Using wood for a shower floor
November 15, 2012 7:53 AM Subscribe
I am having my bathroom professionally remodeled and I am strongly considering having the shower floor made out of wood (most likely Teak or Ipe), resting over conventional concrete drainage. Any experience, advice or vendor referrals from people who have done this or from professionals would be appreciated. I'm particularly concerned with the ongoing maintenance and durability compared to traditional pebble or tile shower flooring. Is it worth the elegance and tactile comfort enhancements?
posted by jameslavelle3 to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We tentatively decided on using wood because we stayed in a fancy resort once which had wood showers and we loved it. We felt that the wood had an attractive balance of non-slip and comfort, as well as a luxurious aesthetic. We feel like other non-slip materials like pebbles with grout are more painful to stand on. Is there some other material that we are overlooking?
Any specific advice on styles (slats vs. grid), wood types, suppliers, etc. would be appreciated. We are in NYC in case it is relevant.