All wet rooms should be waterproofed and we recommend that bathrooms, WCs, utility rooms etc. should be waterproofed to prevent your property against any leaks. We recommend rooms have full waterproofing on the floor and at least 100mm up all walls. Around showers / baths with shower the walls should be fully tanking above the shower head. For baths without showers, we recommend tanking 500mm higher than the bath height.
We recommend that SharpBoard is applied to walls and floor prior to waterproofing, this can be screwed into place or adhesive can be used. SharpBoard is a tile backer board which is designed to be the perfect substrate for tiling onto. LIP VS30 is applied onto SharpBoard, once dry we recommend using LIP Wet Room Adhesive to guarantee compatibility. To protect your tiles from cracking, LIP PureStep should be used to neutralise movement.
LIP VS30 is an easy to apply, paint on liquid membrane for waterproofing / tanking rooms. There are two kit sizes available, 12kg with 7-8m2 coverage and 3kg kit which covers 1.75 – 2m2. Included in the kit is liquid membrane, primer and reinforcement tape (preformed corner pieces available separately and faster installation). Installation of the waterproofing system is an easy paint on process and dries as a continuous protective layer. The membrane is designed to be highly flexible allowing it to move with the building without cracking. LIP VS30 is ETAG 022 approved to comply with the guidelines for European technical approval and is EC1 Plus approved for very low emissions.
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.