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MAPEI Launches Shower Waterproofing Kit

Everything required to waterproof a shower in a single tub

Mapei has launched a convenient all-in-one shower waterproofing kit, enabling professional tilers and DIY-ers to accomplish a secure, watertight shower environment and peace of mind in a few simple steps.

Mapei’s Shower waterproofing kit, includes Mapegum WPS, Shower Waterproofing Primer and Waterproofing Tape, which provides everything needed to achieve a fully watertight barrier, all in one ready to go tub.

Mapegum WPS is a fast drying liquid membrane used for the interior waterproofing of bathroom and shower walls and counter tops before installing ceramic tiles.

The Shower Waterproofing Primer, a ready to use water-based synthetic resin primer, is used for treating porous substrates such as gypsum plaster prior to application of the Mapegum WPS. Furthermore the primer has very low TVOC emissions, promoting a healthier working and living environment.

The Waterproofing Tape makes up the third part of the solution. The special tape in combination with the Mapegum WPS waterproof coating provides for a highly flexible waterproofing seal to internal corners, board joints and the junction between wall and the edge of the shower tray / bath.

“When it comes to tiling wet areas there appears to be an urban myth that there shouldn’t be a need to apply a waterproof coating because “my tiles and adhesives are waterproof”. In reality the commonly used types of adhesives and grouts are water resistant and not waterproof. Whilst they will not fall apart in wet conditions they will not prevent the passage of water. Although epoxy resin based adhesives and grouts are water impervious, it would be practically impossible to guarantee a 100% solid, seamless layer of adhesive. Therefore the only true method of providing a watertight barrier is to install a waterproof tank. The Mapei Shower Waterproofing Kit provides a simple method to enable installers to achieve effective waterproofing that lasts,” commented Colin Stanyard, Products Manager - Ceramics at Mapei.

To further assist, Mapei has produced a clearly laid out leaflet to help with each stage of the process.

Email: rwhincup@clearcommunications.co.uk


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