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Old 02-05-2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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Concrete or Wood?

Hi folks

I am converting an old outhouse into a wet-room and putting a sauna and shower in it. Question is do I build a wooden floor or a concrete one?

The wooden floor has been recomended as it gives a good flat finish, some more insulation and I can easily locate the drainage from the shower. But I'd heard contrary advice that it will rot from beneath sooner or later, even if a damp proof layer is put over the ground and rubble where the floor is being laid, and the joists are also protected from damp.

So am I better with a concrete floor?

In either case I plan to put a heating mat down and then ceramic tiles on top of that.

Any comments and advice much appreciated!


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Old 02-07-2010, 07:41 AM   #2
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use gulf ucf & be done w/it !

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