Practical Tips for Bathroom Planning
Floor-level showers: the right substrate for a watertight situation Floor-level showers are popular with adults and children. No wonder, because they are an architecturally beautiful and practical solution. Because floor-level showers are always subjected to water, however, particular attention must be paid to ensuring that they remain watertight. In the advisory conversation, the experienced bathroom planner will address this aspect and above all pay attention to the correct choice of substrate. Sealing systems approved throughout Europe give certainty to everyone involved in this. They can be recognised by the CE marking on the packaging or applied to the product itself.
The manufacturer wedi, for example, offers such a certified sealing system. This includes floor-level wedi Fundo shower elements that have been in the standard range for many years and the wedi building boards available in many different dimensions and thicknesses. The sealing characteristics of this system, "wedi Fundo / building board", have already been proven with a general test certificate since 2007. It has now also been certified that the products meet the high requirements of the new harmonised European directive. A visible sign of this for the customer is the CE marking for tested sealing systems applied either to the approved products or their packaging.
The manufacturer wedi points out explicitly that these are standard goods that have gone through the testing process. Not some kind of special products. "Anyone who buys wedi products can be sure that they are getting a sealing system for wet rooms with CE marking."
The important information for consumers is presented in the approval as well as in the declaration of performance (DoP). These can be obtained at www.wedi.de in the download section.
Safe in every respect
wedi products not only ensure lasting watertightness, they also produce a floor-level shower that is safe in every respect. Because all Fundo elements are provided with the "All-Round Worry-Free Package" – this includes the built-in even slope and the perfectly sealed drain, which the company of course guarantees is functional and watertight. Directly after installation and the hardening of the laying systems, the Fundo elements can be tiled.
And the material ensures that all wedi products are intrinsically watertight: an extruded polystyrene rigid foam with an additional special coating of fibre-glass mesh and polymer-modified mortar.