Glossary or shower resealing & shower waterproofing and general terms which are used and referenced in our shower repair pages.

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Scrape or wear away by friction.
An elastomeric material that is used to fill and seal the expansion joint. This material prevents the passage of moisture and allows horizontal and lateral movement at the expansion joint.
Clear coating penetrant applied to protect and prevent the absorption of liquids from spills or staining from other debris. Used with porous materials including: quarry tile, grout, natural stone. (also known as sealants).
The area affected by water from a shower, including a shower over a bath.
The area that is open on one or more sides, extending in an arc on the open sides, 1500mm from the shower connection at the wall.
A preformed, prefinished vessel installed as the finished floor of a shower compartment, and which is provided with a connection point to a sanitary drainage system. Shower bases are commonly made of plastics, composite materials, vitreous enamelled pressed steel, or stainless steel.
The panels, doors or windows enclosing or partially enclosing a shower area.
An internal or external liquid or sheet membrane system used to waterproof the floor and the wall/floor junctions of a shower.
A type of sealant. A flexible and waterproof substance normally used as a sealant for sealing joins around baths, sinks or other plumbing fixtures.
The highest finished floor level of the shower area shall be stepped down a minimum of 25mm lower than the finished floor level outside the shower.
A vertical structural member in a framed wall.
The surface, or material onto which systems are applied.