Lessons in wetrooms

Enhance your knowledge with 45 to 60 minute CPD presentations at your offices by Schlüter-Systems on the protection of ceramic tile and stone installations

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The latest module in the Schlüter-Systems CPD series introduces key considerations in the design and installation of walk-in shower areas. Enhance and reaffirm your knowledge with the market leader in high performance integrated wetroom systems and solutions.


A wetroom is a walk-in shower area, level with the surrounding floor. The shower area has a slight slope in the floor towards the drain to allow water to flow away effectively and to help contain the water.

Ultimately, an integrated system solution, with products that are designed to work together, should be the specifier’s first choice when selecting products to use in shower areas and wetrooms. This provides the client with a single point of responsibility should any part fail.

Benefits of the CPD include:

  • Benefits of integrated systems for wetrooms vs. multi-manufacturer combined offerings
  • How point drains and linear drains can be hidden or accent the design
  • Requirements of waterproofing and how an integrated system offers complete peace of mind
  • The difference between waterproof and water-resistant tile backerboards – not all are equal!
  • A complete waterproofing and drainage solution – the installation and compatibility benefits

This CPD will provide an introduction to seven key areas of consideration:

  • Tiling and relevant standards
  • Safety considerations
  • Waterproofing
  • Shower build-up and drains
  • Finishing profiles
  • Underfloor heating
  • Uncoupling

For a brief overview of the above topics please see below:

Tiling and relevant standards

  • The types of tiles that can be used in a wetroom installation
  • The tiling background to be used
  • Adhesives that can be used to meet the necessary standards

Safety considerations

  • Slip resistance and fall grades
  • The flow of water and drainage rate
  • Specifying for disabled usage


  • Understanding the difference between water-resistant and waterproof
  • Common waterproofing methods
  • The standards to meet waterproofing requirements

Shower build-up and drains

  • The use and advantages of prefabricated inclined shower trays
  • Important considerations for drainage systems
  • Design options for point or linear drains

Finishing profiles and movement joints

  • Features and function of a profile
  • Functions and standards for use of movement joints

Underfloor heating

  • Installation time
  • Construction height
  • Efficiency
  • Design

There are four CPD seminars available in the Schlüter-Systems series:

  • Integrated Solutions for Wetrooms with Tile and Stone Coverings
  • Modular Underfloor Heating Systems for Tile and Stone Coverings
  • Movement Joints and Uncoupling Membranes for Tile and Stone Coverings
  • Balcony and Terrace Solutions for Tile and Stone Coverings

Contact us to book a CPD Seminar on 01530 813396 or visit the training section of our website: www.schluter.co.uk. For priority bookings please quote ROWR10.

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