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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:04 am 
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Hi. Had a leak from the bottle trap underneath my bathroom sink. This has caused the front edge of the (veneered chipboard) shelf below to "swell" in an unsightly fashion . I can probably get a replacement shelf from (Montrose) the maker of the unit, but just wondered that if a leak were to occur again is there :

1. Any way of 100% "waterproofing" the top surface of a (chipboard) bathroom shelf ? or

2. Are any other (non chipboard/mdf/wood) shelf materials available that are waterproof ?

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A solid wood shelf or marine ply is your best bet. Chipboard, MDF, etc, all suffer from water damage and aren't easy to keep waterproof.



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Not totally waterproof but we had the same problem with a bottle of mouthwash that leaked and stained the shelf. I bought some acrylic sheet (from Wickes) and cut a piece to fit the shelf smoothing the cut edges with fine wet / dry paper, now wipes clean if any spillage. Also used in in other cupboards like the booze one to stop any sticky mess from liqueur bottles.



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