Tiles are the best covering for wet areas. But it is important to realize that a tiling surface is not waterproof.
Bathrooms, showers and wet rooms
In bathrooms, showers and wet rooms, tiles are subject to constant water exposure.It is very difficult to ensure a complete seal at the grout joints, at wall and floor junctions and around water pipes.
Despite air movement, these rooms may remain wet and dirty, and fungus may grow on the grouting.
Tiling these rooms, therefore, requires solutions with water protection systems and high-performance adhesives and grouts.
Balconies and terraces
Balconies and terraces are subject to bad weather conditions and the thermal shocks that result from extremes of warmth and cold. A tiled floor is not waterproof, which means water can seep into the joints. Frost and heat can amplify the damaging effects of water and lead to tiles cracking and becoming dislodged.
In a public or private swimming pool, conditions are very aggressive:
permanent immersion of the tiles in chlorinated water
the weight of water inside the swimming pool, or from outside when the pool is empty
use of detergents and high-pressure cleaning
With a combination of waterproofing membranes, water-resistant adhesives and highly resistant grouts, Weber guarantees long lasting tiling for all kinds of pools.