Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Silicone Sealant

When using cladding in wet areas, such as the bathroom shower room, there are always a number of areas where you need to seal:

  • the join between the panels and the rim of a bath
  • the joint between cladding and the rim of the shower tray
  • internal corners if you are not using trims
  • inside corner trims in wet areas
  • inside joints between panels if using a power shower

We have long recommended Dow Corning silicone sealant on our website as, in our experience, this provides the best anti-mould properties with excellent adhesion and flow. To obtain a long lasting job, you should always follow the manufacturers instructions - the most important of these being thorough preparation and ensuring the surfaces are bone dry. When silicone turns mouldy this is usually caused by moisture behind the joint - most of the surface moisture evaporates, and as a consequence will not harbour mould spores.

Rather than having to find a local source for this product, our customers can now buy this silicone sealant via our web site.