Waterproofing Membrane - Blanke Aqua Shield

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Blanke Aqua Shield is a fabric membrane, used for tile showers, that is 100% waterproof. Aqua Shield is applied to the surface substrate with a thin bed of a modified thinset. Ceramic or natural stone tiles can then be directly installed onto the Aqua Shield using the same modified thinset. Once installed, Aqua Shield provides a vapor barrier that makes it ideal for steam rooms and showers. The high tensile strength of the Blanke Aqua Shield ensures a long lasting protection from moisture penetration in continuous wet areas such as shower stalls and bathrooms. In addition to waterproofing, the Blanke AQUA SHIELD engineered blend of fibers also provide exceptional resistance to mold build-up; break-down from strong chemicals; and UV destabilization.

Application

Check substrate to ensure that it is dry, even and sound. Apply a setting adhesive suitable for the application to the wall or floor substrate with a 4 mm notched trowel. Apply the adhesive on an area approximately 3/8“ wider than the Aqua Shield fabric. Cut the fabric to the desired length and place on the substrate in the same manner as when hanging wall paper and smooth out with a wall paper brush (tampico brush). Use a wide flat trowel to carefully embed the fabric into the adhesive ensuring there are no air pockets. Allow at least a 1/4“ fabric overlap. The tiles can then be installed immediately onto the Aqua Shield in the normal manner.

Aqua Shield can be installed using a 1/4" x 3/16" V-notched trowel.  

Available Sizes

  • By the square foot
  • 82 sq ft roll (3.28' wide x 25' long)
  • 110 sq ft roll (3.28' wide x 33' 6" long)
  • 161.5 sq ft (3.28' wide x 49.25' long)
  • 323 sq ft (3.28' wide x 98.4' long)
  • Also available are full 323 sq ft rolls in packages of 3 or 6 rolls.


You can also order per square foot by selecting the 'Per Sq Ft' option and adding the quantity of square feet you need in the quantity box.

Blanke Aqua Shield is 3.28' wide. To figure your square footage multiply the length by the width of the area you need to cover.

Please choose what size roll you would like with the options above.

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