What The Heck Is A Schluter System And Why Should I Use One In My Bathroom Remodel?

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Here at Butler Contracting we pride ourselves in offering top-of-the-line bathroom remodels and a big part of accomplishing this is staying up to date with the latest practices, techniques and technologies. If you’re never heard of the Schluter System before, your bathroom remodel is going to get a whole lot better after reading this article.

It’s a shower system made up of several components all designed to work together specifically for tiled showers. When this family of products are installed together, they form a fully bonded, watertight assembly that is a big upgrade over the traditional Hardiebacker and gel coat methods. Most people believe that grout joints are waterproof, but in fact, they are merely water resistant and over time allow a great deal of moisture to seep through which can lead to compromised material and mold growth.

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When remodeling a bathroom, it’s an absolute necessity to ensure a waterproof seal that keeps your bathroom clean and safe for years to come.

Why Choose The Schluter System?

Schluter has designed several different components to compliment your style while providing a waterproof seal. All these products are designed to work together which makes for an easy and fast install. If you want to ensure reliability while reducing the time it takes to complete the remodel all while having some really attractive shower features, Schluter is the way to go!

Their patented Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing products ensure bonded waterproofing by using a vapor-retardant membrane that is installed directly on the mortar bed and protects the mortar bed from excessive moisture. The membrane used in the Schluter System is designed for the direct application of tile and is ideal for use in tiled showers, bathtub surrounds, residential steam showers, and other tile applications in wet areas. Schluter also offers the Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD which are building panels that can also be used in bonded waterproofing assemblies with tile. This makes customizing and building unique structures in your shower possible while still implementing the same watertight bonding needed for tile application.

Variety of Options

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The Schluter System has a variety of Prefabricated Substrates and Accessories that make designing a modernized shower setup a breeze! They have shower niches so you can forego those unsightly shower caddies. There’s shower curbs and benches and corner shelving if it’s desired. You can also design a shower slope that guides water right down into a stylish linear drain that can be utilized in open shower concepts or choose a more traditional point drain to suit your needs. There are also several profiles to choose from so that you can get those visual details just right without compromising functionality.

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Get The Schluter Shower System Installed With Your Bathroom Remodel

Start the bathroom remodel process by giving Butler Contracting a call at (844) 628-8537 or go to our website and share your vision with us. You can fill out some info and send us pictures of your current space and examples of what you had in mind and we’ll give you a quote!