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Discuss DIY Guide To Installing a Wetroom. in the Bathrooms, Showers and Wetrooms area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. brum

    brum Plumber

    hi there either tank walls floors to get super duper seal improve tiling skills or change grout I always use Bal waterproof grout rec for swimming pools hope this helps mate
     
  2. mutley racers

    mutley racers Plumber GSR

    Nice thread. I need to quote for a small wet room. How long would you say to prep the floor area and add tray and tank? It is only a 3m X 1m room?
     
  3. Destroyer2813

    Destroyer2813 Plumber GSR

    Got a wetroom to quote for also downstairs screed floor shower floor area is .75x2000 with a screen would you say tank floor outside shower area as well ?. And what kits best for the floor of matting ?
     
  4. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    Thoroughly annoyed , used mapi silicone and it's come away from movement joint between travitene in my house and it looks gaff. Any suggestions ?
     
  5. kay-jay

    kay-jay Trusted Plumber GSR

    Is it not the travetine rather than the silicone at fault? Was the trav oiled or have any treatment on it
     
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  6. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Prob the travetine sealer at fault there ermi.
     
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  7. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber


    I always tank outside the shower. Makes sense whilst your on. Last kit I used was BAL.
     
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  8. Whyme

    Whyme Guest

    Probably been said previous but use marmox board strong as double the thickness ply. Just adhesive on then screw + tape and paint the joints and screw heads sorted.
     
  9. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    No trav natural and it was washed. Plus it's a cut edge it's between. Wall to floor.
     
  10. Whyme

    Whyme Guest

    Is the floor flexing??
     
  11. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    It's tanked the whole room is 1200 high on all walls and shower 1800 floor complete. resin glue between 18mm marine ply and joists, then full coverage of ply face with resin and another 18mm sheet. Impey tray sat on joists with 18mm between joists
     
  12. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    No. Used a clegg hammer floor dosnt deflect. Under normal use. 6kg hammer came back same as byson pre camber with 75mm structural screed. ( byson spanning 9m - my floor 2.8m) I sealed joint in rest of room with grout but silicone in shower area . It's lasted 6 years
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014
  13. mutley racers

    mutley racers Plumber GSR

    Why do you need to put 2 X 18mm wpb? I thought one would be enough. So bal is the tanking kit to use then?
     
  14. Whyme

    Whyme Guest

    It must have just peeled from the chalky edge of the travitine then. treat the joint edges with that sealer stuff.
     
  15. Whyme

    Whyme Guest

    He's a big lad..
     
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  16. mutley racers

    mutley racers Plumber GSR

    That's True
     
  17. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    Old house expensive coaving below. Roll top shower loo sinks and a pallet of travitene
     
  18. Destroyer2813

    Destroyer2813 Plumber GSR

    So just use paint on tanking as normal on floors and lip up wall as required
     
  19. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Normal silicone, even good quality will not stick to stone. The curing process it too quick and it then detaches.
    This is the only one I use on stone.
    MAPEI adhesives sealants chemical products for construction
     
  20. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    That's the crap I used. I bought the buff one.
     
  21. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Normal mappai? Mappai ac, or lm?
     
  22. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    From poo fix?
     
  23. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    How long between sealing the trav and siliconing the joints?
     
  24. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014
  25. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    Ah! Sealed it about 2 weeks before - delay due to holiday !
     
  26. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    Will get some lm
     
  27. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Clean the corners to be sealed with a piece of scotchbrite. Vaccum up dust and clean with a dry rag before sealing.
     
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  28. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

     
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  29. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    Bal mastic or tanking kit?
     
  30. GQuigley67

    GQuigley67 Trusted Plumber GSR

    Nice thread mate kudos!
     
  31. jamesdrainage

    jamesdrainage New Member

    Wow, it's perfect installing guide for wetroom
     
  32. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    I smell spam.
     
  33. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Already sorted