Combining practicality with panache, tiles are an ideal choice for the area surrounding your bathtub. They’re easy to clean and are hygienic, and they come in a wide range of colors and designs to make any décor look a little more luxurious. When shower fixtures are integrated in a bathtub surround, the area must be treated with the same moisture management measures as in any other tiled shower. Wall cavities must be protected from water and vapor penetration, and the waterproofing on the walls must be effectively sealed to the flange of the bathtub to avoid potential leaks and mold growth.
KerdiBoard Shower Curb
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD-SC is a lightweight, waterproof, prefabricated shower curb made of KERDI-BOARD that is designed to integrate with the Schluter®-Shower System.Designed to integrate with the Schluter®-Shower System. Lightweight, stable, and load bearing. Waterproof and ready to tile Multiple curbs can be installed adjacent to each other for larger showers. Quick and easy to install.
Schluter®-KERDI is a pliable sheet-applied waterproofing membrane and vapor-retarder designed for the direct application of tile. KERDI is ideal for use in tiled showers, bathtub surrounds, residential steam showers, and other tile applications in wet areas. Sheet-applied polyethylene waterproofing membrane and vapor retarder. Eliminates water damage which can lead to mold and mildew Features a modified polyethylene (PEVA) core with non-woven polyproplyene on both sides.
Schluter®-DITRA and DITRA-XL are specifically designed for ceramic and stone tile installations. DITRA and DITRA-XL provide uncoupling to prevent cracked tile and grout. Made of polyethylene, DITRA and DITRA-XL serve as a waterproofing layer that protects moisture-sensitive substrates, such as plywood/OSB. Free-space on the underside of the matting provides a route for excess moisture and vapor to prevent damage to the tile layer above.
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD-SN is a prefabricated shower niche that is fully sealed, quick to install, and integrates with KERDI and KERDI-BOARD shower assemblies. The larger niche sizes include a KERDI-BOARD shelf that can be installed at any height to create separate compartments within the niche.
Schluter®-KERDI is a pliable sheet-applied waterproofing membrane and vapor-retarder designed for the direct application of tile. KERDI is ideal for use in tiled showers, bathtub surrounds, residential steam showers, and other tile applications in wet areas.
Kerdi Pan & Drain System
Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN is a floor drain with an integrated bonding flange that provides a large contact area for a secure connection to the KERDI waterproofing membrane at the top of the assembly.
The Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN-AR residential adaptor kit is designed to convert clamping ring drains by equipping them with an integrated bonding flange.
The Schluter®-Shower System is an integrated family of products that together form a fully bonded, watertight assembly for tiled showers. The Schluter®-Shower System eliminates the risk of failures due to water and vapor penetration and dramatically reduces total installation time. From drains to shower benches to waterproofing pipe seals, Schluter®-Systems offers everything you need to ensure a dependable and watertight installation.
Schluter®-DITRA and DITRA-XL are specifically designed for ceramic and stone tile installations. DITRA and DITRA-XL provide uncoupling to prevent cracked tile and grout. Made of polyethylene, DITRA and DITRA-XL serve as a waterproofing layer that protects moisture-sensitive substrates, such as plywood/OSB.
Waterproofing for the Shower with Bathtub
Waterproofing for tiled showers with a bathtub can be done in a couple of ways, both equally effective. KERDI-BOARD is ideal for use instead of gypsum or cement board in cases where the wall studs are accessible, while the KERDI waterproofing membrane is perfect for application over wall boards already in place.
Tiled showers are luxurious and beautiful. With an abundance of tile colors, designs, and shapes there are literally endless possibilities to enhance the aesthetics of the entire bathroom.
Unlike fiberglass shower stall units, tiled showers have a smart, sophisticated look that makes a statement even in the most basic bathroom. The size of the shower can be customized to fit any space, and the finished result adds value to your home. Easy to clean and maintain, tiled showers offer aesthetic appeal with unmatched durability.
Tiled showers also allow for flexibility when installing the latest features, such as benches, niches, multiple shower heads, and steam units.
Waterproofing in the Shower
No matter the cost or extravagance of a tile installation project, the integrity of the tile is only as good as its foundation. Contrary to popular belief, tile and grout joints (even sealed grout joints) are not waterproof. Moisture that penetrates these areas and collects in the wall cavities or floor structure is the primary cause of leaks and mold. In order to create a tiled shower that will last a lifetime, a waterproofing system is needed beneath the tile covering.