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Interested in people's experience of shower enclosures.

 

Do you swear by a shower tray?

If you have tiles do you have UFH?

Do you squeegee or wipe dry?

Are there any mold-free alternatives to sealant?

Etc, etc.

 

Thanks.

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Wet room.  Multipanel on the walls, tiles on the floor.

 

Hinged glass screens just to stop spray splashing too far, that are not very tall and don't touch the floor.

 

Squeegee the lot after use .

 

COLD causes mould. in a warm house never get mould on any surface.

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13 minutes ago, ProDave said:

Hinged glass screens .... don't touch the floor.

 

Hmmm, avoids sealant!

 

We have a fixed panel, with a hinge at the end.

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I'm sorry but I don't see the aesthetic joys in multipanel. They're reminiscent of caravans, hospitals and any commercial changing space.
But for ease and improvement of waterproofing may be subject to them in a downstairs toilet.

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I’m a shower tray with upstand.

Multipanel board, with manufacturers adhesive and then a good quality anti bacterial silicone around the perimeter.

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I don’t like wet rooms, I have slim shower trays (large) fixed glass panel with flipper and with multi panel and a clip system that has the sealant within/behind it so no sealant showing to get mouldy ( edit... only silicone is glass to tray and mild bleach ensures no mould).

 

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On 06/04/2021 at 13:25, stubiff said:

Are there any mold-free alternatives to sealant?

 

Everbuild Forever White seems to work very well.

 

Also look at C-Tec BT1. Do not use white C-Tec CT1 as it goes yellow.

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14 hours ago, Onoff said:

 

Everbuild Forever White seems to work very well.

 

Also look at C-Tec BT1. Do not use white C-Tec CT1 as it goes yellow.

Would need clear but can’t seem to find the BT1 in that? Otherwise will try the Forever. 
And thanks. 

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44 minutes ago, stubiff said:

Would need clear but can’t seem to find the BT1 in that? Otherwise will try the Forever. 
And thanks. 

 

Depends what you're doing. One trick is to do the joint with CT1 clear, get loads in there then wipe of flush with a baby wipe. Then go over the top (once the CT1 is set) with a silicone of your choice than can be periodically replaced when it gets grubby.

 

I did this where my wall tiles meet the floor tiles. The wall ones were set on  1mm packers. When the tile adhesive had set I pumped clear CT1 in. Wiped off flush and then did a bead of grey Mapei.

 

Yellow 1mm packers:

 

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(Tbh, never having tiled I started with the most difficult corner in the room 😂 my tiling really let the whole job down at the end. Next time I'd use a tile levelling system 100%).

 

For doing any silicone work  buy a Cramer Fugi set like this. The only silicone tools you'll need. Other makes that look like them are poor imitations. These are magic and help even an amateur get a good result.

 

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I even nailed a couple of bits of MDF together at right angles to have a practice at "siliconing":

 

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The Cramer kit is a revelation!

 

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The little black clip on bits allow the tool to ride over the grout lines:

 

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Never do this, total waste of time using tape to try and get straight lines. When you pull the tape up you lift the edges of the bead slightly and dirt and bacteria can get in:

 

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I was so unimpressed with my first attempt at doing the silicone I ripped it all out and did it again.

 

It's useable:

 

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Looks pretty good...with the lights off mind!

 

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When I get some heating in there it'll be even better! 😂

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Just finished mine, low profile shower tray sealed with abacus no more leaks tape.

Multipanel on the walls and i didnt use the multipanel seal kit following recommendations here, I wouldnt go back to tiles.

Silicon (UniBond Triple Protectionalso finished with Cramer tool, nice pro finish but still a bugger getting a nice 3 way corner to look good. 

 

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55 minutes ago, SoldierDog said:

still a bugger getting a nice 3 way corner to look good. 

 

+1! Do you attack in 2/3 hits or do you just need to be better?

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23 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

+1! Do you attack in 2/3 hits or do you just need to be better?

 

I couldnt get it nice with the tool ended up doing the corners the old school method, wet soapy finger and blended it in, looks ok.

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1 hour ago, SoldierDog said:

 

I couldnt get it nice with the tool ended up doing the corners the old school method, wet soapy finger and blended it in, looks ok.

 

Aim for no more than a 5mm bead was quite a good tip someone said on here:

 

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23 hours ago, Onoff said:

 

Everbuild Forever White seems to work very well.

 

Also look at C-Tec BT1. Do not use white C-Tec CT1 as it goes yellow.

Only if you wee on it. Don't wee on it 

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7 hours ago, Onoff said:

One trick is to do the joint with CT1 clear, get loads in there then wipe of flush with a baby wipe.

SWMBO said the same

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3 hours ago, SoldierDog said:

old school method, wet soapy finger and blended it in

SWMBO said the same

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