As the economy begins to turn and construction is on the rise, it is important to understand the proper ways of waterproofing your applications before going ahead and tiling them. Laticrete Hydroban is a great single component self-curing liquid rubber polymer that forms into a flexible and seamless waterproofing membrane. The advantage of using Laticrete’s Hydroban is that it bonds to a variety of substrates such as concrete, cement plaster, ceramic tile, natural stone, and many others. Many of the contractors we work with use Hydroban on a daily basis due to the ability of using it for both interior and exterior applications. Laticrete’s Hydroban is constantly being used for swimming pools, fountains, and water features that use glass tiles for the flexibility of the water-proofing membrane makes it easy to install glass mosaics directly onto it.
The Laticrete Hydroban membrane is an easy to use and fast applying liquid membrane that can be applied directly out of the pail using a paintbrush, paint roller, or even a trowel. Hydroban cures in a darker shade of green allowing the installer to directly apply tile, brick, or stone directly on-top of the waterproofing membrane. Hydroban has a fast curing time of 24 hours at 50° to 69° Fahrenheit and should of course be flood tested prior to any tile or stone being applied. Using Hydroban allows the possibility of flood testing your application in two hours which is a great benefit to all installers and contractors who have time-sensitive projects. One of the great benefits of Hydroban as mentioned earlier is that when fully cured, the membrane changes from a light sage to an olive green allowing for any individual to see the membrane has fully cured. One of the great features of this fast curing waterproofing membrane is that it does not require the use of any additional fabric on-top of it and is ready to have tile, stone, or glass mosaics once the membrane has fully cured.
Laticrete Hydroban is an ideal waterproofing membrane for a variety of applications that require any type of waterproofing. Hydroban contains Microban Antimicrobial product protection and is approved by IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials). This Laticrete waterproofing membrane can be used for both exterior and interior applications such as bathrooms, hot-tubs, swimming pools, and showers. Many of our pool contractors rave about this easy-to-apply membrane that they can roll onto their pools and are ready for tiling shortly after. Contractors are always searching for quality products that are not only great in terms of ease of use, but also in terms of durability and quality. Hydroban comes in both 1gallon pails and 5gallon pails. Each gallon of Laticrete Hydroban will waterproof approximately 50sf of tileable space. Please make sure to stop by our website for more information of Laticrete Hydroban Waterproofing Membrane or stop by any of our Award Winning Los Angeles tile showrooms for all your Laticrete Hydroban needs.