How to renovate your bathroom by yourself!

How to renovate your bathroom by yourself!

Are you going to renovate or build a new bathroom? That's cool! When renovating or renovating wet rooms, it is important that you use the right and approved products, and that you use them correctly, so that your construction project gets the proper result. Here you can read about Biltema's Swedish-made and approved waterproofing system and download useful information, such as consumption tables and detailed step-by-step instructions.

Three approved waterproofing systems for your renovation project

The waterproofing layer is the sealing material in wet rooms, where water and moisture protection is important. When renovating a wet room, you need to follow an approved waterproofing system with detailed instructions and selected products. This simplifies your project and ensures that your wet room meets applicable industry requirements. At Biltema we have three Swedish-made waterproofing systems, which are approved for wet rooms throughout the Nordic region and tested and tested according to EAD030352 and EAD 030436 (formerly ETAG 022) and CE marked.

  • Waterproofing system R
  • Waterproofing system F
  • Waterproofing system 2K

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Our waterproofing systems

Waterproofing system R

Our rollable system consists of two premixed agents; a vapour barrier and waterproofing membrane. They are applied with rollers and brushes and together they form a water and vapour proof layer for your wet room. The system is supplemented with strips and cuffs to seal pipe passages, wall and floor angles and any necessary board joints.

Characteristics and benefits

  • Rollable system, without foil cloth.
  • Easy and fast application by being rolled on in batches.
  • Approved for use above underfloor heating.
  • Especially suitable for use on heavy wall and floor structures of, for example, concrete or polished/plastered masonry.

Table of consumption waterproofing system R (pdf)

 

Waterproofing System F 

The F-system is a foil cloth, one of our foil-based systems consisting of a premixed waterproofing membrane and waterproofing foil. The foil cloth is wallpapered with the membrane and together they form a water and vapour-proof layer for your wet room. The system is supplemented with strips and cuffs to seal pipe passages, wall and floor angles and any necessary foil joints.

Characteristics and benefits

  • The foil cloth ensures the same tightness over the entire surface.
  • Premixed agents.
  • Approved for use above underfloor heating.
  • Can be used on most types of surfaces but is especially suitable for light wall and floor structures such as stiffened wooden beams or wet room slabs on wooden joists.

Table of consumption waterproofing system F (pdf)

Waterproofing system 2K

2K is a foil system developed for faster assembly with shorter curing times, which craftsmen and experienced DIY fixers often prefer. It is a foil-based system consisting of a 2-component adhesive and waterproofing foil. The foil cloth is wallpapered with the 2-component adhesive and together they form a water and vapour-proof layer for your wet room. The system is supplemented with strips and cuffs to seal pipe passages, wall and floor angles and any necessary foil joints.

Characteristics and benefits

  • The foil cloth ensures the same tightness over the entire surface.
  • Long usage time. The time of use of a mixed adhesive in a bucket is 6-8 hours.
  • No separate jointing adhesive is needed but the system requires only 2K glue.
  • The shortest installation time where the wet room becomes tileable the fastest.
  • Approved for use above underfloor heating.
  • Can be used on most types of surfaces but is especially suitable for light wall and floor structures such as stiffened wooden beams or wet room slabs on wooden joists.

Table of consumption waterproofing system 2K (pdf)

Find the right packaging

Once you have chosen the system that is best suited for your renovation, it is easy to find the right products in one of our stores. All packaging is marked with Biltema's system logos, so you can easily find out which waterproofing system the product is part of.

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Waterproof tips on waterproofing

Now we hope that you feel ready for your renovation, and that you have found clarity on which of our Swedish-made and approved waterproofing systems that suits you and your wet room best.

When you as an individual carry out a renovation or new construction of wet rooms yourself, it is important that you do it professionally.

This means that the material you use must be from an approved system that meets the requirements for water and vapour density in the Swedish National Board of Housing and Urban Development's Building Regulations (BBR) and in the Swedish Building Ceramics Council's Industry Rules for Wet Rooms, applicable to BBV 21:1.
In order for you to succeed in your waterproofing project, the installation instructions and BBV 21:1 must be followed.

Biltema's waterproofing system consists of approved systems, which meet the requirements for water and vapour density according to current building and industry regulations, which is a prerequisite for your renovation or new construction to be carried out professionally. 

If you want to read more about and get detailed information about wet rooms such as waterproofing systems and tiling, we recommend the BKR website https://www.bkr.se/ 

Here are the latest industry rules, tips, inspiration and answers to frequently asked questions.

NOTE! Our waterproofing systems should not be used outdoors or in uninsulated cellars where there is a risk of additional moisture.

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