Press Releases

  • DILEX-F Slimmest Movement Joint Profile

    Discover Schluter®-DILEX-F, the ultra-slim movement joint profile engineered for seamless tile installations. Prevent damage, accommodate movement, and elevate aesthetics with ease.

  • Schlüter Family Receives TCNA’s Tile Persons of the Year Award

    Schluter®-Systems proudly announces that the Schlüter family has been awarded the prestigious Tile Persons of the Year by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The award recognizes their outstanding contributions to the tile industry. Founder Werner Schlüter, along with his wife Barbara and sons Udo and Marc and his daughter Annalisa, accepted the award at Coverings 2024 in Atlanta, GA.

  • Schluter’s Kali Pharand Receives the 2024 Coverings Rock Stars Award

    Schluter®-Systems is thrilled to announce that Kali Pharand, our Product Standards and Sustainability Coordinator, has been honored with the 2024 Coverings Rock Stars Award. This prestigious accolade recognizes emerging leaders in the field, and Kali’s exceptional dedication and expertise have set her apart.

  • New Illuminated Shower Niche Technology from Schluter-Systems

    Shower niches that incorporate LED lighting are increasingly popular, but not every system adequately addresses the challenges of bringing electrical components into a wet environment. Schluter®-Systems is now introducing the Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD-SNLT, a prefabricated KERDI-BOARD shower niche with integrated Schluter®-LIPROTEC LED lighting designed to ensure that all connections are compliant with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and Canadian Electrical Code (CEC).

  • New Schluter Linear Drain Can be Cut to Size

    The next generation of linear drains is here: Schluter®-KERDI-LINE-VARIO features a polypropylene drain with integrated bonding flange and a channel and grate assembly in brushed stainless that can be cut to size on site to be customized to various shower sizes.

  • JOLLY Now Features 90-degree Angle and Matching Corners

    JOLLY edge trim profile with corner pieces

  • Floor Warming Just Got Smarter

    Easily control your Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT floor warming system with the new DITRA-HEAT-E-RS1 smart thermostat which offers third-party integration

  • Peel & Stick DITRA-HEAT Floor Warming Membranes

    Floor warming continues to be a growing trend for new and renovated homes and businesses alike. Flooring installers are using uncoupling membranes with floor heating cables because they are offer the luxury of warm tiles, combined with an ease of installation. Now, installing a floor warming system just got easier.

  • New Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN-F

    Schluter Systems has expanded its offering of drains to include the Schluter®-KERDI-DRAIN-F.

  • Dan Marvin Joins Schluter-Systems

    Schluter-Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Marvin to the position of Director of Product Standards and Sustainability.

  • Schluter®-DITRA: The original. Now even better

    In 1987, Schluter Systems revolutionized the tile industry with the introduction of DITRA, the original uncoupling membrane designed to prevent cracked tile and grout. Today, DITRA is even better. The same, trusted, and reliable uncoupling membrane now features innovative enhancements that will help get the job done even faster.

  • Schluter®-KERDI-LINE in Matte Black

    Schluter®-Systems is expanding its family of matte black products by introducing two new grates that are available for its KERDI-LINE linear drain.

  • PRIMER-U Universal Primer for bonding

    Schluter is now launching a brand new ready-to-use universal primer to enhance adhesion of mortars to hard-to-bond surfaces.

  • Mary Yocum honored

    This year I am thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2020 Joe Tarver Service to the Industry Award is Mary Yocum. Recognized by the National Tile Contractor’s Association (NTCA), this award is given to individuals who have dedicated their careers to improving the tile and stone industry in the United States.

  • New Dallas-Fort Worth Facility

    Schluter Systems Opens Additional Distribution, Office, and Training Center in Dallas-Fort Worth New Building is over 500,000 sq. ft.

  • New Online Training

    To continue the company’s commitment to industry education, Schluter has developed a series of live, online training programs that can be attended remotely.

  • Designbase-SL-Higher Wall Baseboards

    Baseboards in commercial buildings must be durable and attractive, and often need to meet specific code and hygienic requirements. Schluter-Systems is expanding its line of Schluter®-DESIGNBASE-SL top-set wall baseboards that provide a modern alternative to traditional baseboards for commercial buildings and condominiums.

  • Matching Finishes on Drains, Shelves, Profiles

    Schluter-Systems’ popular TRENDLINE textured finishes will now be applied to the KERDI-DRAIN-STYLE series of shower drain grates and the recently launched Schluter®-SHELF shower shelves.

  • Kerdi Drain Grates Metallic Finish

    Shower grates are no longer just an opening in the floor to let the water escape – they are part of the design of the bathroom.

  • Vinpro Profiles for Resilient Flooring

    Schluter is launching a line of profiles made specifically for resilient flooring applications.

  • Tod Valickis Elected Vice President of TTMAC

    Tod Valickis, product manager at Schluter Systems, has been elected vice-president of the Terrazzo Tile and Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC).

  • Paver Support System for the Exterior

    Schluter-TROBA-LEVEL™ is a paver support system designed specifically for use with thick porcelain tiles rated for exterior use.

  • Schluter®-APP Makes Project Planning Easier

    The new Schluter®-APP puts all the necessary Schluter resources in one place – on any iPhone or Android mobile device.

  • More Color Options for Schluter Profiles

    DILEX: 4 new colors to match popular grout colors...

  • Dale Kempster: 2019 Tile Person of the Year

    Dale Kempster of Schluter®-Systems has been recognized as the NTCA Tile Person of The Year.

  • Brushed Stainless Steel Shower Shelves

    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.

  • Neo Angle Shower Tray Part of Schluter Expansion

    Neo angle shower bases are very common in situations where space is at a premium and the homeowner wants a quality tiled shower.

  • Easier with the Horizontal Drain Outlet

    Relocating a drain for a shower can be extremely challenging and potentially expensive in many remodeling and renovation situations.

  • Wider KERDI Membrane for Waterproofing

    Tile installers, like any professional contractors, want to do their jobs faster without compromising their quality standards or driving up their material costs. To help installers achieve this goal, Schluter Systems is providing its Kerdi waterproof membrane in a roll twice as wide as the previous roll.

  • More Shower Trays, Even More Possibilities

    To help create unique spaces more easily, Schluter-Systems is now introducing 16 new prefabricated, sloped trays for showers with the KERDI-DRAIN point drain and KERDI-LINE linear drain.

  • Fine Profile Specifically for Glass Mosaics

    Schluter®-FINEC is a finishing and edge protection profile for the external edges of delicate tile coverings and glass mosaics.

  • The waterproofing kit for Tub and Shower Walls

    Kerdi-Board Kit Simplifies Shopping and Installation for Tile Projects.Tiled shower walls are luxurious, hygienic, and easy to maintain.

  • Sleek Shower Grates Enhance Bathroom Design

    A series of new shower drain grates from Schluter-Systems features brand new designs that fit into a virtually invisible frame, resulting in a stylish and truly seamless look for shower floors...

  • Wi-Fi Thermostat for DITRA-HEAT System

    Schluter®-Systems is adding smart home technology to its award winning DITRA-HEAT electric floor warming system with a new Wi-Fi thermostat.

  • Announcement - Senior Vice President of Sales

    Marco Ludwig, president and CEO of Schluter-Systems North America, has announced the retirement of Larry Horton, after a 34-year career in the tile industry. Dee DeGooyer has...

  • Schluter®-Systems Wins Four Awards

    Schluter®-Systems recently received four product awards from the 2017 Tile & Stone Installation Contractor CLEAReport: Most Preferred Brand of Waterproofing Membranes...

  • Tub Surround Upgrades Made Easier

    Installing tile in a tub surround can quickly transform an otherwise ordinary bathroom into a luxurious retreat. It is a simple upgrade that will pay dividends for the homeowner.

  • Drain Grates available in Chrome Finish

    Chrome is a very durable, attractive, and low maintenance finish that is often used for fixtures and other components in bathrooms and shower areas.

  • Cove Profile Available in more Colors

    Schluter-Systems’ anodized aluminum cove-shaped profiles, the DILEX-AHK and DILEX-AHKA, are now available in seven additional colors – Schluter’s TRENDLINE color series.

  • Schluter Profiles in Classic Colors

    The classic looks of both black and white never seem to go out of style. To support these common design choices, Schluter®-Systems now provides black and white finish options for their most popular profiles.

  • Sound Control and Thermal Break

    DITRA-HEAT-DUO, formerly DITRA-HEAT-TB, reduces sound transmission, in addition to warming the floor and still supporting the covering to ensure a lasting installation.

  • Schluter-Systems Introduces Thin-Set Mortars

    Schluter-Systems has developed three new thin-set mortars for ceramic and stone tile installation. The products are Schluter SET® unmodified thin-set mortar, Schluter ALL-SET® modified thin-set mortar, and Schluter FAST-SET® rapid-setting modified thin-set mortar. These products have been specifically formulated for Schluter® membranes and boards.

  • Milestone Anniversary - 50 Years of Schluter

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of Schluter-Systems, a company that has led important innovations and new product developments for tile installations globally.

  • A New Type of Baseboard for Tiled Floors

    Baseboards are one of the finishing touches that help to complete any space. Choosing a baseboard that is attractive, durable and easy to install is particularly important in commercial settings.

  • New Waterproof Shower Components

    Tile showers must be thoroughly waterproofed to provide reliable performance. But properly waterproofing a shower area takes time and for professional tile installers, time is money.

  • Schluter Brings Tile Setting to Skills Canada

    Schluter®-Systems will be continuing its mandate to educate Canada’s future tile setters at the Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, NB on June 6 and 7.

  • Sponsoring BK Racing’s David Ragan

    Schluter®-Systems has announced that it will be the primary sponsor of David Ragan’s No. 23 Toyota Camry at Talladega Superspeedway. The race takes place this Sunday.

  • Profile Colours Match Today's Tile Trends

    Schluter-Systems’ new series of TRENDLINE profiles features a whole new line of colours to go with the latest trends in tile. Today’s tile plays off the look of wood and concrete and comes in a myriad of greige and metallic colours. The TRENDLINE series of profiles provides the perfect match.

  • Warm Tiled Floors Faster over Concrete

    Systems installed over concrete can be slow to respond because of the mass of typically cool concrete immediately below the heating cables. Schluter-DITRA-HEAT-TB is the first electric floor warming system with an integrated thermal break to overcome this challenge.

  • Schluter Wins Three Awards for Most Preferred Products

    Schluter®-Systems recently received three product awards from the 2015 Tile & Stone Installation Contractor CLEARReport: Most Preferred Brand of Waterproofing, Most Preferred Brand of Crack Isolation Products, and Most Preferred Brand of Electric Radiant Heat.

  • New Touchscreen Thermostat

    Schluter®-Systems now offers a brand new touchscreen thermostat for its award-winning DITRA-HEAT electric floor warming system as well as a new non-programmable thermostat and a power module.

  • New Schluter Website

    Schluter®-Systems has launched a completely new website that simplifies navigation and provides several interactive tools that make it much easier to design and specify tile projects.

  • 17 New Cable Length Options for DITRA-HEAT

    There are now double the number of cable lengths available for the Schluter-Systems DITRA-HEAT floor warming system. The DITRA-HEAT system is unique because the heating cables are easily snapped into place on top of the uncoupling mat with no clips or fasteners.

  • Schluter Trailer Reduces Emissions

    A new tractor trailer designed to carry 50% more DITRA membrane is improving shipping productivity for Schluter-Systems and dramatically reducing CO2 emissions. The new trailer is being used to deliver Schluter’s DITRA uncoupling membrane from the factory to the Schluter warehouse, taking only two trips to deliver as much material as used to be delivered in three.

  • Faster, Thinner Floor Warming Installation

    DITRA-HEAT Provides Floor Warming and Uncoupling in Single Layer. Ceramic and stone tiles are ideal surface coverings because they are durable, easy to maintain, and hygienic.

  • Werner Schlüter Awarded the Joe A. Tarver Award

    The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) awarded Schluter®-Systems founder, Werner Schlüter with the Joe A. Tarver award for Lifetime Service to the Tile Industry.

  • Tileable covering support for KERDI-DRAIN

    In response to the growing design preference for sleek, discreet drainage lines, Schluter-Systems has introduced a new tileable covering support to its Schluter-KERDI-DRAIN product line.

  • Prefabricated Shower Niche

    A shower niche is an ideal spot to keep shampoos and soaps in a tiled shower. But building a fully waterproof, properly sealed tiled shower niche can be a detailed and time consuming task. Schluter-Systems has developed four prefabricated and completely waterproof shower niches that are ready to tile.

  • Next Generation Bathroom

    Schluter-Systems is changing the way tiled bathrooms are built. In attendance at various conferences, Schluter-Systems will be presenting the Next Generation Bathroom, focusing on new materials and construction methods that combine moisture management, accessibility, and design.

  • KERDI-LINE Drain

    The new KERDI-LINE drain is an elegant low-profile alternative to traditional shower drains. This sleek and versatile linear drain is easy to install and offers an interesting array of design opportunities, including wheelchair-accessible showers.