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Building a bench for your shower

I get a LOT of questions about how to build and waterproof a bench in your shower. I’ll touch on the easiest method here, but there are a couple of different methods you can use. I will describe simple framing of a bench with your substrate over it. You can also use after-market, pre-fabricated benches. […]

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Building a niche with Kerdi-board

Previously I’ve shown you how to build a shower niche using backerboard (or drywall) and Schluter’s Kerdi membrane. I did it that way for years – and still do on occasion. However, I have discovered a way to create a niche very easily with much less work and time involved – Kerdi-board. For the purposes […]

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Drain cutout for your Kerdi membrane

When using Kerdi for your shower floor you need to make a hole in it for the drain. If you don’t then you simply have a shallow swimming pool rather than a shower. This hole must be the exact size and it must be in the correct spot. There are two ways to do this. […]

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Unmodified Thinsets – A User’s Guide

In my previous post about thinsets I explained what modified thinsets are and how they came about. That post actually started out as this post, I tend to get sidetracked by beer my dog. Unmodified thinsets, in one form or another, have been around forever. With the expanded use of modified thinsets, the unmodified version […]

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How to Install Tile on a Shower Ceiling

Michael has recently pointed out (a bit more eloquently than I would have) that I have indeed been a lazy bastard and have not yet written this post. Apparently people actually want to know how to do stuff I do – weird, right? So here you go – making your ceiling shiny. The main problem […]

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How to Build a Niche for your Shower – Part 2

Waterproofing Just look at you! Sitting there with a hole in the wall of your shower. What are we gonna do with you? If you do not happen to be sitting there with a hole in the shower of your wall read How to Build a Niche for your Shower – Part 1 and join […]

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How to Build a Niche for your Shower – Part 1

This four part series describes methods to create a niche in your shower wall for tile. Please read through all four parts before starting. Your layout dictates the size and placement of your niche. You need all this information before making a hole in your wall! Or don’t – it isn’t my shower, eh? Framing […]

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Preparing a Shower Wall for Tile

If you need to decide which method is best for you I have a free shower waterproofing manual that you can download here. Shower waterproofing manual. Go get it – it’s free! And I’m not gonna use one of those damn annoying pop-ups! I hate those things… There are several ways to prepare the wall […]

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