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Waterproofing the Join Between Aquastep and Skirting

Postby D2024p » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:48 pm

Hi everyone,

I've had a garden unit installed for use as a home brewery.

Being a brewery there is potential for major spillages (gallons of liquid if something goes very badly wrong!) and frequent drips and splashes.

I have aquastep laminate which I understand will withstand standing water without warping or absorption. I also have a central floor drain which I could direct liquid towards in an emergency.

The main outstanding issue is that the skirting appears just to be wooden, and there is a hairline gap between the skirting and the floor. If a major spillage happened it could easily get behind the skirting and maybe start sinking into the wall.

I know that I can't properly waterproof the entire floor like one of those hospital floors where the floor joins to the top of the skirting, but I wonder if it's possible to get peace of mind by sealing around where the base of the skirting joins the floor.

Would a thick layer of sealant alone do the job, or should I be looking at a combination of this and maybe some sit-on skirting, something like this:

https://www.safetyflooring.uk.com/detai ... gJQCPD_BwE

Or is there something else I should be considering?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks.
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