A shelf is a near necessity in a shower. The most common solution in a tiled shower is for the installer to construct a shelf using a tile covering that matches or accents the tiles in the shower area. These tile shelves can be challenging and time consuming to install and are not always the best design solution for the bathroom. Schluter has developed a line of brushed stainless steel shower shelves that are fast and easy to install and bring a new design element to tiled showers.
Although they can be used in any setting, the shelves are designed to complement the Schluter STYLE shower grates. Shelves are available in both the Curve and Floral patterns to match Schluter’s point and linear drains with the same designs.
Made with 5/32” thick stainless steel, the sturdy shelves require no special tools for installation. They fit neatly between rows of tile and do not require any materials or fasteners to penetrate the waterproofing membrane on the walls. The end result is a sleek, clean finish and a shelf that will easily hold shower accessories.
Five different shapes and sizes make it easy to select a shelf that suits any situation. Schluter-SHELF-N is a rectangular shelf designed to fit inside the Schluter-KERDI-BOARD-SN shower niche and provide an alternative to a thicker tiled shelf within the niche. The three shapes and sizes of the Schluter-SHELF-E help provide just the right amount of storage space in the shower area. All three shelves are for corner mounting and can be installed with the tiles or after the fact as a retrofit. The Schluter-SHELF-W, a 4-1/2” x 11-3/16” rectangular shelf with an integrated double anchoring leg, is installed between tile rows anywhere on the shower wall. This shelf is designed to be installed at the same time as the tiles.
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