At a recent workshop in Clearwater Beach, our Junior Designer, Alexia Stalpes, was lucky enough to dive into the wonderful world of Schluter Systems waterproofing and floor heating systems.
At the three-day Schluter Systems convention, Alexia learned about the Schluter Systems company and got an in-depth look at the vast line of products they offer. Started as a tile company by Werner Schluter in 1966, the company evolved from tile to drainage systems to waterproof membranes. The company’s timeline boasts an incredible amount of advances in technology, and the company currently provides 40 product lines. Schluter’s products include flooring systems for tile and stone, floor heating and waterproofing membranes, shower systems, and the list goes on.
Builders have been using Schluter Systems for years, and as far as we can tell, it’s one of those products that you stand by and use over and over. Schluter is located in multiple cities across North America, including Plattsburgh, NY, Montreal, Quebec, and Reno, NV. They are also in shops locally across the US, and here in Tampa we work with Crossville Tile & Stone as our local supplier of Schluter.
As Schluter has realized, educating interior designers on product lines, materials and systems is incredibly important. It’s necessary for designers to be knowledgeable when it comes to a product so they are able to explain to clients not only the how but also the WHY behind their design choices. Understanding the value of educating designers is what makes Schluter Systems stand apart from the crowd, and helps designers to use their products more efficiently.
“At the end of the day it’s about relationships, passion and great story – and knowing that they stand behind their product.”
– Alexia Stalpes, Junior Designer at Studio M
Jana Williams, our Director of Design, used Schluter Systems in an outside of the box way on one of Studio M’s recent projects. Using this product, Jana created an artistic wall and television installment.
We’re glad that Alexia had the opportunity to attend the Schluter Systems workshop and become our in-house specialist! To learn more about Schluter Systems, see their website here. They also have an inspiration gallery that shows how each product can be used, see that here!
All Images via Schluter Systems