The ultimate guide to designing a watertight tiled shower

The ultimate guide to designing a watertight tiled shower

From traditional drainage and waterproofing systems to innovative new solutions, here’s a guide to the options for designing watertight tiled showers. 

Words by Allproof

The walk-in level entry tiled shower is a popular addition to many contemporary homes. It’s a sleek and step-free option that allows not only for a seamless open space but a way to future proof the bathroom for safe use as we age. 

To ensure the best level of drainage and waterproofing for a level entry style shower - in particular a shower area that does not have an acrylic base or lip between its edge and the rest of the bathroom floor area - an extra level of assurance can be the best option.

How are tiled showers made watertight?

Traditional waterproofing for tiled bathrooms and showers incorporates a waterproofing membrane that runs down the walls, across the floor and onto a leak control flange that is rebated into the substrate, Allproof Industries’ Chris Paterson explains. 

“That way, you have a fully tanked area, which means if water does manage to seep through the grout it is contained by the waterproof membrane, the moisture will then track along underneath the tiles, down to the flange and into the drainage outlet.”

This style of waterproofing complies with the Building Code and is the most commonly used in New Zealand. However, it’s not the only option.

Why use a Tile Over Stainless Tray?

This system provides the same level of assurance as a traditional acrylic or exposed stainless based shower but provides a discreet appearance allowing you to run tiles over the entire bathroom floor and avoids installing a standalone unit into the bathroom.

The latest Tile Over Stainless Tray incorporates a channel allowing for the fall - a very slight surface angle to aid the drainage of water - in only one direction. This avoids diagonal cross cuts in tiles directing the fall in four directions. The tray is supplied with the required fall already created resulting in a more efficient installation process.

Find out more about watertight shower drainage systems for tiled showers

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Allproof Industries N.Z LTD. is a private New Zealand family owned manufacturing, marketing and distribution company specialising in Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage...

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The ultimate guide to designing a watertight tiled shower
The ultimate guide to designing a watertight tiled shower

The ultimate guide to designing a watertight tiled shower

From traditional drainage and waterproofing systems to innovative new solutions, here’s a guide to the options for designing watertight tiled showers. 

Words by Allproof

The walk-in level entry tiled shower is a popular addition to many contemporary homes. It’s a sleek and step-free option that allows not only for a seamless open space but a way to future proof the bathroom for safe use as we age. 

To ensure the best level of drainage and waterproofing for a level entry style shower - in particular a shower area that does not have an acrylic base or lip between its edge and the rest of the bathroom floor area - an extra level of assurance can be the best option.

How are tiled showers made watertight?

Traditional waterproofing for tiled bathrooms and showers incorporates a waterproofing membrane that runs down the walls, across the floor and onto a leak control flange that is rebated into the substrate, Allproof Industries’ Chris Paterson explains. 

“That way, you have a fully tanked area, which means if water does manage to seep through the grout it is contained by the waterproof membrane, the moisture will then track along underneath the tiles, down to the flange and into the drainage outlet.”

This style of waterproofing complies with the Building Code and is the most commonly used in New Zealand. However, it’s not the only option.

Why use a Tile Over Stainless Tray?

This system provides the same level of assurance as a traditional acrylic or exposed stainless based shower but provides a discreet appearance allowing you to run tiles over the entire bathroom floor and avoids installing a standalone unit into the bathroom.

The latest Tile Over Stainless Tray incorporates a channel allowing for the fall - a very slight surface angle to aid the drainage of water - in only one direction. This avoids diagonal cross cuts in tiles directing the fall in four directions. The tray is supplied with the required fall already created resulting in a more efficient installation process.

Find out more about watertight shower drainage systems for tiled showers

Allproof

Allproof Industries N.Z LTD. is a private New Zealand family owned manufacturing, marketing and distribution company specialising in Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage...

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The ultimate guide to designing a watertight tiled shower

The ultimate guide to designing a watertight tiled shower

From traditional drainage and waterproofing systems to innovative new solutions, here’s a guide to the options for designing watertight tiled showers. 

Words by Allproof

The walk-in level entry tiled shower is a popular addition to many contemporary homes. It’s a sleek and step-free option that allows not only for a seamless open space but a way to future proof the bathroom for safe use as we age. 

To ensure the best level of drainage and waterproofing for a level entry style shower - in particular a shower area that does not have an acrylic base or lip between its edge and the rest of the bathroom floor area - an extra level of assurance can be the best option.

How are tiled showers made watertight?

Traditional waterproofing for tiled bathrooms and showers incorporates a waterproofing membrane that runs down the walls, across the floor and onto a leak control flange that is rebated into the substrate, Allproof Industries’ Chris Paterson explains. 

“That way, you have a fully tanked area, which means if water does manage to seep through the grout it is contained by the waterproof membrane, the moisture will then track along underneath the tiles, down to the flange and into the drainage outlet.”

This style of waterproofing complies with the Building Code and is the most commonly used in New Zealand. However, it’s not the only option.

Why use a Tile Over Stainless Tray?

This system provides the same level of assurance as a traditional acrylic or exposed stainless based shower but provides a discreet appearance allowing you to run tiles over the entire bathroom floor and avoids installing a standalone unit into the bathroom.

The latest Tile Over Stainless Tray incorporates a channel allowing for the fall - a very slight surface angle to aid the drainage of water - in only one direction. This avoids diagonal cross cuts in tiles directing the fall in four directions. The tray is supplied with the required fall already created resulting in a more efficient installation process.

Find out more about watertight shower drainage systems for tiled showers

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