When working on bathrooms, you’ll want to use products you can rely on so you don’t see problems due to moisture and water seepage down the line. Lessen your worries and go for quality products. Whether you’ve got a new space to work with or are renovating your existing one, Boysen has got your back. Check out these products recommended by Boysen experts:
1. Boysen Plexibond
Naturally, waterproofing is a concern in bathrooms. There will be areas that come in direct contact with water, like the floor of a shower area, that will benefit from an extra layer of protection.
Boysen Plexibond is a cementitious waterproofing system. And yes, you can use it for your bathroom including on floors. It is designed to be mixed with Portland cement prior to application. On bare concrete, before installing tiles, apply Boysen Plexibond. Aim for a smooth finish so you have an even surface to work with when it’s time to place your tiles.
Remember, Boysen Plexibond must be mixed with 6.5 to 7.5 kgs of cement to 4 liters of Plexibond. Do not use it as is or mix it with anything else other than cement (like tile grout, skimcoat, putty, or paint).
Learn more about Boysen Plexibond here.
2. Konstrukt All-Purpose Tile Adhesive and Konstrukt Tile Adhesion Promoter
Now for the tiles. Cement is often used for installing tiles. This is okay until you notice that your tiles develop what is known as “kapak” in colloquial terms. It’s when tiles become loose and even lift away from the surface. You’re especially prone to this when the adhesive you used to fix your tiles in place isn’t strong enough.
Konstrukt All-Purpose Tile Adhesive is a cement-based adhesive formulated for installing and fixing ceramic tiles on horizontal and vertical concrete surfaces. It helps ensure you avoid loose tiles. When using, remember to dampen the substrate prior to the application of the tile adhesive.
If you’re renovating your bathroom and applying tile-on-tile, reach for Konstrukt Tile Adhesion Promoter as well. This is an acrylic-based liquid emulsion that is mixed with Konstrukt All-Purpose Tile Adhesive. It will allow you to apply new tiles on top of already installed ones in your bathroom. You’ll need this if your tiles are also more than 30×30 cm in size.
Learn more about Konstrukt products here.
3. Boysen Permacoat Latex
Want paint on your bathroom walls too? Get it in a semi-gloss finish, says Boysen experts. Semi-gloss is more water-resistant compared to less glossy finishes like matte and flat. Plus, it’s easier to clean.
With Boysen Pemacoat Latex you get more than a thousand paint colors to choose from via the Boysen Mix and Match stations (list of locations here). It also has a wide selection of readily-available colors for convenience. And, yes, you can get all these in a semi-gloss finish.
Boysen Permacoat Latex is a 100% acrylic paint. This makes it outstandingly durable, excellent at hiding imperfections and flaws, and dirt pick-up resistant. It dries to the touch in just an hour, needs only two hours per recoating, and already looks great with two coats of paint. A 4L container can cover up to 25-30 sqm as a primer and 30-35 sqm as a topcoat.
Learn more about Boysen Permacoat Latex here.
Wishing you luck and a beautiful bathroom!
For questions and inquiries about Boysen products, feel free to reach out to our technical team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours for a one-on-one consultation.