How Does USG Durock™ Stack Up Against the Competition? See For Yourself.

  • Drain Kit Assembly
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Schluter Benefits

    Feature

    Nonwoven Fleece Flange

    Durock Shower System

    Nonwoven fleece on top and bottom of bonding flange

    Schluter

    Fleece only on top of flange

    Benefits

    • Fleece on the bottom provides necessary bonding surface for the mortar that supports the drain assembly.

    Feature

    Bonding Flange

    Durock Shower System

    Square bonding flange

    Schluter

    Round bonding flange

    Benefits

    • Greater horizontal adjustment for 4 in. and 5 in. drain grate assemblies versus competitors 4 in. grate.
    • Competitors' 6 in. grates have no horizontal adjustment.

    Feature

    Bushing Design

    Durock Shower System

    Bushing design

    Schluter

    No bushing design

    Benefits

    • Allows same drain body to be used for ABS or PVC waste lines.
    • Allows solvent-weld and no-hub connections to 2 in. and 3 in. waste lines.

    Feature

    Construction Cover

    Durock Shower System

    Included

    Schluter

    No construction cover

    Benefits

    • Protects bonding flange during and after installation.
    • Prevents debris from clogging the waste line.
    View Drain Kit Assembly
  • Grate Assembly
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Schluter Benefits

    Feature

    Grates

    Durock Shower System

    Over 50 Designer and Pro Series square grate options and 60 linear grate options in a variety of styles and finishes.

    Schluter

    Fewer styles and finishes

    Benefits

    • Added freedom to bring your vision and creativity to life.
    View Grate Assembly
  • Shower Tray
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Schluter Benefits

    Feature

    Slope

    Durock Shower System

    2% slope (1/4 in. per foot)

    Schluter

    2° slope (1/2 in. per foot)

    Benefits

    • More comfortable surface to stand on when showering. 
    • Accepts a wide variety of tile shapes and sizes.

    Feature

    Thickness

    Durock Shower System

    1 in. thickness at perimeter for standard sizes

    Schluter

    1-1/2 in. thickness at perimeter

    Benefits

    • Easy barrier-free installation.

    Feature

    Density

    Durock Shower System

    3.0 lb. density

    Schluter

    2.7 lb. density

    Benefits

    • Superior support for tile covering and foot traffic.

    Feature

    Curb

    Durock Shower System

    5 in. shower curb

    Schluter

    6 in. shower curb

    Benefits

    • Easier shower entry and exit.
    • More aesthetically pleasing.

    Feature

    Disk

    Durock Shower System

    Durable ABS plastic shower tray disk

    Schluter

    Foam support

    Benefits

    • Solid support under the drain. 
    View Shower Tray
  • Waterproofing Membrane
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Schluter Benefits

    Feature

    Thickness

    Durock Shower System

    12-mil thick

    Schluter

    20-mil thick

    Benefits

    • Easier to handle with less seam buildup. 
    • Stronger and tear-resistant.

    Feature

    Perm Rating

    Durock Shower System

    0.06 perm rating per ASTM E96, Procedure E

    Schluter

    0.90 perm rating per ASTM E96, Procedure E

    Benefits

    • TCNA guidelines require 0.50 perms or less for continuous-use steam showers.
    • USG Durock™ Shower System far exceeds TCNA guidelines.
    View Waterproofing Membrane
  • Benches
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Schluter Benefits

    Feature

    Customization

    Durock Shower System

    Custom sizes and designs available

    Schluter

    None

    Benefits

    • Can be ordered in virtually any size or shape.

    Feature

    Density

    Durock Shower System

    3-lb. full density EPS, solid core

    Schluter

    2.75 lb. density EPS, hollow core

    Benefits

    • Added strength for confidence from the inside out.
    View Benches
  • Niches
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Schluter Benefits

    Feature

    Niche

    Durock Shower System

    ABS plastic with co-molded nonwoven fleece on flanges and interior surfaces

    Schluter

    Foam

    Benefits

    • Outstanding strength for greater piece of mind.
    • Superior tile-setting mortar bond.
    View Niches
  • Cost
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Schluter Benefits

    Feature

    Cost

    Durock Shower System

    $

    Schluter

    $$

    Benefits

    • USG provides the overall best value.
  • Drain Kit Assembly
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Wedi Benefits

    Feature

    Nonwoven Fleece Flange

    Durock Shower System

    Nonwoven Fleece on top and bottom of bonding flange

    Wedi

    No bonding flange

    Benefits

    • Fleece on the bottom provides necessary bonding surface for the mortar that supports the drain assembly.

    Feature

    Bonding Flange

    Durock Shower System

    Square bonding flange

    Wedi

    No bonding flange

    Benefits

    • Greater horizontal adjustment for 4 in. and 5 in. drain grate assemblies versus competitors 4 in. grate.
    • Competitors' 6 in. grates have no horizontal adjustment.

    Feature

    Design

    Durock Shower System

    Bushing design

    Wedi

    No bushing design

    Benefits

    • Allows same drain body to be used for ABS or PVC waste lines.
    • Allows solvent-weld and no-hub connections to 2 in. and 3 in. waste lines.

    Feature

    Construction Cover

    Durock Shower System

    Included

    Wedi

    No construction cover

    Benefits

    • Protects bonding flange during and after installation.
    • Prevents debris from clogging the waste line.
    View Drain Kit Assembly
  • Grate Assembly
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Wedi Benefits

    Feature

    Grates

    Durock Shower System

    Over 50 Designer and Pro Series square grate options and 60 linear grate options in a variety of styles and finishes

    Wedi

    Fewer styles and finishes

    Benefits

    • Added freedom to bring your vision and creativity to life.
    View Grate Assembly
  • Shower Tray
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Wedi Benefits

    Feature

    Slope

    Durock Shower System

    2% slope (1/4 in. per foot)

    Wedi

    2% slope

    Benefits

    • Comfortable surface to stand on when showering.
    • Accepts a wide variety of tile shapes and sizes.

    Feature

    Thickness

    Durock Shower System

    1 in. thickness at perimeter for standard sizes

    Wedi

    1-1/2 in. to 2 in. thickness at perimeter

    Benefits

    • Easier barrier-free installation.

    Feature

    Density

    Durock Shower System

    3.0 lb. density

    Wedi

    Not published

    Benefits

    • Superior support for tile covering and foot traffic.

    Feature

    Curb

    Durock Shower System

    5 in. shower curb

    Wedi

    5 in. shower curb

    Benefits

    • Convenient shower entry and exit.
    • Aesthetically pleasing.

    Feature

    Disk

    Durock Shower System

    Durable ABS plastic shower tray disk

    Wedi

    Foam support

    Benefits

    • Solid support under the drain. 
    View Shower Tray
  • Waterproofing Membrane
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Wedi Benefits

    Feature

    Thickness

    Durock Shower System

    12-mil thick

    Wedi

    23-mil thick

    Benefits

    • Easier to handle with less seam buildup. 
    • Stronger and tear-resistant.

    Feature

    Perm Rating

    Durock Shower System

    0.06 perm rating per ASTM E96, Procedure E

    Wedi

    0.45 perm rating per ASTM E96, Procedure E

    Benefits

    • TCNA guidelines require 0.50 perms or less for continuous-use steam showers.
    • USG Durock™ Shower System far exceeds TCNA guidelines.
    View Waterproofing Membrane
  • Benches
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Wedi Benefits

    Feature

    Customization

    Durock Shower System

    Custom sizes and designs available

    Wedi

    None

    Benefits

    • Can be ordered in virtually any size or shape.

    Feature

    Density

    Durock Shower System

    3-lb. full density EPS, solid core

    Wedi

    Not published

    Benefits

    • Added strength for confidence from the inside out.
    View Benches
  • Niches
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Wedi Benefits

    Feature

    Niche

    Durock Shower System

    ABS plastic with co-molded nonwoven fleece on flanges and interior surfaces

    Wedi

    Foam

    Benefits

    • Outstanding strength for greater piece of mind.
    • Superior tile-setting mortar bond.
    View Niches
  • Cost
    Feature USG Durock™ Shower System Wedi Benefits

    Feature

    Cost

    Durock Shower System

    $

    Wedi

    $$$

    Benefits

    • USG provides the overall best value.