The waterproofing of the bathroom wooden floor is necessary to protect it from the various damages. The number of wood floors for bathrooms come with the water resistance feature that means they are simply finished or sealed with varnish or any other wood finishes but that does not mean they are waterproof. Making bathroom wood floor waterproof requires following certain steps.
How To Waterproof The Bathroom Wood Floor?
Steps to waterproof the bathroom wood flooring are as follows:
- Cleaning: The floor needs to be cleaned properly in order to remove the dirt and dust built up.
- Primer: The next step is to apply the primer using a paint roller and let it dry.
- Silicon: Once the primer is completely dried application of the silicon seal is required to fill the entire floor and wall gap.
- Scraper: Scrape the excess paint using paint scrapper and allow it to dry for 24 hours.
- Masking Tape: The masking tape is required to apply to the space that needs to be waterproofed.
- Waterproofing Agent: Apply the waterproofing agent till the space that needs to be waterproofed or till the height of the masking tape using a paint roller. Ensure to apply the waterproofing agent throughout the area properly.
- Waterproof Membrane: Get the waterproof membrane and cut it according to the precise measurement and apply it over the gaps. Paint over the membrane with waterproofing agent using a paint roller. Continue the process for all gaps similarly.
- Paint: Once the entire bathroom is covered with the membrane and agent follow up by painting the rest of the space and allow it to dry for 24 hours.
- Re-apply The Waterproofing Agent: Once the first coat of the waterproofing agent is dry re-apply the second coat of the agent to the entire area with the help of the roller or brush and let it dry for the 24 hours more.
- Finish: After another 24 hours the bathroom is completely waterproofed and can be used.