Why Trugard vs Rubber Shower Pan or Liquid Paint-on Waterproofing Tile Showers

By Grover Koelpin 3 comments

hi I’m Matt Chrysler one of the
cofounders of the Trugard vapor shield shower waterproofing system. So I just
noticed some cracks here in this fiberglass. Now they aren’t going all the
way through, but the finish is already starting to break down.
But you guys, the reason that there’s a fiberglass tub in this home is this is a
builder that’s been in business for quite a few years and builders that know
what they’re doing that have been in business for a while, they will not put a
rubber shower pan in their homes. The traditional, the top guys, are still
putting in a rubber shower pan with the cement backer board, not waterproofing
behind the cement backer board or in front of the cement backer board. They
might put a little piece, the piece of plastic, but it really doesn’t protect.
Now, the rubbers shower pans, you guys, a national home builder will not even
allow a rubber shower pan in their homes because they know they will leak
in 10 to 15 years. Generally speaking, they’ve gone to these
fiberglass or a fiberglass bottom, and these homeowners, they want a nice deluxe
custom sound wear. So we’re doing the makeover and they want it to be a tile,
beautiful tile, travertine travertine look, so if a tile guy is trying to put
the old system in, make sure you find a different tile guy or teach him how to
go to this new system. A lot of the tile guys are going to the polyethylene
membrane because it creates a liner in the hole inside. The inside of the tile,
you’ll see, some of the paint on the roll-on paint on liquid membranes
do not use those either, because over in Australia they went the whole country
rwent to those about 19 years ago, and at about year
seven, they started having a lot of failures and so the cool ones they don’t
have a great reputation. The bonded polyethylene membrane has a track record
of over 35 years and it started about thirty five years over in Europe and
it’s been going about 20 years here in the US and the neat thing
about it is that that polyethylene, they’ve estimated that it does not, rot
deteriorate when it’s out of the sunshine for somewhere between 500 and
1,000 years. It also has some kin so if there’s any sibling and gifts and a kid
that still keeps them protected so that’s why a lot of the town guys that
are educated and understand what’s going on, they’re going to this
polyethylene membrane shower liner system. So make sure you insist on your
tile nice going with the polyethylene bonded polyethylene vapor shield system
that’s what you want


Lance Silva

Apr 4, 2016, 11:09 am Reply

Stop telling lies to sell your knock off product.


Mar 3, 2018, 4:22 am Reply

Lol I use to build sewer ponds and man made ponds and we used the same liner in alot of those ponds. As you can buy at home Depot or manards they last longer then 7 years or else we wouldn't have used them….

Steven Rindlisbacher

May 5, 2019, 9:20 am Reply

I would highly suggest you redo your video as what you are claiming in the video does not match your responses to the negative comments. You claim the rubber pans fail in 7 years and then in your responses you say it’s not the liners but the above them that is the issue. If you want tile guys like myself to be interested in your product, don’t start your sales pitch by attacking us. More information on your actual product and how it works would be helpful.

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