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Discuss Wetroom to tank or not to tank in the Tanking and Wetrooms Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Djhitman

    Djhitman Active Member

    Location:
    Leyton
    hi all,

    Newbie on the site but reading through your post has really helped.

    A builder is installing an wet room in my new loft conversion. I wanted to know what’s the best system i.e tray and membrane or tray and roll on?

    I know about the highly recommended Impey tray and kits but was recommended this as Linear Wet Room Kit | Walk in Shower | 1200 x 900mm | Wetrooms Online - https://www.wetrooms-online.com/wet-rooms/wet-room-kits-trays/wetbase-linear-wet-room-kit/linear-end-drain-wet-room-walk-in-shower-kit-with-tileable-cover-1500-x-900-x-30mm-detail.html by another tiler.

    I a worried about leakes and Impey looks like May have issues with drains as far as read.

    Looking for a base which is a minimum of 900 x 1200

    Any help and advise you be great.

    No floor has been laid, so wooden sub floor. Will be think porcelain tiles and money is tight.

    Thank you
     
  2. Plan Tec Tiling

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

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Impey are great systems. Fitter error = leaks
     
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  3. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Think tiles, or thin tiles? :)
    If it’s thin tile, cutting corners will not work, money tight or not, do not compromise.
     
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  4. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    If money is tight you can’t go wrong with Marmox Showerstone. Solid trays and really cheap IMO.
     
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  5. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I've done shed loads of impey trays with a plumber I do a lot of work with . Impey trays fitted properly ( and it's not hard to get right ) do not leak .
     
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  6. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    No matter what system is used, if its installed incorrectly it will 100% fail. Either in a couple of weeks or a couple of years.
    You said installed by your builder, and while I don't know him, it's true to say that builders and wetrooms always equate to problems in my experience.
    Contact the manufacturer and get a recommendation.
     
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  7. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    has the builder got any references from installing previous wet rooms? I would contact a manufacturer for a recommended tiler or even maybe use the forum find a tiler and get a second opinion? If you have a leak that will potential ruin more than Just the loft floor.
     
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  8. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Not sure if I'd be comfortable working for a hitman! :eek:
     
  9. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Could do the job for a job :eek:
     
  10. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    If you have a tight budget a wetroom is probably not the best way really.

    Have you considered a normal shower tray, have a look at Just Trays Evolve, they make them as low as 25mm and make them in different colours.
    If put directly on the deck by the time you have tiled the rest of the floor it is basically the same height.
     
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  11. Djhitman

    Djhitman Active Member

    Location:
    Leyton
     
  12. Djhitman

    Djhitman Active Member

    Location:
    Leyton
    Thanks everyone really helpful. So I am guessing wet room online kit above is no good?

    The Impey kits seem to be the way forward but really pricey and on top of that if not installed correctly a waste of money.

    Really did not want a shower tray. Any suppliers that you would recommend for the Impey kits
     
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  13. Djhitman

    Djhitman Active Member

    Location:
    Leyton
    Lol
     
  14. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    If you can- try to do a flood test before tiling. Not that many people bother. My local place stocks bungs for their waste so you can perform the test.

    The last five or so I have done have all been tested in this way.
     
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  15. Djhitman

    Djhitman Active Member

    Location:
    Leyton
    Any advice on where I might get the Impey kits and trays cheaply. The bungs also a good idea
     
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