Done Right, Made to Last
Tiled showers are beautiful, durable, and hygienic when designed and installed properly. Tile offers a myriad of design options that other assemblies simply can’t match. However, moisture and condensation are the two biggest problems to contend with when building a new shower. Prevent these problems before they occur by installing some type of moisture / vapour barrier every time you build a shower. Forego this step and forget about that nice tile that you custom ordered or the multi head massaging plumbing system even all the money spent on doing it. Eventually moisture will start wicking up the walls behind the tile, and you’ll see mold lines at the wall-to-floor transition, on the curb and even in recessed niches if they’re exposed to enough direct water. Products such as cement board, backer board, mold resistant drywall ( blue / green ) thin set mortar, tile, grout and sealers are not waterproof. Cement board and backer board only offer dimensional stability in wet areas. In other words, they won’t swell after repeated exposure to moisture in your shower but still require additional products to waterproof seams to ensure a proper seal. Setting mortar, tile and grout are not waterproof either. Some tile absorbs very little, while grout and natural stone are very porous. Sealers are manufactured to maintain the appearance of your tile and grout, and they’re not designed as a waterproofing agent.
So is it really worth it ………. ?
Effective and Guaranteed shower water / moisture proofing methods exist. Some are complete shower systems that include a drain solution, and others are roll-on products. Andlin Contracting only uses the Schluter Systems product line. Schluter Systems provides an integrated family of products in which the individual components collectively form a bonded, watertight assembly. This shower system eliminates the risk of failures due to water and vapour penetration, Schluter Systems has everything we need for your shower from wall niches, seating areas / foot rests to the uber modern linear drainage assemblies all 100 % guaranteed waterproof. This product has been tried and tested and specifically designed for tiled shower areas.
Its never easy to tell a client that a product that gets buried behind the tiles never to be see again is one of the more expensive items on the list but….. We Do it right, Make it water tight, once and done. We have a system that will last until you decide its time for a change.
Check them out at : http://www.schluter.ca