MAPEI has extended its support of the tile installation systems market with the introduction of two ShowerPerfect Installation Kits – one that uses a liquid membrane for waterproofing and one that uses a sheet membrane. These installation systems focus on tub-to-shower conversions in hotels, hospitals, university dormitories, condominiums and rental apartments where contractor production and end performance are critical.
ShowerPerfect Installation Systems feature a patented PVC linear drain with a unique design, including extenders that allow the installer to fabricate a wall-to-wall drain installation from 24″ to 32″ (61,0 to 81,3 cm). The ShowerPerfect pre-sloped linear drain system allows architects to design with large-format tile on floors, as well as walls, opening up more opportunities for modern design elements in shower compartments. Installers are able to complete their shower-pan and tile-installation work more quickly, an important factor in commercial renovations.
“ShowerPerfect has two distinct benefits for installers,” said Brian Pistulka, MAPEI’s Business Manager for Tile & Stone Installation Systems. “Because shower tub compartments come in many sizes and shapes, the ShowerPerfect linear drain has been designed with extenders that allow the installer to fabricate a wall-to-wall strainer installation on site. Plus, the modular pre-sloped panel comes in three pieces – two panels and a shower support frame – that makes it easier to install than one-piece systems.”
The installation procedure is very straightforward:
1. Install pre-sloped panels with Ultraflex™ RS mortar
2. Insert the linear drain ( hub-to-hub connection or no-hub connection)
3. Waterproof with (depending upon architect’s specification):
a. Sheet membrane, or
b. Liquid membrane
4. Ready to tile
Detailed CAD drawings and specifications describing the drain-to-waste-line connection are available in the ShowerPerfect reference guides for architects and installers.
ShowerPerfect Installation Kits are stocked at MAPEI operations facilities and will be available through selected MAPEI distributors who serve the commercial and residential builder renovation market.