Johns Manville GoBoard – Waterproof Tile Backer

Johns Manville GoBoard Tile Backer

For those of you that are looking for an all purpose tile backer board that is lightweight and waterproof, it seems that Johns Manville has produced a solid product in this department.  Comparing to other brands currently on the market like Kerdi board, Pro Panel and Wedi Board… the GoBoard has a lot of similarities […]

Different Types of Membrane Underlayment for your Tile Installation

Choosing an underlayment for your tile installation

Traditional underlayments include materials like cement backer board or plywood. While these are great for adding structural support, they won’t provide anti-fracture protection, crack suppression, waterproofing, sound reduction, or vapor management. Today, there are many types of membrane underlayments available to help address issues commonly encountered with stone and tile installations. Sheet membranes, uncoupling membranes, […]

Laticrete Hydro Ban Waterproofing Membrane

Laticrete Hydroban is a liquid membrane for waterproofing a tile shower

Laticrete Hydro Ban is a liquid waterproofing membrane that comes in a pail and can be applied with a paint brush, roller, or even a sprayer for large scale projects. Liquid waterproofing membranes are a type of underlayment commonly used in stone and tile installations where waterproofing is required for areas such as bathrooms, showers/tub […]

Noble Thin Bed Drains

Final drain install with tile sized up to the drain area.

Noble Company introduced a new thin bed drain probably over a year ago at this point and with all the shower drain selections on the market, this one is a good product for your arsenal.  For those of you that prefer a fabric waterproofing membrane may be interested in the slick clamping ring feature that […]

Selections for a Heavy Glass Shower Door (Avoiding Leaks and Damage)

Shower-Glass-Install

Purchasing a Heavy Glass Frame-less Shower Door There’s one way to finish off a Custom Tile Shower with style and that would be with a heavy glass frame-less shower door.  You just can’t find a better solution.  A heavy glass door has to be measured up after the tile installation is complete, so that all measurements […]