The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will offer Understanding and Installing Ceramic Tile (UICT) and Mortar Shower Base and Waterproofing (MSBW) classes for its 24th consecutive year and has expanded the course to five sessions to meet increased demand.
Every installation stands to benefit from the heightened long-term stability that underlayment products provide. Often, the most important steps to a project need to be taken before the first tile is set.
Because the home’s exterior is constantly exposed to water from a variety of environmental elements, large-format tile exterior renovation projects are actually considered a challenging installation if not properly executed.
Curbless shower systems are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners, designers, architects and installers due to their sleek and modern finish. However, it’s important to acknowledge all aspects that factor into ensuring a successful installation.
Brett Mauney, CTC, CTI, Merkrete’s technical sales manager, offers advice on how to offset any issues that might arise before, during and after a shower installation. His tips include how to do your due diligence before starting, figure out which waterproofing options are best, talks liquid-applied membranes and advises to find a manufacturer whose products will help set you up for success.
Merkrete Hydro Guard SP-1’s ultimate elongation, adhesion and strength properties provide a 100% waterproof membrane that limits the transfer of substrate cracks to the finished ceramic or stone tile surface.