Awesome Schluter Shower Systems
Got a bit of space that you want to turn into a shower stall but can’t find a commercial shower stall that will fit? This problem is a lot more common than you might think. Every day I hear things like, I have this space 37″ x 31″ or I have a 43″ x 39″ space and I want to get a shower stall to fit it. Up until recently this was all but impossible. Most people would have to reconfigure their space and build new walls to accommodate whatever was commercially available. Although it’s been around for more than 10 years, the Schluter Shower Systems, are still not well know in North America, at least, not until now anyway.
With this revolutionary new shower system you can transform almost any size space into the shower of your dreams. The shower base come in a variety of sizes from 32″ by 60″ (81 cm x 152 cm) to 72″ x 72″ (183 cm x 183 cm). The system is designed to be trimmed to room size for easy installation. Purchase the system that is the closest to the measurements of your room and trim it to fit. Ideally, you would want to trim off an equal amount off of all four side of the pan so that you can insure a consistent height, for setting the first row of wall tiles.
Why should you use a Schluter Shower Systems?
The Schluter shower system is an engineered system that brings together a number of Schluter-Kerdi products to form a completely watertight shower enclosure which eliminates the potential for leakage. Unlike other types of shower membranes the Schluter-Kerdi waterproof membrane bonds directly to the mortar bed and protect it from mold growth or from becoming saturated through regular use. Additionally the Schluter-Kerdi membrane protect the shower wall cavities from becoming vapor logged.
Eliminate the Mortar Base
There is no need to use a mortar base when you use the Schluter-Kerdi prefabricated sloped shower base (tray) which is made of expanded polystyrene foam. This tray is design to be used in conjunction with the Schluter-Kerdi shower drain system and Kerdi waterproof membrane to form a completely watertight enclosure that is ready for tiling. The prefabricated curb comes in 48″ x 6″ x 4 1/2″ (122 cm x 15 cm x 11.5 cm) and can easily be cut to any size. By using this system you can reduce both the installation time as well as the weight of the shower unit itself, which is great if your shower is on a wooden floor.
Schluter-Kerdi Installation Videos
Check out these video’s to see just how easily you can install a Schluter shower.
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