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Diligent work over a few months has resulted in this beautiful tile shower in the master bath of this Sagle home. It is a Kerdi waterproof and mold resistant shower using products by Schluter Systems. It features a drypack floor, single layer, sloped to the drain, with a Kerdi waterproofing membrane on top of the mudbed, eliminating a moldy, musty drypack on top of the traditional PVC shower pan liner. This system is superior.

It also features a built-in bench with a quartz top. A double shelf niche, rain head, handheld sprayer mounted on a slide bar, and in floor hydronic heat. This shower is awesome.

Photo of shower floor before gypcrete pour

Because we use Kerdi for waterproofing, we can use regular drywall under it, since it will never see water or water vapor:

Photo of shower walls before Kerdi waterproofing

Using Kerdi, we can waterproof the walls and tile them before we build the floor. We just have to allow for a 2" lap of the Kerdi at the wall to floor junction to waterproof the shower at that joint, and it doesn't matter the lap of that joint, since the waterproofing is achieved by the 2" lap of the Kerdi thinsetted. No water can penetrate that joint.

Kerdi application on shower walls

Completed tile in shower

Completed tile in shower with rain head