It is almost impossible to get rid of moisture in our bathrooms. The instant the water makes contact with air, it will form droplets in cold surfaces nearby, which results in condensation. Aside from the fact that it can be annoying just by being there, it can obviously cause problems such as mould inside your bathroom and, if left untreated, can easily ruin your bathroom surfaces. The shower hob itself can contain a lot of moisture and generate heat that can seep into your bathroom’s walls and ceilings if not protected properly. The combined heat and moisture makes for an excellent breeding ground for things like mould, and mats and rugs can only do so much in keeping moisture and damp out. Fortunately, there are easy measures to waterproof your bathroom effectively and keep it in good shape.
For your shower recess
The shower hob or shower recess is a very important feature to waterproof inside your bathroom. There are lots of do-it-yourself waterproofing kits you can get in any DIY section of home improvement stores and hardware stores, and it contains almost everything you need for the efficient waterproofing of your shower recess. You will still need a couple more important tools, such as paint brush or paint roller to apply coating primer and a secondary coat to effectively stop shower leaks.
Apply the pre-mixed coating using the paint brush to the edges and internal corners inside the shower recess. Wait for it to set and dry for a couple of hours, then reapply with the second coating. If you employed a paint brush to apply the priming coat, a paint roller would be a more ideal choice for the secondary application. Wait at least 24 hours before using the bathroom again.
For the bathroom floor
Ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles that are properly sealed are very effective in keeping the floor and the shower recess dry. Vinyl tile is also a good and cheaper option, but you have to make sure it is sealed around the edges using caulk.
A good mat or rug outside will absorb water and keep your bathroom floor dry as well.
For the bathroom wall
Before you install your finished bathroom wall, make sure it has been applied with an anti-moisture barrier to keep minute water droplets from getting through your wall’s material. This barrier is simply made up of large plastic pieces and is very easy to cut and mount to the bathroom walls. Also, rather than using wallpaper or paint for your walls, consider using ceramic tiles as they are more moisture resilient.
Also, it is important that you seal your walls using the right sealant for the wall material. Do your homework and make a little research to know the best sealant for your wall. A silicone caulk for all the spaces and edges inside your bathroom is also a great way to keep moisture away.
For the bathroom ceiling
Choosing a specialized waterproof paint is another simple and practical way to keep moisture off your bathroom and keep it from damaging the interiors. If you’re already using one, consider having a vent system you can easily control when the moisture level inside your bathroom is high. This will help keep your bathroom dry as it wicks water off.
For your bathroom renovations and shower hob waterproofing needs, check out Waterstop Streamline. It is a professional commercial waterproofing Melbourne company known for tiling, building and even waterproofing services.