Check out the newest shower installation systems available on the market.
Ardex S 1-K™ is a one-component waterproofing and crack isolation membrane designed for bathrooms, showers and other wet areas prior to the installation of tile. Recommended for use over a wide range of substrates and finishes, the highly workable consistency can be applied with a paint roller or brush, while minimizing drips and splatters. Ardex S 1-K is also ideal for isolating minor, in-plane substrate cracking up to ¹/₈ inch, and flood testing can begin after just 12 hours. The waterproofing compound exceeds ANSI A 118.10 and ANSI A 118.12 and is IAPMO certified.
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 (specification for waterproofing membranes beneath thinset tile and stone) and ANSI A118.12 specification for crack isolation membranes. GoldPlus can prevent tile cracking caused by the shrinkage of new concrete slabs and prevent cracks up to ¹/₈ of an inch from transferring through tile or stone. Use GoldPlus to waterproof showers, wet rooms, lavatories, fountains, commercial kitchens and restaurants.
Tailor Made, Ceramiche Piemme’s first line of porcelain sanitaryware, offers a selection of ready-to-install, prefabricated shower trays. Sizes include 35 x 35, 35 x 47 and 31 ¹/₂ x47 inches, and each one features a hidden drain with a sleek appearance. The trays can be fabricated using many different Ceramiche Piemme collections, with material effects including marble, cement and stone. The shower tray is pictured in the brand’s Materia collection.
Custom Building Products
Custom® Building Products makes shower installations fast, easy and efficient with SpeedSlope™ Rapid Setting Sloping Mortar and RedGard® SpeedCoat™ Rapid Curing Waterproofing Membrane. A polymer-modified, pre-blended, cement-based mortar bed and sloping mortar for fast track leveling and ramping, SpeedSlope sets in one to two hours. RedGard SpeedCoat is a ready-to-use, liquid-applied waterproofing membrane that cures in about an hour, even in cool or damp conditions, due to cross-linking moisture cure technology. Together, these two Custom products allow installers to float a shower floor, waterproof, flood test and set tile in hours rather than days.
Dense Stone Impregnating Sealer by Dry Treat is the best protection for showers with special benefits for natural stone mosaics, which have become quite popular these days. The benefits from three different custom sealing molecules for three levels of penetration and maximum stain repellence includes a super penetrator for deep penetration of dense granites and marbles. It retains natural surface color and finish, while super breathable at 98.9%, water vapor escapes freely preventing harmful moisture build-up inside the treated material. It complements the many advanced waterproofing products on the market.
With the ProPan® Waterproofing Membrane Shower Kit from FinPan, you get everything required to install a complete fully bonded, watertight shower that is easy to install and designed to manage moisture in showers. The kit includes the ProPan ready-to-tile shower base and 2-meter-wide WaterArmor® waterproofing sheet membrane, accessories for surrounding walls, as well as the Ebbe® brand drain riser and grate. The 2-meter-wide (6-foot, 7-inch) membrane covers wall area from shower floor to standard showerhead height for fewer seams and faster installation. The ProPan WPM Shower Kit is warranted over drywall installations
My Wellness & Showers is the world of guaranteeing the Fir Italia shower to immerse yourself in a dimension of absolute well-being. Shower solutions for any type of bathroom, available in numerous variants that differ in design, type of installation and size. Energy saving shower configurations that facilitate effective management of water consumption. The Sinergy model multifunction showerhead, characterized by a design inspired by nature, is made of stainless steel with the internal part of the DuPont ™ Corian® showerhead. All Fir Italia multifunctional showerheads are equipped with three jets of water
Fondovalle’s new line of porcelain-clad bathroom furnishings, Shape, offers the ability to create custom shower trays that fit any interior style. Designers can choose from up to 29 stylistic effects, including cement, marble, metal and resin, to create their own components. The trays are 7-mm-thick and come in three sizes: 31 ¹/₂ x 39, 31 ¹/₂ x 47 and 31 ¹/₂ x 59 inches. Each tray comes with a Silfra AD200 stainless steel drain. Pictured is a Shape shower tray in Fondovalle’s cement-effect collection, Portland.
Infinity Drain continues to simplify barrier-free bathroom design with its new Universal Infinity Drain® linear drain that is compatible with most types of waterproofing methods. The universal kit features a pitched channel with a clamping collar and the choice of a tile insert frame or squares pattern grate. Designed to adhere to traditional and modern waterproofing techniques, the Universal Infinity Drain’s channel allows traditional membranes like vinyl or Chloraloy to be mechanically fastened to the drain channel. Alternatively, modern installation methods that incorporate a bonded waterproofing method like liquid membrane or fabric sheet will adhere to the 1-inch channel flange.
HardieBacker® Cement Board with HydroDefense™ Technology available from James Hardie has a 100% waterproof composition throughout the board. Passing the ANSI A118.10 test for waterproofness, it offers built-in protection from water, 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
GoBoard® Point Drain Shower System by Johns Manville is time saving, versatile and offers easy-to-do, on-site shower pan customization. The shower system accommodates all types of shower areas and offset drain locations. GoBoard® Wedge and Curb are manufactured using the same process and raw materials as GoBoard® Tile Backer so installers can expect the same level of performance. It’s an ultra-lightweight, waterproof and durable tile backer board that is easy to cut and install. GoBoard is engineered and tested for strength and durability, yet can be cut right where it’s installed
The Hydro Ban® preformed shower system by Laticrete includes an expansive line of pre-sloped and linear shower pans, niches, seats and benches made with a high-density polystyrene core. Laticrete shower systems also provide accessories to offer customers everything needed for a flawless shower installation such as liquid-applied and sheet membranes, sealants and lightweight, ready-to-tile wallboard backed by the industry’s best warranty. To accommodate virtually any shower installation, Laticrete has launched a series of new and improved grates and troughs in a variety of sizes and finishes, with custom sizes available upon request.
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 low odor and easy-to-apply and can be flood tested three to four hours after installation. Mapelastic Turbo is designed for interior and exterior installations under ceramic tile and stone in residential, commercial and industrial areas. It can also be used in intermittent wet or submerged environments.
Merkrete Hydro Guard SP-1 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 is IAPMO listed and exceeds ANSI A118.10 and A118.12.
No install job is complete without the protective seal of the professional’s choice, Miracle Sealants 511. Miracle Sealants 511 penetrates the surface of tile, stone and grout to repel stains and everyday grime to keep your job the way you left it for years to come. This leaves your clients with piece of mind. Consider the maximum protection product, Miracle Sealants 511 Seal & Enhance. Widely available, easy and quick to apply, it deepens the look of natural stones like slate and limestone to bring out their beauty.
Strataflex® sheet membrane, available from NAC Products, is designed for use on interior or exterior surfaces that require waterproof protection. The multi-function membrane is certified Clean Air Gold, contains no VOCs, serves as a moisture barrier and provides crack isolation protection for up to ³/₈ of an inch of lateral substrate movement. Strataflex is installed with an NAC primer, features a 2-inch double-stick lap joint that creates a water-tight seal and is ready for flooring installation as soon as it is applied. Strataflex is the ultimate solution for apartments, condominiums, restaurants, bathrooms, kitchens and any commercial or residential installations requiring waterproof protection.
Prova Board® Plus is a lightweight, high-density tile backer that is quick and easy to install. The 100% waterproof XPS core is resistant to vapor pressure and does not support mold growth. It is also highly durable and flame retardant. Prova Board Plus is perfect for building/construction use, including projects such as tub surrounds and walk-in showers. Available in 2-, ¹/₂-, ⁵/₈-, ¹/₄- and ¹/₈-inch thicknesses, Prova Board Plus is extremely versatile. Use it to build benches, as a build-up for listellos and mosaics or even as a thermal break on a concrete floor
Proshower System by Progress Profiles is an innovative shower waterproofing system that combines flexibility, functionality and design. The ideal 2% slope is obtained using pre-sloped wedges that are 36 x 36 inches, which replace traditional mud jobs for a fraction of the cost and time. Proshower Linear Drain Base of Base Off-Center is available in stainless steel and polypropylene. These low-profile linear drains use a standard, off-the-shelf 2-inch PVC or ABS adapter to match existing plumbing. For a custom invisible drain look, a tileable drain cover is included and five additional design drain covers are available for purchase.
The new QuickDrain Shower Bench balances elegant style with universal design and accessibility. The bench accommodates the ADA standards for height and exceeds ADA weight guidelines of 250 pounds. It is also available in three configurations: a rectangle bench and large or small corner bench. Custom sizes are also available upon request. The QuickDrain Shower Bench offers ease of use, assembly and installation. Each bench comes ready to assemble with no framing, mechanical fasteners or anchors required. Made with 100% recycled, 2-inch rigid PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic foam panels, each QuickDrain Shower Bench installed uses up to 400 recycled water bottles.
Schluter-Systems introduces three new designs in brushed stainless steel for the popular Schluter®-Shelf for tiled showers, bringing the total number of designs to five. These designs match with existing Schluter drain grates so installers can unify the look throughout the shower area. All are available in five different shapes and fit neatly between rows of tile without the need for materials or fasteners to penetrate the waterproofing membrane. Suitable for both new construction and retrofit applications, the end-result is a sleek, clean finish featuring a shelf that will easily hold shower accessories.
HydraFlex™ Waterproofing Crack Isolation Membrane from TEC is an IAPMO-approved, ready-to-use, flexible, mold- and mildew-resistant waterproofing crack isolation membrane for interior and exterior applications. It forms a smooth, monolithic, watertight surface over walls, floors and ceilings. HydraFlex stops in-plane cracks up to ¹/₈ inch (3 mm) or up to ¹⁄₄ inch (6 mm) wide at the subfloor from telegraphing through to ceramic and stone tile. For residential to extra-heavy commercial applications, HydraFlex is fast drying and ready for tile installation in one to three hours.
wedi Waterproof Shower System kits are easy to install and blend the traditional values of design flexibility and robustness, while offering the added benefits that come with state-of-the-art material and manufacturing technologies. With a single price, you get everything you need to build a shower structure with the added benefit of simplifying your budget for materials and installation costs. What are you waiting for? Get your wedi Shower Kit today or contact your wedi technical sales support manager for more information.