Schluter Kerdi steam shower

Schluter’s Kerdi shower system is an affordable alternative that creates a 100% waterproof ¬†shower. Kerdi is an 8 mil thick sheet membrane with a fiber fleece laminated to it. Not only is it water proof, it is also vapor proof ¬†which gives it an advantage over other products when building steam showers.

The Scluter Kerdi shower system comes in a kit.The components can also be purchased separately. The photo shows some of the different parts of the kit.

Kerdi Kit: Kerdi, Kerdi Drain, Kerdi Band, Kerdi Fix

Kerdi Kit: Kerdi, Kerdi Drain, Kerdi Band, Kerdi Fix

Thinset is troweled evenly over the substrate just prior to embedding the Kerdi membrane.

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The shower walls are covered completely in Kerdi and the pipe protrusions are sealed with Kerdi Fix.

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Here the drain is being coated with thinset just prior to adding abs glue to make the connection to the shower’s p-trap.kerdi5

The drain is connected to the drain pipe and the shower floor is floated with drypack mortar and allowed to dry.

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In this steam shower the ceiling was waterproofed as well.

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After the Kerdi is installed you are ready to tile!

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