Who are Wedi
Wedi is a German company that offers luxurious waterproofing solutions. Founded over 3 decades ago this they have been perfecting their product for a long time and it shows. Over this time they have become the benchmark for quality waterproofing solutions. They offer an extensive range of products that allow you to waterproof any part of your bathroom. These boards can even be used to build freestanding elements in your bathroom. This will give you complete freedom to design your bathroom to be unique to you.
What are Wedi boards?
These groundbreaking building boards which are used for a waterproofing layer in bathrooms. These boards are also the perfect base for tiles or plaster and can be shaped to suit any bathroom. Wedi's building boards are available in 8 thicknesses ranging from 4mm all the way to 50mm. This shows how multi-purpose these products are.
Sizes include 12mm which will be ideal for being flush with plasterboard. This will allow you to waterproof a section of your bathroom while maintaining that flush seam between the plasterboard and Wedi boards.
The 6 or 10mm board can be used to cover a floor before tiling. It can also work well with underfloor heating and offer some extra insulation. This makes for an excellent substitute from standard plywood for pre-tile flooring. There is also the option to have sloping boards which would be ideal for a wetroom allowing you to direct water to a waste with ease.
The boards which are 20mm thickness and above are ideal for building unique shapes and structures in your bathroom. Another use for the boards that are above 20mm thick is to fix an uneven wall creating a clean surface to start anew on. This will allow you to create any unique styled alcoves, shelving, partitions. The possibilities are endless. They also offer some excellent benefits that include:
- Lightweight - No heavy lifting required here.
- High stability - These boards can handle a lot of weight. Making them ideal even holding large ceramic tiles in place.
- Mould and fungi resistance - These boards are also protected from mould and fungi.
- Fast to install - Wedi boards can reduce the time it takes by up to 50%
- 100% waterproof - Guaranteed by Wedi
- Works for different tile thicknesses - They offer 8 options for tile thickness. Working for any situation.
- Environmentally friendly - XPS foam made using CO2 (GWP1)
- Keep your heat - These backer boards offer energetic insulation. This can take a bit of pressure off your radiator.
- BAA certified & CE labeled
What are Wedi boards made from?
The boards have a CFC-free extruded polystyrene rigid foam core. This core is still even functional if it becomes damaged. This foam is also reinforced by glass fiber with an alkali-resistant finish on both sides. After this, it is coated with a polymer-modified cement. This shows you the true quality Wedi offers.
How to install Wedi
Wedi have created a vast amount of content to support people using their products. They have created over 150 videos on their YouTube channel. These cover the installation of their products in multiple languages. This only strengthens their reputation of being an international brand. They also offer in-depth technical information on products. This information covers all areas of application even covering storing and packing. When it comes to installation Wedi also offers all components you may need. This is perfect for ensuring that your waterproof building boards remain waterproof.
Wedi Shower Trays
Flooring and walls are not the only applications for Wedi's products. They also offer a range of shower trays that can offer a 100% waterproof solution that is quick and easy to install.
These are available in many shapes including square, rectangle, quadrant, round and there is even one with a unique snail shape.
The shower tray you select will largely depend on the type of floor you are installing it on. If you are looking to install your tray on a wooden floor then you will need to consider the Fundo floor-level shower base. If you are installing your shower tray on a concrete floor then you will need to buy the Fundo Primo shower base.
If you are looking for a sleek appearance then you may wish to consider the Fundo Plano which is the thinnest model available. It measures a mear 65mm high. This can be incredibly useful, particularly when renovating a bathroom where every millimeter could count. As with the rest of the Wedi offering the Plano is 100% waterproof and is already sloped in towards it's integrated drain.
There is also a generous selection of wastes to choose from to pair with your shower tray with 15 options currently available. There is even a tileable shower waste newly added to the offering that will allow you to maintain a sleek appearance in your bathroom.
Wedi Bath Panels
Another way that Wedi can be used in your bathroom is as a substitute for a bath panel. Given their waterproof properties and the fact they can be tiled on top of. These panels are an ideal alternative to opting for a traditional bath panel. There are options to have the bath panel or for it to include the fittings and fixtures you would need. The panels are also 20mm thick which will be more than enough to offer a secure surface for the side of your bath.
Wedi Sanwell Niches and Benches
The Sanwell and Sanoasa range set this premium brand apart from the rest. Offering innovation that will make it even easier to add some epic features to your bathroom. In the Sanwell range, this includes niches that can go straight into recesses. This will create some very effective storage straight into your wall. These niches work well with the building boards with sizes available in both 10 and 12.5mm thick.
The other option is the Sanoasa range of products. This includes benches and a corner seat that can be installed in your bathroom. This could also be used as a shelf to store products on or as a small seat. Again allowing you to make your bathroom your own.
Another place where Wedi Boards can be used is when you are creating a wet room. Given the large variety of sizes that these boards are available and their waterproof nature makes these boards ideal for waterproofing your wet room. They will also allow you to design your wet room in any way you like. Would you like to have a horizontal waste on the wall with the floor sloping into it? To add a dash of contemporary styling to your bathroom with a snail shape shower enclosure? Or even create your wet room based on your own designs? This is all possible with Wedi.