Session Spotlight: Tiled Shower Installation Systems – Design Trends & Techniques


Author: Arthur Mintie, Sr. Director of Technical Services for LATICRETE INTERNATIONAL, Inc

This Coverings 2016 educational presentation will focus on the latest design trends and the installation of tiled shower systems. We will provide an overview of the features and attributes of tiled shower installations including a review of pertinent industry standards that govern these applications.  Some of these industry standards include ceramic tile and stone guidelines based on Tile Council of North America methodology as well as applicable building code, plumbing code and accessibility requirements. In addition, we will discuss the various types of waterproofing membranes and drains that are used for these applications.

Throughout our presentation, we will review best practices, installation methodology and various installation tips and techniques that apply to modern shower constructs. We will also discuss the design requirements dealing with the walk in showers (also known as zero entry or barrier free showers). Lastly, the presentation will review the design requirements for alternative shower system receptors, components and accessories suited for today’s modern showers including zero entry and barrier free applications. We will show photos of some great looking finished showers, which will hopefully stimulate some great design ideas. This presentation will cover the needs of all audiences including architects, designers, installers, builders, remodelers, retailers, distributors and green building professionals.

Hope to see you there!

“Tiled Shower Installation Systems – Design Trends and Techniques” takes place Monday, April 18 from 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM at Coverings 2016.