Why Heat Your Shower Bench?

What are the benefits and advantages of heating a shower bench?

When installing an in-floor heating system for your bathroom renovation project, consider running the heat cable onto your custom shower bench to ensure the quartz slab is nice and warm when you sit down. Especially when the shower bench is on an exterior wall (like the ones in the photos and videos below), it will get cold and can be quite uncomfortable trying to use during a warm shower.

We recommend installing a Schluter Electric Floor Warming System for all our heated tile bathroom jobs. We start by installing a rectangular Schluter-KERDI-BOARD-SB shower bench, which comes in two different sizes (38” long x 11-½” wide x 20” high and 48” long x 16” wide x 20” high). Once the shower bench is secured and waterproofed, we then install a Schluter-DITRA-HEAT membrane upon the bench to firmly hold the Schluter-DITRA-HEAT-E-HK cable. Usually when installing a heat cable the run begins at the thermostat, however in order to heat a shower bench we have to install the heat cable backwards. The run starts on top of the shower bench and ends at the thermostat.

We stand behind all our work while providing peace of mind with our industry-leading 5 year warranty. In addition to our warranty, Schluter-Systems offer a 10 and 15 year warranty with comprehensive coverage on the entire in-flooring heating system (membrane, cable and thermostat). For more information about Schluter-Systems warranty coverage, please visit their website at https://www.schluter.ca/schluter-ca/en_CA/warranty.

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