The Reference Library

Need help getting from start to finish without missing anything? You’re in luck! I’ve written stuff to help you do that. Each manual here is specific to a particular waterproofing method and combination of walls / base of your shower.

If you’re not sure which method you’ll be using, or what methods are available, we’ll start with the basics:

Start here: Choosing a Waterproofing Method for your Shower

Waterproofing methods for your showerNot sure which manual you need or which method you want to use?  Here you go!

Download this free manual to figure out which method would be best for your project. It will walk you through each method so you can figure out which one fits your budget, skills and time frame.

Once you decide which to use you can find the specific manual you need for your particular installation. It will also help you weed out many misconceptions about certain methods as well as shower building in general.

Start with this manual so you can nail down exactly what you need and you don’t waste time on stuff you don’t.

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Design and Layout manualBasic Layout and Design for Tile and Stone

This manual walks you through BASIC layout and design for showers and small floors. It is utilized AFTER you have your shower properly waterproofed and/or your flooring substrate built and installed.

It does not cover any aspects of building your shower or floor substrate or waterproofing them. However, after you waterproof it you’ll want to install tile, right?

Otherwise you wouldn’t be here…

You can purchase this manual by itself here:

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Building a traditionally waterproofed shower for tile

Traditionally waterproofed shower base and walls

This manual includes the proper procedure for creating a traditionally waterproofed shower with tiled floor and walls. It walks you through the entire process from bare wall studs and floor up to a completely waterproofed floor and wall substrate ready for tile.

If you’ve decided you want to use the traditional method and you are tiling both the floor and walls of the shower – this is the manual you need.

It includes the entire process instructions, photos, graphics and bad humor – all in one manual! I’ve also thrown in a materials and products list of things you’ll need as well as an ‘order of events’ checklist which you can print out and check off as you move along so you don’t miss anything.

Click here to go get it!

 

Traditionally waterproofed shower walls around a tub or pre-formed base

Traditional Waterproofing for Tub and Shower WallsThis manual describes the proper procedure and materials for waterproofing the walls around your tub or pre-fomed shower base. It will take you through the entire process from bare wall studs around your shower up to a completely waterproofed shower surround ready for tile.

If you already have a tub or pre-formed shower base like acrylic, Swanstone, cast iron, etc. and are only tiling the walls around it – this is the one you need.

It includes complete instructions, photos, graphics and checklists for the entire process. I’ve thrown in plenty of bad humor and some ridiculously obscure sitcom references completely free of charge!

Click here to go get it!

 

 

Kerdi Waterproofing Instruction Manual

Schluter Kerdi waterproofing for shower base and walls

This manual describes the proper procedure and materials for waterproofing the floor and walls around of your shower with Schluter Kerdi topical waterproofing membrane. It will take you through the entire process from bare wall studs and floor up to a completely waterproofed shower ready for tile.

If you are building a shower with a tiled floor and walls and you want to use Kerdi – this is the one you need.

It includes complete instructions, photos, graphics and checklists for the entire process. There is plenty of bad humor and some horribly obscure sitcom references completely free of charge!

Click here to go get it!

Kerdi Waterproofing for Tub Walls and Showers

Schluter Kerdi waterproofing for shower walls

This manual describes the proper procedure and materials for waterproofing the walls around a tub or pre-formed shower base such as acrylic, swanstone, etc., with Schluter Kerdi topical waterproofing membrane. It will take you through the entire process from bare wall studs up to a completely waterproofed shower ready for tile.

If you are building a shower and need to waterproof the walls around your tub or pre-formed shower base and you want to use Kerdi – this is the one you need.

It includes complete instructions, photos, graphics and checklists for the entire process. There is plenty of bad humor and some horribly obscure sitcom references completely free of charge!

Click here to go get it!


Liquid Topical Waterproofing

Liquid topical waterproofing for shower base and walls

This manual describes the proper procedure and materials for waterproofing the floor and walls around of your shower with liquid topical membranes such as Redgard, Hydroban, Aquadefense and other elastomeric waterproofing membranes. It will take you through the entire process from bare wall studs and floor up to a completely waterproofed shower ready for tile.

If you are building a shower with a tiled floor and walls and you want to use a liquid topical membrane such as Redgard, Hydroban or Aquadefense – this is the one you need.

It includes complete instructions, photos, graphics and checklists for the entire process. There is plenty of bad humor and some horribly obscure sitcom references completely free of charge!

Click here to go get it!

Liquid topical waterproofing for walls around a tub or pre-formed base

Liquid Topical Waterproofing Around Shower WallsThis manual describes the proper procedure and materials for waterproofing the shower walls around of your tub or pre-formed base with liquid topical membranes such as Redgard, Hydroban, Aquadefense and other elastomeric waterproofing membranes. It will take you through the entire process from bare wall studs up to a completely waterproofed shower ready for tile.

If you are building a shower and you want to use a liquid topical membrane such as Redgard, Hydroban or Aquadefense on your shower walls around a tub or pre-formed base  Рthis is the one you need.

It includes complete instructions, photos, graphics and checklists for the entire process. There is plenty of bad humor and some horribly obscure sitcom references completely free of charge!

Click here to go get it!

 

Traditionally waterproofed shower floor and topically faced substrate walls

 

Traditional shower floor with topical wall building manualThis manual includes the proper procedure for creating a traditionally waterproofed shower floor and topically faced wall substrates such as DensShield. It also gives you the general information for successful installation of products such as Kerdi-board and Wedi. It walks you through the entire process from bare wall studs and floor up to a completely waterproofed floor and wall substrate ready for tile.

If you’ve decided you want to use the traditional method for your floor and topically faced wall boards, and you are tiling both the floor and walls of the shower – this is the manual you need.

It includes the entire process instructions, photos, graphics and bad humor, as well as the methods to quickly and easily achieve waterproof screw penetrations – all in one manual! I’ve also thrown in a materials and products list of things you’ll need as well as an ‘order of events’ checklist which you can print out and check off as you move along so you don’t miss anything.

Click here to go get it!

 

Topically faced shower walls around a tub or pre-formed base

Topically faces wall substrates for your tub or shower wallsThis manual describes the proper procedure and materials for waterproofing the walls around your tub or pre-fomed shower base using topically-faced wall substrate boards such as DensShield and foam-based boards such as Kerdi-board and Wedi. It will take you through the entire process from bare wall studs around your shower up to a completely waterproofed shower surround ready for tile.

If you already have a tub or pre-formed shower base like acrylic, Swanstone, cast iron, etc. and are only tiling the walls around it – this is the one you need.

It includes complete instructions, photos, graphics and checklists for the entire process. I’ve thrown in plenty of bad humor and some ridiculously obscure sitcom references completely free of charge!

Click here to go get it!

TileTips

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Entirely your choice.

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You can get all these tips for free – however, for every TileTips ebook purchased I will donate a portion of the sale to Homes For Our Troops!

Read all the details and go get it right here: Tile Tips of the Rich and Famous