Pre-cast customizable shower bases

Wetstyle has introduced its FEEL collection of pre-cast shower bases. With its single slab construction and customizable availability, the collection is said to leverage refined moulding techniques that enable textures to be replicated on shower base surfaces. The result is the clean, sleek, natural stone appearance, the company says. Developed from an innovative, high-density stone […]

Waterproof backerboard prevents wall, floor moisture penetration

Introduced by James Hardie, HardieBacker 500 is said to be the first and only waterproof cement board. The product passes ANSI 118.10 for waterproofness and protects tile installation and wall cavities from moisture penetration, eliminating the need for added coating. The product is made from 90 percent Portland cement and sand with no loose aggregate […]

Brushed stainless steel shower shelves

Schluter has introduced a line brushed stainless steel shower shelves said to be fast and easy to install, as well as bring a new design element to tiled showers. Although they can be used in any setting, the shelves are designed to complement the company’s Style shower grates. Shelves are available in both the Curve […]

Wider membrane provides faster shower waterproofing

To help tile installers work faster, Schluter Systems has introduced its Kerdi waterproof membrane in a roll twice as wide as previously available. The new size is 2 metres wide, versus a standard roll that is 1 metre wide. The length of membrane on each roll remains 98 ft. 5 in., providing 646 sq. ft. […]

Tile kit waterproofs tub and shower walls

The Schluter-Kerdi-Board Kit from Schluter-Systems includes materials needed to build waterproof walls for a standard tub surround or an acrylic shower base. Presented in a package that can easily fit into most vehicles, the company says, the kit prevents damaging leaks and mold growth due to moisture penetration. The kit includes 8 pieces of ½ […]

Shower grate designs available in different styles of drain

A series of new shower drain grates from Schluter-Systems are said to feature designs that fit into a virtually invisible frame floors. Three new grate designs are available for both the standard 4 in. square point drains, and for Schluter’s linear drains in lengths from 20 to 72 in. The Schluter-Kerdi-Drain-Style grates (for point drain) […]

Waterproof tub surround simplifies upgrades

Kit for waterproofing tub surrounds from Schluter provides a simple upgrade that is said to pay dividends for the homeowner. The Schluter-Kerdi-Tubkit creates a bathroom area that is hygienic and maintenance-free and has a luxurious look that can’t be matched by other materials, the company says. The main component of the kit is a roll […]

A niche product

Noble Company has expanded its Noble Niche collection to include two sizes of Tall Niches. The 31-inch and 48-inch Tall Niches are a response to the growing need for more storage space for bulky health and beauty products in showers. The Tall Niches feature a simple and open design, which allows tile contractors to install […]

Tile right over

One-piece shower pans from Tile Redi offer end users the autonomy to have the design of their choice on the floor of a shower. These shower pans offer benefits for key buyers and decision makers in hospitality and healthcare. These benefits include leak-proof design, short installation times and a pre-pitched feature to optimize drainage. Customers […]

Keeping a low profile

Laticrete has developed the Hydro Ban Flange Drain and the Hydro Ban Flange Tile Drain, which are low-profile floor drains that have been specifically designed for bonded waterproofing installations using Laticrete’s Hydro Ban waterproofing membrane. When installed in a shower, the Flange Drains eliminate the need for the pre-slope and primary shower pan — in […]