If you’re wondering why your shower tiles are falling off the wall less than two years after your new shower was installed, we’ve got some tough news.
The assumption among many homeowners and the general public is that tile and grout are waterproof.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Worse, we’ve seen time and time again that many contractors don’t know this either.
If your shower or tiled bathroom wasn’t properly waterproofed prior to installing your tilework, your tile is likely to come loose, and you may face even more disastrous and costly outcomes if not remedied. In locations like showers and bathtub surrounds that face regular water splashes, that can quickly turn into a nightmare. Damp and rotting drywall behind your tile, water seeping into the substructure, and worst – the development of dangerous mold in your walls.
Proper tile waterproofing is standard for every tile project by Church Bath and Tile. If you’re facing a poorly installed shower or tile, we can help fix, repair, or replace your current problem area.
Waterproofing is the process of creating a moisture barrier between the finished tile and structural components of your home. This is accomplished in a variety of ways and with varied products, but at Church Bath and Tile, we prefer one method above all others.
Backed by the Tile Council of North America Handbook and developed through decades of research, our approach to tile and shower waterproofing is the most effective and thorough approach to properly waterproofing tilework.
It’s a fully “Sealed System” for shower waterproofing, and the only other alternative that comes close to its reliability is a traditional “Water In and Water Out” method.
Our tile waterproofing approach is composed of three waterproofing elements that create a seamless barrier from moisture through the entire shower landscape.
Using waterproofed wallboard and shower pans, waterproof sheet membranes, topical waterproofing, and waterproof adhesive sealants, we pride ourselves in making showers as watertight as possible. Church Bath and Tile showers are built beyond industry standards and National Tile Council Association code.
In fact, after a shower has its full waterproofing, you could technically shower in it before a tile is even set on the floor or wall! This seamless waterproofed system sheds water for direct flow into the drain where it belongs!
At Church Bath and Tile, we take pride in top-notch work, great service, and timely installations. If you’re concerned about your current shower’s waterproofing or are ready for a beautiful new shower or tilework, we can help. Call today to schedule a free estimate.