5 Important Tips for Installing Heated Floors in the Shower

People often ask, is it even possible to heat shower floors?

The simple answer is yes.

You can easily extend the luxury of a heated tile bathroom floor right into the shower using the Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT system along with comprehensive waterproofing. 

Have a look at how you can install DITRA-HEAT in the shower below. For complete installation instructions, including warranty information, please refer to the DITRA-HEAT Installation Handbook.


A few tips to keep in mind:

1. Heating cables

Schluter recommends using a dedicated heating cable inside the shower area and a separate cable for the bathroom floor area.

2. The shower curb

The heating cables cannot be installed under or through the curb as this could cause overheating and damage the heating cable and the curb. The cable must be installed over the curb in a routed section. A hot glue gun or similar can secure the cable into the routed section and the section then filled with thin-set mortar. Schluter-KERDI must then be installed over the routed section after it is filled with thin-set mortar.

3. Waterproofing

After the curb is installed, Schluter-KERDI waterproofing membrane is installed over the DITRA-HEAT system on the shower base and all other waterproofing steps must be completed.

4. Temperature sensor

The floor temperature sensor should not be installed inside the shower area, rather on the bathroom floor. This will prevent the thermostat from turning off the bathroom floor warming cable prematurely when the shower is in use.

5. Local building codes

Prior to installation, approval of electric floor warming in shower applications must be verified by the local building code official or authority having jurisdiction.

| 9/25/2020 1:47:01 PM | 0 comments
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