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  • Ensure Your Tiled Shower is Watertight

    It is amazing that some people avoid flood testing their waterproofing installations prior to tiling.  It is inexpensive insurance and can save you a great deal of expense and time.  And, if you install NobleSeal or Chloraloy, you should have a watertight installation for the life of the tile.  Major plumbing codes require tiled showers to be flood tested.    The procedure requires filling the pan with water to the top of the rough threshold and checking for leaks.  Since most leaks occur at the drain, it is prudent to test the area around the drain prior to filling the rest of the…

  • Tiled Showers

    by Richard Maurer

    Published in PHC News, November 2013

    Custom tiled showers are very popular, especially with up-scale baby boomers who want their homes to reflect the quality, function, and style they desire.  A beautiful, custom shower can be a handsome addition to any home and may add substantial value to the property.  In this article we will explore some of the issues to consider when planning, designing, and building tiled showers. 

      Waterproofing is especially important since leaks can result in catastrophic damage and financial loss.  Additionally, there is generally a…