How to Install a Concealed Shower

What You'll Need
Shower kit
Access panel
Dimensional lumber
Fiberglass shower enclosure
Plumbing supplies (faucets, trap, water feeds and drain)
Gravity flow sewer system
Hand tools for plumbing and framing
Jackhammer or sledgehammer

Concealed shower is a very nice idea to implement in your bathroom, particularly if you want to have neat walls and compact design. However, installing a concealed shower is not an easy task but once you accomplished it yourself, fulfillment is such a wonderful feeling. The entire intricate parts are going to be underground and most likely under concrete walls. It means that you need to break the concrete open to set up the sewage pump, drain lines as well as other parts. Nevertheless, there is another alternative for you, which allows you to fit a system that works completely on top of the bathroom’s concrete floor, making your job a lot easier. Either way, though, you simply need to install the concealed shower underneath the concrete walls. Now, you need to prepare all the tools and materials needed and get ready to start the job.

Step 1 – Prepare the Bathroom

Ensure that you have ample area for the shower inside your bathroom. Measure the place where you want the shower to be installed, make sure that the concealed shower kit which you will buy fits in just right. Take note that corner shower works wonderful in bathrooms where there is just ample space provided. 

Step 2 – Layout the Shower Essentials

Begin laying out the platform in which the shower stall needs to be sitting on by means of the dimensions provided on the shower kit box. Ensure that the platform is approximately eight inches high to let the trap be mounted on the shower’s bottom stall base. Also, make certain that your pump includes a vent, power lines connected, and that you tested it properly. Cover the entire system using some concrete and then level it off efficiently.

Step 3 – Install the Concealed Shower

Install your concealed shower kit underneath your bathroom walls. Typically, these are merely snap plastics together with uncomplicated directions.

  • Set up your drain pipe attaching to the ground until the shower base’s bottom.
  • Screw or snap in your shower door and wall panels. Make use of caulk if necessary, for the concluding waterproofing. Stop around the part just as you would about your shower’s tiles, paint, drywall and other items.
  • Set up the concealed shower head through cautiously following the manufacturer’s instructions.

You just need to attach your incoming cold and hot water pipes using your temperature controller. Take note that water pipes should be properly installed underneath to have efficient water supply once the concealed shower is finished.

Once your platform is done you can now set the shower stall above mounting it in its proper place, now go on by the installation of the plumbing required. Always ensure that the shower drain is tied enough in the sewer drain for suitable drainage performance.

Step 4 – Conceal Other Shower Accessories

To avoid any clutter inside your bathroom you can also conceal the shower valve mixers or have a digitalized hot and cold water pipe tube concealed underneath the wall, for a more chic and up-to-date design along with a compact and neat outcome.