CHICAGO, IL -- USG Corp. (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, has introduced its new Durock Shower System. This fully bonded waterproofing system for tiled-shower installations is designed to control moisture independently of the tile covering, while creating a solid base for a long-lasting shower. The system reduces installation time by featuring pre-sloped foam shower trays that install more quickly than conventional shower bases constructed of dry-pack mortar as well as a thin, pliable and extremely durable waterproofing membrane; and an easy-to-install drain assembly that accepts all Durock Shower System 4-inch or 5-inch grates. 

"We are very proud to offer an affordable, higher quality system that will enable faster job turnover and higher profits for our customers," said Scott Crandall, business manager, Substrates and Specialty Division at USG. "We put an abundance of research and engineering into this system to ensure a best-in-class solution that outperforms the competition."

Ideal for both new construction and repair or remodel projects, the Durock Shower System is more adaptable to job-site conditions, is barrier-free friendly and offers significantly more grate options as well as superior grate finishes. This allows homeowners to choose a style that fits their bathroom aesthetic.

The pre-sloped shower tray dramatically reduces installation time compared to conventional shower bases constructed of dry-pack mortar. Its 2% slope allows for easy installation of a wide variety of tile shapes and sizes as well as provides a more comfortable feel for the homeowner. Molded from 3-pound density expanded polystyrene (EPS), it comes in three sizes: 48- x 48-inch center drain, 32- x 60-inch center drain and 32- x 60-inch offset drain.