Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
154 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm starting a large shower job and the owner wants to use the metal bullnose corners from schluter. I've never used them. Are they a good product? I assume they install by mudding and no fasteners. Do you guys use them on the curb? I have a walk in with knee walls on each side.

Thanks, mike
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,076 Posts
Schluter's corners and transitions are great products. I haven't used or seen a bullnose for shower curbs, but if they have one, I wouldn't hesitate to rely on it, and on their install instructions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
154 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
One other question, is stainless worth using instead of aluminum?. I figure aluminum would be much easier to cut, besides being cheaper.
 

·
Contractor of the Month
Joined
·
26,075 Posts
You mean RONDEC? Stuff is awesome. Never touched stainless but I'm sure it's a complete pain in the ass and should be avoided unless you need the chemical resistance properties.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,403 Posts
They work well. I have used them on everyone of my showers in the last couple of years. I cut them to size and square them up on a bench then silicone them together to keep them in place then use Wedi sealant to hold them to the wall.

They ain't the cheapest but you don't normally need many.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,403 Posts
One other question, is stainless worth using instead of aluminum?. I figure aluminum would be much easier to cut, besides being cheaper.


Yes I would stay with the aluminum if you can. Just cut them on your regular miter saw.

I have used some of the stainless profiles and they are definetly more of a pita to work with than the aluminum.


Dave
 

·
Contractor of the Month
Joined
·
26,075 Posts
You already have a diamond blade on you grinder sitting, it will cut profile alright...less to carry in.
 

·
Carpe Diem
Joined
·
20,742 Posts
Aluminum, specifically Schluter profiles, won't corrode unless a cementitious product is left on the surface of the profile. Alkaline water sitting on an aluminum surface can corrode it. A properly built shower would not allow alkaline water to collect on a profile, therefore, it's no problem using a Schluter profile on a curb.

Yes, I've done it many times.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,403 Posts
angus242 said:
Aluminum, specifically Schluter profiles, won't corrode unless a cementitious product is left on the surface of the profile. Alkaline water sitting on an aluminum surface can corrode it. A properly built shower would not allow alkaline water to collect on a profile, therefore, it's no problem using a Schluter profile on a curb. Yes, I've done it many times.
Good to see ya angus.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top