Luxurious home spa gets Mapei treatment

September 20, 2022

A range of Mapei systems has been used to complete a luxurious home pool and jacuzzi complex at a property in Chester-Le-Street.  The project was completed by pool installer, Whitewater Pools and tiling contractor, Clelland Tiling Ltd.

Situated within the extensive grounds of the private property in Chester-Le-Street, the home spa complex is housed within a newly constructed single storey building. The contemporary-style construction features a pitched roof with exposed timber beams and full length glazing which floods the space with light. The 12m x 5m pool and separate circular jacuzzi feature a striking tile finish, including glass mosaics, a 3D split face mosaic wall tile finish, a large format porcelain tile pool surround and a matching tile finish, cut to suit, on wall supports.

Mapei systems were used to waterproof all areas throughout the building, including the adjoining shower and changing area, and to install all tiled surfaces.  The specification included: Mapelastic Smart – a highly flexible, cementitious waterproof membrane; Mapenet 150 alkali-resistant glass fibre reinforcing mesh; Mapeguard WP 200 alkali-resistant waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane and Mapelastic AquaDefense – a ready to use, flexible, ultra-rapid drying waterproofing membrane.  Two cement-based adhesives were used to fix the wall and floor tiles including Keraquick XL Fibrelite lightweight, fibre-reinforced and rapid-setting adhesive and Keraflex Maxi S1 – a high-performance, deformable cementitious standard set adhesive, with benefits including no vertical slip, extended open time and very low VOC.  The installation was completed with Kerapoxy two-component, acid resistant epoxy grout.

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Products mentioned in the article

KERAPOXY
KERAPOXY
Two-component, high-performance, anti-acid epoxy mortar and adhesive with no vertical slip for laying and grouting ceramic tiles and stone…
KERAFLEX MAXI S1
KERAFLEX MAXI S1
High-performance, deformable cementitious adhesive with no vertical slip, extended open time, excellent workability and Low Dust technology…
KERAQUICK XL FIBRELITE
KERAQUICK XL FIBRELITE
Fibre reinforced high yield cement based rapid setting adhesive for interior and exterior use when installing porcelain, ceramic and…
MAPELASTIC AQUADEFENSE
MAPELASTIC AQUADEFENSE
Ready to use, flexible, ultra rapid drying waterproofing membrane for interior and exterior use in showers, wet rooms and on balconies*.…
MAPEGUARD WP 200
MAPEGUARD WP 200
Alkali-resistant waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane for internal use; suitable for overlaying with ceramic, natural stone and LVT…

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