Sealing trim for use above a bath or shower tray.
Don’t forget your end caps. Needs to be used in conjunction with a sanitary silicone sealant – sold separately.
The Cladseal Sealing System combines a strip profile with silicone.
The silicone acts as a flexible sealing material between the Cladseal profile and the adjacent shower tray or bath ledge.
Excluding the uppermost surface (x), the inner cavity walls of Cladseal are partially layered with a polythene tape indicated by the green line. The silicone will not bond to this polythene tape. It is a silicone bond breaker!
When joint movement occurs between the wall and ledge, the silicone bonded to Cladseal at (x) and to the ledge at (y) comes under tension.
To reduce this build up of tension the silicone must stretch, but to stretch without restriction (like an elastic band), it must first release off the inner cavity walls of the Cladseal profile. The silicone bond breaker allows the silicone to release off the inner cavity walls and stretch to reduce the build up of tension.
Another great advantage of the Cladseal design is that the sealant runs continuously across meeting profiles so you get no leaking corner joints!
Furthermore, because the sealant remains visually concealed and environmentally protected inside the trim, Cladseal remains flexible, waterproof, clean and durable for many years after installation.