Many homeowners select ceramic or stone tiles for their showers and bathtub surrounds when building or remodeling a home. Tile is beautiful, hygienic, easy to maintain, and durable, making it a very popular product. Although tiles are an ideal surface for covering wet areas like showers and bathtubs, the tile itself is not necessarily waterproof. It must be installed with a waterproofing system that manages moisture to protect the materials and control mold growth. Here are 3 things to know about Schluter Waterproofing Systems for tile and stone showers:
1. The Schluter Shower Kit contains all the components necessary to create a waterproof and vapor-tight shower assembly. It comes in a variety of configurations, and includes a shower tray, a shower curb, a waterproofing membrane and waterproofing strips, pre-formed corners, a pipe seal, and a mixing valve seal. The waterproofing membranes provide protection behind the shower walls and other tiled spaces that are subjected to moisture. The membranes are created with a minimal number of seams, allowing for faster installation.
2. The Schluter Waterproofing System allows homeowners to choose from several different styles of shelving. Corner and rectangular units can be tiled directly into the shower walls. The shelves come in different finishes to match or coordinate with the plumbing fixtures. Prefabricated niches and benches come in several different shapes and sizes for personalized customization of your waterproof shower.
3. The Schluter Systems company has been developing and creating waterproof systems for showers and other tiled areas for over 50 years. Its attention to detail and superior products are highly respected within the construction industry.
For more information about Schluter Waterproofing Systems, or to see a working setup inside the fantastic showroom at Steve's Flooring & Design in Morris, please contact:
Steve's Flooring & Design
717 Liberty St.
Morris, IL 60450