Waterproofing shower and tub is very important in order to prevent any kind of harm that may be brought by water. Even if the structure of our homes are made from masonry or concrete, it is very much possible that they will have some water permeating on their surface, especially during rainy season. And as a result, there will be the problems of mold formation and leakage. The question now is, how does this happen?
Pros and Cons of Using Vinyl Membrane
Well, in the past, it was mostly made of bricks or tiles that were installed by using conventional waterproofing system. This traditional system was very rigid and could only handle a limited amount of water flow. With the development of new technology, it is now possible to install such systems that can handle high volumes of water and also have a better grip on the sloped sides of the shower pan. Such showers are also very easy to install since there are no structural pipes to be installed, only angled cutouts in the ground for drainage and seepage.
When looking for a company that installs tiles, bear in mind that there are two types of membrane. One uses a rubber like material which is applied to the floor while the other uses synthetic resin which is applied as a coating. The second has a much longer lifespan than the first type but is more expensive. So the main pros and cons of both types of membranes will be important when making your decision.