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Preparation made easy with Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD

Not just suitable for use in bathroom and wetroom projects due to its waterproofing properties, Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD can also aid in the creation of beautiful features as it is lightweight and reliable.

A key part of a bathroom specification is preparing the substrate for the tile or stone installation which will be going on top of it. Getting this bit right is essential and needs to be taken care of before anything else such as underfloor heating or tiles can be installed.

The simple answer to this is Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD, a multifunctional tile substrate for wall areas, which can be used for creating bonded waterproofing assemblies with tile coverings. It can be used as a waterproof substrate in the creation of bonded waterproofing assemblies with tile coverings.

With seven thicknesses and multiple variations available, KERDI-BOARD is suitable for a range of products due to its adaptability.

Headland Hotel in Cornwall saw a beautiful serpentine wall created for one of the pools, constructed with the help of KERDI-BOARD, and clad with River Stone to give a stunning finish. Due to the versatility required, one of the key products used was KERDI-BOARD-V, the variant created specifically for curved areas. Installed with sealing components Schlüter-KERDI-KEBA and Schlüter-KERDI-COLL, a fully waterproof system was achieved effortlessly and created an eye-catching feature.

Not just appropriate for use in bathroom and wetroom projects thanks to its waterproofing properties, it can also aid in the creation of beautiful features as it is lightweight and reliable.

A high-end residential project in Kent saw a 5m tall porcelain tile feature mounted to one of the walls in the living room. KERDI-BOARD in 19mm thickness was used to build the wall out and sufficiently prepare the area for the addition of the tile feature.

Ideal for areas of high moisture, the tile backerboard is fully waterproof and can play a key role in the creation of a tanked system.

The Newt Hotel and Spa is a stunning country estate surrounded by beautiful gardens, nestled within the heart of Somerset. KERDI-BOARD helped construct multiple focal points within the spa area, including the vanity units in the male and female changing rooms.  The portico around one of the doors in the main spa was a particularly eye-catching element which added character to the space. The durability of the tile backerboard allowed for 20mm Carrara Marble to be easily fixed over for a beautiful and luxurious finish.

As you can see from the above examples of KERDI-BOARD in situ, there are plenty of ways that it can enhance a specification. Using the reliable backerboard ensures that both function and form are covered, whilst leaving you plenty of room for creativity – and if you are finding this tricky, Schlüter-Systems are on hand with design and technical support to assist where needed.
T: 01530 449502
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