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    Hi folks

    I'd like to pick the brians of experience to help me acheive a leak free shower on our loft conversion, if I may.


    I have an alcove that is plasterboarded to the sides and back with a low sloping celing (loft conversion!). The shower tray is tight fit at the bottom. I have sealed the plater and intend to apply homelux matting to all sides.
    1. Is a silicone joint best at the shower tray/ wall interface?
    2. Can homelux be applied to the ceiling and support stone mosaic tiles?
    3. What is notch trowel is best. So far I intent to use a 4mm for the matting glue (BALS rapidset) and 6mm for the tiles. Is this OK?
    Thank you for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capeles View Post
    Hi folks

    I'd like to pick the brians of experience to help me acheive a leak free shower on our loft conversion, if I may.



    I have an alcove that is plasterboarded to the sides and back with a low sloping celing (loft conversion!). The shower tray is tight fit at the bottom. I have sealed the plater and intend to apply homelux matting to all sides.
    1. Is a silicone joint best at the shower tray/ wall interface?
    2. Can homelux be applied to the ceiling and support stone mosaic tiles?
    3. What is notch trowel is best. So far I intent to use a 4mm for the matting glue (BALS rapidset) and 6mm for the tiles. Is this OK?
    Thank you for your help.
    Number 1 I would silicon between tray and wall when fitting, Silicon around the top of the tray/wall before tiling, then leave a two mm gap between tile and tray and a nice 5/6 mm fillet of silicon to fininish off. (use Cornertape if this is your first go at silicon)

    2 Not advisable, might give someone a headache

    3 4mm for matting, 6mm for say 6" tiles but personally use 8mm on say 8-12" tiles. Can depend on the flatness of the walls. Take a couple of tiles off after you have fixed them and check what the coverage is like.

    Don't forget to prime the plaster walls first before using the rapidset

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    Thank you Faithhealer for your helpful coments.

    One last point when you say prime do you mean pva type prime or something else?

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