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Old 12-06-2014, 06:03 AM   #29
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For the Canadians on here I found some snap together grates at Dollarama that have wooden slats (cedar?). I had to cut them down to fit but worked great in the Casita. Sorry no pictures as its been put to bed for the winter.

Looks like Ikea also sells something similar Spa Bath Mat from IKEA outdoor decking - IKEA Hackers
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:19 AM   #30
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Well I do have a table saw and cutting them in half sounds like a good idea. I have never worked with composite decking material so I'm not familiar with it but the pictures of wooden shower mats really look nice. How about bamboo. Would it stand up to getting wet. Or cedar? And if I go with some kind of wood what would the best sealant be?
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I never thought about the weight issue. I was looking at the Lowes link for the redwood and apparently it is unavailable at this time. So I typed in composite deck material and came across some composite redwood ballesters that looked like they would be very easy to turn into a shower mat.Shop ChoiceDek 14-Pack Coastal Redwood Composite Deck Baluster (Common: 31-in; Actual: 31-in) at Lowes.com
What do you think. Also I looked for a weight but didn't see one.
I think this stuff would work great except for the thickness, which is 1-1/4 inches. If you can rip it down to a thinner piece, it may be ideal, maybe even better than wood with regards to durability.

I finally did my week-long fall camping trip and we used the shower almost every night. The slat floor worked perfectly. I removed it for showering and put it back in after everyone was done showering, which gave us a dry floor to stand on later but still allowed the floor to dry out during the night. I'm very happy with this addition so far.
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:31 PM   #32
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For the Canadians on here I found some snap together grates at Dollarama that have wooden slats (cedar?). I had to cut them down to fit but worked great in the Casita. Sorry no pictures as its been put to bed for the winter.



Looks like Ikea also sells something similar Spa Bath Mat from IKEA outdoor decking - IKEA Hackers

I bought some of these from the local dollar store. (For the balcony) They were bamboo. They turned black in just a few months. Recommend sealing them before use.


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Old 12-06-2014, 05:06 PM   #33
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I'm CHEAP. I just throw an old towel down on the bathroom floor. Easy to pull out and shake outside. No crud on the bathroom floor either. Besides, it's warm on my tootsies for those nightime visits. YMMV
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Not as pretty as that fine woodwork. It's almost too pretty to want to use it. LOL, But I have used Dri-Dek plastic locking panels for many years with great success, but then, I don't have your wood working skills.
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Oh I really like this idea. PLUS I have some cedar a special guy gave us that is gone now that I could use on this project. He would LOVE that! This one is on my to do list already! Now to get that wood sliced. THANK YOU for sharing!
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