On The Level were asked to assist with creating wet room floors for two bathrooms in an East London renovation project.
The modern bathrooms were to use a seamless Microcement finish from floor to ceiling, which required a bespoke former to be created.
The regular SuperSlim former is designed to accommodate tiles which can vary in thicknesses from 8-15mm, however Microcement tends to be between just 2-3mm thick. This means that a bespoke SuperSlim channel is required to sit lower on the former to ensure a waterproof seal is created around the drain.
The SuperSlim channel has the design flexibility to have a high-quality stainless-steel finish or be reversed to be filled with Microcement creating the appearance of a seamless floor.
As Microcement needs to be applied to a strong and stable surface our FSC certified birch ply formers, along with our full-sized waste supports, provide the strength and stability needed.
Tanking (waterproofing) is not necessary on Microcement formers, as the Microcement acts as a waterproof barrier.
Becky at OTL provided invaluable technical information and advice during the entire process, from first enquiry to questions regarding the installation. We are delighted with the finish of the rooms and have been impressed with On The Level’s solutions to allow us to create a wet room for Microcement.