Tile installers, like any professional contractors, want to do their jobs faster without compromising their quality standards or driving up their material costs. To help installers achieve this goal, Schluter Systems is providing its Kerdi waterproof membrane in a roll twice as wide as the previous roll. The new size of Schluter-KERDI membrane is 6’ 7” (2 meters) wide, versus a standard roll that is 3’ 3” (1 meter) wide. The length of membrane on each roll remains 98’ 5” so there are 646 ft2 of waterproofing membrane on each of the wide Kerdi rolls.
This new size can be used by installers to cover the wall area from a shower floor to standard shower head height so the walls can be made waterproof with a single piece of Kerdi membrane. This application means there are fewer seams so the waterproofing of the shower area can be completed in less time. Using the wider sheets of membrane also provides a more uniform flat surface for tiling because there are fewer areas of overlapping membrane.
The Kerdi membrane on the wider roll is exactly the same material as standard rolls of membrane and integrates with all Schluter shower system components. Standard width rolls of Kerdi membrane will continue to be sold in rolls of 54 ft2, 75 ft2, 108 ft2, 215 ft2, and 323 ft2.
Schluter®-Systems products are specifically designed for the tile industry to ensure that installations maintain integrity and durability. The company’s product line includes over 8,000 items, including tile trims, uncoupling membranes, waterproof building panels, shower systems, and most recently thin-set mortar. Schluter®-Systems is renowned for its state-of-the-art technology with attention to detail for highly functional and visually appealing results.