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Shower tray seal before fitting

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by wrightyintheafternoon, 28 Jun 2019.

  1. wrightyintheafternoon

    wrightyintheafternoon

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    Will be installing a new quadrant shower tray and bath soon.

    Thought I would add an edge seal to the tray and bath before installing and tiling. After a bit of research I found this product https://aquastrap.com.

    Seems perfect for the job but not found any first hand comments about it other than amazon which is 5 stars and manufacturer videos etc.

    Anybody any thoughts on using this stuff.

    Thanks
     
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    How much does it cost?

    Personally I use MS polymers such as CT1 of Sikaflex to seal the gap with the wall before tiling.
     
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    Price varies but I can get 2.5m including a tube of Sealux-N silicon sealant for £19.99
     
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    Not an unreasonable layout. A tube of CT1 is a tenner
     
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    Yes thanks, just think it gives a good secondary seal which in theory nothing will get passed if attached to the tray correctly and does effective what a shower tray with upturns would do. Can't see that I would run into issues unless the corner of my bathroom is not entirely square which I will have to check first. I've got to build a partition wall to hid the pipework, so any out of squareness I could correct at that point to ensure I have a perfect 90deg corner, if not the Aquastrap will not sit again the wall properly which will also affect the tile seating/level.
     
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    I always seal twice, once on shower/bath tray install, again after tiling.
     
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    Hi yes, thats the plan. The AquaStrap sticks to the tray. The tray is installed and the raised bit of the Aquastrap is then sealed to the wall with a line of Silicon behind. The tiles come down over the raised bit of the seal to a few mm clear of the tray and then you seal again under the tiles. After all that, it should be sound.
     
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    My only concern would be how long the adhesive might last before failing.
     
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    Would have thought quite a time as it will be compressed against the wall anyway. Can’t be any worse than silicon breaking down over time.
     
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