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Styrofoam support for shower traysWith a polystyrene carrier it is no longer necessary to carry out further masonry work from the outside. The tiles that are used for cladding can be directly attached to the tub support. There is no need for additional board or the like.
Second, there is no need for the insulation that would be needed if using a construction with adjustable tub feet. It should be noted that the shower tray is professionally connected to the wall afterwards, so that enough play is available.
When installing there are some points to note
The most important thing is to fix the support to the ground, with which material it does not matter much. Mounting foam is just as suitable as masonry mortar. When mortar, there is still the decisive advantage that you can embed the tub support right in and the alignment by the flexibility of the mortar also succeed better.
If the tub support is then in the balance, you can do the whole thing best
rest a day so it can harden properly. It is essential to make sure during installation that the tub is not in direct contact with the wall, as otherwise a sound bridge is created and thus the "rippling scissors" can be heard throughout the house.
Styrofoam is more expensive, but in many ways better
Compared to a substructure with adjustable bottom feet, a Styrofoam tub support is comparatively expensive
but also some decisive advantages. As already mentioned, eliminates the need for further sound insulation and the tile cladding can be done directly without a plate or the like must be attached before.
In addition, Styrofoam keeps the heat, so you can not get cold feet in the shower, which may well be the case with another substructure. In terms of installation, there are no big differences for or against styrofoam. Both the use of a foot construction as well as a polystyrene carrier can be performed by laymen.