Wet Rooms Lincoln
The popularity of wet rooms has grown significantly over the last decade, with traditional shower trays losing market share as buyers prefer a more spacious and sleeker showering experience.
Wet rooms are extremely versatile offering a number of benefits over traditional shower trays. This may include functional benefits, such as improved accessibility for wheelchair users, as well as aesthetic benefits by providing more options in bathroom design allowing the showering areas to blend naturally with the rest of the room. Crucially they are also compatible with most underfloor heating systems.
Now it is time to get down to the nitty-gritty: ensuring your wet room is adequately waterproofed. Without proper provision for a suitable waterproof tanking membrane, water penetration behind the tiled finish can cause serious damage to a wet room installation.
G Taylor Tiling would point to BS 5385 Part 4 which states that “The use of impervious grouts and adhesives is no substitute for a tanked installation.”
Therefore, incorporation of a suitable waterproof membrane is a prerequisite for a successful wet room installation, either within the building structures or ideally on the substrate surface prior to the application of ceramic tiles or natural stone.
Surface tanking membranes, such as Kerakoll’s Nano Defense Waterproofing Kit,
Or Impey waterguard Tanking membrane. These are ideal as they are able to prevent water from tracking through a screed for example into other areas.
In a wet room, waterproofing should be specified on both walls and floors.
Once you have tiled and the adhesive is dry as per the manufacturer’s guidelines, There is only one grout choice we would recommend due to various High pressure showers, Rain drenchers, body jets etc..
We recommend using Kerakoll’s Liquid Ceramic grout Fugalite Eco grout conforming to BS EN 13888: 2009.
Kerakoll Fugalite Eco will offer impervious, durable and easy to clean qualities, will maintain joints and have increased resistance to abrasion from attrition caused by continuous use of high pressure water jets. Vitrified, complete colour uniformity and prevents the development of mould and bacteria.