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Why Waterproof Your Bathroom?

January 31, 2019

The bathroom is one of the places that we spend a lot of time in. Most of us have tiled bathrooms and rely on our grouting to protect the area from water damage. You may not know that grout is permeable, and that moisture can seep through it and over time, encourage damage and mold to develop. Often adhesives or grouting that claims to be ‘waterproof’ isn’t, which is why waterproofing your bathroom using only the best waterproof tiling products and supplies in Sydney is a wise decision.

What is waterproofing?

Waterproofing is a means of protecting your tiling and extending the lifespan of a room. This protection extends behind the tile face to protect the base from damage and a failure to do this can lead to your walls being weakened and mold developing here. There are many waterproof tiling products and supplies you can purchase from your local DIY store, but these often aren’t as effective in terms of protection. Getting your materials from a professional outlet means that you can expect the end results to last a long time due to the quality of products being used.

What happens when I waterproof my bathroom?

When water flows, it runs downstream, and it will always find the easiest and quickest way to flow downward. This means that microscopic cracks in your floor or walls will become conduits for leakage, causing them to worsen and grow over time. Waterproofing will fully seal your floors, walls and ceilings to prevent further damage from occurring. It will also prevent water from reaching any wiring, causing expensive and dangerous damage.

Waterproofing will improve the air quality in your home and better your family’s health. It does this by preventing mold from developing, which is often invisible to the eye but able to be inhaled. This can decrease your home’s air quality and worsen conditions such as asthma.

Finally, waterproofing will increase your home’s value when you decide to sell your property. Potential buyers always notice the quality and professional finishes you’ve put into every high traffic areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Having experts to advise you on your waterproofing is crucial. Get in touch with Waterproofing Direct for advice on the best waterproof tiling products and supplies for this area of your home.