Calculate your surface coverage with at least a 2" overlap in linear feet based on 39.5" wide sheets. Multiply your total linear length needed by 3.3 to obtain your needed square footage.
DURAL DURABASE-WP is a soft polyethylene water-proof sealing membrane for covering cracks and waterproofing your shower, wall or floors in preparation for tile installation.
DURABASE-WP exhibits excellent sealing properties, allows for easier renovation or building, and increases the life of tiles in damp locations.
Unlike other branded products, DURAL DURABASE-WP provides the highest quality watertight solutions at a more affordable cost.
Advantages of DURABASE WP:
- DURABASE WP is extremely elastic, watertight, resistant to aging and does not rot.
- The fleece weave on the front and back makes for better adhesion when using tile adhesives.
- DURABASE WP is resistant to water, chemical solutions, salts, alkalis, alcohol, oils and organic solvents.
- The material traps water vapor and is harmless to human physiology.
- DURABASE WP is environmentally friendly and can be disposed of with normal household waste.
The foundation must be capable of bearing weight and must be level.Any loose bits should be removed.A thin-set mortar must be chosen to suit the foundation.The thin-set mortar must be mixed to allow a good mechanical bond with the carrier fleece on the underside of the DURABASE WP mat.
2.Laying the mat
Before laying, cut the DURABASE WP matting to the appropriate size.Thin-set mortar should be laid with a 1/8” x 1/8” square serrated trowel on top of the foundation.Smooth the matting into the mortar over the entire area using a smooth trowel or the smooth side of a serrated trowel along with the carrier fleece.Hold the trowel at an angle and press hard to smooth out any air pockets.Use 6” wide DURABASE WP seal to overlap at junctions.DURABASE WP mats should be pressed into roughened mortar before it dries.Pre-formed components like the DURABASE WBF inside and outside corner pieces are designed to provide sufficient overlapping to prevent any possible leaks.
Tiles may be laid without delay using this-set mortar directly on top of the matting.During this process the normal precautions for laying tiles should be observed – i.e. the thin-set mortar should be applied using appropriately serrated tools.For surfaces likely to be subjected to chemicals, appropriate grout and resin adhesive should be used.
Watertight walls and floors increase the lifespan of tiled surfaces,brickwork and screed, indeed of buildings in their entirety.
Sealing of walls
DURABASE-WP is used as a sealing layer for tiled walls. DURABASE-WP adheres firmly to a foundation and is easy to work with.
Sealing in regions subject to large quantities of moisture
Wherever moisture is present in greater amounts than is normal, DURABASE-WP is able to prove its outstanding sealing properties at the junction of walls and floors with a tiled covering.
Creating tiled surfaces that are resistant to acid
When used with epoxy-resin adhesive and suitable tiles DURABASE-WP can even be used to make floor surfaces that are resistant to acids, as specified for floors in the food industry, for example.
Use as a sealing strip
DURABASE-WP can also be used as a sealing strip for junctions where DURABASE-CI or DURABASE-WP are being used. Other applications include the sealing of junctions between walls and floors. An appropriate sealing adhesive also allows DURABASE-WP to provide sealing of junctions between combinations of flooring materials.
In summary: DURABASE-WP remains supremely watertight even at the