A leak-proof wet room is easy to obtain using Kerakoll products, says Tilemaster Adhesives.
The company describes what to do when using timber panelling on the floor and tile backer board on the walls, as this is the most common combination in the UK. (This can be adapted for other substrates – just ask Tilemaster Adhesives Ltd – Kerakoll Group for details.)
Ensure that the panels in the timber substrate are dry, level, and screwed down firmly with no room for movement. Then apply a layer of Keragrip Eco. This solvent-free liquid promotes adhesion to the substrate and is easy and safe to use, the company says.
Next, install a layer of cement board using H40 Gel or H40 Advanced, where time is of the essence, to fix it in place. Tilemaster Adhesives says these gel-adhesives are ideal for use on timber substrates as they have a high degree of deformability. Then, waterproof the area by applying a first coat of Nanodefense Eco with a roller over the walls and floors, followed by Aquastop 120 tape over all joints and then apply a second coat of Nanodefense Eco to the entire area.
Next, fix the tiles with either H40 Gel or H40 Advanced gel-adhesives. Grout the joints with Fugabella Bio, Kerakoll’s hypo-allergenic water-based resin grout. Finally apply Silicone Color to all internal joints.
Further technical details and advice can be obtained from Tilemaster Adhesives Ltd’s team who will be delighted to help you with your project.