- Project Name: Custom Burmese Teak Shower Floor – Jacksonville, Fl
- Manufactured by: Carib Teak
- Project Date: July 23, 2019
- Wood Type: 8/4 S4S FEQ Burmese Teak
- Location: Jacksonville, Fl
- Project time: 3 days
We worked closely with the client to understand the look and design he was trying to achieve in his newly renovated spare bathroom. He always admired the wood elements paired with the modern style and wanted to incorporate that into his new space. We began by getting his shower pan measurements. Typically all our Custom Teak shower floors at Carib Teak come within a 1/4″ to 1/2″ of the shower pan dimensions provided by the client. This allows for the Teak Shower Floor easily drop in to place once constructed. We take a lot of pride is ensuring this process is precise. It is critical we are given proper measurements of the Shower area as this will ultimately affect the fit of the Teak floor.
Once the measurements are provided we then take 8/4 or 2″ Burmese teak material and plane to 1-7/8″ thickness. This allows for all battens to be the same width. Next steps are the joiner, chop saw and table saw. It is imperative that the machines are square as this will affect the lengths of the battens and can throw off any measurements. The boards are milled to the same sizes and battens are created. Battens are laid out to inspect any defects in the wood and the best side is then chosen for the top side of the floor. Spacers are then put in place and measured to determine the right amount of battens needed.
The runners are then cut with a notch for placement of stainless steels screws and nails. Spacers are placed in between each batten to allow for water flow to drain in shower. The battens are then measured to achieve length of desired floor. Both sides of the floor are clamped to same measurements. Assembly of floor begins.
The next steps to assembly of floor are critical. You want to ensure the floor is square to be be sure use a level to match up runner and battens. We use Titebond 3 to attach the runners to the battens as well as nails and stainless steel screws. This will ensure all battens are securely attached to the runner. Once the battens are attached to the side runners you repeat the same process for the remaining inside runners. Its always smart to use more than not enough runners for support.
A waterfall edge is placed on runners underside and topside. Then the topside is sanded smooth using many grits. The total process can take anywhere between 48-72 hours depending on the size of the floor. We then packaged it with bubble, created a custom box and it was ready to ship. We were so happy to hear the customer received the floor and was so happy with it! it was ultimately the look he was trying to achieve.
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