Crystal Shower – Schluter Shower Systems

Crystal Bath & Shower is a certified Schluter Shower Systems dealer. We’re big fans of Schluter; they’re one of our favorite companies to work with. They offer a variety of bath and shower options, from prefabricated shower substrates to heated floors. Read on to learn more about Schluter — who they are, what they do, and why we love them.

schluter shower systemsSchluter Shower Systems: A History

Founder Werner Schlüter, a young master tile installer, established his tile installation company in 1966. The company focused on preventing deterioration from water damage and water management early on, making the first balcony drainage system in 1982. In 1987, Schluter invented the uncoupling membrane, which uncouples the tile surface from the substrate, allowing the two to move independently. This allowed tile to withstand changes in moisture and temperature without cracking, while also incorporating waterproofing and vapor management technologies.

Today, Schluter is at the forefront of waterproofing and floor warming technology, supporting tiling projects worldwide. With a Schluter Shower System, bathroom installation is faster and more efficient than ever, and the tile remains in perfect condition for a much longer span of time.

Schluter Products and Services

Schluter’s most well-known products are their prefabricated shower substrates and heated floor technologies. Their shower substrate technology rose from the desire to integrate a waterproofing system into tile and grout joints, which are not inherently waterproof. This became a family of products that work together to form a fully bonded, watertight assembly, to be installed beneath a tiled shower. Their products include:

  • Schluter-KERDI-SHOWER-KIT, which includes:
    • Shower tray
    • Shower curb
    • Waterproofing components for your shower walls, corners, seams, pipe seal, and mixing valve seal
    • Options to choose your grate finish
  • Schluter-KERDI-TUBKIT, which contains:
    • Waterproofing membrane
    • Waterproofing strip
    • Pipe seal
    • Mixing valve seal
    • Sealing and bonding compound
  • Schluter prefabricated substrates
    • Prefabricated shower benches
    • Prefabricated shower niches
    • Prefabricated shower curbs
    • Prefabricated shower ramps
    • Prefabricrated shower trays
  • Schluter floor drains
  • Schluter floor warming technology, DITRA-HEAT
    • Once your Schluter waterproofing kits have been installed, your shower is then ready to be tiled. The Schluter Shower System eliminates the potential for leakage, efflorescence, and mold growth in the system. Schluter prefabricated shower substrates provide an alternative to shower bases constructed of mortar. The shower tray and curb are especially useful in large-scale, repetitive jobs, such as hotels, apartments, and condominiums for the significant time savings that can be realized.

      Why Customers Love Schluter

      The Schluter Shower System is maintenance-free and dramatically reduces total installation time, making shower installation easier than ever. Schluter’s technological improvements have radically altered the tile and stone installation process worldwide, allowing customers the tiled bathrooms of their dreams without ever needing to worry about managing unpleasant leakage, water damage, or mold issues.

      To learn more about Schluter Shower Systems, come to our showroom to speak to a specialist about the benefits of Schluter, the installation process, and more!