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Discuss Tanking kit recommendation in the Tanking and Wetrooms Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. 1sandyh

    1sandyh Active Member

    Location:
    Telford
    Just pricing up my own ensuite. The quote includes a 'tile safe' tanking kit - £300 and flexi wall membrane 8kg - £60

    I don't mind the cost if it's worth it, but just want to check with those in the know if this stuff is good & worth the £360? Are there any brands you would recommend? Or am I missing something, is this 'tile safe' superior than others?

    Cheers again!
     
  2. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Important question: Is it for an Impey wet tray?
     
  3. Plan Tec Tiling

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

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Schluter Kerdi or Impey waterguard are my two preferred membranes. If it is the old Impey tile safe it is not very user friendly. It earned it' nickname 'devils flypaper' a good few years ago for good reason
     
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  4. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Ripped the knees out of a couple of work trousers working with that stuff.
     
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  5. 1sandyh

    1sandyh Active Member

    Location:
    Telford
    it's not listed as an Impey , there's no brand mentioned, I'll ask tomorrow. I guess if it is an Impey I should use it?

    It's a modular system so made up of 2 wedgeboards, infill panels & a channel drain. I'm not aware that Impey manufacturer the modular systems but may be wrong!

    I don't mind paying for good quality stuff but not £360 if it's not the best! What would you usually expect to pay for 5m2 of tanking membrane kit?

    Cheers again
     
  6. 1sandyh

    1sandyh Active Member

    Location:
    Telford
  7. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I have never heard of it!
     
  8. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Yup, it's the old Devil's flypaper.
    DO NOT USE IT!

    This is what happens:
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    It's bitumen based (tar) so it's soft.
    Tiles (eventually) start to move/slip/slide on the soft bitumen and then it fails.
    The above example was assisted by the underfloor heating REALLY softening the bitumen.

    I know it worked on Noah's ark, but that was over 4000 years ago.
    Trust me, bitumen has no place in bathroom waterproofing.
     
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  9. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    Awfull stuff !!
     
  10. Rosco100

    Rosco100 Professional tiler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Inverurie
    Tilemasters tanking kit is good
     
  11. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
  12. 1sandyh

    1sandyh Active Member

    Location:
    Telford
    Well and truly put off now!

    Can someone please recommend a kit that has a self adhesive membrane please?
     
  13. 1sandyh

    1sandyh Active Member

    Location:
    Telford
    Sorry, my mistake.

    Am I understanding this correctly

    Paint on systems are gum based
    Self adhesive membranes are bitumen based

    So I should stay away from self adhesive membranes full stop?

    Am I getting this?!
     
  14. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    No the impey Waterguard isn't bitumen and is a very good reliable system
     
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  15. 1sandyh

    1sandyh Active Member

    Location:
    Telford
    Thank you JCR for clarifying.

    How would this compare to a paint on system? Thanks
     
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