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    Default Adhesives and tanking compatability

    I am about to tank a shower room prior to a tiler coming in to tile on top.
    My question is simple. Is it necessary to use certain tanking materials with specific adhesives.

    The tiler says he much prefers to use a two part powder Mapei adhesive. Should I therefore find a Mapei tanking product?

    The tiler does not do tanking which is why I will have to attempt the job myself using the paint on silicone stuff with taped edges!

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    Default Re: Adhesives and tanking compatability

    Wishy....quick question....can you wall paper...?

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    Default Re: Adhesives and tanking compatability

    Well this this is the best form of tanking you can do....much better than solution kits......

    watch this vid....easy peasy..



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    Default Re: Adhesives and tanking compatability

    Just a quick Q dave,how much is the tanking gear never use that brand.

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    Default Re: Adhesives and tanking compatability

    Cheers Dave.
    Quick answer...yes I can wallpaper but this looks a little more complicated to me.
    Three more Q's now...What is this product? How much is the cost in comparison to solution kits?
    Will the tilers Mapei adhesive work with this wallpaper :-) !!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDS View Post
    Just a quick Q dave,how much is the tanking gear never use that brand.

    cheaper than solution kits.....contact wetdecs for a price list..

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    I always use cement based Flexi on tanked walls, just to be safe and make sure the tiles stick properly.
    Some brands of tanking such as the Ardex System do not like tub adhesive. Saw one job that had been done : Ardex tanking, ceramic tiles, tub adhesive : The tiles fell off the wall, adhesive did not set properly or bond to the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishy View Post
    Cheers Dave.
    Quick answer...yes I can wallpaper but this looks a little more complicated to me.
    Three more Q's now...What is this product? How much is the cost in comparison to solution kits?
    Will the tilers Mapei adhesive work with this wallpaper :-) !!?
    If he is using cement based adhesive yes.... still can't get around why he doesn't do tanking though wishy..

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    If the tiler does not do tanking, find one that does !!!! If not, then tank it yourself .
    Regards

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    Default Re: Adhesives and tanking compatability

    He comes highly recommended by the staff at my local CTD...but yes he said he hasn't done tanking so wouldn't commit to doing it.
    Very difficult to find trusted tradesmen particularly as this is the second attempt at the shower room, The tiles fell off the last time. Boards not fixed correctly and not tanked, etc etc...

    Don't want to go through that again so must be right this time!!!

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    Default Re: Adhesives and tanking compatability

    Cheers dave will do,yeah puzzled me a bit to coz every tiler i know do there own tanking even just to gaurutee its been done right to there spec ie;prep and products.maybe just to busy

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    Default Re: Adhesives and tanking compatability

    Hows the best way to find local tilers through the forum guys?

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