GoldPlus™ from Bostik
GoldPlus™ from Bostik is a ready-to-use, roller-applied latex waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane for use beneath thinset ceramic tile installations on vertical and horizontal surfaces. GoldPlus™ exceeds the requirements of ANSI A118.10 and ANSI A118.12 specification for crack isolation membranes. GoldPlus™ is suitable for both commercial and residential applications. Apply over concrete, cement block walls, cement backer board, exterior grade plywood (interior, dry installations only), mortar beds and poured gypsum-based underlayments. Use to prevent tile cracking caused by the shrinkage of new concrete slabs and to prevent cracks up to 1/8 inch from transferring through tile or stone.
RedGard® from Custom Building Products
RedGard® Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane from Custom Building Products is a ready-to-use, elastomeric product with outstanding adhesion that provides a seamless waterproof barrier and reduces crack transmission in tile and stone floor installations. RedGard exceeds ANSI A118.10, bonds directly to drain assemblies and is listed with IAPMO as a shower pan liner. This liquid-applied membrane exceeds the low perm requirements of ASTM 96E for moisture vapor control in continuous use steam showers. It also exceeds ANSI A118.12 for high-performance crack isolation and can achieve a heavy duty service rating in interior or exterior applications.
S-line drainage system from Easy Drain
Easy Drain brings a smart and stylish option to the shower with their Dutch-designed S-line drainage system. Created to fit flush against the shower wall, this extremely practical linear drain is nearly invisible with a subtle, triangular design. The S-line uses advanced technology to provide maximum efficiency in water management. The S-line system has a minimalist outward appearance that conceals the drain for a seamless aesthetic. It comes equipped with the brand’s patented TAF (Tile Adjustable Frame) and WPS (Water Protection System). A flexible wall connection and pre-assembled sealing membrane makes the system simple to install.
ECOsilence from Ecore Commercial Flooring
ECOsilence from Ecore Commercial Flooring is a flat, resilient underlayment used directly under most floor finishes such as ceramic, tile, hardwood and laminate. It provides sound control even under hard surface flooring and over concrete and wood joist construction. ECOsilence is engineered to exceed IIC (Impact Insulation Class) requirements. The underlayment also follows IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) standards. Comprised of vulcanized composition rubber, the underlayment is available in 2, 5 and 10 mm and is designed for use in a wide range of commercial applications.
Hydro Ban® from Laticrete
Hydro Ban® is a thin, liquid-applied waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane by Laticrete designed to save construction professionals time and money on the jobsite. Thanks to its rapid-drying formula, installations are completed quicker, which allow installers a faster time to tile. While other waterproofing membranes on the market can take up to a week to cure before allowing for flood tests, Hydro Ban can be tested in as little as two hours. Moisture issues related to failed floor tests are not a concern with this product’s proven reliability.
HardieBacker® Cement Board with HydroDefense™ Technology from James Hardie
HardieBacker® Cement Board with HydroDefense™ Technology from James Hardie is a 100% waterproof cement backerboard that delivers an unmatched combination of strength, ease of use and excellent tile adhesion. Passing the ANSI A118.10 test for waterproofness, it offers the ultimate protection from moisture, eliminating the need to spend extra time applying waterproof coating across the entire surface area of your board. Just waterproof the joints and fasteners† and move forward knowing your work and reputation are secure.
†Some application areas such as shower pans may require additional waterproofing. Refer to local building code requirements.
Mapelastic Turbo from MAPEI
Installers can waterproof, flood-test and set tile all in one day with MAPEI’s Mapelastic Turbo rapid-drying waterproofing and crack isolation membrane. This two-component, cementitious, binder-based membrane is formulated with fine-grained aggregates, special admixtures and synthetic polymers. Designed for interior and exterior installations under ceramic tile and stone in residential, commercial and industrial areas, it can be used in intermittent wet or submerged environments. Because it is low in odor, Mapelastic Turbo is great for use in confined spaces. Easy-to-apply, this fast-drying mortar has a pot life of 45 minutes or more, offering installers the best of both worlds.
Prova Board Pan Assembly Kit® from M-D Pro
Back by popular demand, Prova Board Pan Assembly Kit® from M-D Pro offers all the components required to build a watertight shower pan assembly with Prova Board® Plus* tile backer. With drains available in ABS and PVC, this kit is perfect for new construction or projects where existing drywall or cement board needs to be replaced. Skip the two-step process of waterproofing membrane over cement board/drywall when using Prova Board Pan Assembly Kit®. Save time, money and rest assured your shower assembly will last for years to come.
*Prova Board® Plus sold separately
Hydro Guard SP-1 from Merkrete
Hydro Guard SP-1 from Merkrete is a fast-drying, thin, load-bearing waterproof and crack isolation membrane composed of modified elastomeric copolymers. With excellent elongation, adhesion and high-strength properties, Hydro Guard SP-1 provides a 100% waterproof membrane that limits the transfer of substrate cracks to the finished ceramic or stone tile surface. Hydro Guard SP-1 is installed in a liquid state and can be applied to practically any form or irregular shape forming a monolithic waterproof barrier. It also exceeds ANSI A118.10 and A118.12.
511 Impregnator from Miracle Sealants
Finish every natural stone or grouted tile job with the proven invisible stain protection of Miracle Sealants’ 511 Impregnator. Simply apply, let it sit for three to five minutes and wipe up any excess. Full cure after 72 hours. Since 1983, professionals have trusted 511 Impregnator for the protection of medium to dense porous surfaces such as granite, quartz, slate and grout. For use indoors and outdoors, it penetrates to resist to moisture and stains while allowing vapor to escape.
Red Rosin Paper from NAC Products, Inc.
NAC Products, Inc, the company that introduced the flooring industry to ECB® and crack isolation membrane technology, has added jobsite protection paper and tape products to its product offering. Led by NAC Board, a breathable surface protector that allows floors to continue the curing process, NAC is introducing five paper protection products and three tape options to help provide protection during the construction process. Red Rosin Paper (shown) is a regular weight paper that provides a superior moisture barrier and is great for all flooring projects.
Prodeso® Membrane from Progress Profiles
To protect terraces and balconies from water infiltration, Progress Profiles’ patented Prodeso® Membrane is an uncoupling and waterproofing membrane in polyethylene, with drop-shaped cavities, provided on both sides with a non-woven polypropylene thermowelded fleece. To realize the perfect waterproofing, each roll has to be joined using Proband 150/250, a waterproofing polyethylene tape with non-woven polyprolylene fabric; sealed using Proband Koll, a single-component hydrophobic adhesive; or Proband Koll AB, a bi-component adhesive. Prodeso® Membrane can be laid even in case of old tiles, on Plywood/OSB and imperfectly cured substrates with a risk of vapor stress.
ProLine linear shower drain from QuickDrain USA
The ProLine linear shower drain by QuickDrain USA offers minimalist style, impeccable performance and ease-of-installation to help interior designers and remodeling contractors create zero-entry showers and wet areas that allow wheelchair access and ADA compliance. Ideal for tub-to-shower conversions in hospitality, healthcare and institutional spaces, the stainless steel drain features a fully sloped, 1-inch-deep and 1-inch-wide trough where water exits through either a vertical or a side waste outlet, making it easy to accommodate existing plumbing. The integrated drain, combined with pre-sloped shower panels and waterproofing accessories, represents a total shower solution for effective and efficient drainage.
Ditra-Heat Installation Handbook from Schluter-Systems
The luxury of floor warming can now extend right into tiled showers. Schluter-Systems’ Ditra-Heat Installation Handbook now includes a detail for installing and waterproofing Ditra-Heat on shower floors. By using a dedicated heating cable inside the shower area and completing required waterproofing steps using the Kerdi waterproofing system over the floor warming system, the shower floor can be warmed, just like any other tiled floor. Installers should heed specific details around curbs, drains and corners. Approval must be verified by the appropriate local authority.
Schönox iFix™ from Schönox
What if you could do waterproofing projects better in 40% less time and save money? You can. Seal waterproofing membranes and overlapping seams at the same time using Schönox iFix™, a two-in-one system applied with a roller for smooth, efficient, cost-saving waterproofing installations. Schönox iFix™ is used on both the shower area’s walls and floor to adhere Schönox ST, waterproofing accessory elements, and Schönox AB, a sealing and waterproofing sheet membrane material. Tiles can then be installed right away, further speeding the overall project’s progress.
Skudo Universal Plus from Tenax
Skudo Universal Plus from Tenax is a strong, water-based sealer that provides excellent water and oil stain protection. Ideal for compact material and stones that are hard to seal, it does not change the appearance of the material and won’t alter the natural breathability of the stone. It is ideal for indoor and outdoor use. Skudo dries quickly and has low-VOC emission. It can be applied on surfaces that are not completely dry and is great for use on porcelain, ceramic, tile, marble, granite and cement. A pre-grout version is also available.
Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane from USG Durock™
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane is a liquid-applied waterproofing and crack isolation membrane and vapor retarder for use in both residential and commercial tile and stone applications. It is ideal for waterproofing floors and walls in showers and other wet areas, including continuous-use steam rooms. The liquid membrane provides anti-fracture protection up to 1/8 inch (3 mm) over shrinkage and other non-structural cracks, features a perm rating of 0.38 perms at 20 mil dry thickness (per ASTM E96, Procedure E) and is fast-drying for a quick turnaround time.
Vapor 85 from wedi
Earlier this year, wedi released Vapor 85. It is a variant of the wedi Building Panel and is designed for installations in steam showers and steam rooms. It serves as a strong vapor retarder and by far exceeds the minimum requirements set by the Tile Council of North America for vapor retarders used in continuous steam rooms. It’s light, yet strong, offering all the traditional and time-tested benefits of the wedi Building Panel. It comes with a fully vapor-proof seam and fastener sealant system.