shower waterproof tanking membrane
What is Tilesafe?
Tilesafe is a waterproof tanking system
designed to prevent leaks and damp patches in or around your shower
or wet room area. It is a thick
incorporating a woven glass fibre mesh on one side. It has been
developed for use prior to the application of ceramic tiles that are
applied using a conventional adhesive which keys to the mesh.
This 'cold applied' product is your insurance against
the inevitable leaks that we all associate with shower and wet room
installations. Tilesafe is fully compatible with undertile heating.
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Tilesafe can be fixed to ply, masonry, concrete or
plasterboard to form a secure internal watertight structure. Because there
is no curing time you can tile the same day.
Why do all showers eventually leak?
comprises a number of dissimilar materials fixed together to form a shape.
Each of these items will respond to heat, cold and humidity in a different
manner - expanding or contracting at a different rates. Buildings behave as
though they are alive with this constant movement due to variations in
moisture and temperature. Understand this and you can soon appreciate how
difficult making a shower totally waterproof can be.
you use to construct a shower
enclosure or wet room will have a 'coefficient
of expansion'. This is the rate
at which something expands when
heated. This differs for everything.
As each component expands at a
different rate, together they
conspire to leak as they move
independently of each other.
the adhesive and grout which become
porous with age exacerbating the
Tilesafe - the totally waterproof solution to
leaky showers and wet rooms
Dealing with this problem involves a process known as 'tanking'. This is an
operation whereby a waterproof barrier layer is applied between the building
and the tiled surface.
The idea being that should moisture
manage to penetrate through the
adhesive and grout layer it can get
no further than the waterproof
barrier. Being slightly flexible,
the barrier known as
Tilesafe absorbs movement
due to temperature changes, and even
if porosity becomes an issue the
barrier will maintain its integrity.
Quick and easy to apply
Only 2mm thick
Simple to detail in critical areas
Ideal for suspended timber floors
Flexible movement in substrates
Compatible with all quality adhesives
Cost effective solution
TILESAFE TANKING KITS and Prices
available in two kit sizes. Each is supplied as a 1m wide roll either 5m
or 10m in length. The kit comprises - Tilesafe, Tilesafe primer,
reinforcing jointing tape, jointing compound and putty.
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Tilesafe tanking membrane works happily
with electric under tile heating.
Warming a tiled
floor enhances the ambience of your
shower room or bathroom beyond
A warm floor
is not only wonderful to walk on
with bare feet, the heat also speeds
up the floor's drying time which
improves safety and prevents
dampness and odours associated with
the growth of mildew.
applying a heating element on
Tilesafe (which installs within the
tile adhesive layer) you should not
exceed a maximum power rating of 100
Watts per square metre.
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