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Discuss Silicone for use in a steam room in the Tanking and Wetrooms Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. 4DoorFist

    4DoorFist Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Gents,
    Any idea what the best silicone would be to use in a steam room?

    I need to silicone the glass U channel areas as they have finally started to go mouldy after 6 years of use. I wish I could remember what the last brand was as it's held up so well but I just can't remember.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    I personally use Dow Corning for white or clear and Mapei or Ottoseal for colours.

    Do try our sponsor @ISOMAT UK@ISOMAT UK as I understand they also sell sealants
     
  3. 4DoorFist

    4DoorFist Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Thanks for your input.
    I was considering using the above sealents but am wondering if I may need something that resists more heat. The above sealants can handle temps of up to 150f so I guess I'm just being overly cautious as some specialist silicones can handle temps double that, but cost five times the price.
     
  4. Plan Tec Tiling

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  5. RayTheTiler

    RayTheTiler Professional Tiler

    Location:
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    have you tried hg mould remover before re siliconeing
     
  6. 4DoorFist

    4DoorFist Active Member

    Location:
    London
    I tried a product called Muffycid which worked really well and removed the bulk of the mould, but the original silicone is looking a bit knackered and seems to have worn a bit over the years. I think I'll defo change it to keep things looking tidy and fresh in there.

    Domosil S looks good with a high temperature rating.
    https://www.isomat.gr/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/e-domosil-s.pdf

    Has anyone had any experience in using this as I wondering if it sets of hardish due to it's high mechanical strength?
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  7. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Have you ever measured the temperature in your steam room as 150 degrees f seems pretty high
     
  8. 4DoorFist

    4DoorFist Active Member

    Location:
    London
  9. Rookery

    Rookery Professional Tiler

    I always use Dow 785 Sanitary silicone in bathrooms and wet rooms and would go with that again. Alternatively, I'd ring them up and ask if there was a better product more suited to steam rooms.
     
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    We are the only stockists in the UK of the silicone's, some of our adhesives are stocked by Acorn tiles in Hemel, should you want to place an order just all 01483 511 113
     
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