Warm design for a classic shower space

 

This 20-year-old shower space was typical of its day, large round edge tiles confined the space to not even three feet wide. As is the norm for construction-grade tiling, the tile only extended a few inches above the shower head. Upon removal of the tile, areas of mold were found and all contaminated materials were removed. 

 

 
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The homeowner was unaware of how much moisture had reached the area behind the tile. Know this: tile and grout are not waterproof, even if they are sealed. The entire shower space must be encapsulated with a waterproof membrane in order to accomplish this. If your builder or installer built merely according to code, you will eventually find this!

The homeowner was unaware of how much moisture had reached the area behind the tile. Know this: tile and grout are not waterproof, even if they are sealed. The entire shower space must be encapsulated with a waterproof membrane in order to accomplish this. If your builder or installer built merely according to code, you will eventually find this!

In order to fully ensure no moisture ends up behind the tile, every wall, every corner, every protrusion has to be sealed by a waterproof material. Schluter Shower Systems now makes this process possible in less time, with less mess, but at the same cost as traditional cement backer board. Charash Renovations uses Schluter materials for every tile renovation to ensure real longevity.