Waterproofing Tile Installations

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There is a common misconception that ceramic tiles have a waterproof function. Although tiles are unaffected by water this protection does not extend beyond the exposed surface of the tile.

In the case of wall tiles that are used for extensively for tubs and showers, the water absorption of the tiles can be as great as 20 percent. If waterproofing is not carried out properly, substantial damages can occur in cases of flooding.

The grout used in bathroom tile installations is often cement based. Even good cement-based grouts can have an absorption rate of 7 to 15 percent. It does not matter if the tiles have been treated with a sealer, because such products are more of a cleaning aid than anything else. They slow the penetration of moisture and the accompanying soils, but they are not waterproofing products.

If you have chosen to decorate your home with ceramic tiles we recommend that you have them installed in a problem-free fashion. Contact Priority Waterproofing today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. 647 247 2795

 

Call Priority Waterproofing and Drains to schedule your Toronto waterproofing service estimate throughout the Toronto area! Call 416-762-8662 or fill out our estimate form.

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