Combining practicality with panache, tiles are an ideal choice for the area surrounding your bathtub. They’re easy to clean and are hygienic, and they come in a wide range of colors and designs to make any décor look a little more luxurious. When shower fixtures are integrated in a bathtub surround, the area must be treated with the same moisture management measures as in any other tiled shower. Wall cavities must be protected from water and vapor penetration, and the waterproofing on the walls must be effectively sealed to the flange of the bathtub to avoid potential leaks and mold growth.
Schluter®-KERDI over Solid Backing for Walls
Schluter®-KERDI over Framing in Bathtub
Bathtub platforms are excellent opportunities for tile coverings. However, tile setters are often faced with substandard framing, particularly on new construction projects. Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD, a multifunctional waterproof building panel, gives you more control over your tile installation project by providing you with the means to simply and easily create ideal substrates for tile.
KERDI-BOARD is easily customizable and inherently waterproof, and thus, the perfect substrate for creating both standard and more intricate bathtub surrounds. Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD-V is a vertically grooved substrate and building panel that allows you to take your tiling project to the next level by incorporating rounded and curved elements in your design. Making little-to-no-mess while cutting, you can construct your bathtub platform easily, efficiently, and soundly.
Complete the bathtub platform with Schluter®-Profiles. Profiles provide an elegant finishing touch by eliminating the need for caulking while protecting tile edges at inside and outside corners. Profiles are available in a wide range of styles, materials, finishes, and sizes.
Tiled floors are ideal for any room in the home. But when you add warmth to your tiled floor, you add a touch of luxury that brings your flooring experience to a whole new level. Imagine bare feet walking across a nice cozy floor that also has all the benefits associated with tile. An allergen-free floor covering, tile is available in endless designs, colors, and sizes, and offers easy-maintenance too.
When properly installed, a heated tile floor is practically indestructible. To protect the integrity of your investment, tiles need to be protected from multiple angles: from underneath, at perimeters and transitions, and within large expansions.
The frequent fluctuations in temperature caused by a floor warming system lead to more expansion and contraction of materials in the floor assembly. These frequent changes create greater movement stresses in the tile covering and increase the need for uncoupling. Existing installation methods require the installation of two separate systems – a floor warming system and an uncoupling system.
DITRA-HEAT is the only system that provides floor warming and uncoupling in a single layer. Uncoupling refers to the act of preventing any movement and stress that occurs in the subfloor from transferring through to the tile above, thus preventing cracked tiles and grout.