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Jaco Barnard of Swellendam writes My builder is convinced that tiles are the only way to go in a bathroom. What other options are there for wall and floor coverings?
Brendon Fisher, technical consultant at Coprox, replies If you’re not keen on tiles, cement coatings are popular as a wall or floor finish. Coprox Masonry Waterproofing and Coprox Waterproof Dualcoat eliminate the need for plaster, paint and tiles, providing a unique mottled and rustic finish that ages beautifully.
The substrate is finished and waterproofed in one application and both products are available in 20 attractive colours; they can also be painted over with traditional paint. A fresh coat of Coprox is all it takes to maintain the look!
Coprox Masonry Waterproofing is applied with a brush and Coprox Waterproof Dualcoat can either be applied with a brush for an elegant textured finish or trowelled on to create a smooth skim coat finish on walls and floors and over clay tiles. You can find detailed instructions as well as application videos on the Coprox website.
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