Schluter Kerdi Shower System
Schluter Kerdi is an innovative bonded waterproofing membrane developed for use with stone and ceramic tile installations. From this original Kerdi waterproofing product, Schluter expanded the Kerdi product line to include a complete Shower System with prefabricated components including shower trays, benches, niches, waterproofing corners, and drains that integrate seamlessly together for a complete shower installation.
The traditional style drains are available in 5 different grate finishes, plus a tileable covering, for a perfectly tailored look with each installation. The linear drains are available in 3 different stainless steel designs including closed, perforated, and tileable grates.
Kerdi waterproofing membrane features a polyethylene core with a polypropylene fleece webbing on the sides to anchor into the thinset mortar. Kerdi is waterproof and chemical resistant to most saline solutions, acid and alkai solutions, oils, many organic solvents, and alcohol.
Kerdi can be used on both vertical and horizontal surfaces and is excellent for waterproofing not only showers but anywhere waterproofing is needed such as tub surrounds and areas around pools. Additionally, it can be used in industrial applications such as breweries, dairies, and other food industry applications.
A corner stone to the Kerdi line of products is the Kerdi Shower Tray. Installing a traditional mortar bed for a shower is messy, time consuming, labor intensive, and tricky to make sure the correct slope is achieved. The prefabricated foam shower pan is already sloped and designed to be used in conjunction with Kerdi waterproofing membrane for a fast and easy shower installation. For the perfect fit, the Shower Tray can be cut down to size if it is too big, or a dry pack can be used to fill the gap if the Shower Tray is too small.
To complete the watertight seal, the Schluter Shower Trays are designed to accept the Schluter KERDI-DRAIN or KERDI-LINE Linear drain. The drains feature a unique, integrated bonding flange for a secure, waterproof connection to the KERDI Waterproofing Membrane. The KERDI-DRAIN has a fully adjustable grate that will accommodate a wide range of tile thicknesses while the Tileable Covering Support sits flush with top of the bonding flange to accommodate any thickness of tile.
The Schluter KERDI-LINE drains are low profile linear drains designed for bonded waterproofing assemblies in showers and other waterproofing applications. Unlike traditional drains that require a shower base sloped in all directions to the drain, with the KERDI-LINE Linear drains the shower base can be sloped on a single plane directly to the drain. With a single sloped plane, tile selection isn't just limited to smaller or mosaic tile and allows for popular large format tile can be used.
Kerdi waterproofing accessories include the KERDI-BAND and KERDI-FLEX. For butt or corner joints, use KERDI-BAND, and for expansion joints and flexible edge joints, use KERDI-FLEX. Additionally, the preformed inside and outside corners will expedite the installation process and ensure that a watertight seal is achieved.