When making the perfect modern shower for your bathroom, just picking out the right tiles and faucets is never going to be enough.
You’ll need to pick out the best drains, waterproofing membranes as well as cabinet niches to complement the rest of the design.
However, choosing the right shower kit and shower niche for your bathroom is never an easy task. And with so many models out in the market, the decisions tend to get even more complicated.
To help you out today with your search, we have come with a shower kit and niche set from a brand that has been a go-to name for bathroom accessories for years now.
Boasting both performance and durability, these two products from Schluter are some of the very best that the restroom market has to offer.
And we’re confident that they might just be exactly what you’re looking for.
Kerdi Shower Kit Reviews 2019
The Schulter Systems KK122PVCE Kerdi Kit is all about making your dream shower in the confines of your own bathroom. The kit is an all-inclusive shower construction package and contains a set of integrated components that you can pick from.
From a shower tray to a shower curb to even a waterproofing membrane, there is a lot to choose and customize your showering area with.
Why go for the Schluter Systems KK122PVCE Kerdi?
The Kerdi-Drain that the kit comes with or rather uses rigid PVC plastic near the flange area, and this is precisely what makes it so very durable and long-lasting.
Additionally, the stainless steel grate finish gives the exterior of the shower drain a fine polish, which makes it look rather attractive and eye-catching.
Now, Schluter Systems want their Kerdi showering kit to be one of the more reliable models out in the market; hence, the product comes with an amazing waterproofing solution.
The kit comes with more than enough waterproofing membrane to cover the shower as well as the surrounding area.
The membrane also contains negligible vapor permeance, which will keep your showering area durable and resistant to both corrosion and mold in the long run.
Another aspect of the Schluter Systems KK122PVCE Kerdi which adds to the design is the prefabricated substrate tray and shower curb.
They complement a modern bathroom surrounding splendidly with their minimalist approach. And as they are made of expanded polystyrene foam, you can use them as a tile substrate from the get-go.
What could have been better?
Though installing the drain as well as the tray and curb is incredibly easy, we can’t say the same for the waterproofing membrane.
It takes a lot of time and effort to put them up, and even then, there may be certain parts on the wall which may come loose.
- One of the most attractive shower drain kits in the market
- Has rigid PVC drain flange for higher durability and longevity
- It comes with a lot of customizable options
- Has versatile and ready to use prefabricated substrate tray and shower curb
- Installing the waterproofing membrane is difficult
Kerdi Board Reviews 2019
If you’re going for a full Schluter Kerdi designed showering area, then the overall appeal of your bathroom will not be complete with just the showering kit.
The shower niche is as integral to the design, and this model from Schluter is one of the very best that you will find in the market today.
From the ease of installation to durability and boasting great customizability, this shower niche with shelf is just amazing and a must-have for all modern, minimalist designed bathrooms.
Why go for this product?
What truly impresses us about the Kerdi-Board SN is that even though it’s a prefabricated shower niche, the model is incredibly lightweight and waterproof.
And at first look, this niche may not look like much, but trust us when we say that the magic starts to happen only after you’re done with the installation.
Post-installation, the Kerdi-Board SN provides one of the best waterproofing solutions to the shower cabinets that one can ask for.
Another amazing aspect of the niche is that once installed, it will be ready for tilling from the get-go.
And as it features a 1/2-inch thick x 2-inch wide integrated bonding flange, you know that the entire construction of the niche is going to be strong and capable of withstanding years of rough handling.
The Schluter niche kit comes with a prefabricated customizable Kerdi-Board shelf as well.
The design of the shelf is rather versatile, and you will be able to install it at any height you desire to create separate compartments within the shower niche itself.
Moreover, unlike the waterproofing membrane of the shower drain kit, every aspect of this niche is very easy to install. And as the pack comes with clear cut instructions, you won’t need the aid of a professional to get it up and running.
What could have been better?
The middle divider of the Schluter niche is what disappoints us the most. When tiled up, the divider becomes very bulky and tends to eat up a lot of showering space.
If you have very limited space in the bathroom, we would recommend that you replace the divider with a glass panel.
- Easy to install and versatile bathroom niche kit
- It provides a stable and durable base for your cabinets
- It comes with a customizable shelf that you can install anywhere you want
- The bulkiness of the middle divider is rather disappointing
The Schluter Kerdi showering kit and shower niche are some of the best bathroom accessories that you’ll find.
Their amazing performance and design are capable of turning the dullest of bathroom environments into a very colorful one and make every shower experience as fun and as exciting as possible.