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teak slats / mats for shower?

Posted by sochi (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 10, 12 at 16:56

My master bath reno has been moved up by two years due to an unfortunate leak earlier this week. A leak onto my lovely kitchen floors. Sigh. Onwards.

Has anyone used teak floor slats for their shower area? Pros and cons? I love the look and am seeing many examples in photos on Houzz, but I have no first hand information. I've also seen cedar used (see last picture below).

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Here is a link that might be useful: link to random company selling teak mats

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RE: teak slats / mats for shower?

No reason not to, if you like it. (I do) After all, they use it on ship's decks alla time.....

RE: teak slats / mats for shower?

Thanks lazarususa. My contractor didn't seem to think it was a good idea (mildew etc.). I assume you lift the mats up and clean the tile underneath regularly, plus there is sufficient air flow under the teak mats to prevent most mildew problems.

RE: teak slats / mats for shower?


Teak is great for inside the shower. Teak itself will not rot, or gather mildew, however soap/shampoo residue can collect mold. This can be cleaned off with hot water, Murphy's soap, and a nylon bristle brusch. You should cleant the bottom of the mats, and floor every couple of months as well. Teak is a better choice then cedar, as teak will last a lot longer.

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