The innovative KERDI-BOARD system solutions can be used to create the perfect installation substrate quickly and easily.
Schlüter spa for high-quality steam bath
The tile and stone protection expert Schlüter-Systems is often called in when the installation of a bathroom or wetroom fails. If the preparation was not carried out properly, failure later is more likely. In this case, it is best to recognise and remedy this before any further work is carried out.
One example of this is a residential property in Lancashire, where a wide variety of Schlüter-KERDI products have helped rectify an earlier installation, resulting in an impressive, high-quality steam bath.
Assessment at the outset
Although it was a challenging task, Steve Wagstaff from Pro-Tilers UK was not discouraged. He was originally called in to complete the project with some beautiful tiles, but realised that the original work did not meet requirements.
Having previously taken part in one of Schlüter's popular training courses, he knew his way around the colour orange. He explained: "After seeing the condition at the client's premises, it was clear that we required a dependable solution to do it right this time – Schlüter products have always proved their worth for us, especially in this area, so it was the perfect solution." This reassured the client and gave him the confidence that the products chosen would help in the necessary course correction.
Creative interior design and reliable waterproofing
Once this decision had been made, Steve set to work installing Schlüter products in the shower/steam area of the bathroom. He constructed two seating benches with the popular Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD tile support panel, which became striking and beautiful elements in the space when they were completed. This process was simplified by the use of Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD-ZB, a U-shaped stainless steel profile that specifically connects constructions made of Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD panels with one another.
The steam bath area, separated by a glass pane, was reliably and permanently waterproofed with Schlüter-KERDI-DS in conjunction with Schlüter-KERDI-COLL-L and Schlüter-KERDI-FLEX sealing band. The Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-D frameless linear drainage system was installed to finish off the steam area, embedded between the benches to form a seamless and attractive tile finish.
Combining forces to achieve a successful result
Since a pipe-connected, water-fed floor heating system had already been installed, it made sense to lay the Schlüter-DITRA 25 (now DITRA) uncoupling mat over it to ensure that the tiles could be laid later without cracking.
The result is a breathtaking steam room that provides the house owners with a calming and relaxing space in their home that they will enjoy for many years to come.
The Schlüter team was on hand with help and advice throughout the entire process. They proposed unconventional ideas for the space and were quickly on site with the perfect Schlüter solution. We were delighted to see how happy the client was with the finished steam bath that he can now finally use.
The product highlights of this reference:
Interior design in a systematic way: The U-profile with three-sided perforations is ideal for fixing constructions in place and stabilising them with KERDI-BOARD.
The two-component sealing adhesive can be used both indoors and outdoors for reliable bonded waterproofing.
Our flexible sealing band with a fleece surface for the reliable waterproofing of joints is available in two widths.
The system components are used to drain floor-level showers and custom vanity units intelligently, elegantly and durably.
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