When tiling a swimming pool, the adhesive and grout have to be able to cope with continuous submersion in water, and rot react with purification chemicals in the pool water. The adhesive also needs to be flexible enough to cope with any movement induced by the massive load of the water.
We use a fibre reinforced, flexible tile adhesive that is suitable for both floor and walls. The adhesive is ideal for swimming pools and wet areas. The mixed mortar has superior grab properties enabling easy fixing of heavy tiled to walls, without the need for battens.
The solution to cracked tiles
When tiling the pool surround, changing rooms, bathrooms etc; there is often a risk that the newly laid tiles could crack. This can be down to insufficient surface preparation, screeds that haven’t fully cured, or shrinkage in substrates due to an increase in temperature when a building is finished and heated.
To combat this potential problem, we recommend using a decoupling mat. The mat separates the tile adhesive from the substrate, providing a wealth of benefits;
- Welded fleece for improved adhesion
- Waterproof membrane
- Prevents stress from substrates transferring to the surface
- Excellent crack suppression
- Counters movement
- Load bearing
- Decreases time required for screed to cure
- Prevents build up of residual moisture in the substrate
High performance epoxy grout makes for an excellent choice of finish. Available in a range of colours, our epoxy grout forms a waterproof seal between tiles. Although it is not recommended to rely solely on this seal for waterproofing a new swimming pool, it adds an additional barrier, and in some cases is enough to seal a refurbishment project.
The grout has a 10 year UV resistant guarantee, has excellent chemical resistance and is easy to clean.
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