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Roll In Shower in Fallbrook, CA by Chad Deiter Company

I recently completed a roll in shower for an elderly couple here in Fallbrook ,CA. I am going to briefly explain the process to get this project done.

Step 1 . Removed the old handicap fiberglass enclosure all the way down to the studs.
Step 2. Cut floor joists down 2″ to allow for proper drainage to shower drain. We might have to sister joists to ensure the correct strength. Also added 3/4″ plywood back to the floor as a base for cement.
Step 3. Dry-walled all shower walls after shimming and planing of the studs was complete.
Step 4. Floated the shower pan with dry-pack cement to achieve the proper slope to the Schluter Shower Drain.
Step 5. Installed Schluter Kerdi on new dry-wall and the floated shower pan. This ensures a watertight shower from the pan all the way to the shower head. Must do all corners and shower pan corners are doubled up.
Step 6. Installed the tile and grouted up the shower and floor.

And that’s it now the homeowners have a completely waterproof beautiful roll in shower to use for years to come.


Proper Places for Travertine

tumbled travertine shower

tumbled travertine shower

I am often asked where Travertine should be used and where it shouldn’t. In my opinion the best places to use Travertine are Showers , Wainscott’s , Fireplaces and Countertops. It also can be used on floors. Personally I prefer porcelain in high traffic areas, just because Travertine is a Natural Stone and is less durable than Porcelain. Shown above is a Master Bathroom in which Travertine was used.

Here’s a link to a Arizona Tile that sells both Travertine and Porcelain in my area.

Arizona Tile

Chad Deiter

Temecula Tile Installation and Remodeling

Chad and Jen of Chad Deiter CompanyWe would like to welcome you to our company website! Please take a few minutes and browse around our new site and check out our new look. This is our first blog post as an introduction of sorts. If you have any questions at all please feel free to give us a call or contact us through our site.

My name is Chad Deiter and my company Chad Deiter Company is here for all the tile needs you could ever have. We tile floors, showers, kitchens, BBQ’s, and wainscots. Anything you would like to upgrade with tile.

While building showers I use the traditional mud shower techniques but have also started incorporating the Schluter Kerdi Shower System into my jobs as well as use the newer liquid waterproofing membranes that are available. If you have not heard of or researched the Schluter system I would urge you to take a moment or two to do so. The details can be found on Schluter’s website here.

This system utilizes Schluter Kerdi membrane that is thin-set to your backing substrate and overlapped at the seams. This provides the most watertight shower I have ever come across. And because the membrane is installed directly behind the tile installation the shower will dry out every time between uses.

We look forward to continuing relationships with our past customers and  creating new relationships with our future clients. As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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