Our bathrooms are in contact with water on a daily basis and it’s vital that the necessary precautions are put in place to ensure that they’re waterproof. Without the proper flooring and protection, you could end up with a leaky ceiling and a very expensive bill. This blog will explore the importance of waterproofing your bathroom/shower and run through a list of why it is essential, despite some people’s decision not to do it.
When you apply tiles directly to your flooring/walls you will realise just how cold your bathroom/wet room can be during those winter months. This also means you will need extra heating to keep your bathroom from turning ice cold. Extra heating, means a rise in your energy bill, which is also harmful to our environment. By installing waterproof boarding, you will have an extra layer in your bathroom to keep the warmth in and in turn, help to keep your energy bills down, thus saving you money in the long run. Not only can you enjoy a relaxing bath in the winter without dreading coming out of the warm water in your cold bathroom, but you can also save money and take steps to save the environment too.
Prevent Damp and Mould
Water travels downwards and gets into the smallest of gaps and crevices. While your flooring may seem fine from above, you may already have mould and rot from water penetrating the wood, plaster or brick underneath. This is especially common in the UK with our damp climate. By adding a waterproof barrier this prevents the build-up of condensation, stopping any damp or mould from forming.
In a similar way to how waterproofing prevents damp and condensation, using waterproof boarding also prevents any leaks. Leaks on ceilings, light fixtures and electricals are not only dangerous but can be very frustrating and expensive to fix. By adding an extra layer and waterproof seal you can prevent this from happening, potentially saving you from a lot of money and stress.
Increase Property Value
Good quality houses cost a lot more money. A good quality house is only as good as the rooms within it. By spending extra time and effort to waterproof your bathroom with a professional finish, you demonstrate to any potential buyers just how much care and quality has been put into the house, adding value to your property when you decide to move.
At Tile & Stone Gallery not only do we sell beautiful bathroom tiles, but we also stock high-quality waterproof boarding. Visit your local showroom or contact us today for more info. If you’re looking for the inspiration needed to make your dream home come true, visit our Inspiration page. If you’ve finished your project, we would love to see some photos, share them with us on Instagram at @tileandstoneuk.
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