New shower system from Laticrete
For the last year or so, I've been touting showers where Laticrete has a system using Kerdi's drains with their Hydroban waterproofing, and still giving a 25 year manufacturer's warranty, which means even if your installer leaves the trade, your shower is still covered. On April 1st, Laticrete will be making available their OWN drains-- both standard and linear-- to use with their Hydroban seamless waterproofing membrane! For those who wish to DIY their showers, they'll also have the same kind of shower trays available as you're used to seeing with the Kerdi system. The biggest differences between the two systems are 1-- as already stated, the Hydroban is completely seamless, whereas there are seams in the Kerdi system. 2- you won't get the build-up of membrane layers in the corners like you do with Kerdi, and 3- Schluter will only warranty the kerdi system for 5 years. Laticrete warranties theirs for 25.
The whole idea of surface waterproofing is so common sense and simplistic, it's a wonder no one came up with it before this, and this just takes it to a whole new level. Those of you who know me know that I won't back a product unless I know for sure it's the best you can find. And for anyone who might think otherwise, I have nothing to gain by your buying or NOT buying Laticrete's system. I don't work for Laticrete, nor do I have any OTHER kind of interest, financial or otherwise, except in passing on a premium product to those who might be interested in using it.
Here is a link that might be useful: Laticrete's new drains and shower system