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The Next Generation Bathroom

One of the products that Done to Spec uses on a regular basis is the Kerdi Shower System, made by Schluter. It’s a great solution for bath and shower remodels. Today’s bathroom has transformed from basic, into beautiful. These areas now include large barrier-free spaces, steam showers, and soaking tubs. Built-in seats and benches, along with inset shelves and niches all contribute to creating peaceful, spa-like retreats. Linear drains add a touch of elegance, allowing for single-sloped floors and large-format tiles that carry through from the floor, right in to the shower or wet area of the bath. This flexibility in design is enhanced through the use of tile, which combines hygienic virtues with versatility in décor. The result is glamorous bathrooms that are both durable and highly functional—the theme of the next generation bathroom.

Moisture management is the foundation of a successful tiled bathroom. Moisture-sensitive construction materials such as wood framing, plywood or OSB sheathing, and gypsum wallboard must be protected from water and vapor penetration. Wet areas increase the potential for mold growth if effective moisture management is not provided. The key to mold control is moisture control.

The Schluter Shower System is an integrated family of products which together create a fully waterproof and vapor tight enclosure in tiled showers, steam showers, and bathtub surrounds. The system is unique because the waterproofing layer is installed at the top of the assembly, directly behind the tile, rather than below. This eliminates the potential for moisture to seep into the mortar bed or the tile backing on walls, and allows the tile covering to dry between uses.

 

Contact Done to Spec for more information on this great product and to get a quote on your next generation bathroom.

 

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