Recognised for their ease of fitting and reliability, Kudos Aqua4ma wet-room systems have been successfully installed in 1000s of UK homes.
Aqua4ma Evolution panels can be screwed to timber floors and without any washers as the material self seals around the screws. Alternatively Aqua4ma decks or wall panels can be glued to solid floors and walls using flexible tile adhesive.
Aqua4ma Evolution panels are easy to trim, either to fit the available size, or to shape around ducting etc.
For a perfect watertight installation, Aqua4ma skirting or wall panels should be fitted wherever Aqua4ma decks or floor panels meet a wall.
• Quick and easy to install
• Easily trimmed to shape, size or to avoid joist obstruction
• Suitable for tiles, vinyl and microcement
• Fit anywhere in the home on wooden or solid floors
• Can be fitted at joist level on wooden floors*
• Ready for tiling with no wet trades required
• Compatible with Aqua4ma floor and wall panels for a total wet-room installation
• British Made
* Decks should be fully supported by creating a false floor between joists
Individually made: each Aqua4ma Evolution panel is individually CNC machined from a solid block of specially formulated high density exterior grade PVC; the material is totally waterproof requiring no additional treatment.
Weld, screw or glue: Aqua4ma joints are solvent welded together with Aqua4ma solvent paste to provide a one-piece permanent waterproof barrier that is guaranteed for life. Aqua4ma Evolution shower decks and panels can be screwed to wooden floors and battens without any washers as the material self seals around the screws. Alternatively Aqua4ma decks or wall panels can be glued to solid floors and walls using flexible tile adhesive.
Trimming: Aqua4ma Evolution shower decks can easily be trimmed and shaped using a hand or circular saw.
Finishing: Once Aqua4ma Panels and Shower Decks have been fitted, the screw holes and joins between panels can be easily filled and flushed out with solvent weld. Solvent Weld will fully cure within 1 hour ready for sanding. And then you’re ready to apply microcement.
Choosing the Right Panel Thickness:
|Substrate||Solid Timber Walls & Floors||Other Solid Walls & Floors||Stud Wall Battens||Structural Requirements|
|Fixing to Substrate||Screw Firmly in Place||Flexible Tile Glue||Screw Firmly in Place||Screw Firmly in Place|
|Fixing Adjacent Panels||Aqua4ma Solvent Weld||Aqua4ma Solvent Weld||Aqua4ma Solvent Weld||Aqua4ma Solvent Weld|
|Flushing Out Joins & Screw Holes||Aqua4ma Solvent Weld||Aqua4ma Solvent Weld||Aqua4ma Solvent Weld||Aqua4ma Solvent Weld|
IMPORTANT NOTE ON DELIVERY: Kudos products are delivered next working day to most locations across the UK, but in some areas it will take up to 5 days. Please contact us directly so we can let you know what the delivery lead time is in your area.
7mm Panels – For use over plastered walls or boarded floors. Combine with 18mm Floor Grade composite timber boards to align with 25mm shower decks.
15mm Panels – If fitting to a stud wall, then 15mm tongue & groove Aqua4ma panels can be used in place of plaster board.
25mm Panels – choose these for more structural requirements such as seats and shelves. These can be screwed into place and permanently bonded with Aqua4ma solvent weld paste for guaranteed watertight joints.
Skirting Panels – For a perfect watertight installation, Aqua4ma skirting or wall panels should be fitted wherever Aqua4ma decks or floor panels meet a wall
Kudos Aqua4ma Silicone Weld
Electrical Screw Driver & Screws (if installing over timber – See Installation Guide)
Mixer, Notched Trowel (if using Tile Adhesive – See Installation Guide)
You’ll be fitting the waste and firmly fixing your shower tray in place.
For a more detailed breakdown of the steps involved, please see the installation guide and step by steps:
It’s always advisable to recruit a qualified plumber to complete the 1st and 2nd fix waste install. They may also be able to fit Aqua4ma panels for you. Alternatively a plasterer or joiner can help.
Because eliminating the chance of movement is fundemental to a successful install, it’s probably advisalbe to recruit a skilled tradesperson to complete the install of the Kudos Aqua4ma system.
As soon as your tile adhesive and solvent weld is set, you can start the microcement process.
Aqua4ma decks can be fitted to wooden floors or concrete, here’s a little more information on the processes involved:
Fitting to wooden floor at joist level
Aqua4ma Evolution shower decks can be fitted to joist level, provided that a false floor is created. The deck can then be secured to the wooden floor using screws. The existing floor level can be raised to the same level as the deck for tiling by using either Aqua4ma panels (for a fully watertight floor), or plywood.
Direct to wooden floor
Aqua4ma Evolution shower decks can be fitted directly to existing floors and secured using screws. To achieve level access, the floor needs to be raised to the level of the deck, for a fully waterproof floor we recommend using 18mm plywood & a 7mm Aqua4ma panel. Aqua4ma panels should be welded together using Aqua4ma solvent weld paste.
Fitting directly to a solid (concrete) floor
Aqua4ma Evolution decks can be fitted directly to solid (concrete) floors. Once a channel has been cut out for the waste outlet the deck can be secured to the solid floor using a flexible tile adhesive.