The slate consisted of gauged and honed material in a darker mixed earth colors with green overtones. Gauged stone means that it is cut to a consistent thickness and honed indicates that the face of the slate is finished with a flat surface rather than an unfinished, rough surface.
The floor contains in-floor heating that also runs into the shower floor and up onto the bench in the shower itself. Yes, you can have in-floor heating in your shower! Over the heating element on the bathroom floor we installed Schluter Ditra underlayment membrane, then the slate.
The shower is a full kerdi shower installation with the tile continuing up to the vaulted ceiling on one side and a mountain silhouette or relief cut on the other. The homeowner actually drew the shape of the silhouette on cardboard and I cut it out of the slate above the shower head.
The outside edge of the shower wall as well as the top of the wainscot is finished with Schluter Rondec in a Tuscan bronze finish. This is a metal finishing edge for tile and stone and is available in several different colors and styles to give an installation a clean, finished look rather than just unfinished tile along the top.
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