Incredible Bath Or Shower Systems - The Wedi System Is Amazing

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Real Estate Mortgage Broker with Eric J - Dream Home Financing

 

How many people are thinking of remodeling a bathroom or have recently done it?

 

My wife and I are in the process of shopping for tile and fixtures for three bathrooms. As many of you know, remodeling three bathrooms can be expensive so I planned to tackle much of it myself.  One of the things I planned to leave to the tile installer was the shower pan which will be tiled with stone.

 

All of my prior research indicated that building a custom shower floor and making it water proof could be something that may turn into a disaster. I heard about putting down a layer of rubber, making sure it is sealed correctly, lots of drying time, etc etcWedi

 

This weekend was an eye opening experience for me. I visited a tile store where the introduced me to the Wedi System. The system includes 3x5 foam boards that are completely water proof, very light and easy to work with. They provide a floor pan that is made of the same material and includes a drain that seals perfectly to your waste pipe. Seams are sealed with a special rubber caulk. The best part is this product cuts with just a razor blade. Although the installation video shows a circular saw, that is not needed.

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Installation should take less than one day. Maybe one morning. Then, I can have someone tile right over everything. Very easy !

 

The product can also be used to make benches, shelves, etc 

Take a look at the installation videos below.

 

 

Here are some pre-formed benches which can be tiled over. They even come heated.

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I will take pictures during the installation process and will post the progress here. CONTACT ME to find out where to buy these products.

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Julia Odom
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I'd like to see some long term installations before passing judgement but...as someone who has installed backerboard before this seems like a no-brainer.

January 18, 2010 03:06 PM
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Julia,

I handled the product and have installed backerboard before. You will never go back. I saw a box that was made out of the product. Completely sealed with a gallon of water inside. You could shake it all day and will not see a drop leak out. 

January 18, 2010 03:09 PM
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Eric,

Very interesting stuff!  And I have a bathroom that needs a new shower makeover.  Thanks!

Mike in Tucson (but formerly from LBI, NJ)

January 18, 2010 09:13 PM
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Looks like a great Product - But hard to get here in NJ. I just found an online source: waterproof-showers.com.

Does anybody know a place where i can get it cheaper?

April 07, 2011 06:34 AM
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This product looks great. I had a friend tell me about it who has used it and loves the way it works. Do the floor panels only come in limited sizes? 3x3; 3x4; 3x5; or can they purchased a little larger? I have a 3' deep x 4' wide shower area and I want to drop the sub floor area of the shower so it can be a curbless walk-in. I would like to extend the sloped area beyond the 3' depth to make sure any water that might get out beyond the curtain drains back into the shower area. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I am just started my research on this and will continue to look around.

 

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