Skill Level: Beginner
Sometimes water leaks happen and you can not stop it from happening. What if I told you there is a way to prevent water damage in your shower? Edge your tile with a decorative trim leading into another room, counter tops or your shower. Restore 'N' Decor has all of this for you to do your projects. If we do not have the product in the store, we can order and have in hand in 2-5 days.
It is called SCHULTER.
First off, what is Schluter? Schluter has been around since 1975 and has products specifically for the tile industry to ensure that installations maintain integrity, durability and is a 100% waterproof. The product line includes tile trims, uncoupling membranes, floor heating systems, waterproof building panels, shower systems and more.
Leon and I went to a continuing education class yesterday on Schluter. We had so much fun and we learned so much more than we thought we already knew. The class started out going over the NEXT GENERATION BATHROOMS. Next Generation Bathrooms are ADA approved, (handicap accessible) as well as focusing on moisture management.
“Market demand is changing the way we approach the renovation and construction of bathrooms,” said SchluterSystems President, Reinhard Plank. “With a growing aging population, we’re now looking at breaking barriers in the bathroom to provide increased accessibility, security, and independence. At the same time, we understand that moisture management is the cornerstone of durability in the bathroom, so we are providing waterproof building components that make this a possibility.”
After the Next Generation Bathrooms discussion was over, we went into other products such as waterproofing membrane, different types of drains, profiles to edge tile and even balcony materials.
Lastly Michael Black our instructor for the morning did a demonstration on waterproofing shower walls with Kerdi and Kerdi Band. It is so simple and cuts out so much of your time when tiling your walls.
Step 1: Sheet rock your shower walls. No mudding necessary.
Step 2: Wipe your sheet rock down with a slightly wet sponge.
Step 3: Apply your thin-set evenly to sheet rock.
Step 4: Cut your Kerdi to the size of wall you are covering.
Step 5: Apply thin-set over Kerdi and start tiling.
Thank you to BPI and Schluter for hosting such a wonderful class!