Tanking & Waterproofing for wetrooms

Sealing products and kits for wetroom walls and floors. All you need to create an impervious layer that resists movement and cracking of substrates in the wet areas. Use either Tanking liquid or membranes.

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Mock up showing typical application of tanking membrane (on the left) and liquid with joint tape (on the right). Both systems cover and reinforce the joints between substrates and provide tanking to BS5385.

The Importance of Tanking behind tiling in wetrooms

It is important that substrates in wet areas are protected by a suitable tanking system, rendering it impervious to water.

This means placing a membrane in either liquid or sheet form behind tiling to integrate the floor with the walls and to seal all the joints.

In 2009 a Code of Practice was introduced – BS5385 Part 4 Wall & Floor Tiling: design & installation of ceramic and mosaic tiling in special conditions. Clause 7.2.4 paragraph (e) states: ‘The use of impervious adhesives and grouts is no substitute for a tanked installation‘.

Tilers and installers must now be aware of best practice and demonstrate their professionalism by making customers aware of BS5385; this should be mentioned on quotations and business cards.

Tanking liquid kit for wetrooms

Tanking Liquid Kit (enhanced kit, added parts)

The most comprehensive kit available contains much more than inferior kits:
• 8kg bucket (not 6kg) -
• 1 Litre primer (not 1/2 Litre)
• 10 metre Tape (not 5 metre)
• 2 internal corners, 2 pipe collars and a brush.

Covers 10m2 in two coats. Applied by roller or brush in two coats at 90°, tape sandwiched in between. Apply up wall 500mm – 1000mm and onto floor in wetroom only. Compatible with UFH.

Items also available separately:
Tanking 4kg
Tanking 16kg
Primer. 1 Litre (included in kit above)
Extra tanking tapes and corners click here

Tanking liquid kit for wetrooms

BSATM Membrane Kit

Superior bitumen self-adhesive including roller, 2 internal corners, joint tape, sealant and primer. 2mm thick with unique adhesive band on front face 90mm wide to promote secure adhesion. Suits any cable UFH. Max tile load 20kg/m2.

Available as 10m2 or 5m2 kit

Tanking liquid kit for wetrooms

Homelux Waterproof Matting for Walls

Sheet polyethylene 0.15mm. Versatile wall/floor membrane and tile backer on a roll. Waterproofs any substrate. Bonds using flexible tile adhesive (bag-powder type). Overlap joints by 70mm.

Available as 1000mm x 5m and 1000mm x 20m rolls
Also available: Internal Corners, External Corners and Pipe Collars

Tanking liquid kit for wetrooms

Homelux Waterproof Matting for Floors

Sheet polyethylene 0.23mm. Waterproof flooring membrane. Bonds using flexible tile adhesive. Overlap joints by 70mm. Also de-couples to prevent tile-cracking.

Available as 1000mm x 5m and 1000mm x 20m rolls
Also available: Internal Corners, External Corners and Pipe Collars

Tanking liquid kit for wetrooms

Homelux Joint Tape

120mm x 10m

Tanking liquid kit for wetrooms

Maxo Membrane (3mm)

Major de-coupling membrane to stop tile-cracking over timber or concrete with embedded UFH pipes. Permits fast tiling over new screeds. For wetfloor seal joints with WOP tape. Also use over external walkways and verandas. Bonds using flexible tile adhesive (bag-powder type).

Available as 1000mm x 5m and 1000mm x 30m rolls
Also available WOP tape 120mm x 10m

Tanking liquid kit for wetrooms

Nicobond Tanking Membrane

Sheet polyethylene 0.15mm. Wall/floor membrane with good crack-bridging properties. Waterproofs any substrate. Use flexible tile adhesive (bag powder type).

Available as 750mm x 10m roll