Sept. 3, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, has introduced its new DUROCK Shower System, a fully-bonded waterproofing system for tiled shower installations designed to control moisture independently of the tile covering, while creating a solid base for a long-lasting shower. The system reduces installation time by featuring pre-sloped foam shower trays that install more quickly than conventional shower bases constructed of dry pack mortar; a thin, pliable, and extremely durable waterproofing membrane; and an easy-to-install drain assembly that accepts all DUROCK Shower System four-inch or five-inch grates.
"We are very proud to offer an affordable, higher quality system that will enable faster job turnover and higher profits for our customers," says
, business manager, Substrates and Specialty Division at USG. "We put an abundance of research and engineering into this system to ensure a best-in-class solution that outperforms the competition."
Ideal for both new construction and repair or remodel projects, the DUROCK Shower System is more adaptable to job-site conditions, is barrier-free friendly, and offers significantly more grate options and superior grate finishes − allowing homeowners to choose a style that fits their bathroom aesthetic.
The pre-sloped shower tray has a two percent slope, which allows for easy installation of a wide variety of tile shapes and sizes and provides a more comfortable feel for the homeowner. Molded from three pound density expanded polystyrene (EPS), it comes in three sizes: 48" x 48" center drain, 32" x 60" center drain, and 32" x 60" offset drain.
The system's waterproofing membrane features an oriented high-density polyethylene, cross-laminated core that provides strength and tear resistance at much thinner mil thicknesses (0.12 mil), making it the most pliable, user-friendly membrane in the industry, with the least amount of buildup at seams. And because it has the lowest perm rating of any load-bearing, bonded waterproofing membrane on the market when tested to ASTM E96 Procedure E (<0.075), it is ideal not only for showers and other wet areas, but for continuous-use residential and commercial steam showers. The USG DUROCK Shower System waterproofing membrane is one of the strongest, most tear-resistant membranes on the market.