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Waterproofing for Showers and Tub Surrounds

Ceramic and stone tile are durable, easy to maintain, and hygienic. This makes them an ideal surface covering for wet areas like showers and bathtub surrounds. While functional, they are not inherently waterproof and must be installed in conjunction with a waterproofing system. A waterproof shower system effectively manages moisture to protect moisture-sensitive building materials and control mold growth.

One of the most recognized products on the market is KERDI membrane by Schluter. It is the orange product you see used on renovations shows. Schluter-KERDI is a waterproof membrane designed to be used with ceramic and stone tile. Tiles are installed directly on the membrane, which made of soft polyethylene, and covered on both sides with a special fleece webbing to anchor the membrane. The material is physiologically safe and requires no special disposal, is resistant to aging and will not rot. 

Schluter-KERDI is available by the roll as well as in pre-cut sections for inside and outside corners and to go around drains and faucets. It is suitable for wall and floor surfaces. You can also purchase full shower systems, which gives you the floor and wall membranes, the floor itself and drain.

Come in to Flooring & Design Essentials for all your Schluter-KERDI needs.

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