Spas, Pools and Bathrooms

All steamed up

Fitting tiles in steam rooms, saunas and the like


Wellness spas have become a trend that just won’t go away. And today’s discerning customer not only looks forward to a broad wellness programme offered in spotless surroundings, but also expects a classy, modern ambience.

Hence, an eye-catching tile design combined with attractive spa furniture is an absolute must for any spa these days. Besides looking the part, the highest level of hygiene is the basis of a successfully run wellness oasis.

However, these areas, which are constantly in contact with water or steam, i.e. a permanent moist environment, are ideal breeding grounds for microorganisms and mould.

BOTAMENT® EF 500/EK 500 Epoxy Resin and Adhesive Mortar has what it takes to master these problems: it’s been approved in accordance with the ZDB datasheet “Swimming Pool Construction” and holds a valid KSW/KTW certification from the “Deutschen Gesellschaft für das Badewesen” [German Association for Swimming Pools]. It includes the W 270 test, which gives proof that this product does not promote the formation of microorganisms – unlike standard trade epoxy resin joint mortars.

1

Prime the substrate with BOTAMENT® E 120 Epoxy Resin Primer

2

Apply the first waterproofing layer of BOTAMENT® RA 170 Reaction Resin Sealant 2c

3

Apply the second waterproofing layer of BOTAMENT® RA 170 Reaction Resin Sealant 2c

4

Scatter quartz sand over the second waterproofing layer, grain size 0.5 - 1.2 mm for the tiling that follows in the next step

5

Lay the mosaic tiles into BOTAMENT® EF 500/EK 500 expoxy resin joint and adhesive mortar 2c or into a bed of MULTISTONE

6

Fill the joints with EF 500/EK 500 expoxy resin joint and adhesive mortar or with Multifuge Diamond