There is a trend to place teak flooring into the shower. What is the best way to accomplish this with minimal problems? Is there an advantage to having teak flooring in a shower, or is it just not a great idea no matter what type of wood is used to place it into a shower?

  • Thanks for the input. I obviously realize there must be a water resistant sub-floor. And until the kids are out of the house "one more thing to clean" was the perfect comment I needed to hear. If I go that route for the ascetics, I'll wait until it's just the husband and I to clean up after. Jul 14 '16 at 20:30

The teak wood is not the actual floor of the shower it is just a layer on top of the waterproof substrait or tile. There is no wood that has properties to form a shower subfloor - it holds too much water, expands and contracts too much, and rots. Not to mention sanitary issues.

So can you put teak in a shower. Sure. You can stand on top of whatever you want as long as the underneath part is waterproof and drains. However you are just adding another (major) thing to clean.

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    100% agree. I would make it removable so the hair and soap can be cleaned out every now and then. +
    – Ed Beal
    Jul 13 '16 at 20:06
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    +1 And teak inserts need spacing so water can easily drain to the real floor and outlet.
    – bib
    Jul 13 '16 at 20:13

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