Travertine wetroom by Craig Bills

Craig Bills is a master tiler and has been installing wet-rooms using Lewis Deck and concrete for over 20 years, he is a passionate advocate for the Lewis Deck system in wet-rooms and bathrooms as it give an opportunity for the floor to be 1 piece of waterproofed concrete.  This makes a very robust and easy to build wet-room floor and is suitable for the most fragile of tiles including stone, porcelain, marble, ceramic or in this case Travertine without the danger of the floor deflecting under the load of either the bath or the occupants, etc and the tiles cracking.

For more information regarding Craig’s work and to contact him, please visit his page: Click here for Craig’s website

Lewis Deck wet-room floor under construction.
Lewis Deck wet-room floor under construction.
Lewis Plate dovetailed sheeting wet room drainage
A Linear Slot Drain installed within the Concrete on a Lewis Deck floor over timber joists
Travertine tiles within a Lewis Deck wet-room with concrete
Travertine tiles within a Lewis Deck wet-room floor.
Tavertine tiled shower wet room floor complete over Lewis Deck and concrete
Tavertine tiled shower wet room floor complete
Bath close up within the wet-room
Bath close up within the wet-room

Installing a wet-room floor using the Lewis Deck is a simple case of installing a drain onto the top of the deck ahead of installing a semi-dry concrete mix.  A semi-dry mix will allow the falls to be laid in the surface of the concrete down to the drain.  It is then a simple task to tank or seal the edge of the floor to the wall and apply a liquid waterproofing agent to the surface of the concrete.  Tiles are then laid in the usual way over the top.

Granite tiles and shower tray laid over a Lewis Deck and Concrete floor upstairs over timber joists
Granite tiles and shower tray laid over a Lewis Deck and Concrete floor upstairs over timber joists
Lewis Deck wet-room floor with Tavertine Tiles
Lewis Deck wet-room floor with Tavertine Tiles

He also uses the Lewis Deck system in bathrooms with shower trays as it provides a

granite shower tray laid over Lewis Deck and Concrete
Granite shower tray laid over Lewis Deck and Concrete

Craig says that this pictures shows “a top of the range wet room with a £2000 granite showertray, which i would not have attempted to lay on any other ‘sheet material'”

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    What are the Lewis Deck sheet sizes?

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    Q: What sheet sizes are held in stock for delivery within a few days after order? A: We stock 2500mm and 1300mm sheets.  These are all 630mm wide and 16mm deep.  Deliveries are made via the pallet network directly to site.  The smaller sheets are aimed at small bathroom renovation projects and can be supplied in small numbers via TNT. 2.5* and 1.3m sheets allow for the 100mm overlap to occur over a joist, with joist centres being either 300mm, 400mm, 600mm, 800mm*, 1200mm and 2400mm*. (*2.5m sheet only) For larger projects we are able to produce bespoke sheet sizes if required, please get in contact to discuss other options for sheet sizes.

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    Lacomet – How come it has no scrap value?

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    Lacomet – How come it has no scrap value? Many of the projects that we get involved in starts with a phone call or email to us from someone researching replacing stolen leadwork. Many of these are old buildings, such as schools or churches, where this isn’t the first time that the lead has been stolen and they call us fed up with having to replace it again full in the knowledge that they will more than likely go through the same problem once more in the near future if they continue to use lead. One of the big benefits that Lacomet FL brings to a project is the fact that it has no scrap value and therefore the chances of it being stolen are massively reduced. Due to the 2 thin aluminium layers, and its five layer total construction, it is of no value to thieves. Lacomet can be recycled but the polyester based coating would need to be de-laminated first and the amount of recovered aluminum is then very low, in fact it would be easier and more profitable to collect empty drinks cans than to mess about stripping Lacomet down. We can also supply stickers that can be placed in strategic locations informing people that what is now on the roof is not lead and that it has no scrap value.

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    Why don't my Lewis sheets interlock like they do in the video?

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    Q: Why don't my sheets interlock like they do in the video? A: The sheets have two sides (one printed, one plain), the dovetails on either side are different widths, it is then necessary to alternate the sheets print up and then print down.

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