Testing tanked shower cubicle before tiling

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by behm77, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. behm77

    behm77 New Member

    First time I've tanked a shower cubicle and wondering if I should test its watertight-ness before I start tiling the walls and floor? It's a wet room style shower tray walled in on three sides with a 5cm lip on the open side. Was thinking I should block the waste hole, fill up the tray with water and leave over night to see if the level drops. Is that what you pro's would do?
  2. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Well-Known Member

    It's probably way too late to respond, but for posterity purposes ...

    If you've followed the instructions of the tanking slurry vendor, you're more than likely OK.
    Did you use a primer?
    Did you bed cloth strips in slurry in all the corners?
    Did you do at least 2 generous coats once everything was in place?
    Did you use brush strokes at right angles for each successive coat?
    Did you leave the correct amount of time between any two coats?
    If you answer yes to all of the above questions, then you shouldn't have anything to worry.
    Don't forget you've still got tiles to put on, grout to help with water-tightness, and grout sealer to seal the grout!
    Good luck!

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