How To Waterproof Your Bathroom Floor

I’m going to show you how to waterproof the bathroom floor. These are my tools I’ll be using; got a bit of cleaning equipment, some safety equipment, got my primer, my stirrer, my hammer, my knife. So I have my spirit level, my scraper, my membrane, my caulking gun, and I got my silicone and my waterproofing product here.

With our first step, we’ll be cleaning the area free of dust and make it nice and smooth.

cleaning the area free of dust and make it nice and smooth

And our next step is to apply the primer.

apply the primer

Make sure you follow the guidelines and instructions on how to do so. When applying your primer, it’s good to start from the back corner and work your way forward. It’s also good to go up the wall a little bit.

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Now that the primer has dried, we’re going to fill the cracks with silicone.

fill the cracks with silicone

Now I’m going to scrape away the excess with my spatula.

scrape away the excess with my spatula

I’ve now waited 24 hours for the silicone to dry.

Now I’m going to start my waterproofing process. I’m now going to apply some masking tape. I’ll apply it to the point of where we will be waterproofing.

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apply some masking tape

So we do not go above that. I’m doing the bathroom floor, but if I was going up to the shower recesses, I would have to go, at least, 1.8 Meters high.

at least, 1.8 Meters high

So next step I’m going to apply the waterproofing agent, starting from the back corner and working my way forward.

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apply the waterproofing agent

Once I’ve done my first coat of waterproofing, I can then put on my membrane focusing on the joints and the cracks.

put on my membrane focusing on the joints and the cracks

I’ll now roll the membrane out so I can cut to size the measurements that I need. I’m just doing bits at a time so I can still reach to the corners.

Now in order for this to stick, I’m going to apply some more waterproofing on top of it. Now if you do find it easier, you can use a paintbrush instead of a roller.

apply some more waterproofing on top

I’ll now continue to apply the waterproofing agent and membrane the rest of the floor.

apply the waterproofing agent and membrane the rest of the floor

Now this junk can be messy sometimes so you might want to put your gloves on. Now that I’ve been around the outsides, I’m going to continue waterproofing the floor, focusing on the joints and applying the membrane. Now I’ve finished applying my first coat of waterproofer and the membrane.

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I’m going to let it dry for 24 hours. Now I’ve waited 24 hours, I’m going to apply my second coat.

apply my second coat

Now I’ve applied my second coat of waterproofing, I’m going to leave that to dry for 24 hours and that’s the job done. Don’t forget to take the tape off.

Don't forget to take the tape off

And that’s how you waterproof a bathroom floor..