Schluter Delivers Innovative Installation for Tile and Stone

by | Oct 15, 2019 | Bathrooms

Schluter Tile bathroom.

When Werner Schlüter was only 12 years old, he decided to become a tile setter. After the typical training as an apprentice, Schlüter quickly founded his own company in 1966 and began to develop many of the innovations Schluter®-Systems offers to customers around the globe today.

Here are some ways Kendal & Co. is delivering innovative installation solutions for tile and stone for homes just like yours in here in Rochester.

Better Waterproofing System for Showers

Homeowners who appreciate the beauty of ceramic and stone tile will often use these materials for showers and bathtubs. Although ceramic and stone tile are classically attractive and add value to any home, tile is not waterproof. It’s important for both ceramic and stone tiles to be installed with an effective water-proofing process to protect your building materials.

Schluter offers an assembly that cuts total installation time, minimizes the possibility of water and vapor leakage, and eliminates mold growth.

Innovative Building Panels for Custom Elements

If you’re looking for a way to create custom additions to your bathroom, Schluter offers a versatile building panel that is completely waterproof and temperature resistant. No other tile backer board or regular building material provides the durability and flexibility of Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD.

These panels come in eight different thicknesses and allow you to cut the exact size you need. This results in fewer cuts, less waste, and faster production. Some popular applications include shower benches, vanities, partition walls, curves, columns, and pipes.

Eliminate Caulking, Increase Control in Bathtub Installations

Homeowners appreciate tile as a complement to elegant bathtubs. However, many new Michgian homes have substandard framing, which makes the tile setters’ job much more difficult. The KERDI-BOARD is a multifunctional waterproof building panel that can be easily used as a substrate for tile.

Profiles from Schluter then provide the final touches on the bathtub assembly. The beauty of the product is you don’t need caulking to ensure waterproof protection, and all tile edges are automatically protected. Select from many styles, finishes, sizes, and materials.

Easier Than Ever to Create Curbless Showers

Many new homes and bathroom remodels are embracing an open concept. These designs are beautiful, functional, and easy to clean. Showers that eliminate the threshold or curb give the entire bathroom a roomy, open feeling. Get creative with different tile designs and styles, and create your in-home spa right in your bathroom. Schluter products make it easy and achievable.

Practically Indestructible Floor

Ceramic and stone tiles are popular flooring alternatives to carpet, laminate, vinyl, and wood. The tiles present an elegant, upscale appearance with durable and practical value. When they are installed properly, ceramic and stone tile floors can last a lifetime.

Schluter helps guard your investment by protecting your tiles underneath, around the edges, and within large applications effectively. This practically indestructible floor is a great addition to bathrooms, kitchens, and even overall living spaces. They are allergen-free, easy to clean, and come in just about any color, texture, and style. One of the most popular designs mimics a hardwood floor, appearing classic and warm without the care and maintenance required by real hardwood.


Tiles made of ceramic and stone make the perfect work surface for your food-preparation chores in the kitchen. These tiles are durable, affordable, and easy to clean. Today, many styles, colors, and textures are available to match just about any kitchen décor. Schluter offers tile countertops that minimize grout lines as well as resist heat, stains, and scratches.


Mix and match a wide variety of tiles to create a unique staircase masterpiece in your home or commercial place of business. Tile stairs are easy to clean and can provide a cohesive look in the entryway of a home or office.

A variety of profiles can be used to add design accents to a staircase or provide nonslip surfaces to increase safety. Add some tiles to the surrounding wall areas to make the space pop even more.

Learn More Today

Headquartered in Iserlohn, Germany, Schluter has offices around the world including Plattsburgh, New York, and Reno, Nevada. The firm operates out of Montreal, Quebec, as well as six European offices. More than 900 employees throughout the world are focused on creating innovative solutions for the tile industry. Schluter works closely with distributors, dealers, architects, and contractors.

If you’re interested in learning more about Schluter and our innovative offerings for tile installations, call Kendal & Co. in Rochester, MI. We want to help you come up with the most beautiful, affordable, and durable solutions for any area of your home. Call us at (248) 651-6464 or request service online.