Schluter KK122ABSECS Installation Guide

Schluter KK122ABSECS Installation Guide
Schluter®-Shower System Installation Handbook 2014
Bonded Waterproofing System for Tiled Showers,
Steam Showers, Steam Rooms, and Bathtub Surrounds
Schluter®-Shower System
Bonded Waterproofing System for Tiled Showers,
Steam Showers, Steam Rooms, and Bathtub Surrounds
Ceramic and stone tiles are durable, easy to maintain, and hygienic, representing the ideal surface coverings,
particularly in wet areas such as showers and bathtub surrounds. These coverings are not inherently waterproof,
however, and must be installed in conjunction with a waterproofing system that effectively manages moisture to
protect moisture-sensitive building materials and control mold growth.
The Traditional Tiled Shower System
The traditional method for installing tiled showers is time and labor intensive and
creates a “water in/water out” system. First, a mortar bed is sloped to the weep
holes in the drain. The waterproofing membrane, called a pan liner, is placed over
this “pre-slope” and clamped into the drain. Pan liners do not allow for the direct
application of ceramic or stone tile. Thus, another mortar bed must be installed
to provide load distribution and a bonding surface for the floor tile. Finally, a
moisture barrier typically must be included behind the solid backing on the walls
(e.g., mortar, cement backerboard, etc.) and lapped over the pan liner to protect
the wall cavities from moisture penetration and divert that moisture into the pan.
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Contrary to popular belief, the tile covering itself is not waterproof. Moisture
will infiltrate the mortar bed and solid backing on the walls. This moisture must
percolate through the mortar bed to the sloped pan liner and exit through the
weep holes in the drain. With regular use of the shower the mortar bed can
remain saturated, particularly if pre-slope installation is ignored or the weep holes
become clogged, thus increasing the potential for efflorescence and mold growth
within the system.
1 Pre-slope
2 Weep holes
3 Pan liner
4 Mortar bed
Schluter®-Shower System
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1 Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN
2 Sloped mortar bed or
Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-ST
prefabricated foam tray
3 Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing
membrane
The Schluter®-Shower System is an integrated family of products that creates a
“sealed” system. First, the Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN is installed in conjunction with
either a sloped mortar bed or the Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-ST prefabricated
foam tray. The KERDI-DRAIN provides a simple and secure connection to
the Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane at the top of the assembly via
the unique integrated bonding flange. Unlike shower pan liners in traditional
assemblies, KERDI is a bonded waterproofing membrane that allows for
the direct application of tile with thin-set mortar. KERDI is bonded to the
mortar bed or tray and the surface of the KERDI-DRAIN’s integrated bonding
flange. In addition, KERDI is installed over the solid backing (e.g., gypsum
board, cement backerboard, etc.) on walls, creating a fully waterproof and vaportight enclosure.
The resulting assembly provides superior moisture management as it does not
permit moisture to penetrate into the mortar bed or solid backing, allowing the
assembly to dry completely between uses. The integrated Schluter®-Shower
System eliminates leaks, reduces the potential for efflorescence and mold growth
in the system, and dramatically reduces total installation time to ensure success
and make shower installation easier than ever.
Schluter®-Systems’ written installation instructions shall have precedence over referenced industry
standard guidelines and installation procedures insofar as referenced information may contain overlapping
or conflicting requirements. Type, thickness, and format of the tile or stone surface covering must be suitable
for the intended application.
CONTENTS
SHOWER SELECTION GUIDE
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SHOWER ASSEMBLY
6Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
8 Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
10Barrier-free showers
STEAM SHOWER ASSEMBLY
12 Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
14 Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
16 Schluter®-KERDI-DS waterproofing membrane
STEAM ROOM ASSEMBLY
BATHTUB SURROUND
18 Bathtub surround assembly
INSTALLATION
20Walls and ceilings
21Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD-SN shower niche
22Shower base with Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN
26Shower base with Schluter®-KERDI-LINE
31Bathtub surround
BARRIER-FREE SHOWERS
THE WATERPROOF BATHROOM
PROFILES
THIN-SET FACTS
33Accessibility and style
34Security and utility
35 Details make the difference
36Discussion on thin-set mortar types to be used
with Schluter®-KERDI
TESTING, LISTINGS,
& APPROVALS
37Products and system evaluation
MOLD
38 The importance of mold control
VAPOR
39The importance of water vapor management
PRODUCT & ORDERING INFO
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WARRANTY
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SHOWER SELECTION GUIDE
Beautiful, durable, functional
The Schluter®-Shower System is versatile to fit the needs of the installer. The Shower Selection Guide describes the available options to
help you determine which products will best fit your shower application.
Waterproofing options
Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane over solid backing
• Thickness: 8 mil (0.2 mm)
• Pliable, easy to install, and guarantees uniform thickness for reliable performance
• Suitable for use in showers, bathtub surrounds, and intermittent-use steam showers
KERDI
KERDI-BOARD
Schluter®-KERDI-DS waterproofing membrane over solid backing
• Thickness: 20 mil (0.5 mm)
• Provides improved vapor permeance as compared to KERDI
• Suitable for use in continuous-use steam rooms
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
• Lightweight, easy to cut and install XPS foam panel
• Combines substrate installation and waterproofing
• Suitable for use in showers, bathtub surrounds, and intermittent-use steam showers
Drain options
• Integrated bonding flange ensures waterproof connection at top of assembly
• Can be installed with prefabricated foam shower trays or mortar bases
• Simple connection to standard drain outlets for new construction or renovation
• Grate assemblies accommodate a wide range of tile thicknesses
Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN
• Fully adjustable square grate assemblies minimize and simplify tile cuts
• Available with 2" or 3" (50 mm or 75 mm) outlets
• Adaptor kits allow for conversion of existing clamping ring drain to KERDI-DRAIN
KERDI-DRAIN
Schluter®-KERDI-LINE
• Accommodates single-plane slope and large-format tile installation
• Can be installed adjacent to walls or at intermediate locations
KERDI-LINE
Shower base options
Schluter prefabricated shower trays
• Lightweight, easy to install
• Reduces installation time
• Available in a variety of formats to suit your installation needs
• Can be cut to size or extended using dry pack mortar
KERDI-SHOWER-ST
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Mortar Bed
SHOWER SELECTION GUIDE
Portland cement mortar bed
• Base can be built for custom shower, fits any shape
• Especially suited for off-set drain placement
Curb options
Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-SC curb
• Preformed, lightweight and easy to install
• Can be cut to length
• Can be used with Schluter prefabricated shower trays or mortar base applications
KERDI-SHOWER-SC
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD curb
• Customizable to fit any application
• Build as desired (e.g., length, width, height)
• Can be installed over various materials (e.g., masonry, wood)
KERDI-BOARD
Built-up Curb
Built-up curb
• Customizable to fit any application
• Can be built as desired (e.g., length, width, height)
Bench options
Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-SB bench
• Preformed, lightweight, easy to install
• Available in triangular and rectangular shapes in various sizes
KERDI-SHOWER-SB
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD bench
• Customizable to fit any application, can be built as desired
• Combines substrate installation and waterproofing
Built-up bench
• Customizable to fit any application
• Can be built as desired (e.g., length, width, height)
KERDI-BOARD
Shower niche
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD-SN shower niche
• Prefabricated shower niche made of KERDI-BOARD
• Preformed, lightweight, easy to install
• Various sizes available
SHOWER SELECTION GUIDE
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SHOWER ASSEMBLY
Showers – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
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Ceramic or stone tile
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11
Drain:
11 Wood or concrete subfloor
Unmodified thin-set mortar
a. Schluter ®-KERDI-DRAIN
12 Schluter ®-DILEX profile (optional)
Schluter ®-KERDI
waterproofing membrane
b. Schluter ®-KERDI-LINE
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9
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Schluter ®-KERDI-BAND
waterproofing strips
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Schluter ®-KERDI-KERECK-F
waterproofing corners
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Schluter ®-KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV
seals or Schluter ®-KERDI-FIX
sealant and bonding compound
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Solid backing
Base:
a. Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-ST
b. Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-L/-LS
Alternative (not shown):
• Mortar bed
10 Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SC
curb
Alternatives (not shown):
• Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD
waterproof building panel
• Built-up curb
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SHOWER ASSEMBLY — Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
Bench (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SB
bench (optional)
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD
bench (optional)
Niche (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD-SN
niche (optional)
Showers – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
K-SH-K-14
Substrate Preparation
Areas of Application
Interior showers.
Over wood or concrete subfloors.
Areas requiring disabled access/barrier-free applications; see detail
K-SHBF on page 10.
Limitations
Verify that subfloor panels and solid backing are properly fastened to
framing members.
Any leveling of the subfloor must be done prior to installing
KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS/-SC/-SB/-SR.
Solid Backing Materials
Certain glass tiles may not be compatible with bonded waterproof
membranes and/or may require special setting materials. Consult glass
tile manufacturer and Schluter®-Systems for more information.
Certain moisture sensitive stones, e.g., green marble, or resin-backed
tiles may not be appropriate for use in wet areas such as showers or may
require special setting materials. Consult stone supplier and
Schluter®-Systems for more information.
Do not use sawn lumber curbs on concrete subfloors subject to
moisture migration.
Requirements
Plywood, OSB, or concrete subfloor must be clean, even, and load bearing.
Solid backing – gypsum wallboard, cementitious backer unit,
fiber-cement underlayment, fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum
backerboard/underlayment, coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum
backerboard, Portland cement mortar bed, concrete, or masonry.
Base – KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS or Portland cement mortar bed.
Curb – KERDI-SHOWER-SC, KERDI-BOARD, concrete, masonry block,
or sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see above).
Bench – KERDI-SHOWER-SB, KERDI-BOARD, concrete, masonry
block, or sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see above).
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be properly supported.
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be connected to the waste line; use ABS
cement for ABS drains, PVC cement for PVC drains, a no-hub coupling
for stainless steel drains with no-hub outlets, and thread sealing
compound or tape for stainless steel drains with threaded outlets.
KERDI waterproofing membrane shall be installed up to the height of the
showerhead at minimum.
Any protrusions through the KERDI membrane (e.g., showerhead, mixing
valve, etc.) must be treated with KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV seals, KERDI-FIX
or suitable sealant.
When using the stainless steel KERDI-DRAIN bonding flange, use
KERDI-FIX to bond KERDI to the drain.
Gypsum wallboard – ASTM C1396/C1396M
Cementitious backer unit – ANSI A118.9 or ASTM C1325
Fiber-cement underlayment – ASTM C1288
Fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum
backerboard/underlayment – ASTM C1278
Coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum backerboard – ASTM C1178
Portland cement mortar – ANSI A108.1B
Concrete
Masonry
Setting and Grouting Materials
Unmodified thin-set mortar – ANSI A118.1
Grout – ANSI A118.3, A118.6, A118.7
Installation Specifications
Solid backing panels – follow manufacturer’s instructions
Portland cement mortar bed – ANSI A108.1B
Tile – ANSI A108.5
Grout – ANSI A108.6, A108.10
Other Considerations
When KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS tray dimensions do not match the
dimensions of the shower compartment, the tray may be cut or extended
with Portland cement mortar.
When KERDI and tile are installed on the ceiling, the solid backing and
fasteners must be able to support the load of the tile and setting and
grouting materials.
A water test is recommended before setting tile to verify a successful
installation. Wait 24 hours minimum after the membrane installation is
complete to allow for final set of thin-set mortar and ensure waterproof
performance at seams and connections.
Schluter®-Systems profiles may be used to finish and protect outside
corners and eliminate the use of sealant at inside corners; see page 35.
SHOWER ASSEMBLY — Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
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SHOWER ASSEMBLY
Showers – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
K-SH-KB-14
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Ceramic or stone tile
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3
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11
Drain:
12 Wood or concrete subfloor
Unmodified thin-set mortar
a. Schluter ®-KERDI-DRAIN
13 Schluter ®-DILEX profile (optional)
Schluter ®-KERDI
waterproofing membrane
b. Schluter ®-KERDI-LINE
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10 Base:
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11
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD
waterproof building panel
5
Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD-ZT
washers
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Schluter ®-KERDI-BAND
waterproofing strips
7
Schluter ®-KERDI-KERECK-F
waterproofing corners
8
Schluter ®-KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV
seals or Schluter ®-KERDI-FIX
sealant and bonding compound
a. Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-ST
Bench (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SB
bench (optional)
b. Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-L/-LS
Alternative (not shown):
• Mortar bed
11 Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SC
curb
Alternatives (not shown):
• Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD
waterproofing panel
• Built-up curb
SHOWER ASSEMBLY — Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD
bench (optional)
Niche (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD-SN
niche (optional)
Showers – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
K-SH-KB-14
Substrate Preparation
Areas of Application
Interior showers.
Over wood or concrete subfloors.
Areas requiring disabled access/barrier-free applications; see detail
K-SHBF on page 10.
Verify that subfloor panels are properly fastened to framing members.
Any leveling of the subfloor must be done prior to installing
KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS/-SC/-SB/-SR.
Solid Backing Materials
Limitations
Certain glass tiles may not be compatible with bonded waterproof
membranes and/or may require special setting materials. Consult glass
tile manufacturer and Schluter-Systems for more information.
Certain moisture-sensitive stones, e.g., green marble, or resin-backed
tiles, may not be appropriate for use in wet areas such as showers or
may require special setting materials. Consult stone supplier and
Schluter-Systems for more information.
Do not use sawn lumber curbs on concrete subfloors subject to
moisture migration.
Requirements
Gypsum wallboard – ASTM C1396/C1396M
Cementitious backer unit – ANSI A118.9 or ASTM C1325
Fiber-cement underlayment – ASTM C1288
Fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum backerboard/underlayment –
ASTM C1278
Coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum backerboard – ASTM C1178
Portland cement mortar – ANSI A108.1B
Concrete
Masonry
Setting and Grouting Materials
Plywood, OSB, or concrete subfloor must be clean, even, and load bearing.
Base – KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS or Portland cement mortar bed.
Curb – KERDI-SHOWER-SC, KERDI-BOARD, concrete, masonry block,
or sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see below).
Bench – KERDI-SHOWER-SB, KERDI-BOARD, concrete, masonry
block, or sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see below).
Solid backing – gypsum wallboard, cementitious backer unit, fibercement underlayment, fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum
backerboard/underlayment, coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum
backerboard, Portland cement mortar bed, concrete, or masonry.
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be properly supported.
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be connected to the waste line; use ABS
cement for ABS drains, PVC cement for PVC drains, a no-hub coupling
for stainless steel drains with no-hub outlets, and thread sealing
compound or tape for stainless steel drains with threaded outlets.
Minimum KERDI-BOARD thickness – 1/2" (12.5 mm) for studs spaced at
16" (40.6 cm) o.c. and 3/4" (19 mm) for studs spaced at 24" (61.0 cm) o.c.
KERDI-BOARD shall be fastened to wood or metal framing with screws
and corresponding KERDI-BOARD-ZT washers. Screws must reach a
depth of at least 3/4" (20 mm) in wood studs and 3/8" (10 mm) in metal
studs. Maximum allowable on-center fastener spacing is 12" (30 cm) for
walls and 6" (15 cm) for ceilings.
KERDI-BOARD shall be installed up to the height of the showerhead
at minimum.
Any protrusions through the KERDI-BOARD (e.g., showerhead, mixing
valve, etc.) must be treated with KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV seals, KERDI-FIX
or suitable sealant.
When using the stainless steel KERDI-DRAIN bonding flange, use
KERDI-FIX to bond KERDI to the drain.
Unmodified thin-set mortar – ANSI A118.1
Grout – ANSI A118.3, A118.6, A118.7
Installation Specifications
Portland cement mortar bed – ANSI A108.1B
Tile – ANSI A108.5
Grout – ANSI A108.6, A108.10
Other Considerations
When KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS tray dimensions do not match the
dimensions of the shower compartment, the tray may be cut or extended
with portland cement mortar.
Shower grab bars must be anchored in the structure or solid blocking
behind KERDI-BOARD.
When KERDI-BOARD and tile are installed on the ceiling, the fasteners must
be able to support the load of the tile and setting and grouting materials.
A water test is recommended before setting tile to verify a successful
installation. Wait 24 hours minimum after the membrane installation is
complete to allow for final set of thin-set mortar and ensure waterproof
performance at seams and connections.
Schluter®-Systems profiles may be used to finish and protect outside
corners and eliminate the use of sealant at inside corners; see page 35.
SHOWER ASSEMBLY — Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
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SHOWER ASSEMBLY
Barrier-free Showers – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane or
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
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Ceramic or stone tile
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Unmodified thin-set mortar
a. Schluter ®-KERDI-DRAIN
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Schluter ®-KERDI
waterproofing membrane
b. Schluter ®-KERDI-LINE
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Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD
waterproof building panel
5
Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD-ZT
washers
6
Schluter -KERDI-BAND
waterproofing strips
7
Schluter ®-KERDI-KERECK-F
waterproofing corners
8
Schluter ®-KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV
seals or Schluter ®-KERDI-FIX
sealant and bonding compound
9
Drain:
12
12 Schluter ®-DITRA
uncoupling membrane
10 Base:
a. Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-ST
b. Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-L/-LS
Alternative (not shown):
• Mortar bed
®
11 Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SR
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ramp
Alternative (not shown):
• Mortar ramp
Alternative (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI
waterproofing membrane
13 Wood or concrete subfloor
14 Schluter ®-DILEX profile (optional)
Bench (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SB
bench (optional)
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD
bench (optional)
Niche (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD-SN
niche (optional)
Barrier-Free Showers – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane or
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
K-SHBF-14
Areas of Application
Interior showers with barrier-free access.
Over wood or concrete subfloors.
Limitations
Certain glass tiles may not be compatible with bonded waterproof
membranes and/or may require special setting materials. Consult glass
tile manufacturer and Schluter®-Systems for more information.
Certain moisture sensitive stones, e.g., green marble, or resin-backed
tiles may not be appropriate for use in wet areas such as steam showers
or may require special setting materials. Consult stone supplier and
Schluter®-Systems for more information.
Requirements
Plywood, OSB, or concrete subfloor must be clean, even, and load bearing.
Recessing the floor of a bathroom must be done in a way that preserves
the structural integrity and safety of the construction. This may require the
services of a qualified design professional (e.g., architect, engineer, etc.).
Solid backing – gypsum wallboard, cementitious backer unit, fibercement underlayment, fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum
backerboard/underlayment, coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum
backerboard, Portland cement mortar bed, concrete, or masonry.
Base – KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS or Portland cement mortar bed.
Ramp – KERDI-SHOWER-SR or Portland cement mortar bed.
Bench –KERDI-SHOWER-SB, KERDI-BOARD, concrete, masonry block,
or sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see above).
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be properly supported.
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be connected to the waste line; use ABS
cement for ABS drains, PVC cement for PVC drains, a no-hub coupling for
stainless steel drains with no-hub outlets, and thread sealing compound or
tape for stainless steel drains with threaded outlets.
Minimum KERDI-BOARD thickness – 1/2" (12.5 mm) for studs spaced at
16" (40.6 cm) o.c. and 3/4" (19 mm) for studs spaced at 24" (61.0 cm) o.c.
KERDI-BOARD shall be fastened to wood or metal framing with screws
and corresponding KERDI-BOARD-ZT washers. Screws must reach a
depth of at least 3/4" (20 mm) in wood studs and 3/8" (10 mm) in metal
studs. Maximum allowable on-center fastener spacing is 12" (30 cm) for
walls and 6" (15 cm) for ceilings.
KERDI or KERDI-BOARD shall be installed up to the height of the
showerhead at minimum.
KERDI or DITRA shall be installed in all floor areas subject to water
exposure (i.e., wet area and drying area). Floor/wall connections shall be
sealed with KERDI-BAND.
Any protrusions through the KERDI or KERDI-BOARD (e.g., showerhead,
mixing valve, etc.) must be treated with KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV seals,
KERDI-FIX or suitable sealant.
When using the stainless steel KERDI-DRAIN bonding flange, use
KERDI-FIX to bond KERDI to the drain.
Substrate Preparation
Verify that subfloor panels and solid backing are properly fastened to
framing members.
Any leveling of the subfloor must be done prior to installing
KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS /-SB/-SR prefabricated substrates.
Solid Backing Materials
Gypsum wallboard – ASTM C1396/C1396M
Cementitious backer unit – ANSI A118.9 or ASTM C1325
Fiber-cement underlayment – ASTM C1288
Fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum
backerboard/underlayment – ASTM C1278
Coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum backerboard – ASTM C1178
Portland cement mortar – ANSI A108.1B
Concrete
Masonry
Setting and Grouting Materials
Unmodified thin-set mortar – ANSI A118.1
Grout – ANSI A118.3, A118.6, A118.7
Installation Specifications
Solid backing panels – follow manufacturer’s directions
Portland cement mortar bed – ANSI A108.1B
Tile – ANSI A108.5
Grout – ANSI A108.6, A108.10
Other Considerations
Barrier-free tiled showers rely on the slope of the floor to effectively
contain water in the immediate shower area and direct water to the drain.
Given the wide range of potential configurations, it isn’t possible to
address them all in this Handbook.
Waterproofing must be installed in all areas subject to water exposure.
Install KERDI over mortar beds and Schluter® prefabricated EPS foam
substrates. Use the DITRA uncoupling membrane over plywood/OSB or
concrete subfloors. All seams are sealed using KERDI-BAND. Please
refer to the Schluter®-DITRA Installation Handbook for complete details
and warranty criteria.
If KERDI-LINE is placed at shower entrance, it is recommended that grate
assembly A or D is chosen and that the drainage openings span the
maximum width of the entrance to limit potential overflow; secondary
drainage (e.g., KERDI-DRAIN) may be required in the drying area.
Various building codes and other sources, such as the Americans with
Disabilities Act, include specific requirements for disabled access in
public buildings and must be consulted when applicable. Areas of
interest may include degree of slope, clearance, and supporting
structures such as grab bars.
Shower grab bars must be anchored in the structure or solid blocking
behind KERDI-BOARD.
When KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS tray dimensions do not match the
dimensions of the shower compartment, the tray may be cut or extended
with Portland cement mortar.
When KERDI or KERDI-BOARD and tile are installed on the ceiling, the
solid backing and fasteners must be able to support the load of the tile
and setting and grouting materials.
A water test is recommended before setting tile to verify a successful
installation. Wait 24 hours minimum after the membrane installation is
complete to allow for final set of thin-set mortar and ensure waterproof
performance at seams and connections. A temporary dam (e.g., a 2x4
and silicone sealant, plastic sheeting and sand, etc.) must be provided at
the threshold to perform the water test.
Schluter®-Systems profiles may be used to finish and protect outside
corners and eliminate the use of sealant at inside corners; see page 35.
SHOWER ASSEMBLY — Barrier-free
11
STEAM SHOWER ASSEMBLY
Intermittent Use Steam Showers – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
K-SSH-K-14
12
4
12
4
7
7
6
6
1
1
3
3
2
2
5
4
12
6
6
6
6
8a
4
5
12
8b
9b
9a
11
1
Ceramic or stone tile
2
10
11
10
Drain:
11 Wood or concrete subfloor
Unmodified thin-set mortar
a. Schluter ®-KERDI-DRAIN
12 Schluter ®-DILEX profile (optional)
3
Schluter ®-KERDI
waterproofing membrane
b. Schluter ®-KERDI-LINE
4
Schluter ®-KERDI-BAND
waterproofing strips
5
Schluter ®-KERDI-KERECK-F
waterproofing corners
6
7
Schluter ®-KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV
seals or Schluter ®-KERDI-FIX
sealant and bonding compound
Solid backing
8
9
Base:
a. Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-ST
Bench (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SB
bench (optional)
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD
bench (optional)
b. Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-L/-LS
Alternative (not shown):
• Mortar bed
®
10 Schluter -KERDI-SHOWER-SC
curb
Alternatives (not shown):
• Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD
waterproof building panel
• Built-up curb
12 STEAM SHOWER ASSEMBLY — Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
Niche (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD-SN
niche (optional)
Intermittent Use Steam Showers – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
K-SSH-K-14
Areas of Application
Substrate Preparation
Interior intermittent use steam showers (e.g., residential applications).
Over wood or concrete subfloors.
Areas requiring disabled access/barrier-free applications; see detail
K-SHBF on page 10.
Limitations
Verify that subfloor panels and solid backing are properly fastened to
framing members.
Any leveling of the subfloor must be done prior to installing
KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS/-SC/-SB/-SR.
Solid Backing Materials
Not intended for continuous use steam rooms (e.g., applications in spas,
fitness centers, etc.); see detail K-SR on page 16.
Certain glass tiles may not be compatible with bonded waterproof
membranes and/or may require special setting materials. Consult glass
tile manufacturer and Schluter®-Systems for more information.
Certain moisture sensitive stones, e.g., green marble, or resin-backed
tiles may not be appropriate for use in wet areas such as steam showers
or may require special setting materials. Consult stone supplier and
Schluter®-Systems for more information.
Do not use sawn lumber curbs on concrete subfloors subject to
moisture migration.
Gypsum wallboard – ASTM C1396/C1396M
Cementitious backer unit – ANSI A118.9 or ASTM C1325
Fiber-cement underlayment – ASTM C1288
Fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum
backerboard/underlayment – ASTM C1278
Coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum backerboard – ASTM C1178
Portland cement mortar – ANSI A108.1B
Concrete
Masonry
Setting and Grouting Materials
Requirements
Plywood, OSB, or concrete subfloor must be clean, even, and load bearing.
Provide insulation in wall and ceiling cavities to reduce moisture
condensation on the tiled surface.
Solid backing – gypsum wallboard, cementitious backer unit, fibercement underlayment, fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum
backerboard/underlayment, coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum
backerboard, Portland cement mortar bed, concrete, or masonry.
Base – KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS or Portland cement mortar bed.
Curb – KERDI-SHOWER-SC, KERDI-BOARD, concrete, masonry block,
or sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see above).
Bench – KERDI-SHOWER-SB, KERDI-BOARD, concrete, masonry
block, or sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see above)
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be properly supported.
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be connected to the waste line; use ABS
cement for ABS drains, PVC cement for PVC drains, a no-hub coupling
for stainless steel drains with no-hub outlets, and thread sealing
compound or tape for stainless steel drains with threaded outlets.
Slope ceilings 2" (50 mm) per foot minimum to avoid condensation from
dripping onto occupants (may be sloped to center to minimize rundown
on walls).
Install KERDI waterproofing membrane on all surfaces, including the ceiling.
Any protrusions through the KERDI membrane (e.g., showerhead, mixing
valve, steam inlet, etc.) must be treated with KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV seals,
KERDI-FIX or suitable sealant.
When using the stainless steel KERDI-DRAIN integrated bonding flange,
use KERDI-FIX to bond KERDI to the drain.
Movement joints shall be provided at all changes in plane, including floor/
wall, wall/wall, and wall/ceiling transitions. Schluter-Systems prefabricated
movement joint profiles (e.g., DILEX-EKE) provide a maintenance-free
alternative to sealant; see page 35.
Unmodified thin-set mortar – ANSI A118.1
Grout – ANSI A118.3, A118.6, A118.7
Installation Specifications
Solid backing panels – follow manufacturer’s directions
Portland cement mortar bed – ANSI A108.1B
Tile – ANSI A108.5
Grout – ANSI A108.6, A108.10
Other Considerations
When KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS tray dimensions do not match the
dimensions of the shower compartment, the tray may be cut or extended
with portland cement mortar.
When KERDI and tile are installed on the ceiling, the solid backing and
fasteners must be able to support the load of the tile and setting and
grouting materials.
A water test is recommended before setting tile to verify a successful
installation. Wait 24 hours minimum after the membrane installation is
complete to allow for final set of thin-set mortar and ensure waterproof
performance at seams and connections.
Schluter®-Systems profiles may be used to finish and protect outside
corners and eliminate the use of sealant at inside corners; see page 35.
STEAM SHOWER ASSEMBLY — Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
13
STEAM SHOWER ASSEMBLY
Intermittent Use Steam Showers – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
K-SSH-KB-14
13
13
5
8
2
5
1
4
8
2
4
6
6
8
7
8
1
8
8
7
9b
9a
3
10b
3
10a
12
1
Ceramic or stone tile
2
12
11
11
Drain:
12 Wood or concrete subfloor
Unmodified thin-set mortar
a. Schluter ®-KERDI-DRAIN
13 Schluter ®-DILEX profile (optional)
3
Schluter ®-KERDI
waterproofing membrane
b. Schluter ®-KERDI-LINE
4
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD
waterproof building panel
5
Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD-ZT
washers
6
Schluter -KERDI-BAND
waterproofing strips
7
Schluter ®-KERDI-KERECK-F
waterproofing corners
8
Schluter ®-KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV
seals or Schluter ®-KERDI-FIX
sealant and bonding compound
®
9
10
Base:
a. Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-ST
Bench (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SB
bench (optional)
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD
bench (optional)
b. Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-L/-LS
Alternative (not shown):
• Mortar bed
Niche (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD-SN
niche (optional)
11 Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SC
curb
Alternatives (not shown):
• Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD
waterproofing panel
• Built-up curb
14 STEAM SHOWER ASSEMBLY — Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
Intermittent Use Steam Showers – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
K-SSH-KB-14
Areas of Application
Substrate Preparation
Interior intermittent use steam showers (e.g., residential applications).
Over wood or concrete subfloors.
Areas requiring disabled access/barrier-free applications; see detail
K-SHBF on page 10.
Verify that subfloor panels are properly fastened to framing members.
Any leveling of the subfloor must be done prior to installing
KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS/-SC/-SB/-SR.
Solid Backing Materials
Limitations
Not intended for continuous use steam rooms (e.g., applications in spas,
fitness centers, etc.); see detail K-SR on page 16.
Certain glass tiles may not be compatible with bonded waterproof
membranes and/or may require special setting materials. Consult glass
tile manufacturer and Schluter®-Systems for more information.
Certain moisture sensitive stones, e.g., green marble, or resin-backed
tiles may not be appropriate for use in wet areas such as steam showers
or may require special setting materials. Consult stone supplier and
Schluter®-Systems for more information.
Do not use sawn lumber curbs on concrete subfloors subject to moisture
migration.
Gypsum wallboard – ASTM C1396/C1396M
Cementitious backer unit – ANSI A118.9 or ASTM C1325
Fiber-cement underlayment – ASTM C1288
Fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum
backerboard/underlayment – ASTM C1278
Coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum backerboard – ASTM C1178
Portland cement mortar – ANSI A108.1B
Concrete
Masonry
Setting and Grouting Materials
Requirements
Plywood, OSB, or concrete subfloor must be clean, even, and load bearing.
Provide insulation in wall and ceiling cavities to reduce moisture
condensation on the tiled surface.
Base – KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS or Portland cement mortar bed
Curb – KERDI-SHOWER-SC, KERDI-BOARD, concrete, masonry block,
or sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see below).
Bench – KERDI-SHOWER-SB, KERDI-BOARD, concrete, masonry
block, or sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see below).
Solid backing – gypsum wallboard, cementitious backer unit, fibercement underlayment, fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum
backerboard/underlayment, coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum
backerboard, Portland cement mortar bed, concrete, or masonry.
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be properly supported.
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be connected to the waste line; use ABS
cement for ABS drains, PVC cement for PVC drains, a no-hub coupling
for stainless steel drains with no-hub outlets, and thread sealing
compound or tape for stainless steel drains with threaded outlets.
Slope ceilings 2" (50 mm) per foot minimum to avoid condensation from
dripping onto occupants (may be sloped to center to minimize rundown
on walls).
Install KERDI waterproofing membrane on base and curb and
KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel on walls and ceiling.
Minimum KERDI-BOARD thickness – 1/2" (12.5 mm) for studs spaced at
16" (40.6 cm) o.c. and 3/4" (19 mm) for studs spaced at 24" (61.0 cm) o.c.
KERDI-BOARD shall be fastened to wood or metal framing with screws
and corresponding KERDI-BOARD-ZT washers. Screws must reach a
depth of at least 3/4" (20 mm) in wood studs and 3/8" (10 mm) in metal
studs. Maximum allowable on-center fastener spacing is 12" (30 cm) for
walls and 6" (15 cm) for ceilings.
Any protrusions through the KERDI-BOARD (e.g., showerhead, mixing
valve, steam inlet, etc.) must be treated with KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV seals,
KERDI-FIX or suitable sealant.
When using the stainless steel KERDI-DRAIN bonding flange, use
KERDI-FIX to bond KERDI to the integrated bonding flange.
Movement joints shall be provided at all changes in plane, including floor/
wall, wall/wall, and wall/ceiling transitions. Schluter ®-Systems
prefabricated movement joint profiles (e.g., DILEX-EKE) provide a
maintenance-free alternative to sealant; see page 35.
Unmodified thin-set mortar – ANSI A118.1
Grout – ANSI A118.3, A118.6, A118.7
Installation Specifications
Portland cement mortar bed – ANSI A108.1B
Tile – ANSI A108.5
Grout – ANSI A108.6, A108.10
Other Considerations
When KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS tray dimensions do not match the
dimensions of the shower compartment, the tray may be cut or extended
with portland cement mortar.
Shower grab bars must be anchored in the structure or solid blocking
behind KERDI-BOARD.
When KERDI-BOARD and tile are installed on the ceiling, the fasteners
must be able to support the load of the tile and setting and grouting
materials.
A water test is recommended before setting tile to verify a successful
installation. Wait 24 hours minimum after the membrane installation is
complete to allow for final set of thin-set mortar and ensure waterproof
performance at seams and connections.
Schluter®-Systems profiles may be used to finish and protect outside
corners and eliminate the use of sealant at inside corners; see page 35.
STEAM SHOWER ASSEMBLY — Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
15
STEAM ROOM ASSEMBLY
Continuous Use Steam Rooms – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI-DS waterproofing membrane
K-SR-14
13
1
2
3
7
5
4
3
6
11
8
9
12
1
Ceramic or stone tile
2
Unmodified thin-set mortar
3
Schluter ®-KERDI-DS
waterproofing membrane
4
Schluter ®-KERDI-BAND
waterproofing strips
5
Schluter -KERDI-KERECK-F
waterproofing corners
6
Schluter ®-KERDI-SEAL-PS
seals or Schluter ®-KERDI-FIX
sealant and bonding compound
7
Solid backing
®
8
10
Schluter ®-KERDI-DRAIN
11 Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD
bench (optional)
Alternative (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-LINE
9
Alternative (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SB
bench (optional)
Mortar bed
10 Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-SC
curb
Alternatives (not shown):
• Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD
waterproof building panel
12 Wood or concrete subfloor
13 Schluter ®-DILEX profile (optional)
• Built-up curb
16 STEAM ROOM ASSEMBLY — Schluter®-KERDI-DS waterproofing membrane
Continuous Use Steam Rooms – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI-DS waterproofing membrane
K-SR-14
Areas of Application
Substrate Preparation
Interior continuous use steam rooms (e.g., applications in spas, fitness
centers, etc.).
Over wood or concrete subfloors.
Areas requiring disabled access/barrier-free applications; see detail
K-SHBF on page 10.
Verify that subfloor panels and solid backing are properly fastened to
framing members.
Any leveling of the subfloor must be done prior to installing
KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-L/-LS/-SC/-SB/-SR.
Solid Backing Materials
Limitations
Certain glass tiles may not be compatible with bonded waterproof
membranes and/or may require special setting materials. Consult glass
tile manufacturer and Schluter-Systems for more information.
Certain moisture sensitive stones, e.g., green marble, or resin-backed
tiles may not be appropriate for use in wet areas such as steam showers
or may require special setting materials. Consult stone supplier and
Schluter-Systems for more information.
When KERDI-BOARD is used, steam room must be operated in a
manner such that the maximum service temperature of KERDI-BOARD
(158 °F – 70 °C) is not exceeded.
Gypsum-based solid backing panels shall be limited in use to intermittent
use steam showers (e.g., residential applications)
Do not use sawn lumber curbs on concrete subfloors subject to
moisture migration.
Requirements
Plywood, OSB, or concrete subfloor must be clean, even, and load bearing.
Provide insulation in wall and ceiling cavities to reduce moisture condensation
on the tiled surface.
Solid backing – KERDI-BOARD, cementitious backer unit, fiber-cement
underlayment, Portland cement mortar bed, concrete, or masonry.
Base – Portland cement mortar bed.
Curb – KERDI-SHOWER-SC, KERDI-BOARD, concrete, masonry block, or
sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see above).
Bench – KERDI-BOARD, KERDI-SHOWER-SB, concrete, masonry block,
or sawn lumber sheathed with solid backing (see above).
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be properly supported.
KERDI-DRAIN/-LINE shall be connected to the waste line; use ABS cement
for ABS drains, PVC cement for PVC drains, a no-hub coupling for stainless
steel drains with no-hub outlets, and thread sealing compound or tape for
stainless steel drains with threaded outlets.
Slope ceilings 2" (50 mm) per foot minimum to avoid condensation from
dripping onto occupants (may be sloped to center to minimize rundown
on walls).
Minimum KERDI-BOARD thickness – 1/2" (12.5 mm) for studs spaced at
16" (40.6 cm) o.c. and 3/4" (19 mm) for studs spaced at 24" (61.0 cm) o.c.
KERDI-BOARD shall be fastened to wood or metal framing with screws and
corresponding KERDI-BOARD-ZT washers. Screws must reach a depth of
at least 3/4" (20 mm) in wood studs and 3/8" (10 mm) in metal studs.
Maximum allowable on-center fastener spacing is 12" (30 cm) for walls and
6" (15 cm) for ceilings.
Install KERDI-DS waterproofing membrane on all surfaces, including
the ceiling.
Any protrusions through the KERDI-DS membrane (e.g., steam inlets, lights,
etc.) must be treated with KERDI-SEAL-PS, KERDI-FIX or suitable sealant.
When using the stainless steel KERDI-DRAIN bonding flange, use
KERDI-FIX to bond KERDI-DS to the drain.
Movement joints shall be provided at all changes in plane, including floor/
wall, wall/wall, and wall/ceiling transitions. Schluter®-Systems prefabricated
movement joint profiles (e.g., DILEX-EKE) provide a maintenance-free
alternative to sealant; see page 35.
KERDI-BOARD
Cementitious backer unit – ANSI A118.9 or ASTM C1325
Fiber-cement underlayment – ASTM C1288
Portland cement mortar – ANSI A108.1B
Concrete
Masonry
Setting and Grouting Materials
Unmodified thin-set mortar – ANSI A118.1
Grout – ANSI A118.3, A118.6, A118.7
Installation Specifications
Solid backing panels – follow manufacturer’s directions
Portland cement mortar bed – ANSI A108.1B
Tile – ANSI A108.5
Grout – ANSI A108.6, A108.10
Other Considerations
Shower grab bars must be anchored in the structure or solid blocking
behind KERDI-BOARD.
When KERDI-DS and tile are installed on the ceiling, the solid backing
and fasteners must be able to support the load of the tile and setting and
grouting materials.
A water test is recommended before setting tile to verify a successful
installation. Wait 24 hours minimum after the membrane installation is
complete to allow for final set of thin-set mortar and ensure waterproof
performance at seams and connections.
Schluter®-Systems profiles may be used to finish and protect outside
corners and eliminate the use of sealant at inside corners; see page 35.
STEAM ROOM ASSEMBLY — Schluter®-KERDI-DS waterproofing membrane
17
BATHTUB SURROUND
Bathtub Surround – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane or
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
K-TS-14
7
4
7
2
3b
3a
1
9
5
1
5
7
7
2
7
7
6
10
8
8
10
5
5
3b
3b
4
Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD-ZT
washers
8 Schluter ®-KERDI-FIX
5
Schluter ®-KERDI-BAND
waterproofing strips
9 Solid backing
a. Schluter ®-KERDI
waterproofing membrane
6
Schluter ®-KERDI-KERECK-F
waterproofing corners
b. Schluter -KERDI-BOARD
waterproof building panel
7
Schluter -KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV
seals or Schluter ®-KERDI-FIX
sealant and bonding compound
1 Ceramic or stone tile
6
sealant and bonding compound
2 Unmodified thin-set mortar
3 Waterproofing:
10 Schluter ®-DILEX profile (optional)
®
18 BATHTUB SURROUND
®
Niche (not shown):
• Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD-SN
niche (optional)
Bathtub surround – Ceramic or stone tile
Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane
or Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panel
K-TS-14
Areas of Application
Interior bathtub surrounds.
Limitations
Certain glass tiles may not be compatible with bonded waterproof
membranes and/or may require special setting materials. Consult glass
tile manufacturer and Schluter®-Systems for more information.
Certain moisture sensitive stones, e.g., green marble, or resin-backed
tiles may not be appropriate for use in wet areas such as bathtub
surrounds or may require special setting materials. Consult stone supplier
and Schluter®-Systems for more information.
Requirements
Solid backing – gypsum wallboard, cementitious backer unit, fibercement underlayment, fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum
backerboard/underlayment, coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum
backerboard, Portland cement mortar bed, concrete, or masonry.
Solid backing panels or KERDI-BOARD shall be spaced a minimum of
1/4" (6 mm) from the tub deck.
Minimum KERDI-BOARD thickness – 1/2" (12.5 mm) for studs spaced at
16" (40.6 cm) o.c. and 3/4" (19 mm) for studs spaced at 24" (61 cm) o.c.
KERDI-BOARD shall be fastened to wood or metal framing with screws
and corresponding Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD-ZT washers. Screws must
reach a depth of at least 3/4" (20 mm) in wood studs and 3/8" (10 mm)
in metal studs. Maximum allowable on-center fastener spacing is
12" (30 cm) for walls and 6" (15 cm) for ceilings.
KERDI waterproofing membrane or KERDI-BOARD waterproof building
panel shall be installed up to the height of the showerhead at minimum.
Any protrusions through the KERDI membrane or KERDI-BOARD panel
(e.g., showerhead, mixing valve, etc.) must be treated with
KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV seals, KERDI-FIX or suitable sealant.
Solid Backing Materials
Gypsum wallboard – ASTM C1396/C1396M
Cementitious backer unit – ANSI A118.9 or ASTM C1325
Fiber-cement underlayment – ASTM C1288
Fiber-reinforced water-resistant gypsum backerboard/underlayment –
ASTM C1278
Coated glass mat water-resistant gypsum backerboard – ASTM C1178
Portland cement mortar – ANSI A108.1B
Concrete
Masonry
Setting and Grouting Materials
Unmodified thin-set mortar – ANSI A118.1
Grout – ANSI A118.3, A118.6, or A118.7
Installation Specifications
Solid backing panels – follow manufacturer’s instructions
Portland cement mortar bed – ANSI A108.1B
Tile – ANSI A108.5
Grout – ANSI A108.6, A108.10
Other Considerations
When KERDI or KERDI-BOARD and tile are installed on the ceiling, the
solid backing and fasteners must be able to support the load of the tile
and setting and grouting materials.
Shower grab bars must be anchored in the structure or solid blocking
behind KERDI-BOARD.
Schluter®-Systems profiles may be used to finish and protect outside
corners and eliminate the use of sealant at inside corners; see page 35.
Substrate Preparation
When using KERDI waterproofing membrane, verify that solid backing is
properly fastened to framing members.
BATHTUB SURROUND
19
INSTALLATION
Walls and Ceilings
Please refer to Schluter®-Systems' installation videos in addition to reading the instructions below.
Shower walls may be made waterproof using KERDI/-KERDI-DS or KERDI-BOARD prior to construction of the shower base.
The waterproofing is carried to the height of the showerhead (at minimum). KERDI or KERDI-BOARD application on ceiling is optional for showers.
For continuous-use steam rooms, KERDI-DS is applied to walls and ceilings. For intermittent use steam showers, KERDI or KERDI-BOARD is applied to
walls and ceilings.
Schluter®-KERDI or Schluter®-KERDI-DS over solid backing
The thin-set mortar used for bonding KERDI/-KERDI-DS to walls and ceilings must be appropriate for the substrate and must penetrate and engage the
membrane fleece. For most substrates (e.g., gypsum board or CBU), an unmodified thin-set mortar is used. The mortar must be mixed to a fairly fluid
consistency, but still able to hold a notch.
KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV
1 Clean any dust or other debris from the
surface of the solid backing. Dampen
particularly dry and porous substrates in
order to help prevent premature drying or
skinning of the thin-set mortar.
2 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar using a
1/4" x 3/16" (6 mm x 5 mm) V-notched
trowel or the KERDI-TROWEL. Embed
KERDI or KERDI-DS in the mortar and work
the membrane onto the entire surface to
ensure full coverage and remove air pockets.
3 Seams in the membrane are constructed
by overlapping the edges by 2" (50 mm) or
by abutting adjacent sheets and installing
KERDI-BAND, centered over the joint.
Any protrusions through the membrane
(e.g., mixing valve, shower head, etc.)
must be sealed with KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV,
KERDI-FIX, or other suitable sealant.
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD over wood or metal framing
Grab bars, wall-mounted toilets, or other heavy objects must be anchored in the structure or solid blocking behind KERDI-BOARD. Installation instructions
for other applications of KERDI-BOARD (e.g. fully embedded or spot-bonded over solid backing) can be found in the 12.1 Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD technical
data sheet.
KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV
1 KERDI-BOARD can be mounted vertically
or horizontally on framing with appropriate
screws and corresponding KERDI-BOARD-ZT
washers. Minimum board thickness = 1/2"
(12.5 mm) for studs spaced at 16" (40.6 cm)
o.c.; 3/4" (19 mm) for studs spaced at 24"
(61.0 cm) o.c. Screws must reach a depth of
at least 3/4" (20 mm) in wood studs and at
least 3/8" (10 mm) in metal studs.
2 Abut panels over the center of the studs.
20 INSTALLATION — Walls and Ceilings
Screws may be placed between adjacent
panels such that the washers fasten both
panel edges. The maximum allowable
on-center fastener spacing is 12" (30 cm)
for walls and 6" (150 mm) for ceilings.
3 KERDI-BOARD joints, corners, and fastener
penetrations are sealed with KERDI-BAND
and KERDI-KERECK corners, ensuring
a minimum 2" (50 mm) overlap. Apply
unmodified thin-set mortar using a 1/4" x 3/16"
(6 mm x 5 mm) V-notched trowel or the
KERDI-TROWEL. Embed KERDI-BAND/KERECK in the mortar and work the
membrane onto the surface to ensure full
coverage and remove air pockets. Any
protrusions through the panel (e.g., mixing
valve, shower head, etc.) must be sealed with
KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV, KERDI-FIX, or other
suitable sealant.
INSTALLATION
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD-SN Shower Niche
Please refer to Schluter®-Systems' installation videos in addition to reading the instructions below.
The exact order of installation can vary from that shown below, provided all fastening and waterproofing measures are performed properly. The following
represents Schluter®-Systems' recommendations for simple and reliable installation.
Schluter®-KERDI over solid backing
1 Determine desired location and trace around
the outside of the KERDI-BOARD-SN flange,
making sure the lines are level and plumb.
Cut and remove the wallboard such that the
niche will be supported on both sides by the
studs or other wall framing.
2 Insert the niche and fasten to the studs using
wood or metal screws, placing the fasteners
approximately 1/4" (6 mm) from the edges
of the niche. Fasten all corners and limit
fastener spacing to 12" (30 cm) o.c.
3 Apply the KERDI membrane over the wall
surface as described on page 20. Once
the membrane is solidly embedded, cut the
membrane to match the niche opening.
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD over wood or metal framing
1 Determine desired location and trace around
the outside of the KERDI-BOARD-SN flange,
making sure the lines are level and plumb.
Cut and remove the KERDI-BOARD such
that the niche will be supported on both
sides by the studs or other wall framing.
2 Insert the niche and fasten to the studs using
wood or metal screws and KERDI-BOARD-ZT
washers, placing the fasteners along the seam
between the KERDI-BOARD and the niche.
Fasten all corners and limit fastener spacing to
12" (30 cm) o.c.
3 Seal the seams between the niche and
walls using KERDI-BAND with unmodified
thin-set mortar ensuring a 2" (50 mm)
overlap in all directions.
Note: When using the prefabricated shelf, determine the desired height of the shelf and mark with a level line. Set tile up to that line on the back and sides
of the niche. Butter the sides and back of the shelf with unmodified thin-set mortar and solidly embed it in the niche, resting on the previously installed tile.
The shelf may be raised at the back to create a slope, or the tile may be set on a slope, to prevent water from pooling in the finished application.
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INSTALLATION
Shower Base with Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN
Please refer to Schluter®-Systems' installation videos in addition to reading the instructions below.
Preparation
Locate and cut a hole in the substrate for the drain outlet and coupling to the waste line using the template provided. Limit the diameter of the hole to
5" (125 mm) maximum to ensure proper support for the tile assembly. Note: Fill in box-outs in concrete floors with dry-pack mortar or concrete. A pipe
coupling or similar can be used as a form around the waste line.
Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN with Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-ST prefabricated shower tray
The substrate must be clean, even, and load bearing. Any leveling must be done prior to shower tray installation. If necessary, cut the tray to size prior
to application; ideally, the tray is cut equally on all sides to ensure a consistent perimeter height. The base can also be extended beyond the tray using
dry-pack mortar.
Plumbing Access: If there is access to the plumbing from below and the waste line can be connected after installing KERDI-DRAIN, the tray can be installed
prior to the drain.
1 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
substrate using a 1/4" x 3/8" (6 mm x 10 mm)
square- or U-notched trowel.
2 Place the KERDI-SHOWER-ST tray and
solidly embed in the mortar. Check the
underside of the tray to ensure full coverage
and support are achieved.
3 Completely fill the step in the shower tray
with thin-set mortar. Press KERDI-DRAIN
firmly into the mortar to ensure full support
of the bonding flange.
No Plumbing Access: When there is no access to the plumbing from below, KERDI-DRAIN is installed to the appropriate height and connected to the
waste line prior to the installation of the shower tray.
1 Begin by dry-fitting the components.
Measure and cut a section of pipe to connect
KERDI-DRAIN to the odor trap using the
detachable center section of the tray or
foam spacers included with the drain as a
spacer. Prepare the odor trap, pipe, and
KERDI-DRAIN with cleaner, primer and ABS
or PVC cement per the solvent cement
manufacturer’s instructions and connect.
2 Apply thin-set mortar to the substrate and to
the top and bottom of the detached center
section of the KERDI-SHOWER-ST tray.
Slide the center section into place below the
drain to ensure solid and uniform support of
the bonding flange.
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3 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
substrate using a 1/4" x 3/8" (6 mm x 10 mm)
square- or U-notched trowel. Place the
KERDI-SHOWER-ST tray and solidly embed
in the mortar. Check the underside of the
tray to ensure full coverage and support are
achieved.
Clamping Ring Drain Installed: If a clamping ring drain is installed, replace with KERDI-DRAIN or convert using the KERDI-DRAIN adaptor kit.
1 Remove the clamping ring from the installed
drain and save the bolts. Align the bolt
pattern of the clamping ring with the adaptor
ring and punch the matching inserts through
the adaptor ring.
2 Apply a 1/4" - 3/8" (6 mm - 10 mm) bead
of KERDI-FIX to the installed drain flange.
Place the adaptor ring on the installed drain,
re-insert the bolts, and tighten evenly. Make
bolts finger-tight plus 1/4 turn; over tightening
may warp the ring and result in leaks.
3 Slide the adaptor flange into the adaptor
ring and ensure full support underneath with
mortar or the detachable center section of
the foam tray. Depending on the installed
drain elevation, it may be necessary to install
a polystyrene foam panel, tile backerboard,
etc. prior to the tray. Install the tray as per the
instructions on page 22.
Note: Schluter®-Systems recommends a leak test be performed on the connection between the drain
and the waste line prior to continuing with the remainder of the installation whenever possible.
Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN with mortar bed
Plumbing Access: If there is access to the plumbing from below and the waste line can be connected after installing KERDI-DRAIN, the drain can be
installed in conjunction with the mortar bed.
1 Place a ring of loose mortar up to the inlet hole in the floor and firmly press the drain into the
mortar. The bonding flange must be fully supported to prevent damage to the tile assembly
(e.g., cracked grout around drain). When installing KERDI-DRAIN over wood substrates, the
minimum thickness of mortar required at the perimeter of the bonding flange is 1" (25 mm).
2 The screed is then placed flush with the top
of the bonding flange of the KERDI-DRAIN.
Slope the mortar bed at 1/4" (6 mm) per
12" (305 mm) using the bonding flange and
a perimeter screed as guides.
No Plumbing Access: When there is no access to the plumbing from below, KERDI-DRAIN is installed to the appropriate height and connected to the
waste line prior to the installation of the shower base.
1 Measure and cut a section of pipe to connect KERDI-DRAIN to the odor trap using the
foam spacers included with the drain as a spacer. When installing KERDI-DRAIN over wood
substrates, the minimum thickness of mortar required at the perimeter of the bonding flange is
1" (25 mm). Prepare the odor trap, cut section of pipe, and KERDI-DRAIN with cleaner, primer
and ABS or PVC cement per the solvent cement manufacturer’s instructions and connect.
2 Pack loose mortar under the drain up to the
inlet hole to ensure solid and uniform support
of the bonding flange. The mortar bed is then
placed according to the instructions above.
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Clamping Ring Drain Installed: If a clamping ring drain is installed, replace with KERDI-DRAIN or convert using the KERDI-DRAIN adaptor kit.
1 Remove the clamping ring from the installed
drain and save the bolts. Align the bolt
pattern of the clamping ring with the adaptor
ring and punch the matching inserts through
the adaptor ring.
2 Apply a 1/4" - 3/8" (6 mm - 10 mm) bead
of KERDI-FIX to the installed drain flange.
Place the adaptor ring on the installed
drain, re-insert the bolts, and tighten evenly.
Make bolts finger-tight plus 1/4 turn;
over tightening may warp the ring and result
in leaks.
3 Slide the adaptor flange into the adaptor ring
and ensure full support under the adaptor
flange with mortar. The mortar bed is then
placed according to the instructions on
page 23.
Note: Schluter-Systems recommends a leak test be performed on the connection between the drain
and the waste line prior to continuing with the remainder of the installation whenever possible.
Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-SC/-SR shower curb or ramp
If necessary, cut the KERDI-SHOWER-SC/-SR curb or ramp to length using a handsaw.
1 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the floor
and to the edge of the shower base and
walls using a 1/4" x 3/8" (6 mm x 10 mm)
square- or U-notched trowel.
2 Press the curb or ramp firmly into place.
Check the underside of the curb or ramp
to ensure that full coverage and support
is achieved.
Note: Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD can be used to
build custom curbs, which are installed similar to
KERDI-SHOWER-SC.
Waterproofing the shower base
The KERDI or KERDI-DS waterproofing membranes can be installed over the KERDI-SHOWER-ST tray immediately or over a mortar bed as soon as the
mortar bed can be walked upon using unmodified thin-set mortar. The thin-set mortar must be mixed to a fairly fluid consistency, but still able to hold a notch.
1 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the bonding
flange and surrounding shower base with a
1/4" x 3/16" (6 mm x 5 mm) V-notched trowel
or the KERDI-TROWEL. Note: When using the
stainless steel drain, the membrane is adhered
to the bonding flange with KERDI-FIX; clean the
bonding flange prior to KERDI-FIX application.
2 Embed KERDI or KERDI-DS in the bond
coat and work the membrane onto the
KERDI-DRAIN bonding flange and shower base
to ensure full coverage and remove air pockets.
The membrane is carried to the step in the
bonding flange (template provided) and to the
edges of the shower base.
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3 Repeat the process to install the membrane
over the curb or ramp. Seams in the membrane
are constructed by overlapping the edges
by 2" (50 mm) or by abutting adjacent sheets
and installing KERDI-BAND centered over the
joint. Install KERDI-KERECK at all inside and
outside corners.
Grate assembly
Grate:
1 Place the height adjustment collar inside the
lateral adjustment ring and snap the grate into
place. Note: For the 6" (150 mm) grates, the
height adjustment collar is integrated with the
grate. For the residential adaptor kit, there is no
lateral adjustment ring.
2 Fill the step in the bonding flange with thin-set
3 Position the grate to match the joint pattern of
2 Apply tile to the top of the covering support
3 After the tile is set and grouted, remove the tile
mortar and back-butter the underside of the
grate to ensure full support. Place the assembly
into the mortar and install the surrounding tiles,
ensuring full coverage.
the tile covering and press flush with the tile
surface. Remove all excess setting material.
Note: Protect the visible surface of the
grate from contact with setting and grouting
materials. In particular, anodized aluminum is
sensitive to alkaline materials.
Tileable Covering Support:
1 Fill the step in the bonding flange with
thin-set mortar. Place the tile spacer in the
lateral adjustment ring and press the assembly
into the mortar. Install tiles up to the tile spacer,
ensuring full coverage. Embed the tiles on
the integrated tabs on the lateral adjustment
ring, which provide for a flush transition to
the covering support. Position the tile spacer
to match the joint pattern of the tile covering.
The tiles may be held back from the spacer as
required to match the layout.Remove all excess
setting material.
using unmodified thin-set mortar. The tile
may overhang the covering support provided
that a drainage opening of at least 3/16"
(5 mm) is provided.
spacer and insert the tiled covering support into
the lateral adjustment ring.
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INSTALLATION
Shower base with Schluter®-KERDI-LINE
Please refer to Schluter-Systems installation videos in addition to reading the instructions below.
Preparation
Locate and cut a hole in the substrate for the drain outlet and coupling to the waste line using the template provided. Limit the diameter of the hole to
5" (125 mm) maximum to ensure proper support for the tile assembly. Note: Fill in box-outs in concrete floors with dry-pack mortar or concrete. A pipe
coupling or similar can be used as a form around the waste line.
Schluter®-KERDI-LINE channel body installation
Plumbing Access: When there is access to the plumbing from below and the waste line can be connected after installing KERDI-LINE, the channel body
may be set without making a connection to the waste line simultaneously.
1 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
substrate where the drain is to be placed
with a notched trowel and solidly embed the
channel support in the mortar.
2 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
top of the channel support and press the
channel body firmly into the mortar, ensuring
full support of the bonding flange. Check to
make sure the KERDI-LINE is level.
No Plumbing Access: When there is no access to the plumbing from below, the channel body must be set and connected to the waste line simultaneously.
1 Begin the drain installation by dry fitting the
components. Measure and cut a section of
pipe to connect the coupling to the odor trap
below the floor, using the channel support
as a spacer.
2 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
top of the channel support with a notched
trowel and press the channel support firmly
onto the underside of the channel body.
Attach the mechanical coupling to the drain
outlet and the cut section of the pipe per the
coupling manufacturer’s instructions.
3 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
substrate where the drain is to be placed
with a notched trowel. Prepare the cut
section of pipe and odor trap with cleaner,
primer and ABS or PVC cement per the
solvent cement manufacturer’s instructions.
4 Solidly embed the channel support and KERDI-LINE into the mortar on the floor and connect the
cut section of pipe to the odor trap. Check to make sure the KERDI-LINE is level.
Note: KERDI-FIX or other adhesives that are compatible with EPS foam can be used to install the
channel support and channel body as an alternative to thin-set mortar. Apply a generous bead of
KERDI-FIX to the top and bottom of the channel support. The use of KERDI-FIX limits the ability
to level KERDI-LINE.
Note: Schluter®-Systems recommends a leak test be performed on the connection between the
drain and the waste line prior to continuing with the remainder of the installation whenever possible.
Clamping Ring Drain Installed: If a clamping ring drain is already installed, the drain must be replaced with KERDI-LINE.
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Schluter®-KERDI-LINE with Schluter®-SHOWER-L/-LS prefabricated tray
1 Any leveling of the floor must be done
prior to the installation of the shower tray.
If necessary, cut the tray to size prior to
application. The shower base can also be
extended beyond the tray using dry-pack
mortar, which is in turn covered with the
KERDI membrane.
2 Cut the flat end of the KERDI-SHOWER-L/-LS tray to fit around the channel support. Apply
unmodified thin-set mortar to the substrate using a 1/4" x 3/8" (6 mm x 10 mm) square- or
U-notched trowel. Slide the KERDI-SHOWER-L/-LS under the edge of the channel body flush with
the surface of the channel support, making certain to solidly embed the tray in the mortar. Check
the underside of the tray to ensure that full coverage is achieved.
Note: When KERDI-LINE is placed at an intermediate location (e.g., center of shower), it is recommended that the KERDI SHOWER-L tray be cut by equal
amounts from the ends to ensure a consistent height of the first course of tile. When KERDI-LINE is placed adjacent to a wall, cut the KERDI-SHOWER-LS
tray from the thicker end to ensure a flush transition at the drain.
Schluter®-KERDI-LINE with mortar base
1 Place a mortar screed opposite the installed
KERDI-LINE channel body.
2 Fill the remainder of the shower base with
mortar and slope the mortar bed at 1/4"
(6 mm) per 12" (305 mm) using the bonding
flange and a perimeter screed as guides.
3 As soon as the mortar bed can be
walked upon, waterproofing with the
KERDI membrane can begin.
Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-SC/-SR shower curb or ramp
If necessary, cut the KERDI-SHOWER-SC/-SR curb or ramp to length using a handsaw.
1 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the floor
and to the edge of the shower base and
walls using a 1/4" x 3/8" (6 mm x 10 mm)
square- or U-notched trowel.
2 Press the curb or ramp firmly into place.
Check the underside of the curb or ramp
to ensure that full coverage and support
is achieved.
Note: KERDI-BOARD can be used to build
custom curbs, which are installed similar to
KERDI-SHOWER-SC.
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Waterproofing the shower base
The KERDI-SHOWER-L/-LS trays are provided with integral waterproofing. When using a mortar bed, the shower base must be made waterproof using the
KERDI or KERDI-DS waterproofing membrane. The membranes can be installed as soon as the mortar bed can be walked upon.
1 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to
2 Embed KERDI or KERDI-DS in the bond
4 The KERDI collar on KERDI-LINE is integrated
5 Repeat the process to install the membrane
the shower base with a 1/4" x 3/16"
(6 mm x 5 mm) V-notched trowel or the
KERDI-TROWEL. The thin-set mortar must
be mixed to a fairly fluid consistency, but still
able to hold a notch.
with the adjoining waterproofing assembly
using unmodified thin-set mortar. The KERDI
collar must be cut and folded where the
KERDI-LINE is installed adjacent to walls.
coat and work the membrane onto the entire
surface to ensure full coverage and remove
air pockets. The membrane is carried to the
stainless steel bonding flange and to the
edges of the shower base.
over the curb or ramp. Seams in the membrane
are constructed by overlapping the edges by
2" (50 mm) or by abutting adjacent sheets
and installing KERDI-BAND centered over the
joint. Install KERDI-KERECK at all inside and
outside corners.
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3 Seams in the membrane are constructed by
overlapping the edges by 2" (50 mm) with
unmodified thin-set mortar or by abutting
adjacent sheets and installing KERDI-BAND
with unmodified thin-set mortar, centered
over the joint.
Grate assembly
Grates A and B
1 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
underside of the grate frame and place it
in the channel body ensuring full coverage
and support of the frame. Insert the foam
spacers in the grate frame to reinforce it
during the remainder of the installation.
2 Insert the plastic height adjustment spacers
with threaded bolts under the tabs along
the inside of the grate frame to adjust the
elevation of the frame such that the surface
of the frame will be flush with the surface
of the tile covering. The spacers may be
adjusted simply by turning the bolts by hand.
3 Install the tiles on the shower base using
unmodified thin-set mortar, ensuring full
coverage. Make final adjustments to ensure the
grate frame is flush with the surrounding tiles.
Note: Protect the visible surfaces of the grate frame and grate from contact with setting and grouting materials. Setting and grouting materials must be
removed immediately.
Covering support D
1 Peel protective foil off the cover strip and
adhere the strip to the bonding flange
adjacent to the wall(s). Position the strip
along the edge of the channel. The cover
strip hides and protects the KERDI surface
under the tile installed in step 3.
When the shower base will be tiled beyond
the ends of the channel, the cover strip is not
required at these locations.
2 Insert the tile spacers into the channel body.
Install the surrounding tile on the adjoining
walls and shower base up to the spacers
using unmodified thin-set mortar, ensuring
full coverage. Remove all excess setting
material.
3 Tile is installed flush with the front side of
the covering support to provide the drainage
opening and overhanging the back side of
the covering support to cover the bonding
flange along the wall using unmodified thinset mortar. When the ends of the channel
body are located adjacent to walls, the
tile is installed overhanging the end of the
support to cover the bonding flange along
the walls. Measure and cut the tile such that
an approximate 1/16" (1 mm) gap is left at
the walls.
Note: When the shower base is tiled beyond
the ends of the channel, the tile on the ends
of the covering support can be cut to either
match the grout joints of the surrounding
floor covering or to provide a perimeter
drainage opening.
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Optional Schluter®-SHOWERPROFILE-S/-R system profiles
Select SHOWERPROFILE-S according to shower base tile thickness and the height and length of the wall area to be covered. Select SHOWERPROFILE-R
according to the height of the wall area to be covered.
SHOWERPROFILE-S
1 Measure the height of the area to be covered
at the lowest point. Next, measure the
length of the area and mark the profile where
it is to be cut at both ends. Remove the
protective foil and cut the tapered profile and
support section to length
2 Place the tapered profile into the support
3 Press the profile into place and align it flush
2 Connect
3 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
section and apply unmodified thin-set mortar
to the fleece on the back side of the profile.
with the wall tile. Immediately clean away
any excess setting material. Install adjacent
tiles on the shower base.
SHOWERPROFILE-R
1 Measure the length of the area to be
covered. Remove the protective foil and cut
the profile to length
the two components of
SHOWERPROFILE-R to achieve the
desired height. Small pieces of tape can
be used to help maintain the position of
the components during installation.
fleece on the back side of the profile. Press
the profile into place and align it flush with
the wall tile. Immediately clean away any
excess setting material.
Note: The Schluter®-PROCUT-TSM cutting wheel can be used with an angle grinder set to low speed to cut the stainless steel profiles. The
SHOWERPROFILE-S support section can be cut with snips. Please read and follow all safety instructions from the grinder manufacturer to prevent injury.
Schluter®-KERDI-LINE-FC
KERDI-LINE may be used with tiles that are 1/4" (6 mm) thick or greater.
35 mm - 1-3/8''
1 Install
KERDI-LINE
channel
bodies
end-to-end and overlap the KERDI collars
using unmodified thin-set mortar to ensure a
waterproof connection.
2 Apply a sufficient amount of thin-set
mortar to the substrate and/or the back of
KERDI-LINE-FC and press the profile into
the mortar until its surface is flush with the
adjacent tile and grate assembly. Leave
a space of approximately 1/16" – 1/8"
(1.5 – 3 mm). Fill the joints completely with
grout or setting material.
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INSTALLATION
Bathtub surround
Please refer to Schluter®-Systems' installation videos in addition to reading the instructions below.
The waterproofing is carried to the height of the showerhead (at minimum). KERDI or KERDI-BOARD application on ceiling is optional for bathtub surrounds.
Schluter®-KERDI over solid backing
The thin-set mortar used for bonding KERDI to walls and ceilings must be appropriate for the substrate and must penetrate and engage the membrane
fleece. For most substrates (e.g., gypsum board or CBU), an unmodified thin-set mortar is used. The mortar must be mixed to a fairly fluid consistency,
but still able to hold a notch.
1 Clean any dust or other debris from the
surface of the solid backing. Dampen
particularly dry and porous substrates in
order to help prevent premature drying or
skinning of the thin-set mortar.
2 Place painter’s tape to protect the tub deck.
Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
solid backing using a 1/4" x 3/16" (6 mm
x 5 mm) V-notched trowel or the KERDITROWEL. Completely fill the 1/4" (6 mm)wide gap between the solid backing and
tub with KERDI-FIX or other suitable sealant.
Note: When the solid backing is installed
above the tub flange, apply KERDI-FIX to
the tub flange and spread using a small
notched trowel.
3 Apply KERDI-BAND waterproofing strips or
5" (125 mm)-wide cut sections of KERDI
waterproofing membrane. Solidly embed the
membrane in the mortar and KERDI-FIX to
ensure full coverage and remove air pockets.
KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV
KERDI-FIX
4 Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
5 Seams in the membrane are constructed
6 Any protrusions through the KERDI membrane
7 Seal connections to knee walls using
Note: See page 21 for KERDI-BOARD-SN
shower niche installation instructions.
8 Once the entire membrane, including seams,
solid backing and previously applied
KERDI-BAND. Embed the KERDI in the
thin-set mortar and work the membrane onto
the entire surface to ensure full coverage and
remove air pockets.
KERDI-KERECK-F preformed corners and
unmodified thin-set mortar.
by overlapping the edges of KERDI by
2" (50 mm) or by abutting adjacent sheets of
KERDI and installing KERDI-BAND, centered
over the joint.
(e.g., mixing valve, shower head, etc.) must be
sealed with KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV, KERDI-FIX,
or other suitable sealant.
corners, and knee walls have been completely
bonded and, therefore, waterproofed, the
assembly is ready to be tiled.
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Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD over wood or metal framing
Grab bars or other heavy objects must be anchored in the structure or solid blocking behind KERDI-BOARD. Installation instructions for other applications
of KERDI-BOARD (e.g. fully embedded or spot-bonded over solid backing) can be found in the 12.1 Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD technical data sheet.
1 KERDI-BOARD can be mounted vertically
or horizontally on framing with appropriate
screws and corresponding KERDI-BOARD-ZT
washers. Minimum board thickness = 1/2"
(12.5 mm) for studs spaced at 16" (40.6 cm)
o.c.; 3/4" (19 mm) for studs spaced at 24"
(61.0 cm) o.c. Screws must reach a depth of
at least 3/4" (20 mm) in wood studs and at
least 3/8" (10 mm) in metal studs.
2 Abut panels over the center of the studs
or other solid backing. Screws may be
placed between adjacent panels such that
the washers fasten both panel edges. The
maximum allowable on-center fastener
spacing is 12" (30 cm) for walls and
6" (150 mm) for ceilings.
3 Place painter’s tape to protect the tub deck.
Apply unmodified thin-set mortar to the
KERDI-BOARD using a 1/4" x 3/16"
(6 mm x 5 mm) V-notched trowel or
the KERDI-TROWEL. Completely fill the
1/4" (6 mm)-wide gap between the
KERDI-BOARD and tub with KERDI-FIX or
other suitable sealant.
Note: When KERDI-BOARD is installed
above the tub flange, apply KERDI-FIX to
the tub flange and spread using a small
notched trowel.
KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV
4 Apply KERDI-BAND waterproofing strips.
Solidly embed the membrane in the mortar
and KERDI-FIX to ensure full coverage and
remove air pockets.
5 KERDI-BOARD joints, corners, and fastener
penetrations are sealed with KERDI-BAND,
ensuring a minimum 2" (50 mm) overlap.
7 Seal connections to knee walls using
Note: See page 21 for KERDI-BOARD-SN
shower niche installation instructions.
KERDI-KERECK-F preformed corners and
unmodified thin-set mortar.
32 INSTALLATION — Bathtub surround — Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD
6 Any
protrusions through the panel
(e.g., mixing valve, shower head, etc.)
must be sealed with KERDI-SEAL-PS/-MV,
KERDI-FIX, or other suitable sealant.
8 Once all seams, corners, and knee walls
have been completely sealed, the assembly
is waterproofed and ready to be tiled.
BARRIER-FREE SHOWERS
Accessibility and style
As our population ages, there is increasing demand for accessible living spaces. Tiled showers typically feature curbs to retain water
in the stall, which can make entry difficult for those with limited mobility, including individuals who need the assistance of wheelchairs.
Barrier-free tiled showers eliminate the use of a curb and rely on the slope of the floor to keep water inside the stall, thus improving
accessibility. These showers have also become increasingly popular for their aesthetic benefits, as they can integrate seamlessly with
surrounding tiled surfaces to enhance an already luxurious environment.
DESIGN AND INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
The Schluter®-Shower System provides a simple and effective means of waterproofing barrier-free installations. The key to this is that the
KERDI waterproofing membrane is topically applied. Once the slope to the drain is established, KERDI and tile are installed, thus minimizing
the thickness of the assembly.
Barrier-free tiled showers rely on the slope of the floor to effectively contain water in the immediate shower area and direct water to the
drain. Given the wide range of potential configurations, it isn’t possible to address them all in this Handbook. However, the following
guidelines will assist in planning any barrier-free installation.
Ideally, the floor will be recessed before installing a sloped mortar bed or the KERDI-SHOWER-ST shower tray to allow an even transition
at the door threshold. This can be relatively straightforward in new construction and can also be accomplished in renovations. When
recessing the floor is not an option, it is necessary to provide a ramp up into the shower area. The KERDI-SHOWER-ST/-SR tray and ramp
can be useful tools in such applications as well.
Please note that recessing the floor of a bathroom must be done in a way that preserves the structural integrity and safety of the
construction. This may require the services of a qualified design professional (e.g., architect, engineer, etc.).
Waterproofing must be installed in all areas subject to water exposure. Ideally, the entire floor is protected. Install KERDI over mortar
beds and Schluter®-Systems prefabricated EPS foam substrates. Use the DITRA uncoupling membrane over plywood/OSB or concrete
subfloors. All seams are sealed using KERDI-BAND. Please see detail K-SHBF on page 10 for further discussion.
Note on Accessibility Guidelines:
Various building codes and other sources, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, include specific requirements for disabled access
in public buildings and should be consulted when applicable. Areas of interest may include degree of slope, clearance, and supporting
structures such as grab bars.
BARRIER-FREE SHOWERS — Accessibility and style
33
THE WATERPROOF BATHROOM
Security and utility
Bathrooms are a primary focus of today’s building and remodeling projects and are becoming more and more luxurious, complete with
steam showers, oversized bathtubs, and the latest in fixtures and lighting. As such, tiled showers, bathtub surrounds, floors, walls,
and vanities are in high demand. Tile and stone are beautiful, durable, and available in a wide range of formats, colors, and textures,
allowing limitless design options. Tile and stone offer unmatched utility and high-end appeal, making them the ideal surface coverings for
bathrooms. Given the substantial investments made in these projects and nature of use, long-term durability is a high priority.
KERDI
DITRA
Waterproofing is the foundation of successful tiled bathrooms. Moisturesensitive construction materials (e.g., wood framing, plywood and OSB
sheathing, gypsum wallboard, etc.) are common in the North American
building environment and must be protected in wet areas. Wet areas
also bring the potential for mold growth if effective moisture management
is not provided. The key to mold control is moisture control.
In addition to showers and tub surrounds, bathroom floors surrounding
these fixtures are routinely subjected to water exposure during use.
Bathroom floors may also, through unexpected circumstances, become
exposed to significant amounts of water; for example, an overflowed
toilet or ruptured sink supply, which can result in flooding. Waterproofing
these floors can save an owner from replacing the tile assembly and
substructure in the event of a leak.
Schluter®-Systems offers simple and effective solutions to protect
moisture-sensitive substrates, prevent mold growth, and preserve
the integrity of the tiled surface throughout the bathroom.
The Schluter®-Shower System is an integrated family of products
that together form a fully bonded, watertight assembly for tiled
showers and bathtub surrounds. DITRA is an uncoupling membrane
that protects the tiled floors from damage by neutralizing differential
movement stresses between the substrate and tile and provides
reliable waterproofing. Since both of these systems are based on
topically-applied, bonded waterproof membranes, they can be combined
simply and easily to provide waterproofing throughout the bathroom.
Floors can be made fully waterproof with DITRA. Since the membrane
is made of waterproof polyethylene, the only extra step necessary is
to seal the seams and floor/wall connections with KERDI-BAND. The
same practice is used to integrate the DITRA with the KERDI used to
waterproof the shower or tub surround. The result is a comprehensive
waterproofing system that protects against moisture penetration.
Please consult the Schluter®-DITRA Installation Handbook for
comprehensive installation guidelines and warranty criteria.
Schluter®-DITRA Installation Handbook
omplete details and illustrations for tile installations
C
over various substrates, and supplementary information
on topics such as waterproofing, movement joints, and
thin-set mortars.
To obtain or download a free copy of the DITRA
Installation Handbook, visit www.schluter.com or
call 1-800-472-4588 (US) or 1-800-667-8746 (CAN).
34 THE WATERPROOF BATHROOM — Security and utility
PROFILES
Details make the difference
Ceramic and stone tiles are durable, easy to maintain, and hygienic, representing the ideal surface coverings for showers and bathtub surrounds. Exposed
tile edges, however, are unsightly and prone to cracking and chipping. While ceramic trim pieces such as bullnose or quarter round have traditionally been
used to finish and protect tile edges at the outside corners and perimeters of an installation, ceramic trim availability can be limited, particularly in imported
tile lines, which can in turn limit overall tile selection.
Ceramic cove base represents a neat, hygienic method for treating transitions at inside corners by providing a curved surface that prevents the collection
of dirt and is easy to clean. However, the limited availability of ceramic trim pieces has resulted in the use of sealant and caulk to treat such transitions.
These joints must be continually maintained throughout the life of the installation. This may include replacing the joints, which requires cutting the sealant
out and possibly compromising the waterproofing membrane.
Finishing and edge protection
Maintenance-free inside corners
Schluter®-Systems offers various finishing and edge-protection profiles for
outside corners and other tiled edges that can be used with any field tile,
thus reducing dependence on ceramic trim and increasing design options.
These profiles are available in a wide range of materials and finishes such as
stainless steel, anodized aluminum, brass, and colored PVC to produce a
variety of looks, including bold contrasts, discreet color matches to the grout,
and complements to plumbing fixtures.
Schluter®-Systems offers various cove-shaped profiles to address the
need to finish inside corners. These profiles can be used with any
field tile to produce permanent, easy to clean, and maintenance-free
floor/wall transitions and inside wall corners.
Provides a square edge for a contemporary
and sleek design.
8 mm 5/16"
H
r
10 mm
3 8"
r 10 mm
3/8
19 5 mm 3/4"
8 mm - 5/16
Provides a symmetrically rounded edge for
a smooth design.
Allows for easy cleaning, will not trap debris.
Stainless steel finish.
16 mm - 5/8
Schluter®-QUADEC
Schluter®-DILEX-HKU
Allows for easy cleaning and will not trap
debris. Anodized and Tuscan color-coated
aluminum finishes.
TILE
Schluter®-RONDEC
Schluter®-DILEX-AHK
H
TILE
TILE
TILE
TILE
TILE
Schluter®-DILEX-EKE
Schluter®-DILEX-PHK
Allows for easy cleaning and will not trap
debris. PVC profile.
Provides a straight and discreet joint that
eliminates sealant at inside corners.
O
TILE
TILE
=H
5 mm 3/16"
r = 10 mm
38
U
=H
TILE
TILE
Please refer to our Illustrated Price List for details on the complete line of Schulter profiles and accessories available.
PROFILES — Details make the difference
35
THIN-SET FACTS
Discussion on thin-set mortars and Schluter®-KERDI installations
QUESTION: Should a latex-modified thin-set mortar or an
unmodified thin-set mortar be used to install Schluter®-KERDI?
ANSWER:
The type of bonding mortar used to apply KERDI must be suitable for the substrate
and mechanically anchor the fleece on the KERDI. For all the substrates listed in
this Handbook (e.g., gypsum board, cement backerboard, etc.), an unmodified
thin-set mortar is recommended. When installing KERDI with unmodified thin-set mortar
over particularly dry and porous substrates, it is recommended to wet the substrate first,
in order to help prevent premature drying or skinning of the thin-set mortar.
Unmodified thin-set mortar must be used to construct all KERDI seams to ensure
watertight performance of the system. Learn more below.
QUESTION: Can ceramic tile, including porcelain tile, be set on Schluter®-KERDI with unmodified
thin-set mortar?
ANSWER: YES. In fact, we recommend it. Here’s why:
Portland cement-based unmodified thin-set mortars are dependent on the presence of moisture for hydration in order to gain strength.
Since KERDI is impervious, it does not deprive the mortar of its moisture. This allows the cement to properly hydrate, resulting in a strong,
dense bond coat. In fact, after the mortar has reached final set (usually within 24 hours), unmodified thin-set mortars achieve higher
strengths when cured in continually moist conditions.
QUESTION: Can ceramic tile, including porcelain tile, be set on Schluter®-KERDI with latexmodified thin-set mortar?
ANSWER: We DON’T recommend it. Here’s why:
Latex-modified mortars must air dry for the polymers to coalesce and form a hard film in order to gain strength. When sandwiched between
two impervious materials such as KERDI and ceramic tile, including porcelain tile, drying takes place very slowly through the open joints in
the tile covering. [According to the Tile Council of North America’s Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation, this drying period can fluctuate
from 14 days to over 60 days, depending on the geographic location, the climatic conditions, and whether the installation is interior or
exterior]. Therefore, extended cure times would be required before grouting if using modified thin-set mortars between KERDI and ceramic
tile, including porcelain tile. If extended cure times were not observed, the results could be unpredictable. This is even more important to
consider in wet areas such as showers, as there is the additional concern of latex leaching.
QUESTION: How do I know if the thin-set mortar is modified or unmodified?
ANSWER:
In general, unmodified thin-set mortar is a blend of Portland cement, sand, and water retention agents that is mixed with water by the user.
The applicable product standard for unmodified thin-set mortars is ANSI A118.1. Look for this standard on the packaging (e.g., product
meets ANSI A118.1 when mixed with water). Unmodified thin-set mortar may also be referred to as dry-set mortar by the manufacturer.
Modified thin-set mortars are similar to unmodified thin-set mortars, but include additional polymers such as latex. The additional polymers
are introduced in either liquid or powder form. In the first case, the user mixes an unmodified or dry-set mortar powder with a liquid polymer
additive instead of water. In the second case, the polymers are added by the manufacturer to the dry blend in powder form. The user then
mixes the powder with water. The applicable product standards for modified thin-set mortars include ANSI A118.4 and ANSI A118.11.
ADDITIONAL NOTES
• 20 years of field experience and testing by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) support the efficacy of using unmodified thin-set
mortars in conjunction with KERDI in tiled showers.
• Remember, all thin-set mortars have an acceptable temperature range that must be observed during application and curing.
• Pre-mixed thin-set mortars and mastics are not suitable for use in conjunction with the Schluter®-Shower System.
36 THIN-SET FACTS — Discussion on thin-set mortars and Schluter®-KERDI installations
TESTING, LISTINGS, & APPROVALS
Products and system evaluation
Schluter®-Systems is committed to providing reliable installation systems for tile and stone. As part of this commitment, we have invested
considerable resources in testing our products and obtaining listings and approvals through various certification organizations to provide
our customers and local code officials with relevant data that supports the efficacy of our system.
TEST DATA
KERDI, KERDI-DS, DITRA, and DITRA-XL have been independently tested and found to meet or exceed the requirements of the American
National Standard Specifications for Load Bearing, Bonded, Waterproof Membranes for Thin-set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone
Installation A118.10. Data for KERDI and KERDI-DS are presented in the table below.
Performance
Property
Requirement
Fungus and micro-organism resistance
The membrane shall not support mold growth
Pass
Pass
Seam strength
16 lb/2 in width
36 lb/2 in width
37 lb/2 in width
Breaking strength
Dimensional stability
170 psi
0.7% maximum length change
1084 psi
Pass
1275 psi
Pass
Waterproofness
No moisture penetration
Pass
Pass
KERDI
KERDI-DS
7-day shear strength
50 psi
87 psi
87 psi
7-day water immersion shear strength
4-week shear strength
50 psi
50 psi
77 psi
96 psi
99 psi
93 psi
12-week shear strength
50 psi
90 psi
87 psi
100-day water immersion shear strength
50 psi
120 psi
116 psi
KERDI, KERDI-DS, and KERDI-BOARD have also been independently tested to determine the water vapor permeance of the products.
Please see further discussion on the importance of water vapor permeance on page 39.
Product
Test method
Performance
KERDI
KERDI-DS
KERDI-BOARD 1/2" (12.5 mm)
ASTM E96*
0.90 perms
0.19 perms
0.36 perms
* Using the desiccant method at 100°F (38°C) and 90% RH
KERDI, KERDI-FIX and DITRA/DITRA-XL have been independently tested to determine VOC emissions per California Specification 01350:
“Standard Practice for the Testing of Volatile Organic Emissions from Various Sources Using Small-Scale Environmental Chambers” and
have been found to emit zero VOCs. Therefore, these products can contribute towards achieving the following green building credits:
• LEED, IEQ Credit 4.3: Low-Emitting Materials - Flooring Systems
• ICC 700-2008, 901.6: Pollutant Source Control - Hard-Surface Flooring
• CHPS, EQ2.2: Low-Emitting Materials
PRODUCT EVALUATIONS AND LISTINGS
Schluter®-Shower System (Membranes and Drains)
• ICC-ES PMG Report No. PMG-1204
Membranes (KERDI/DITRA/DITRA-XL)
• ICC-ES Report No. ESR-2467
• Listed by cUPC® to meet ANSI A118.10 • Los Angeles Research Report
Drains (KERDI-DRAIN and KERDI-LINE)*
• Listed by UPC® to meet IAPMO IGC 195
• Certified by CSA to meet CSA B79
• Certified by NSF as special engineered product to meet applicable requirements of ASME A112.6.3
• Los Angeles Research Report
*KERDI-DRAIN and KERDI-LINE are available in various configurations. Please refer to pages 41 to 43 for information regarding which
configurations are listed and certified.
APPROVALS
Schluter®-Shower System
• Massachusetts • Michigan
• Kentucky
Copies of the aforementioned test reports, listings, and approvals are available upon request. Listings and approvals may also be accessed
via our website at www.schluter.com.
TESTING, LISTINGS, & APPROVALS — Products and system evaluation
37
MOLD
The importance of mold control
The term “mold” is used to describe visible fungal growth. Mildew is another common term which refers to the type of fungi found growing
on window sills and in bathrooms. Fungi are everywhere in our environment and are found both indoors and outdoors. However, the type
and amount found in the home can be an important health issue. Understanding how to effectively control mold growth is very important.
What is Mold?
Fungi are different from plants and animals. Fungi cannot produce their own nutrients as plants do and reproduce differently than both plants
and animals. Molds reproduce by making spores which travel through the air to deposit on surfaces. If the conditions are right for reproduction
they can grow and continue to multiply. The filamentous parts of mold attach to nutrients and form networks called mycelia. It is these
networks that are visible to us in the indoor environment. Molds come in a variety of colors, but we commonly see them as green or black.
Over 1000 different species of mold have been identified in homes, but they are not all toxic to humans. Molds growing inside a home
may release chemicals and spores and some may even produce mycotoxins. The chemicals released by fungi are called volatile organic
compounds (VOC). For example, ethanol is a common VOC that is responsible for the distinctive musty or earthy odor associated with mold.
Health Effects
Mold can cause damage to building materials and may have adverse health effects on some individuals. The susceptibility of people to develop
symptoms depends on the nature of the fungal material, genetic predisposition, age, state of health, and extent of exposure. Although there is
insufficient evidence in the scientific community to determine with certainty the association between mold exposure and the effect on human
health, it is of course recommended to control mold exposure in the home and workplace. Common health effects associated with exposure
to mold are a variety of upper and lower respiratory tract symptoms: cough; nose, throat and eye irritation; rhinitis; sneezing; and wheezing.
These symptoms are similar to allergies and associated with asthma. Mycotoxins are fungal metabolites that have a toxic effect on humans.
Toxic effects are associated with symptoms such as fever, nausea, headaches, and skin irritations.
Factors for Mold Growth
Fungi need a source of moisture, organic material to serve as a source of nutrients, and a warm environment with a temperature range from
50 to 107 °F (10 to 42 °C) to grow. For most species of fungi, a neutral to acidic pH is preferred, with a high pH level indicating an alkaline
environment that is generally not conducive to mold growth. Mold will reproduce in such conditions as long as moisture is present. Once the
area is dry, the mold may stop reproducing but can continue to be allergenic to susceptible people. If moisture is reintroduced, the mold will
again start the reproduction cycle and grow.
Controlling Mold Growth
As stated above, four conditions must be satisfied to support mold growth.
1. Mold spores
2. Food source (organic material)
3. Warm temperatures: 50 to 107 °F (10 to 42 °C)
4. Moisture
Mold spores travel through the air indoors and outdoors and are impossible to eliminate. The use of organic materials in construction is
common in today’s building environment. Examples include wood framing members (e.g., studs, joists, I-joists, and trusses), plywood or OSB
subfloors, paper-faced gypsum boards on walls and ceilings, etc. Room temperature falls within the temperature range suitable for mold growth.
Therefore, the control of moisture, including liquid water and water vapor, is the only viable method for controlling mold growth in the indoor
environment.
Showers are critical areas with respect to mold and moisture control. They are commonly exposed to thousands of gallons of water per year
and high humidity levels. The tile covering alone will not prevent water and moisture penetration. As such, it is essential that an effective
moisture management system be designed and installed properly to protect surrounding building materials and prevent mold growth.
The traditional method for installing tiled shower assemblies creates a water in/ water out system. Since shower pan liners are placed below
the mortar setting bed in these assemblies, moisture is allowed to saturate the mortar bed before exiting the system through the weep holes
in the drain. When the pan liner is placed on a level substrate instead of a sloped surface, a relatively common error, moisture in the system
will have no means to exit through the weep holes in the drain and the mortar bed will remain saturated for extended periods of time. The
continued presence of moisture, combined with organic materials carried into the mortar bed by the rinse water, warm temperatures, and
reduced pH as soluble salts are washed out of the mortar bed, increases the risk of mold growth within the system.
The Schluter®-Shower System is an integrated family of products that creates a sealed system. KERDI is a bonded waterproof membrane
that is installed on top of the mortar bed and solid backing on walls. Tile is installed directly over the membrane using thin-set mortar. The
KERDI-DRAIN was designed specifically to ensure a simple and secure connection to bonded waterproof membranes, such as KERDI, at the
top of the assembly rather than below it. The resulting assembly does not permit moisture penetration into the solid backing or mortar bed,
thus limiting the amount of water behind the tile covering and allowing the shower to dry out between uses. Furthermore, KERDI is a vapor
retarder that protects wall cavities from water vapor penetration. Thus, the Schluter®-Shower System provides superior moisture management
and reduces the potential for mold growth within the system.
Regardless of the system used to waterproof a tiled shower, it is important to provide adequate ventilation (e.g., exhaust fans) in the bathroom
to effectively manage water vapor and reduce condensation on all bathroom surfaces.
Further discussion and recommendations for mold remediation can be found in various sources, including the following.
• “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home” – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
• “Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings” – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
• “Mould Guidelines for the Canadian Construction Industry” – Canadian Construction Association
38 MOLD — The importance of mold control
VAPOR
The importance of water vapor management
Why is water vapor management important?
It is important to consider that water exists as both liquid and vapor in showers, and
must be managed in both forms. The prime example of this is the steam shower. Steam
showers that are not designed to manage water vapor have caused mold growth in wall
cavities, rot in wood framing, and damage to moisture-sensitive wall coverings on the
opposite side of the stud cavities.
Do all waterproofing membranes manage water vapor?
The ANSI A118.10 standard for bonded waterproof membranes was developed to
provide a framework for determining the suitability of these products to serve as barriers to
liquid water only. As such, the standard does not include a minimum criterion to establish
the ability of products to limit vapor transmission. Thus, simply selecting a membrane that
meets the requirements of the ANSI A118.10 standard for a steam shower application
is not enough. The ability of the product to limit vapor transmission must be considered
as well.
How can I identify a waterproofing membrane that manages water vapor?
Water vapor permeance is a measure of how quickly water vapor is transmitted through a material and can be determined according to the
ASTM E96 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials. The higher the vapor permeance, the less effective a material
is at slowing vapor transmission.
There is no universal requirement for vapor permeance of membranes in the building industry. The environmental conditions (i.e., differences
in temperature and relative humidity), building materials, etc., and relevant field experience will determine the appropriate membrane
performance for a given application. The consensus within the tile industry in North America has been that a vapor permeance of 1.0 perm
or less will manage vapor effectively in showers and intermittent use steam shower applications.
The TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation and the TTMAC Specification Guide 09 30 00 Tile Installation Manual
specify a water vapor permeance of 0.5 perms or less for bonded waterproofing membranes used in continuous use steam rooms (e.g., those
found in health clubs, spas, etc.) when tested using the desiccant method at 100°F (38°C) and 90% RH.
Does the Schluter®-Shower System manage water vapor?
Schluter-Systems has tested the various options within the Schluter®-Shower System for moisture management, including KERDI,
KERDI-DS, and KERDI-BOARD in the more aggressive conditions referenced above. The table below summarizes Schluter®-Systems'
recommendations for the use of these products and respective water vapor permeance values.
Product
KERDI
KERDI-DS
KERDI-BOARD
Recommended Applications
Showers, intermittent use steam showers, and bathtub surrounds
Continuous use steam rooms
Showers, intermittent use steam showers, and bathtub surrounds
Water Vapor Permeance (perms)1
0.902
0.19
0.363
Tested according to ASTM E96, using the desiccant method at 100°F (38°C) and 90% RH
Previously reported a value of 0.75 perms when tested according to ASTM E96, using the water method at 73.4°F (23°C) and 50% RH
3
1/2" – 12.5 mm-thick KERDI-BOARD tested
1
2
While the water vapor permeance of KERDI-BOARD meets the water vapor permeance recommendations for continuous use steam rooms
in tile industry standard guidelines, Schluter®-Systems has chosen to require the KERDI-DS membrane for these demanding applications in
an effort to be conservative and provide the best possible solution for our customers.
Thus, the Schluter®-Shower System has solutions that provide superior moisture management for virtually any tile application.
VAPOR — The importance of water vapor management
39
PRODUCT & ORDERING INFO
Ordering information for the Schluter®-Shower System and DITRA components outlined in this Handbook is located below.
For technical support, our Illustrated Price List, or additional information on our complete product line, please call 1-800-472-4588 (USA)
or 1-800-667-8746 (Canada), or visit our comprehensive website at www.schluter.com.
Schluter®-KERDI
KERDI is a pliable sheet-applied polyethylene waterproofing membrane and vapor
retarder that guarantees uniform thickness. It is covered on both sides with a fleece
webbing to anchor the membrane in thin-set mortar.
KERDI waterproofing membrane
Item No.
KERDI 200/5M
KERDI 200/10M
KERDI 200/20M
KERDI 200
Dimensions
3' 3" x 16' 5" = 54 ft2 (1 m x 5 m = 5 m2 )
3' 3" x 33' = 108 ft2 (1 m x 10 m = 10 m2 )
3' 3" x 65' 7" = 215 ft2 (1 m x 20 m = 20 m2 )
3' 3" x 98' 5" = 323 ft2 (1 m x 30 m = 30 m2)
Thickness
8
8
8
8
mil
mil
mil
mil
KERDI-DS waterproofing membrane
KERDI-DS
3' 3" x 98' 5" = 323 ft2 (1 m x 30 m = 30 m2)
20 mil
KERDI-BAND waterproofing strip
KEBA
KEBA
KEBA
KEBA
KEBA
KEBA
KEBA
Waterproofing strip
100/125/5M
100/125/10M
100/185/5M
100/250/5M
100/125
100/185
100/250
5" x 16' 5" (125 mm x 5 m)
5" x 33' (125 mm x 10 m)
7-1/4" x 16' 5" (185 mm x 5 m)
10" x 16' 5" (250 mm x 5 m)
5" x 98' 5" (125 mm x 30 m)
7-1/4" x 98' 5" (185 mm x 30 m)
10" x 98' 5" (250 mm x 30 m)
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
mil
mil
mil
mil
mil
mil
mil
KERDI-KERECK-F waterproofing corners
Inside corner (FI)
Outside corner (FA)
Item No.
KERECK/FI 2
KERECK/FI 10
KERECK/FA 2
KERECK/FA 10
Type/Quantity
Inside corner / 2 units
Inside corner / 10 units
Outside corner / 2 units
Outside corners / 10 units
Thickness
4 mil
4 mil
4 mil
4 mil
KERDI-KERECK-F 135º inside and bench corners
Item No.
Packaging
Bench/neo-angle package
1 left and 1 right bench corner, 2 135º inside corners
135º inside corners / 2 units
Thickness
KERECK135/FI10
135º inside corners / 10 units
4 mil
KERSB135KLR
1 left and 1 right bench corner
4 mil
KERSB135K5LR
5 left and 5 right bench corner
4 mil
KERSB135K
Left corner (L)
Right corner (R)
KERECK135/FI2
4 mil
KERDI-KERS waterproofing corners
Item No.
KERS20L
KERS28L
KERS20R
KERS28R
Type/Size
Left: 3/4" (20 mm)
Left: 1-1/8" (28 mm)
Right: 3/4" (20 mm)
Right: 1-1/8" (28 mm)
Thickness
4 mil
4 mil
4 mil
4 mil
KERDI-SEAL-PS pipe seal with gasket
KERDI-SEAL-PS
KERDI-SEAL-MV
Item No.
KMS185/12
KMS185/20
KMS10185/12
KMS10185/20
Opening diameter/Quantity
1/2" (12.5 mm) / 1 unit
3/4" (20 mm) / 1 unit
1/2" (12.5 mm) / 10 units
3/4" (20 mm) / 10 units
Thickness
4 mil
4 mil
4 mil
4 mil
7/8" (22 mm) / 5 units
4 mil
KERDI-KM pipe seal
KM5117/22
KERDI-SEAL-MV mixing valve seal with gasket
KMSMV235/114
KMSMV10235/114
*Color codes: BW - Bright white, G - Grey Note: 1 mil = 1 one-thousandth of an inch.
KERDI is listed by cUPC® and evaluated by ICC-ES
(Report Nos. ESR-2467 and PMG-1204).
40 PRODUCT & ORDERING INFO
4-1/2" (114 mm) / 1 unit
4-1/2" (114 mm) / 10 units
KERDI-FIX adhesive/sealant
Item No.
KERDIFIX/color*
KERDIFIX/SB/G
Volume
290 ml
600 ml
4 mil
4 mil
Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN
KERDI-DRAIN is a floor drain designed with a sloped, integrated bonding flange to provide
a secure connection to KERDI and other bonded waterproof membranes at the top of
the assembly.
Unique Features and Benefits:
- Appropriate for both mortar bed and KERDI-SHOWER-ST tray installations.
-Features a fully adjustable square grate and accommodates a wide range of tile
thicknesses 1/4" to 1-1/4" (6 mm to 31 mm). Grate is available in stainless steel (E),
stainless steel with oil-rubbed bronze finish (EOB), brushed brass anodized aluminum
(AMGB), brushed copper/bronze anodized aluminum (AKGB), and brushed nickel
anodized aluminum (ATGB).
- Ideal for new construction and renovation work.
-Saves installation time and labor, as it eliminates the prep work required for a traditional
two-step mortar pan.
- Integrated bonding flange ensures secure connection to KERDI at top of the assembly.
4" Grate Options
6" Grate Options
Tileable
Anodized Aluminum
Tileable (ECS)
Patent pending
Brushed
nickel
(ATGB)
Stainless Steel
Brushed
copper/
bronze
(AKGB)
Stainless Steel
Oil-rubbed Stainless
bronze
steel (E)
(EOB)
Brushed
brass
(AMGB)
(6E)
(6RE)
KERDI-DRAIN - Components - ABS, PVC or stainless steel flange
ABS or PVC flange
Stainless steel flange
Includes
1
2
4
3
4
3
2
5
KERDI-DRAIN
Drain with integrated bonding flange in ABS,
PVC or stainless steel, and grate assembly
2
KERDI-KERECK-F
Pre-formed waterproofing corners
4 inside
2 outside
3
KERDI-SEAL-PS
Pipe seal (3/4")
1
KERDI-SEAL-MV
1
5
KERDI-FIX
Mixing valve seal
Sealing and bonding compound (66 ml)
1
(Included with stainless steel flange only)
3" (75 mm) drain outlet
ABS flange
PVC flange
Stainless steel
flange
KD2/ABS/E
KD2/PVC/E
KD2/E/E
1
1
Oil-rubbed bronze
KD2/ABS/EOB
KD2/PVC/EOB
stainless steel (EOB)
Brushed brass
1
KD2/ABS/AMGB KD2/PVC/AMGB1
anod. alu. (AMGB)
Brushed copper/ bronze KD2/ABS/AKGB1 KD2/PVC/AKGB1
anod. alu. (AKGB)
Brushed nickel
KD2/ABS/ATGB1 KD2/PVC/ATGB1
anod. alu. (ATGB)
1
1
4
4" (100 mm) Square Grate
Tileable (ECS)
Quantity
1
2" (50 mm) drain outlet
Stainless steel (E)
Description
KD2/ABS/ECS1
KD2/PVC/ECS1
1
KD2/E/EOB
ABS flange
PVC flange
Stainless steel
flange
6" (150 mm) Square or Round Grate
Square Grate
1
KD3/PVC/6E1
stainless steel (E) KD3/ABS/6E
Round Grate
1
1
stainless steel (E) KD3/ABS/6RE KD3/PVC/6RE
KD3/E/6E1
KD3/E/6RE1
KD2/E/AMGB1
KD2/E/AKGB1
KD2/E/ATGB1
Also available:
Stainless steel flange with
2" (50 mm) threaded outlet.
KD2/E/ECS1
6" (150 mm) Square or Round Grate
Square Grate
KD2/ABS/6E1
KD2/PVC/6E1
KD2/E/6E1
stainless steel (E)
Round Grate
KD2/ABS/6RE1
KD2/PVC/6RE1
KD2/E/6RE1
stainless steel (E)
Listed by ICC-ES (Report No. PMG-1204), UPC®, CSA, and NSF.
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Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN - Adaptor Kits
KERDI-DRAIN ADAPTOR KITS are used to convert traditional
clamping ring drains to integrated bonding flange drains when removal of
the clamping ring drain is not practical.
Residential
Commercial
Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN with residential adaptor ring and ABS flange
Includes
1
2
3
4
5
Description
Quantity
1
KERDI-DRAIN
Drain, with integrated bonding flange and grate assembly
2
Adaptor ring**
For residential clamping ring drains
1
1
4 inside and
2 outside
3
KERDI-KERECK-F
Preformed waterproofing corners
4
KERDI-SEAL-PS
Pipe seal (3/4")
1
5
KERDI-SEAL-MV
Mixing valve seal
1
6
KERDI-FIX
Sealing and bonding compound (66 ml)
1
** D Schluter-Systems L.P., U.S. patent No. D593,641, other patents pending.
Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN with commercial adaptor ring and ABS flange
1
Includes
1
2
3
Description
Quantity
1
KERDI-DRAIN
Drain, with integrated bonding flange in ABS or stainless steel,
and grate assembly
2
Adaptor ring**
For commercial clamping ring drains
3
KERDI-FIX
Sealing and bonding compound (66 ml)
1
** D Schluter-Systems L.P., U.S. patent No. D593,641, other patents pending.
Commercial
Residential
Adaptor kit with standard
ABS bonding flange
4" (100 mm) Square Grate
Stainless steel
(E)
Oil-rubbed bronze
stainless steel (EOB)
Brushed brass
anod. alu. (AMGB)
Brushed copper/ bronze
anod. alu. (AKGB)
Brushed nickel
anod. alu. (ATGB)
Standard ABS
bonding flange
Extended ABS
bonding flange
Stainless steel
bonding flange
KDA/ABS/E
KDA/ABSL/E
KDA/E/E
4" (100 mm) Square Grate
KDAR/ABS/E
KDAR/ABS/EOB
KDAR/ABS/AMGB
KDAR/ABS/AKGB
KDAR/ABS/ATGB
Stainless steel
(E)
Oil-rubbed bronze
stainless steel (EOB)
Brushed brass
anod. alu. (AMGB)
Brushed copper/ bronze
anod. alu. (AKGB)
Brushed nickel
anod. alu. (ATGB)
KDA/ABS/EOB
KDA/ABSL/EOB
KDA/E/EOB
KDA/ABS/AMGB
KDA/ABSL/AMGB
KDA/E/AMGB
KDA/ABS/AKGB
KDA/ABSL/AKGB
KDA/E/AKGB
KDA/ABS/ATGB
KDA/ABSL/ATGB
KDA/E/ATGB
Tileable grate (ECS)
KDA/ABS/ECS
KDA/ABSL/ECS
KDA/E/ECS
KDA/ABS/6E
KDA/ABSL/6E
KDA/E/6E
KDA/ABS/6RE
KDA/ABSL/6RE
KDA/E/6RE
6" (150 mm) Square or Round Grate
Square Grate
stainless steel (E)
Round Grate
stainless steel (E)
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Schluter®-KERDI-LINE
KERDI-LINE is a low profile linear floor drain specifically designed for bonded
waterproofing assemblies. KERDI-LINE can be installed adjacent to walls or at
intermediate locations in showers, wet rooms, and other applications that require
waterproofing and drainage. The floor can be sloped on a single plane to KERDI-LINE,
which enables the use of large-format tiles and creates interesting design opportunities.
KERDI-LINE consists of a formed stainless steel channel body and a grate assembly
that can be seamlessly adjusted to the thickness of the ceramic tile or stone covering
from 1/8" to 1" (3 mm to 25 mm). Grate assemblies are available in three designs:
closed, perforated, or tileable covering support.
Note: There are multiple selections to be made for this product. Start by selecting the
appropriate flange length then proceed to grate selection accordingly, keeping in mind
there are two frame heights with two grate options (A or B), and a frameless option (D).
7/8" 2 1/4"
22 mm 57 mm
Intermediate placement
4 23/32" 120 mm
7/8"
22 mm
15/16 - 24 mm
Wall placement
7/8"
22 mm
15/16 - 24 mm
7/8" 2 1/4"
22 mm 57 mm
5 15/32" 137 mm
8" - 20.3 cm
=L
=L
=L1
=L1
Channel body with center outlet
3/8" 10 mm
1-27/32" 47 mm
Channel body with off-set outlet
3/8" 10 mm
2-1/8" - 54 mm
2" - 50 mm
=H
=H
2-29/32" - 74 mm
2-29/32" - 74 mm
Closed (A)
Perforated (B)
Frameless Tileable (D)
Patent pending
KERDI-LINE linear floor drain
Bonding flange
Grate A
Grate B
L=
L1=
in. - cm in. - cm
Center outlet
Off-set outlet
Frame =
3/4" - 19 mm
Frame =
1-1/8" - 30 mm
Frame =
3/4" - 19 mm
Frame =
1-1/8" - 30 mm
20 - 50
24 - 60
28 - 70
32 - 80
36 - 90
40 - 100
44 - 110
48 - 120
52 - 130
56 - 140
60 - 150
64 - 160
68 - 170
KLV 60 E 50
KLV 60 E 60
KLV 60 E 70
KLV 60 E 80
KLV 60 E 90
KLV 60 E 100
KLV 60 E 110
KLV 60 E 120
KLV 60 E 130
KLV 60 E 140
KLV 60 E 150
KLV 60 E 160
KLV 60 E 170
KLVO 60 E 70
KLVO 60 E 80
KLVO 60 E 90
KLVO 60 E 100
KLVO 60 E 110
KLVO 60 E 120
-
KLAR 19 EB 50
KLAR 19 EB 60
KLAR 19 EB 70
KLAR 19 EB 80
KLAR 19 EB 90
KLAR 19 EB 100
KLAR 19 EB 110
KLAR 19 EB 120
KLAR 19 EB 130
KLAR 19 EB 140
KLAR 19 EB 150
KLAR 19 EB 160
KLAR 19 EB 170
KLAR 30 EB 50
KLAR 30 EB 60
KLAR 30 EB 70
KLAR 30 EB 80
KLAR 30 EB 90
KLAR 30 EB 100
KLAR 30 EB 110
KLAR 30 EB 120
KLAR 30 EB 130
KLAR 30 EB 140
KLAR 30 EB 150
KLAR 30 EB 160
KLAR 30 EB 170
KLB 19 EB 50
KLB 19 EB 60
KLB 19 EB 70
KLB 19 EB 80
KLB 19 EB 90
KLB 19 EB 100
KLB 19 EB 110
KLB 19 EB 120
KLB 19 EB 130
KLB 19 EB 140
KLB 19 EB 150
KLB 19 EB 160
KLB 19 EB 170
KLB 30 EB 50
KLB 30 EB 60
KLB 30 EB 70
KLB 30 EB 80
KLB 30 EB 90
KLB 30 EB 100
KLB 30 EB 110
KLB 30 EB 120
KLB 30 EB 130
KLB 30 EB 140
KLB 30 EB 150
KLB 30 EB 160
KLB 30 EB 170
22 - 55
26 - 65
30 - 75
34 - 85
38 - 95
42 - 105
46 - 115
50 - 125
54 - 135
58 - 145
62 - 155
66 - 165
70 - 175
72 - 180 74 - 185 KLV 60 E 180
-
Grate D
For use
with bonding
flange with
center outlet
For use
with bonding
flange with
off-set outlet
KLDRE 50
KLDRE 60
KLDRE 70 KLDRO E 70
KLDRE 80 KLDRO E 80
KLDRE 90 KLDRO E 90
KLDRE 100 KLDRO E 100
KLDRE 110 KLDRO E 110
KLDRE 120 KLDRO E 120
KLDRE 130
KLDRE 140
KLDRE 150
KLDRE 160
KLDRE 170
KLAR 19 EB 180 KLAR 30 EB 180 KLB 19 EB 180 KLB 30 EB 180 KLDRE 180
KERDI-LINE is listed by ICC-ES (Report No. PMG-1204), UPC®, CSA, and NSF.
Note: Purchase bonding flange and grate assembly separately.
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Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER
KERDI-SHOWER prefabricated substrates are made of expanded polystyrene foam,
for use in conjunction with the KERDI waterproofing membrane. Prefabricated
substrates provide an alternative to shower bases constructed of mortar and other
shower elements constructed of framing and solid backing.
KERDI-SHOWER-ST shower tray for use with KERDI-DRAIN
Item No.
ST-122
ST-183
ST-81/152
ST-81/152 BR
KERDI-SHOWER-ST
shower tray
48"
72"
32"
32"
Dimensions
48" (122 cm x 122 cm)
72" (183 cm x 183 cm
60" (81 cm x 152 cm)
60" (81 cm x 152 cm)
x
x
x
x
Drain Placement
Center
Center
Center
Off-center
KERDI-SHOWER-L/-LS shower tray for use with KERDI-LINE
KSL
KSL
KSL
KSL
1000 S
1400 S
1000
1400
39"
55"
39"
55"
x
x
x
x
39"
55"
39"
55"
(100
(140
(100
(140
cm
cm
cm
cm
x
x
x
x
100
140
100
140
cm)
cm)
cm)
cm)
Wall
Wall
Center
Center
KERDI-SHOWER-SB shower bench
Item No.
SB41
SB2981
SB29107
SB29122
SB4181
SB41122
KERDI-SHOWER-L/-LS shower trays
Benches
16"
32"
42"
48"
32"
48"
x
x
x
x
x
x
Dimensions1
16" (41 cm x 41 cm)
11-1/2" (81 cm x 29 cm)
11-1/2" (107 cm x 29 cm)
11-1/2" (122 cm x 29 cm)
16" (81 cm x 41 cm)
16" (122 cm x 41 cm)
Shape
Triangular
Rectangular
Rectangular
Rectangular
Rectangular
Rectangular
KERDI-SHOWER-SC shower curb
Item No.
SC122
Curb
Dimensions
48" x 6" x 4-1/2" (122 cm x 15 cm x 11.5 cm)
KERDI-SHOWER-SR shower ramp
Item No.
SR122
Ramp
1
Dimensions
48" x 15-7/8" (122 cm x 40 cm)
Height = 20" (51 cm)
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD-SN
KERDI-BOARD-SN prefabricated shower niche
KB
KB
KB
KB
1
12
12
12
12
Item No.
SN 305 152
SN 305 305
SN 305 508
SN 305 711
A
A
A1
A1
12"
12"
12"
12"
x
x
x
x
Dimensions1
6" (305 mm x 152 mm)
12" (305 mm x 305 mm)
20" (305 mm x 508 mm)
28" (305 mm x 711 mm)
Shelf
1
1
Depth = 3-1/2" (8.9 cm)
Schluter-Systems Shower Profiles
3/8"
H = 3 16" (5 mm) or (10 mm)
3/8" (10 mm)
H = 1/2"
(12 5 mm)
SHOWERPROFILE-S tapered edging profile
= H2
2%
= H1
=L
SHOWERPROFILE-S
25/32 (20 mm)
H
7/8 (22mm) /
1-1/4 32 mm)
H
var ab e
Item No.
SPSA 50 EB/120
SPSA 50 EB/160
SPSA 50 EB/200
SPSB 100 EB/120
SPSB 100 EB/160
SPSB 100 EB/200
SPSB 125 EB/120
SPSB 125 EB/160
SPSB 125 EB/200
H
3/16" (5 mm)
3/16" (5 mm)
3/16" (5 mm)
3/8" (10 mm)
3/8" (10 mm)
3/8" (10 mm)
1/2" (12.5 mm)
1/2" (12.5 mm)
1/2" (12.5 mm)
H1
1/4" (6 mm)
1/4" (6 mm)
1/4" (6 mm)
3/8" (10 mm)
3/8" (10 mm)
3/8" (10 mm)
3/8" (10 mm)
3/8" (10 mm)
3/8" (10 mm)
H2
1-3/16" (30 mm)
1-1/2" (38 mm)
1-13/16" (46 mm)
1-11/32" (34 mm)
1-1/2" (38 mm)
2" (50 mm)
1-11/32" (34 mm)
1-1/2" (38 mm)
2" (50 mm)
Length
47-1/4" (1.2 m)
63" (1.6 m)
78-3/4" (2 m)
47-1/4" (1.2 m)
63" (1.6 m)
78-3/4" (2 m)
47-1/4" (1.2 m)
63" (1.6 m)
78-3/4" (2 m)
SHOWERPROFILE-R edging profile
SHOWERPROFILE-R
Item No.
SPRA 23 EB/100
SPRA 23 EB/140
SPRA 33 EB/100
SPRA 33 EB/140
35 mm 1 3/8''
KERDI-LINE-FC
44 PRODUCT & ORDERING INFO
Height
29/32" - 1-3/8" (23 mm - 35 mm)
29/32" - 1-3/8" (23 mm - 35 mm)
1-5/16" - 1-25/32" (33 mm - 45 mm)
1-5/16" - 1-25/32" (33 mm - 45 mm)
KERDI-LINE-FC cover plate
Item No.
V / KLEB 35
Width
1-3/8" (35 mm)
Length
39" (1 m)
55" (1.4 m)
39" (1 m)
55" (1.4 m)
Schluter ®-KERDI-SHOWER-KIT
The KERDI-SHOWER-KIT is an all-inclusive package containing the components
required to create a watertight shower assembly without a mortar bed.
1
3
Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-KIT
Includes
1
2
3
4
7
6
2
8
4
5
5
6
7
8
Quantity
Description
48" x 48" 72" x 72" 32" x 60"
KERDI-SHOWER-ST
KERDI-SHOWER-SC
KERDI 10 M
KERDI 12 M
KERDI 20 M
KERDI-BAND
KERDI-DRAIN
Shower Tray
Shower Curb 48" x 6" x 4-1/2"
Waterproofing membrane 3' 3" x 33'
Waterproofing membrane 3' 3" x 39' 4"
Waterproofing membrane 3' 3" x 65' 7"
Waterproofing strip 5" x 33'
Drain, with integrated bonding flange
with 2" (50 mm) outlet
1
1
KERDI-KERECK-F
KERDI-SEAL-PS
KERDI-SEAL-MV
Preformed waterproofing corners
4 inside and 2 outside
Pipe seal (3/4")
Mixing valve seal
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
72" - 183 cm
48" - 122 cm
72" - 183 cm
48" - 122 cm
72" x 72" (183 cm x 183 cm) Kit
48" x 48" (122 cm x 122 cm) Kit
Select material for drain (ABS or PVC) and grate finish
Select material for drain (ABS or PVC) and grate finish
Item No.
KK122ABSECS
KK122ABSE
KK122ABSEOB
KK122ABSATGB
KK122ABSAKGB
KK122ABSAMGB
KK122PVCECS
KK122PVCE
KK122PVCEOB
KK122PVCATGB
KK122PVCAKGB
KK122PVCAMGB
Drain
Material
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
Grate finish
Item No.
Tileable
Stainless steel 304 (1.4301 = V2A)
Oil-rubbed bronze stainless steel
Brushed nickel anodized aluminum
Brushed copper/bronze anod. alu.
Brushed brass anodized aluminum
Tileable
Stainless steel 304 (1.4301 = V2A)
Oil-rubbed bronze stainless steel
Brushed nickel anodized aluminum
Brushed copper/bronze anod. alu.
Brushed brass anodized aluminum
KK183ABSECS
KK183ABSE
KK183ABSEOB
KK183ABSATGB
KK183ABSAKGB
KK183ABSAMGB
KK183PVCECS
KK183PVCE
KK183PVCEOB
KK183PVCATGB
KK183PVCAKGB
KK183PVCAMGB
60" - 152 cm
Tileable
Stainless steel 304 (1.4301 = V2A)
Oil-rubbed bronze stainless steel
Brushed nickel anodized aluminum
Brushed copper/bronze anod. alu.
Brushed brass anodized aluminum
Tileable
Stainless steel 304 (1.4301 = V2A)
Oil-rubbed bronze stainless steel
Brushed nickel anodized aluminum
Brushed copper/bronze anod. alu.
Brushed brass anodized aluminum
32" - 81 cm
32" - 81 cm
Drain
Material
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
Note: Tray features off-center drain placement:
10" (25.4 cm) o.c. from end of tray.
32" x 60" (81 cm x 152 cm) Kit
Select material for drain (ABS or PVC) and grate finish
KK81152ABSECS
KK81152ABSE
KK81152ABSEOB
KK81152ABSATGB
KK81152ABSAKGB
KK81152ABSAMGB
KK81152PVCECS
KK81152PVCE
KK81152PVCEOB
KK81152PVCATGB
KK81152PVCAKGB
KK81152PVCAMGB
Grate finish
60" - 152 cm
32" x 60" (81 cm x 152 cm) Kit
Item No.
Drain
Material
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
Select material for drain (ABS or PVC) and grate finish
Grate finish
Tileable
Stainless steel 304 (1.4301 = V2A)
Oil-rubbed bronze stainless steel
Brushed nickel anodized aluminum
Brushed copper/bronze anod. alu.
Brushed brass anodized aluminum
Tileable
Stainless steel 304 (1.4301 = V2A)
Oil-rubbed bronze stainless steel
Brushed nickel anodized aluminum
Brushed copper/bronze anod. alu.
Brushed brass anodized aluminum
Item No.
KKB81152ABSECS
KKB81152ABSE
KKB81152ABSEOB
KKB81152ABSATGB
KKB81152ABSAKGB
KKB81152ABSAMGB
KKB81152PVCECS
KKB81152PVCE
KKB81152PVCEOB
KKB81152PVCATGB
KKB81152PVCAKGB
KKB81152PVCAMGB
Drain
Material
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
ABS
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
PVC
Grate finish
Tileable
Stainless steel 304 (1.4301 = V2A)
Oil-rubbed bronze stainless steel
Brushed nickel anodized aluminum
Brushed copper/bronze anod. alu.
Brushed brass anodized aluminum
Tileable
Stainless steel 304 (1.4301 = V2A)
Oil-rubbed bronze stainless steel
Brushed nickel anodized aluminum
Brushed copper/bronze anod. alu.
Brushed brass anodized aluminum
Note: The KERDI-SHOWER-KIT is also available without the drain. This kit contains the same components as the complete KERDI-SHOWER-KIT, except the KERDI-DRAIN which
must be purchased separately. This kit allows you to select the drain that is best suited to your application (i.e. KERDI-DRAIN with 3" outlet or KERDI-DRAIN with adaptor ring).
PRODUCT & ORDERING INFO
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Schluter ®-KERDI-BOARD
KERDI-BOARD is a multifunctional tile substrate and building panel, which can also be
used for creating bonded waterproofing assemblies with tile coverings. It consists of an
extruded polystyrene foam panel, with a special reinforcement material on both sides
and fleece webbing for effective anchoring in thin-set mortar.
The boards are simply cut to size with a utility knife. The gridlines, which are printed on
the surface, are helpful for neat and quick cuts and installation. Tiles can be installed
directly over KERDI-BOARD using the thin-set method.
Additional panels and accessories
Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD
Please refer to our Illustrated Price List for details.
Substrate and building panel
Grooved panels
L-shaped panels
U-shaped panels
Profiles
Anchors
Washers, screws
and adhesive tape
H=
Panel dimension:
1/2" (12.5 mm)
Panel dimension:
3/16" (5 mm)
3/8" (9 mm)
1/2" (12.5 mm)
Panel dimension:
3/16" (5 mm)
3/8" (9 mm)
1/2" (12.5 mm)
5/8" (15 mm)
Panel dimension:
3/4" (19 mm)
1" (25 mm)
1-1/2" (38 mm)
2" (50 mm)
Panel dimension:
5/8" (15 mm)
Item No.
32" x 48" (81 cm x 122 cm)
KB 12 1220 812
48" x 64" (122 cm x 162.5 cm)
KB 5 1220 1625
KB 9 1220 1625
KB 12 1220 1625
48" x 96" (122 cm x 244 cm)
KB 5 1220 2440
KB 9 1220 2440
KB 12 1220 2440
KB 15 1220 2440
24-1/2" x 96" (62.5 cm x 244 cm)
KB 19 625 2440
KB 25 625 2440
KB 38 625 2440
KB 50 625 2440
48" x 120" (122 cm x 305 cm)
KB 15 1220 3050
Schluter ®-DITRA
DITRA is a pressure-stable polyethylene uncoupling membrane, vacuum-formed
in a cutback grid design, with an anchoring fleece laminated to its underside.
DITRA is 1/8" (3 mm) in height. DITRA-XL is 5/16" (7 mm) in height.
Schluter®-DITRA
Item No.
Packaging
DITRA uncoupling and waterproofing membrane (1/8" - 3 mm thick)
DITRA and DITRA-XL are listed by cUPC® and
evaluated by ICC-ES (Report Nos. ESR-2467 and
PMG-1204).
DITRA 5M
DITRA 150
DITRA 30
3' 3" x 16' 5" = 54 ft2 (1 m x 5 m = 5 m2 )
3' 3" x 45' 9" = 150 ft2 (1 m x 14 m = 14 m2 )
3' 3" x 98' 5" = 323 ft2 (1 m x 30 m = 30 m2)
DITRA-XL uncoupling and waterproofing membrane (5/16" - 7 mm thick)
DITRA-XL/175
3' 3" x 53' 3" = 175 ft2 (1 m x 16.25 m = 16.25 m2 )
Schluter ®-DITRA-TROWEL and Schluter ®-KERDI-TROWEL
Used to install DITRA and KERDI membranes. The DITRA-TROWEL features an
11/64" x 11/64" (4.5 mm x 4.5 mm) square-notched design while the KERDI-TROWEL
features a 1/8" x 1/8" (3 mm x 3 mm) square-notched design.
Schluter®-DITRA-TROWEL and Schluter®-KERDI-TROWEL
Trowels used to install Schluter®-DITRA and Schluter®-KERDI membranes
Item No.
Notch Size
Packaging
TRL-DIT6
11/64" x 11/64" (4.5 mm x 4.5 mm)
6 units
TRL-KER6
1/8" x 1/8" (3 mm x 3 mm)
6 units
46 PRODUCT & ORDERING INFO
WARRANTY
Schluter ®-Shower System 10-Year Limited Warranty
COVERAGE AND CONDITIONS: Subject to the conditions and limitations as stated hereinafter, Schluter-Systems* warrants that the
Schluter®-Shower System (the “Products”)** will meet all composition and performance criteria for a period of ten (10) years from the date of
purchase only when the Products are used and installed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Schluter®-Shower System Installation
Handbook and industry standard guidelines that are not in conflict with the Handbook in effect at the time of installation. Further, efflorescence is
considered to be a natural occurrence with cementitious materials and is therefore not considered to be a defective condition and is not covered
by this warranty. It is the responsibility of the owner/builder/installer to ensure the suitability of all building materials and all associated building
materials for the owner’s intended use. It is recommended that the owner consult with an experienced and professional installer.
RESOLUTION: If the Products fail to meet this warranty, then the owner’s exclusive remedy and the sole obligation of Schluter-Systems, at its
election, shall be to a) reinstall or replace the failed portion of the tile assembly or b) pay an amount not to exceed the original square foot cost
of the installation of the tile assembly verified to be defective. Tile assembly is defined to include all Schluter®-KERDI products, non-reusable
tile surfaces, and the appropriate setting and grouting materials. Further, due to conditions beyond the control of Schluter-Systems (e.g., color
and shade availability, discontinuation, normal wear and tear), Schluter-Systems cannot guarantee or warrant an exact match to the specific
tile, stone, or other covering materials used in the installation. In such events, substantially similar materials may be substituted.
DISCLAIMER: THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES BEYOND THIS EXPRESSED WARRANTY AS STATED ABOVE. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES,
REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARISING BY STATUTE
OR OTHERWISE BY LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. SCHLUTER-SYSTEMS EXCLUDES AND IN NO
EVENT SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR OTHERWISE CONNECTED TO FAILURE OF THE PRODUCTS, NOR MISUSE OF THE
PRODUCTS OR FAILURE TO PROPERLY MAINTAIN THE SHOWER OR BATHTUB SURROUND. REGARDLESS OF ANY STRICT LIABILITY,
ACTIVE OR PASSIVE NEGLIGENCE OF SCHLUTER-SYSTEMS, AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY (CONTRACT OR TORT
OR EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL OR OTHER), NOR FROM ACTS OF WAR, TERRORISM, FAULTY AND NEGLIGENT PENETRATION OF THE
SYSTEM, FIRES, EXPLOSIONS, ACTS OF GOD, INTENTIONAL ACTS OF DESTRUCTION OR ANY LOSSES DUE TO STRUCTURAL FAILURE
OR OTHER CAUSES UNRELATED TO THE PRODUCTS OR DELAYS, OR ANY OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THE REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE
THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS;
SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW DISCLAIMERS OR OTHER RESTRICTIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF
THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
TRANSFERABILITY: This Limited Warranty extends ONLY to the original end user (defined as original intended owner and user of the
property/unit in which the installation is incorporated - herein referred to as “Owner”) and is not transferable or assignable, unless approved in
writing by the Technical Director or an Officer of Schluter-Systems or otherwise prohibited by specific state or provincial law.
MODIFICATIONS TO WARRANTY: No changes or modification of any terms or conditions of this warranty are allowed unless authorized
by written agreement and signed by the Technical Director or an Officer of Schluter-Systems.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This warranty shall supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written warranties, agreements, or other such
representations made by or on behalf of Schluter-Systems relative to the Products or the application of the Products and shall apply to any
installation occurring on or after January 1, 2013.
CLAIMS ON THIS LIMITED WARRANTY: To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, the Owner must provide Schluter-Systems with
written notice within 30 days of any alleged defect in the Products covered by this Limited Warranty, together with date and proof of purchase
of the Products, proof of the costs of the original installation and name and address of all installers, failing which this Limited Warranty shall be
of no legal effect. Schluter-Systems reserves the right at its election and as a condition of this Limited Warranty to inspect the alleged failed and
defective condition.
All U.S. Claims shall be sent to: All Canadian Claims shall be sent to:
Schluter Systems L.P.
Attn: Warranty Claims Dept.
194 Pleasant Ridge Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-5841 Schluter Systems (Canada), Inc.
Attn: Warranty Claims Dept.
21100 chemin Ste-Marie
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3Y8 *For the purpose of this warranty Schluter Systems, L.P. shall provide the warranty for all products for end users located in the United States, and
Schluter Systems (Canada) Inc. shall provide the warranty for all products for end users located in Canada. This warranty is limited to sales
of the Products made in and intended for use in the United States and Canada.
**Schluter®-Shower System (the “Products”): The Products are defined to include all Schluter®-KERDI products referred to in the
Handbook and used in the integrated Schluter®-Shower System.
WARRANTY
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All product names are registered trademarks of Schluter Systems K.G. and licensed to Schluter Systems L.P.
Date: 11/2013
© 2013 Schluter Systems L.P.
www.schluter.com
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Schluter Systems L.P. • 194 Pleasant Ridge Road, Plattsburgh, NY • 12901-5841 • Tel.: 800-472-4588 • Fax: 800-477-9783
Schluter Systems (Canada) Inc. • 21100 chemin Ste-Marie, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3Y8 • Tel.: 800-667-8746 • Fax: 877-667-2410
[email protected]
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