I Keep Hitting My Toe On These Steps In The Wet Area’s…… HELP
Have you ever walked into your bathroom and hit your toe on that little set? Well, today I am going to explain to you how to avoid that.
There are a few places through your house where you are going to have these steps like, laundry, bathrooms, your suits and potentially your powder room if you have a floor waste in there as well too.
Now first things first are, Why do we have these steps? In most case, the flooring in the main floor area will be fixed straight to the slab or subfloor and will be level. The wet areas I have mentioned above will generally have a floor waste that will need to have the floor falling into it. The way this is done is by a sand and cement bed. Now I’m going to give you two tips on how we can avoid doing this.
The first one is raising the remainder of the floor area to match up with the wet areas so we have one clear floor line going through the home. This could be a bit costly, but you may have to do this depending on your floor coving choose.
The second alternative is to drop down these wet areas so that when the sand and cement can meet the same floor line. So just for an example if you have a concrete slab, they dish out the slab so that you have 30-40 mil step in the slab and then when they put the sand and cement in and create the fall this can actually become level with the concrete and they can stick the tile straight to the concrete, straight onto the sand and cement and its one seamless line, no steps.
Same on the second storey but will probably be timber. If you change the joist heights so they may use 300 joists for the remained of the floor area and in the wet areas they may drop it down to a 240 or 260 joist to create that step.
I hope this helps you understand and eliminate their step in your wet areas and your toes can walk around worry-free.