Need to sort this bathroom out

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by bond007, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    Not fond of them. You then have the problem of how to seal the bath trim to bath/tray.
    And where you mitre them in corners requires sealed.
    The rubber seal on some trim discolours.
    Avoid
     
  2. bond007

    bond007 Member

    Been told to seal the bath first, then put the tile trim ans secure it with more silicone... Thud creating a double layer of protection
     
  3. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    Ideally, yes, but you don’t have to.
    If using tanking kit, it should seal the wall well.
    If you changed your mind about bath and decided to install a shower cubicle, consider a modular unit. They come usually in 2 piece and no risk of leaks.
    The one piece unit is obviously preferred, but it probably can’t be physically put in through your house
     
  4. bond007

    bond007 Member

    No definitely sticking with a bathtub. Even seen sf do a galvanised frame. Tanking kit only waterproof the wall doesn't it.. It doesn't stop the water leaking through the seals righ?
     
  5. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    The tile trim itself isn’t much of a seal protection, so avoid it. Looks ghastly also
     
  6. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    You get a seal for tanking kit for onto bath
     
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  7. bond007

    bond007 Member

    Which one is that please?
     
  8. bond007

    bond007 Member

    You would think the tiles been infront the the bath edges instead of in line with it would give it more of protection
     
  9. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean, but that is why it is important to have bath or trays fitted tight to wall entire length and seal the joint with silicone first.
    Most baths have fairly square edges nowadays.
    The trim only appears to be a wonderful solution. It also is dreadful on baths that vary on top tapering at some areas more than others. The trim then doesn’t hit hard.
    On another point, when sealing baths it wouldn’t do any harm to half fill bath with water to keep it tight down
     
  10. bond007

    bond007 Member

    Basically just after something that seals between the bath trim and the wall. Then cam tile over it. Like you can have a waterproof tape masking or first then tile over it after. Anything like that in the market
     
  11. bond007

    bond007 Member

    What the tank kit you apply on the bath trim between the tiles?
     
  12. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    Did many bathrooms for landlords who wanted low maintenance,vandal proof,shower that dont flood the floor etc.

    Took an idea from premier inn hotel bathrooms,actually fitted same materials,units,steel baths,shower/tap mixers,fixed directional shower head etc

    Nothing special but very practicable ;)
     
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  13. bond007

    bond007 Member

    Share the materials please, I'm after similar.
     
  14. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Keep that tip under your belt!;)
     
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  15. bond007

    bond007 Member

    Sharing is caring in this field....
     
  16. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Only if you can convert the written word to your fingertips!:)
     
  17. bond007

    bond007 Member

    • Arghh! Share... In the process of doing teh bathroom so any tips will help
     
  18. bond007

    bond007 Member

    Which one is this?
     
  19. bond007

    bond007 Member

    Anyone??
     
  20. kiaora

    kiaora Well-Known Member

    Hi
    I have fitted lots of baths,
    I’ve found when it comes to the modern ‘plastic’ baths,
    The following is the way I do it, and walk away and not get called back ....

    Fit bath, including fixing to wall, and fix feet,
    Fill bath with water,
    Seal around bath with clear silicone, lots of it...
    Leave for next day....

    Tile around bath, no grout or silicone about tile/bath joint,
    It looks good, and allows any water to escape to bath, ( the secret is, you can only divert water, not stop it.)

    The Romans’ new this, that’s why they used lead !

    Listen and learn

    Good luck
    Peter
     
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