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Flowing flooring solutions from Schlüter-Systems

Schlüter-Systems has revealed two new product designs in the Schlüter-KERDI range to assist in the ease of flow of showers and wetrooms.

It is not unusual for a tiled shower or wetroom to require a flush transition between the shower area and the rest of the floor, which can be a challenging process to specify. However, tile and stone accessory experts Schlüter-Systems are making things much easier with the help of two of their recent launches within the Schlüter-KERDI range.

Schlüter-KERDI-SHOWER-LTS is a range of shower trays created with a preformed slope, one of which has been designed specifically to work alongside Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-G3 drain. The drain stands at just 78mm in height, and the low height version of the shower tray works within these perimeters to create a simple solution.

When the Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-G3 drainage system was launched in early 2020, it was just one part of the low height puzzle – the next logical step was to introduce a compatible shower tray to allow for level access and full peace of mind.

As per BS EN 5385, falls should be between 1:35 and 1:80. Any shallower than 1:80 means water will not drain effectively, whereas any steeper than 1:35 would be classed as a slip hazard. Most shower trays sit in between this point at 1:50, but Schluter’s low height shower tray is unique in that it has a fall of 1:80. This means that rather than rising 20mm for every meter gradient (as per a standard 1:50 fall), it will be 12.5mm, saving the difference between 20mm and 12.5mm. This is a massive 7.5mm every meter, which will be extremely valuable in keeping build-ups low.

Using a single source solution from one manufacturer is ideal both with regards to warranties and the knowledge that the products have been designed to work together, ensuring a long-lasting installation. Not only do the drain and low height shower tray do this, but they are also compatible with many other Schlüter products.

KERDI-LINE-G3 can be used with a range of drain grate options to ensure your bathroom gets the desired finish. Schlüter offers many different design possibilities with their Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-STYLE drain grate range. These are suitable for use with different thicknesses of floor tile and stone from as low as 6mm to 20mm and more, giving you full flexibility.

You may also want to add a heating element to your bathroom floor. Since the KERDI-SHOWER-LTS have a length of 2000m with the option to cut to the appropriate size, this is entirely possible. Cut to 1000mm long, the low height tray will work perfectly with a 18mm timber floor and Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-DUO underfloor heating system.

Both the KERDI-LINE-G3 and KERDI-SHOWER-LTS are exciting and welcome additions to the Schlüter-KERDI family, helping to create even more single source system solutions. To find out more about the shower and wetroom products from Schlüter-Systems, visit www.lowheight.drain.co.uk

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