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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:01 pm 
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I'm currently remodelling my two bathrooms, and not being a fan of tiles, am going to use rubber flooring in one and a suitable laminate flooring in the other - as for the walls, I'm considering marmox multiboards, joints sealed as required by marmox (these would be fixed over both a stud wall and solid walls) and then ....not sure really, but I am considering ardex pandomo W1 (yet to speak to rep about this) or possibly a cement based tile adhesive to produce a flat 'plastered finish', before painting with a water based epoxy coating. The idea is to keep each layer of material as water proof, as in one of the bathrooms whatever I work out as best will need to be fully shower/water proof.
In the process of researching this I've been looking at everything from resins to polished concrete, and I guess I'm looking for something that's waterproof (suitable for wet room), doesn't cost the earth, is white and seamless.
One of the issues that's arisen as a result of talking to different manufacturers is the degrees of movement over the boarded stud wall, as opposed to solid wall.
Any bright ideas would be most welcome.
Simon
Update on above - apparently tile adhesive isn't suitable due to its gritty nature, but after a long chat with a technical help guy at Sovereign, we got to using a system more normally used externally (by companies like Wetherby),, where a thin coat of render is applied, a fibre mesh is bedded into that and then a final coat of render over that - it was stressed that the exposed stud wall would probably have to be reinforced before fixing boards, and extra fixing at 300mm intervals would have to be used to secure the marmox board.


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Have you looked at 'Beton Cire'? I was looking at it as an alternative to concrete worktops as it's completely waterproof, so resilient to staining unlike regular concrete which needs regular sealing for protection. It's plastered on a few mm thick and can be used for wetrooms, worktops, floors etc. My understanding is it can be plastered on to most surfaces if prepped correctly and can create the seamless effect you're after.

It is also meant to be pretty flexible without cracking as this video demonstrates which could solve your issues with movement. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYafGXebBPg[/youtube]

You can achieve may colours and types of finish by polishing and sanding etc although I'm not sure you'll get the white finish you're looking for.

Saying all this I've never worked with it or knowingly seen it, so can't vouch for the finish or it's performance. I only know what's already online! I plan to use it in the next few months in my kitchen though. Might be worth a look.



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A bit late in the day :oops: but thanks for getting back to me Loissur. I don't get email alerts when I'm replied to here. Anyway in the end I used Tadelakt in one bathroom (an interesting learning curve :roll: ) and two pack epoxy paint and tiles in the second bathroom. But will definitely look into 'Beton Cire', as one of the next projects is changing the kitchen surfaces.


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