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Tilesafe waterproof tanking membrane for showers and wet room showers


Tilesafe waterproof tanking system for showers and wet room shower installations

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The TILESAFE tanking system has been upgraded. Please view the all new TILESURE system


What is Tilesafe?

As it's name suggests, Tilesafe is a waterproof tanking system designed to prevent leaks and damp patches in or around your shower or wet room area.

This 'cold applied' product is your insurance against the inevitable leaks that we all associate with shower and wet room installations.

Why does your shower leak? 

The root of the problem is not difficult to understand. A building comprises a number of different materials fixed together to form a shape. Each of these items will respond to heat, cold and humidity in a different manner - expanding or contracting at a different rates. Buildings behave as though they are alive with this constant movement due to variations in moisture and temperature. Understand this and you can soon appreciate how difficult making a shower totally waterproof can be.

Tilesafe waterproof tanking kit


Every product you use to construct a shower enclosure or wet room will have a different 'coefficient of expansion', all conspiring to leak as they move independently of each other whether you have done a first class job installing or not. Furthermore, adhesive and grout become porous with age exacerbating the situation further.

Tilesafe - the totally waterproof solution to leaky showers and wet rooms

Dealing with this problem involves a process known as 'tanking'. This is an operation whereby a waterproof layer is applied between the building and the tiled surface. The idea being that should moisture manage to penetrate through the adhesive and grout layer it can get no further than the waterproof barrier. Being slightly flexible, the barrier known as Tilesafe remains unaffected by temperature changes, moving in harmony with surrounding materials.

Under tile heating

Tilesafe tanking membrane works happily with electric under tile heating. Warming a tiled floor enhances the ambience of your shower room or bathroom. A warm floor is not only wonderful to walk on with bare feet, the heat also speeds up the floor's drying time which improves safety and prevents dampness and odours associated with the growth of mildew. When applying a heating element on Tilesafe (which installs within the tile adhesive layer) you should not exceed a maximum power rating of 100 Watts per square metre.

What makes Tilesafe?

is a waterproof membrane consisting of a thick rubberised layer incorporating a woven glass fibre mesh on one side. It has been developed for use prior to the application of ceramic tiles that are applied using a conventional adhesive which keys to the mesh.

As the adhesive dries, it forms a strong permanent bond through the mesh and directly onto the waterproof layer. Tilesafe can be fixed to ply, masonry, concrete or plasterboard to form a secure internal watertight structure. Because there is no curing time you can tile the same day.

  • Quick and easy to apply

  • Only 2mm thick

  • Simple to detail in critical areas

  • Ideal for suspended timber floors

  • Flexible movement in substrates

  • Compatible with all quality adhesives

  • Cost effective solution


The TILESAFE tanking system has been upgraded. Please view the all new TILESURE system


Tilesafe tanking kit prices

Kit Size (m2)     Inc VAT
KIT ONE (TS1) 10m2 of Tilesafe membrane    



5m2 of Tilesafe membrane




TILESAFE kit Includes:

  • Tilesafe membrane

  • Tilesafe primer

  • Reinforcing tape

  • Jointing compound, Putty


Tilesafe waterproof shower tanking kit





Been offered a Price Match?



It has come to our attention that some suppliers are advertising Tilesafe at low low bargain prices but are in fact supplying a substandard lookalike.

We are also aware that having ordered Tilesafe other products are being supplied using the excuse that "Tilesafe was out of stock so a suitable alternative was sent."

Please consider carefully before taking a chance with your installation. It's not worth the gamble.

Please advise us if you encounter 'cut price' Tilesafe, we should be the cheapest place in the UK for the genuine product.

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Waterproof membrane for showers and wet rooms