Does Your Bathroom Tiling Need Waterproofing?

Posted On January 27th, 2022

Faulty Tile Waterproofing is tagged as the first three defects that cause structural damages in your home. Therefore, you need to shield your property from water leakages as you do with termites.

Although your bathroom floor has finishes like tiles and vinyl to improve its aesthetic value and lifespan, these surfaces don’t provide enough protection against water. Hence, your bathroom needs a surface that can decrease the risk of water seeping outside this space. An ideal bathroom should go beyond the fixtures and fittings, beautiful tiles, and a dreamy tub. Your bathroom needs to be waterproofed to minimise the damage.

Bathroom Waterproofing & iling Melbourne

What Exactly is Waterproofing?

Water-resistant and waterproof are two different terms in the construction industry. First, water-resistant materials hinder any movement of moisture. Secondly, waterproof material doesn’t permit water to get into it.

Water leakage compromises the structural foundations of the house. To prevent this, experts at Pro Tiling Melbourne install unique Waterproofing to the membrane on the bathroom floor and walls to evade water leakage problems.  Furthermore, Bathroom Tile Waterproofing keeps the area pleasant and dry, thus free from mould and mildew.

Reasons Why You Should Waterproof Your Bathroom

Stops Leaks

Gravity helps water find an easy route downwards; thus, if there is a crack or a weak point in the walls or floor, the water will get into it sooner or later. Therefore, this water will ooze through to other areas, creating damp walls and floors. The water may start dripping on the light fixtures, which is risky, cause wood to rot, and support the growth of mould and mildew. You can prevent these issues by covering your bathroom walls and floor with the best waterproofing material.

Insulation

Waterproofing boarding controls the dampness and also serves as an ideal insulator. Warming up bathrooms with exterior walls is costly during the months of winter. However, the tile waterproofing boarding keeps the heat in, which reduces your electricity bills.

Prevents Mould

Mould grows in places that are hard to locate underneath the tiles or any area prone to moisture. You can add a barrier on the first layer of tiles, wood, brick, or plaster to block condensation build-up and dampness, which supports mould growth.

Enhances the Value Of Your Space

Waterproofing needs time, effort, and capital; thus, a protected bathroom, kitchen, and balcony offer quality and flawless finish. Therefore, Tile Waterproofing increases the value of your property.

Reduces Maintenance Costs

A bathroom sans the waterproofing membrane needs regular maintenance due to the paint peeling off, blistering, cracking, and extreme mould infestations as the area is prone to moisture. Therefore, Waterproofing saves Melbourne residents a lot of cash in future repairs.

Further, the Australian Standards and Building Code of Australia demands that the entire bathroom floor and walls be waterproofed up to 1800mm. Your house should be waterproofed if the bathroom is located on the second story or higher to avoid damage to the property.

If you need further information regarding waterproofing the tiles in your bathroom or any other area at your residence, feel free to call us on 0450 516 537

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