If you are considering remodelling your bathroom, you may be thinking of the colour scheme and the fittings. However, one thing you need to consider is how you are going to waterproof your bathroom. Your bathroom is the wettish room in your home. Water from the shower and taps or condensation can all seep into the walls of your bathroom and cause damage to your property. Below is a guide to 3 different options you have when waterproofing your bathroom.
A vapour barrier is made using polyethene sheeting. The forms an impermeable barrier, which will help you to protect your bathroom walls from moisture damage. The sheeting is added during the remodelling work and covered by tiles or concrete. If moisture generates the tiles or concrete which line your bathroom walls, it will be prevented from going any further by the vapour barrier. A vapour barrier also helps to prevent the growth of mildew or mould on your bathroom walls.
While a vapour barrier will not protect your walls from sustained water damage. If your bathroom suffers an extreme flood, it could penetrate the vapour barrier and cause damage to your bathroom wall.
Epoxy Wall Paint
If you are planning to use paint on your bathroom walls rather than tiles, you should consider using epoxy paint. Epoxy paint must be mixed using two different solutions just before it is applied. When mixed and a chemical reaction takes place and forms a waterproof resin, which means you only have a limited time to apply the paint before it sets and becomes solid. Covering your walls with epoxy paint will help to form a complete seal which will prevent any moisture damage.
Another way of waterproofing your bathroom is by using natural stone as a wall covering. As well as looking fantastic, stone also provides a natural layer of water and moisture resistance. Other solutions made using organic material include slate and ceramic tiles. You should be aware that slate and ceramic tiles are harder to successfully secure in place when compared to natural stone. However, once they are in place, they form an effective barrier against water and moisture.
You should take the time to carefully consider the look and effectiveness of the various methods of waterproofing your bathroom walls from moisture and water. If you have any further questions, you should contact a professional bathroom waterproofing company for help and assistance.