What is the best waterproofing system out there? An excellent question and one I'm still working on the answer. I can only offer up my insight into a few of the main systems out there and review them based on my collective experience installing and what I have seen and read online helping people and contractors with their projects.
My favourite of late has brought me full circle and back working with the sheet membranes.
My favourite system for steam showers is the Noble Seal TS membrane with Kerdi DS a close second.
Both of these approaches require a solid understanding of the prep work involved and a good base to built from.
Is there an easier way? Yes. Just work with a standard liner and clamping drain.
Before we get into a long debate over what system is better or which installs easier you need to evaluate what is important for you.
Is it the time line? If so hands down Kerdi by Schluter and Noble Seal TS are the clear favourites.
Is it the cost? You can not get any cheaper than a traditinal liner and clamping drain rough in.
Do you need the membrane to follow crazy angles? A liquid or cementitious membrane are best?
So to answer the question we first need to know what type of shower your building.
I would like to do a play by play and a little back and forth with the first person who comments on this page. Lets look at your project and see which is the best approach. Going through the process for real always sheds light into a system and I have found through asking questions I can always narrow in my selection into one or two products.
So who needs their question answered?
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