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Waterproofing room such as your kitchen and bathroom are essential, as moisture can lead to mold and damage your property – especially if unnoticed. Hot mopping is the best way to provide a water proof seal to your showers. Showers are particularly susceptible to moisture infiltration, and need to be sealed effectively to ensure they are waterproof.
In a tiled bathroom follow these guidelines to ensure your shower is sealed and thoroughly waterproof:
- walls and floors should be clean and dry
- apply appropriate waterproof membrane
- tile wall and ensure grout dries fully
- apply sealant to the grout
- if applicable apply sealant to the tiles (unglazed)
Why shower waterproofing is important ?
When these all-too-common mistakes occur, standing water gets trapped in the shower pan below the tile level. The shower floor tile and grout will appear to dry in 24 hours, but if your shower was improperly constructed, the 1.5 inches or more of deck mud under the shower floor tile will never dry.
Eventually, the moisture will start wicking up the walls behind the tile, and you’ll see mold lines at the wall-to-floor transition, on the curb and even in recessed niches if they’re exposed to enough direct water.
If you are considering a tile shower installation, make sure your installer outlines a waterproofing plan. Research this plan, and make sure you’re comfortable with it. Insist your shower pan be flood tested prior to installing any tile. If the water level drops in 24 hours or moisture is visible above the water line, do not let your installer proceed until this issue is resolved.
Customers also increasingly ask for a rainfall shower head, Rubin says. “There are many selections that do look really beautiful — both traditional and very contemporary.”
However, the downside of these, Rubin warns, is water pressure.
“We always caution that the water flow from a rain shower head will feel very different, because the same amount of water is spread out over such a large surface area.”
As with big showers, many customers choose walk-in showers for convenience and ease of cleaning.
One of the most popular styles? “A partial glass section where it’s a walk-in shower with no door. There’s just a glass panel to the side, ‘We love glass doors, but they’re so hard to keep clean.’”