A waterproofing covering to protect the tile surface is a special coating that forms a thin layer on the surface that repels water. This prevents water from getting into the body of the tile and protects it from possible damage.
A waterproof covering also prevents the formation of stains and dirt on the tile surface, makes it easier to care for and prolongs the life of the tile. Such coatings usually contain hydrophobic substances that form tiny droplets of water on the tile surface and prevent water from penetrating the material.
In addition, water-repellent coating for tiles can also have antibacterial properties, which prevents the development of bacteria and fungi on the tile surface. This is especially important in rooms with high humidity, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Waterproofing covering to protect the surface of tiles can be applied both to new and to already installed tiles. Such coatings can be transparent or have a color that matches the color of the tile. They provide additional protection of the tile surface, help maintain its aesthetic appearance and prolong its service life.
The life of a waterproofing agent on a ceramic tile surface depends on the specific product used to treat the tiles. Manufacturers usually provide information on the packaging or in the product instructions on how often the protective coating must be renewed for maximum effectiveness. Typically, a waterproofing coating will last from a few months to a year, depending on the conditions of use and the quality of the coating. If the tiles are located in damp areas, such as bathrooms or kitchens, it is recommended that the coating be updated periodically to prevent the accumulation of moisture on the surface and to prolong the life of the ceramic tiles.
Waterproofing on ceramic tiles helps prevent the leaking water shower because it creates a hydrophobic (water repellent) layer on the tile surface that prevents water from penetrating the tile’s holes. It allows water droplets to roll off the surface of the tile and leave no traces on it, making cleaning easier and more efficient, and prevents the accumulation of moisture in corners and crevices, which can lead to mold and fungi.
As a result, a water repellent coating improves bathroom hygiene and reduces the likelihood of water leaks and other problems associated with excessive moisture in showers.