What Is Schluter Used For?

Perry Hiiman
September 1, 2022
What Is Schluter Used For?

If you’re shopping around for bathroom tiles, you’ve come across the name Schluter. The Schluter shower system is an innovative solution that prioritizes quality waterproofing and easy installation. It can transform your bathroom and last a lifetime, but only if you do it right.
Let’s look at the Schluter shower system and how it improves your bathroom design.

What Is Schluter?

Schluter is a German brand that started in the late 1960s as tile installers. Today, the Schluter brand is known worldwide for its modern shower systems that create a seamless look from floor to ceiling. Schluter also installs kitchen sinks and outdoor drains, but their shower systems are their signature product line.

Features of Schluter Shower Systems

A Schluter shower system comes with three essential components:

  • A stainless steel and PVC drain designed to resist stains, corrosion, and water damage
  • A thin but tough waterproofing membrane that lies underneath your bathroom tiles
  • A shower tray with a slight incline ensures easy drainage

These parts all fit together seamlessly to design a watertight bathroom, including a bathroom niche to add a decorative touch to your bathroom renovation. A Schluter shower system kit is customizable to fit your space and choice of bathroom tiles. The parts all hold together seamlessly to create a watertight, fully bonded shower.
Note: Compared to other shower system kits, Schluter is more flexible in using additional materials. For example, you can use off-cuts, mortar, and waterproof Kerdi board alongside the Schluter kit. In contrast, other brands may restrict you to using only their products or cement board in their systems.

Benefits of Schluter Shower Systems

The Schluter shower system is a priority recommendation by DIY and professional renovators. Choose your bathroom tiles with the Schluter design in mind to enjoy the following benefits:

1.      Completely Waterproof Bathroom

We all know the risks of water damage from a leaky shower or toilet, such as mold, mildew, and rust. The Schluter design ensures that every surface is watertight through its unique waterproofing membrane. Apply this directly onto your shower walls and install your bathroom tiles. In addition, the Schluter shower tray installs flush against the walls, so the snug fit prevents all leaks and drips that may lead to water damage.

2.      Self-Installation

A Schluter shower system is quick and easy to install. It has a few parts and a comprehensive guide that anyone with a bit of DIY experience can handle. You can also watch their video guides and follow the process as you go. In case of any challenges, the Schluter customer care team is always ready to help.

3.      Good Value for Money

While a Schluter shower system kit is slightly more expensive than competitors, the Schluter quality is unbeatable. Look at the construction of each component, and you’ll clearly see your money’s worth. A bathroom renovation is a significant investment in your property, so always go for the best bathroom tiles and shower system to increase your home’s value.

4.      Future Proofing Your Home

A Schluter shower system is ideal for installing a no-threshold or low-threshold shower. This is perfect for homeowners with mobility challenges. It also allows you to anticipate aging in your home. A Schluter shower remains waterproof for decades, so you won’t need to repair or replace it over time.

5.      Generous Warranty Policy

Schluter offers a 10-year warranty for their shower systems that covers every component in the kit. You receive free replacements for any manufacturing or construction defect in their system within that period.


Schluter is the best shower system kit in the market for DIY and professional bathroom renovations today. The waterproof system removes the stress of bathroom installation and protects your home from water damage. Choose a Schluter system as the foundation for your bathroom tiles and niche for a stylish, modern, and durable bathroom.

The goal of renovation and remodeling is to ensure satisfaction upon completion of your project. Construction can be very frustrating, and without a professional contractor, things can go wrong.

About Author

Perry Hiiman

Perry Hiiman was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He planted his roots in Manhatten, New York in 1992. A few years later, Perry met his wife and had three lovely daughters. Perry has always been excited about home improvement and design. He has been in the service industry for over 25 years. Perry and his partner founded New York Kitchen and Bath in 2001. They pioneered the One Stop Shop concept of home improvement and design firms. In addition, Perry is a New York State licensed contractor, OSHA certified, and a New York State licensed mold assessor. He specializes in custom design and is genuinely passionate about what he does—bringing people’s dream projects to life.
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