TILED SHOWER WATERPROOFING INFORMATION
Not all showers are created equal. A properly waterproofed shower is critical to ensuring a long lasting and trouble free installation - shortcuts during the installation phase, prior to tile being installed can cause extensive problems down the road, including uncontrolled mold growth (especially within the shower base/floor), structural framing rot, and overall unhealthy and unhygienic conditions which are unwelcome in a residential environment.
You can protect yourself from a substandard installation by asking the right questions. Any contract you have with the renovator should specify the type of waterproofing system to be used. A reputable renovation company will have no problem specifying the system in the contract. This is to your benefit as a homeowner because many of these modern waterproofing systems are backed by lengthy warranties that offer peace of mind and the potential for increased sale value of your home at some point in the future.