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3 Linear Drain Installation Tips You Should KnowFriday, February 17, 2017
If you are considering a linear shower drain installation, there are a few drain installation tips that will make the whole project a little easier (and potentially cheaper) than a regular centre shower drain installation.
Linear Drain vs Standard Round Center DrainThursday, February 2, 2017
Our Top 12 benefits of installing a linear drain in your brand new or remodeled bathroom include efficiency, compatibility with a variety of tile options, eye-appealing, easy cleaning, less complication installation, and more.
Durock Shower System FAQsMonday, January 16, 2017
Whether you’re building a new home and having your USG Durock™ Shower System installed professionally, or you’re the consummate do-it-yourselfer, you’re probably going to have some questions. Here are answers to 5 common questions about installing Durock.
What to Do Before You Install a Tile Shower FloorFriday, January 6, 2017
In this article we share five important steps to installing a tile shower floor so that it isn't such a daunting task. Using the proper materials will safeguard and protect your home from water damage so you don't have costly repairs down the road.
FAQs on Dix Systems’ Handicap Shower StallsWednesday, December 21, 2016
Replacing your existing bathtub with a curb-less tub, or a tub specifically designed for those with disabilities, is expensive. In this article we answer common questions about our easy to install handicap tub inserts.
Tips for Shower Drain Odor ControlWednesday, December 14, 2016
Shower drain odors can be caused by mold in or around your shower or a buildup of biofilm inside your pipes and the bottom side of your drain cover. Here are three ways to eliminate shower drain odors in your bathroom.
Shower Accessories for Small BathroomsTuesday, October 25, 2016
Although your shower may be small, it still may be time to install some helpful shower accessories, especially if you storing your shampoo, soap, and washcloths on the shower floor, shower head, or counter.
Linear Shower Drain Systems for Barrier Free ShowersTuesday, October 11, 2016
Linear shower drain systems are larger and more efficient, providing better water drainage than conventional, centrally located circular or square drains, where the floor needs to be sloped 360 degrees around a small four or six inch shower drain.
DIY Shower Installation TipsFriday, October 7, 2016
If you are an avid handyman and considering a DIY shower installation, these top 5 tips will help you complete your project with confidence, from deciding who will be using the shower to your shower finish options to asking for help when you need it.
3 Shower Wall Niche Insert IdeasMonday, October 3, 2016
Whether it is a shower soap niche insert you need, a place for your shampoo and conditioner, or something to showcase ornaments and decorations, our shower wall niche inserts provide a strong and resilient solution. Here are 3 unique shower niche ideas.
Latest Trends in Bathroom and Shower AccessoriesMonday, May 2, 2016
Forget those cheap plastic shower trays that hang over your shower head, or low-cost suction-cupped shower shelves and soap dishes. Elevate your overall shower experience and add resale value to your home with these accessories!
Do You Need to Waterproof a Basement Shower?Friday, April 22, 2016
Here at Dix Systems we have received many calls lately regarding basement showers, and whether or not waterproofing is required when you build a shower in the basement. The short answer is yes! Always!
Shower Pan Options - Pre-Fab vs PVC Shower Pan LinersTuesday, February 23, 2016
There are several types of shower pan liners on the market today to choose from including the standard PVC shower pan liner and our very own OneLiners, prefabricated shower pans that offer even better protection against leaks. Find out the differences ...
How To Build a Shower Curb with Kirb-PerfectMonday, February 22, 2016
No matter the design of your shower, it is essential to pay close attention to the construction of your curb or threshold. It is equally important to prepare your shower threshold properly! Here are the basic steps on how to build a shower curb.
Unique Installation of Tile Ready Corner Shower BenchFriday, January 22, 2016
In a shower, having a corner shower seat installed to sit on can be a very useful. Here is just one application of how a customer combined our rectangular and preformed corner shower bench to create a custom tile ready shower bench install.
Second Floor Laundry Shower Pan LinerMonday, November 23, 2015
There are other things you can do with a shower pan liner other than just building a tile shower. You can build a proper second floor laundry system with a fully waterproofed floor. Check out our pictures of the Dix OneLiner in use!
Ebbe Square DrainsMonday, September 30, 2013
After nearly 40 years in the construction industry I have to say that the Ebbe Unique Series are some of the most gorgeous and unique shower drain grates I’ve come across. The Unique Style drain grates come in a variety of styles to suit any bathroom.
Quick Pitch System BenefitsThursday, July 25, 2013
Have you ever wondered what goes on beneath the tile in your bathroom shower? Whether or not you have heard of the Quick-Pitch shower drain system, it should be in every shower - find out why in this blog post!
Common Shower Curb Threshold FAQsMonday, July 15, 2013
Over the years of building shower curbs, I have found that the easiest product for building a durable shower curb sill threshold are Dix’s shower thresholds In this blog we will answer popular questions about our shower curb threshold sills.
Preparations for Building a Shower with the Pre-Pitch SystemFriday, July 12, 2013
The preparation of building a shower can be strenuous but are extremely important. Giving your attention to proper slope in the shower mortar bed installation is well worthwhile in the long run. Learn more about why it's important to pre-slop a shower.
NEW! ACO Quartz Plus Linear Shower DrainsFriday, July 12, 2013
Dix Systems is proud to introduce our new collection of high-end ACO Quartz linear shower drains! Finally - a reasonably priced product for that "WOW, that must have been expensive" look that you have been waiting for!
How to Prevent Mold and Moisture with Shower Vapor BarrierThursday, July 11, 2013
One of the most crucial things to protect yourself from is mold and moisture damage. The CertainTeed Vapor Barrier does just this by with advanced technology of smart vapor retarder and air barrier film. Learn why waterproofing shower walls isn't enough.
Stop Falling Shampoo with Dix Built In Shower Caddy BasketsWednesday, June 19, 2013
Are you tired of flimsy shower baskets that always fall off, rusty shower caddies you’ve tried cleaning multiple times, or even shampoo sitting on the floor of your shower because your last shower caddy broke? The good news is Dix Systems has a solution!
4 Benefits of the OneLiner Prefabricated Shower Pan LinerWednesday, June 19, 2013
There are several reasons why our customers are raving about the OneLiner prefabricated shower pan liner – here are just four of them.
Can I Use Drywall In My Shower?Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I have come across many people that believe they can use drywall for shower walls. This is a common misconception. Other companies may advertise that it is safe for drywall to be put up because their systems will cover and protect the wall ...
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