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Old 08-27-2008, 06:38 PM   #16
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That area WILL NOT ever be waterproof the way you have done it.
I guess we should have saved ourself the hassle and cost and just left the carpet in there then.

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Old 08-27-2008, 06:42 PM   #17
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Not necessarily!
Just don't think that area is waterproof.
Keep your insurance premiums paid on time.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:26 PM   #18
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No, your area may be more water-resistant than before but we couldn't call it "waterproof" unless you used a waterproofing product, set correctly, such as the Ditra that was mentioned earlier, or other similar waterproofing products. You said you put down some bitumen-containing product...what's that? roofing shingles? Tar paper? LOL

Just kidding... but whose idea was that? Look, I don't think you'll be splashing water around during your laundry process so the floor may get a few drops here and there - but that's OK. Where you are most at risk for flooding is when your two hoses that connect the hot+cold water to the washer, break on you at 3:30 am...they're under constant pressure and some people buy the cheapest hoses they can find. Many don't even know what pressure their water comes in at...

More often than not, these consumer hoses develop weaknesses over time - and some rupture. So reduce your risk by installing the best pair of hoses you can find, preferably the ones with the steel mesh cover. Probably $50 but that's cheap insurance against a $1000 water damage that you might have to pay for yourself if it's under your deductible...

Should you have a flood there, the water will go through the grout and soak your subfloor. Sorry I don't have a rosier picture for you but that's the poop...
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:42 PM   #19
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Sure, carpeting in a laundry room, it's a bad enough idea for a living room..... Next time just follow directions to questions you asked. Good luck.

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The product we used for the prep is Easymat, although with it being so sticky it was not that easy.

I guess I should have used the words splashproof, not waterproof for the room.

We will definately buy some good hoses as you suggested.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:30 AM   #21
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EasyMat is a new and unproven product. It comes two ways. One with adhesive and the other without. The adhesive style is a joke and not at all practical. It is designed to capture some of the DIY market and is intended for those looking for easy. It certainly is not easy by any stretch of the imagination.

I'll here and now project that EasyMat in its present form won't be on the market two years from now. We'll see what happens.
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Damn bloody HD persuaded my wife that EasyMat was the way to go. That what we used and I guess it was not the best solution.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:38 AM   #23
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But was it "easy".

I'll bet you a 100 dollar bill that whoever it was that recommended that stuff to you guys has never ever ever (did I say ever) used it himslef. Never.

Would you like to supersize your meal deal sir? Will that be to go?
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It was ok but the stuff is pretty awkward to cut due to all the sticky crap at the back and you have to make sure there are no air bubbles.
I think that we will get our bathroom floor tiled by an actual tiler.

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