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Shower Oasis: Installing the Schluter Shower System

Embarking on the journey to create your dream shower with a Schluter system? This personable step-by-step guide will walk you through the installation process, turning your vision into a reality. Get ready to transform your bathroom into a haven of style and durability!



Tile installation in Cincinnati, Ohio
Tile installation in Cincinnati, Ohio


Step 1: Dream and Plan:

Imagine your ideal shower space. Consider tile options, layout, and design. Take the time to plan your dream shower oasis before diving into the installation process.


Step 2: Gather Your Tools and Materials:

To make your dream a reality, you'll need a few tools and materials:

  • Schluter Shower System Kit

  • Thin-set mortar

  • Trowel

  • Utility knife

  • Waterproofing seam tape

  • Screws and washers

  • Notched trowel

  • Silicone sealant


Step 3: Prep Your Canvas:

Prepare your shower's canvas by ensuring the substrate is clean, stable, and ready for the transformation. Repair any imperfections to create a smooth, even surface.


Step 4: Center Stage - Schluter-Kerdi-Drain:

Place the Schluter-Kerdi-Drain at the heart of your shower space.

Apply thin-set mortar to secure the drain in place.

Make sure it's level and fasten it securely with the provided screws.


Step 5: Wrap Your Space in Schluter-Kerdi Membrane:

Cut the Schluter-Kerdi membrane to fit your shower walls, ceiling, and floor.

Spread thin-set mortar on the substrate using your notched trowel.

Press the Kerdi membrane into place, smoothing out wrinkles for a snug fit.

Overlap seams by at least 2 inches and seal them with waterproofing seam tape.


Step 6: Build with Kerdi-Board:

Cut the Schluter Kerdi-Board to size for your walls and benches.

Apply thin-set mortar to the back of the Kerdi-Board.

Secure the boards in place, maintaining proper spacing and fastening with screws and washers.


Step 7: Seal the Deal with Kerdi-DS:

Apply thin-set mortar to seams and corners.

Embed the Schluter-Kerdi-DS waterproofing strips into the mortar.

Smooth out any air pockets for a secure bond.


Step 8: Tile Time - Let Your Creativity Flow:

Apply thin-set mortar and start tiling over the Schluter system.

Express your style through tile patterns and designs.

Seal the deal by grouting the tile joints.


Step 9: The Final Touch - Silicone Sealant:

Seal all joints, corners, and connections with silicone sealant.

Ensure every inch is watertight for a durable and beautiful finish.


Step 10: Bask in Your DIY Success:

Stand back and admire your work. Your Schluter Shower System has turned your vision into a reality. Now, enjoy the fruits of your labor in your newly transformed, stylish, and waterproof shower oasis!


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