electrical device is tolerated. Volume 1 is 2.25 m above the shower tray. In this zone, only low-voltage (12V) lights and switches, NF certified and protected against splashing water (IPX4 minimum) are allowed. Volume 2 is the area that is 60 cm around the catcher. Electrically heated or class II, NF certified and rainproof fixtures are accepted. Volume 3, meanwhile, is the space that goes beyond 60 cm around the shower tray. You can install Class I electrical appliances and 2P + T type plugs, certified NF and protected against vertical drops of water drops.
Choosing the location of your shower does not only depend on your desires and it is important to think carefully to avoid making mistakes.