I’ve just completed a full shower remodel in Fort Collins, Colorado. The existing shower had a fiberglass shower basin and white 4 x 4 inch tile. I removed the fiberglass pan and replaced it with a curbless tiled floor utilizing the kerdi membrane and drain with a regular deck mud shower base. The bench across the back of the shower was also rebuilt and two niches were installed in opposite walls. This shower also has two shower heads, one on each end.
The entire shower was built using Schluter’s Kerdi waterproofing membrane. Kerdi is a waterproof polyethylene sheet which, when installed correctly, creates a watertight, mold-free shower.
The tile was grouted with Laticrete’s Spectralock epoxy-based grout. Spectralock is the best epoxy grout currently available and is the only epoxy I will use. Spectralock is a stain-proof, durable alternative to regular portland-based grout.
In my opinion Spectralock is bullet-proof and the best logical choice for most tile installations. It assists tremendously with cleaning since it does not stain and will not hold dirt. Just wipe it clean. Who doesn’t want that? It also never needs to be sealed. When installing most ceramic and porcelain tile and utilizing Spectralock you can forego the sealer – it is not needed.
The homeowners are having a frameless shower glass enclosure installed with brushed nickel hardware to match the shower trim pieces and Kerdi drain grate. The Kerdi drain is available in just about every metallic finish and really finishes off the shower trim nicely.
If you need master bathroom shower tile installed with Kerdi in Fort Collins, or any part of Northern Colorado, just give us a call or fill out our Contact Form. You may click on any of the photos below for a full-size version.
Here is a quick photo / video progression of the remodel from start to finish.