Post by Wetroom Materials
What many people don’t realise when fitting a wet room, is that the entirety of the space needs to be tanked correctly and not just the key areas. Whilst it may seem unnecessary, water can get just about anywhere including where it can cause serious damage. Tanking can massively reduce the risk of this kind of damage.
Often referred to as waterproofing, tanking is the process of adding an extra layer of protection between the walls and floor and the tiling or flooring you use in the wetroom. There are a number of ways to do this, some work better than others and each work best on different kinds of surface. So when it comes to choosing your tanking material, it’s vital you make the right decision in order to fully protect your clients home from leaks.
Water has the potential to cause huge amounts of damage to a property, especially when if it is allowed to seep into areas where water shouldn’t be. No matter how well you tile or seal a wet room, there is still a chance for water to cause damage as not all tile types are water-resistant. You might not always spot where water is escaping, which is why tanking is so important. Without the correct tanking in place, water can escape, resulting in water damage, mould and damp growing or even tiles falling off of walls because they no longer have a surface to adhere to. This is a huge problem as it can render a wet room unusable meaning it needs to have potentially costly repairs. But if the wet room is tanked correctly, to begin with, this won’t be an issue to worry about. If you’re going to do a job, do it properly the first time because you will only have to do it again later.
Despite being one of the most important stages of installing a wet room, it is a surprisingly simple process. Thanks to our all in one tanking membrane, all of the necessary surfaces can be tanked in a flexible membrane that stretches and moves with the building. It can be applied with a roller or paintbrush. Once set, this membrane is fully waterproof, so you can then begin tiling your wetroom.
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My client bought a range of Wet Room Unislope Systems from our local retailer, Bathworks. We struggled to find anyone to come to site and take responsibility for the waterproofing until we came across Wet Room Materials. They were willing to stand over their tanking system and more than helpful throughout all stages of the installation from site survey and room preparation to installation. A 10 Year no leak fully insured warranty gave me the confidence that we were dealing with a professional organisation. I would highly recommend these guys and will certainly be using them going forward.
Steven Quinlan | Director | Citius Limited
I have honestly found, Wet Room Materials to be an easy and reliable company to work with. Whether it be a one wet room residential project, apartment block or a gym; they ensure there are no installation problems and we don’t have to worry about leaks. They take care of the specification and advising us on correct build ups and preparation. On a recent project we were able to buy their Unislope System p from our bathroom show room retailer and they subsequently came to site to tank out the bathrooms. It was a time sensitive job and The Wet Room lads worked through the evening and into the weekend to ensure we completed the project on time. I have no hesitation in recommending Wet Room Materials. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Noel Geraghty | Director/Founder | NGS Mechanical Services
In Bright Designs, we understand the importance of specifying a reliable waterproofing system for bathrooms. We have worked on a number of projects with Wet Room Materials over the years and I can honestly say that their waterproofing installation service offers complete peace of mind for us and our clients. The Wet Room Materials Team are there throughout all stages of the project from site survey and specification to installation. More importantly they also give us a 10 year no leak guarantee. I also like the fact that they will handle communication with the client and contractors in terms of delivering a high-quality installation which allows me the head space to focus on other aspects of the build."
Alan Burns | Director/Co-founder | Bright Designs. B Arch, B Sc Arch, MRIAI.