Shower pods – have you used them?

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9:05 AM, 21st July 2020
About 3 months ago

Shower pods – have you used them?

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Shower pods – have you used them?

We are completely fed up with tenants using in-shower baths and not taking care about over-spillage, creating a real mess on floors and ceilings below the bathroom.

Therefore, we are thinking of using one of the Kinedo Constort Shower Pods, which claim to be leak proof.

Has anyone installed these and are they as successful in preventing water spillage as the makers claim?

If anyone has some helpful feedback on how to solve the shower water spillage issue I would be very grateful.

Cheri

 


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Dave Evo

10:48 AM, 21st July 2020
About 3 months ago

I live on the first floor in a flat.
I haven’t completed the installation of mine yet, but looking at it I believe it will work well. I can also say Kinedo has given me great supportive after sales service as I’ve figured out how to fit it.

Smartermind

10:51 AM, 21st July 2020
About 3 months ago

Any shower enclosure will probably be better than an in-bath shower. However, you can never rule out stupidity. One of my sons once blocked the water outlet in the shower enclosure to create a pool of water in the shower cubicle. He was very young at the time. Of course the inevitable happened and the water overflowed! Fortunately he only used his foot to block the plughole, so it was easily rectified.

Yvonne Francis

11:38 AM, 21st July 2020
About 3 months ago

Although not a Kinedo I had a unit similar to these installed in one of my first floor bathrooms. They were at the time unknown in this country so my plumber imported one from France. From the start I had trouble shutting the door. The back was so flimsy the taps wobbled and damaged the unit’s back wall. If I remember correctly the joins started to come apart, and although my plumber tried fixing all these problems it badly leaked. So I got rid of it, and installed conventional showers. I used Coram waterguard shower trays because they have a ridge over which you tile to prevent leaks if the sealing is worn. I had my walls thoroughly waterproofed before being tiled. I always check my showers annually to ensure all the grouting is sound. I installed them about seven years ago, and have had no leaks despite the them being in a student HMO.

If you do go for one I would definitely recommend you try and see it first. I was not able to do that, having to import one from France. They are probably better these days but I would never risk one again

Pete Lightowler

16:52 PM, 21st July 2020
About 3 months ago

We have abandoned tiles as the grout eventually cracks and leaks. Instead we specify shower panels which can be fixed over existing tiling. Only one corner joint, so no problems with leaks. As previously said, if changing tray, use one with upstands. Then you can fit any shower enclosure of choice.

Cheri Crosley

13:45 PM, 22nd July 2020
About 3 months ago

Thanks everyone for your help.

Stephen

0:20 AM, 23rd July 2020
About 3 months ago

Hi I also have started using wall panels eg :multi panels their are some very smart one look expensive / stylish. Make sure you be 10mm much stronger easy to FITT over exsisting wall or tile covering with shower tray upstands so no leaks 🙂

Theresa McAllister

13:03 PM, 27th July 2020
About 3 months ago

Hello
Pete Lightowler and Stephen:
Sorry to jump in here, but which shower or wall panels do you use and specification e.g. certain thickness or brand, please?

Thank you in advance.


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