Do Kerdi Showers fail? If you listen to some Youtubers you very well may come to that conclusion 'The Kerdi System wicks water and can't pass a flood test' is what they are claiming. However, I can prove the Schluter Kerdi Shower System works. Why can I be so confident? I, … [Read more...] about Is the Schluter Kerdi Shower System Failure-prone?
How to Build a Curbless Shower: The Only Proper Method
Curbless Showers have exploded in popularity. But did you know that there is only one industry-accepted method for constructing a shower with no curb? This post will explain how to build a curbless shower using the only industry-accepted method for doing so. What is a Curbless Shower? A … [Read more...] about How to Build a Curbless Shower: The Only Proper Method
Kerdi Drain vs Clamping Ring Drain: What’s the Difference?
Are you confused about why you need to spend $100 on a Kerdi drain when a clamping ring drain is $8? Perhaps your plumber installed the wrong drain and now you want to use the Schluter Kerdi Shower System? This post is going to tell you: Want to know more? Read on! 3-piece clamping … [Read more...] about Kerdi Drain vs Clamping Ring Drain: What’s the Difference?
How to Build a Shower Pan- 2 Methods
This post is going to cover how to build a shower pan for tile using two different methods. The first method is an "old-school" method that has been used for decades and the second is a newer system that is simpler, and some feel a better design. Whichever method is preferred the important … [Read more...] about How to Build a Shower Pan- 2 Methods
4 Alternatives to Ditra Uncoupling Membrane
I love Schluter Ditra and would recommend it to anyone. However, there are many alternatives to Ditra that have entered the market and they are worthy of consideration. There are many reasons to consider an alternative to Ditra, which could be: Local availability of a particular … [Read more...] about 4 Alternatives to Ditra Uncoupling Membrane
Cement Board vs Ditra: Which is better?
Cement board or Ditra. Which is better? There are a lot of opinions but I'm going to try to stick to facts. This post compares: Let's get to it! What do Cement Board and Ditra do? The function of both cement board and Ditra is that of a tile underlayment. You install them … [Read more...] about Cement Board vs Ditra: Which is better?
Tile Underlayment: The Complete Guide for Beginners
Tile underlayment. There are a lot of different types of products that you can put under your bathroom floor tile. But it's confusing. Which product solves your problems? Also, do you even need underlayment for your tile in the first place? Let's take a look and examine the situation … [Read more...] about Tile Underlayment: The Complete Guide for Beginners
Self-Leveling Underlayment: The Ultimate Guide
Self-leveling underlayment. It sounds soooooo easy, doesn't it? You simply pour the leveling cement over the floor and the product then just levels itself all on its own. Sort of like...magic, right? Self-leveling underlayment is not what it seems Self-leveling underlayment is, quite … [Read more...] about Self-Leveling Underlayment: The Ultimate Guide
Flood testing a shower pan: Why it’s done and how to do it
Flood testing a shower pan. I get several calls per year about showers that are leaking. Some of these showers are leaking after just a few years. Some, just a few weeks after they've been built. I estimate that those calls could probably be cut in half if this one simple step were done. … [Read more...] about Flood testing a shower pan: Why it’s done and how to do it
5 Ways to Screw Up your Cement Board Installation on Floors
Cement board installation is not something that is incredibly difficult. I think most people worry about how to cut it and once they have a plan for that then they think it'll be a breeze. But I've seen these screw-ups for several years now. It's the same ones over and over. Which … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Screw Up your Cement Board Installation on Floors