Building custom seats using 1 1/2" or 2" thick wedi building panels
wedi offers prefabricated suspended or wall mounted seats and floor standing seats. Both may also be constructed on site using wedi Building Panels. This is an ideal option that will perfectly accommodate your individual tile and design layout
Step 1Measure and cut the bench pieces off a wedi 2” thick Building Panel and dry fit. When installing a corner seat, the panel edges are mitered for a tight fit. To achieve a slope, the part’s upper ends are cut down with a slight angle towards the front of the bench. Optionally, create a pitch using wedi joint sealant as a "wet shim". The wedi parts are adhered to the wall using thinset mortar or wedi Joint Sealant.
Step 2Adjoining parts are glued together using wedi Joint Sealant continuously applied along all foam edges of a panel part. Excess is spread flat over the seams using a putty knife. Where the part’s backs meet the wedi wall, modified thinset mortar is used in a full contact surface bed. Once the bench is built, a final bead of wedi Joint Sealant is applied to safely seal all seams to the wedi wall. The vertical front part of the bench will show a small gap to the pitched floor.
Please fill with thinset mortar and alkali resistant fiberglass mesh tape by wedi, applied over this seam. Alternatively, benches and seats are offered as prefabricated units made by wedi. For longer or larger benches built from our 2” building panel, always install one spacer/support made of wedi 2" Building Panel every 18 inches in either direction. Over blue exposed ...
Step 3... foam edges please adhere a wedi Building Panel strip to foam using wedi Joint Sealant. This will create a cement based surface to adhere tile to. The covering of the blue foam areas is not necessary, where tile is used that will overlap and cover the blue area with no more than 50 % of its size. Such larger tile is thinset adhered to seat including the foam surface.