b'ASK THE EXPERTSASK THE EXPERTSmosttimeswillhaveadifferent is sponsored by DCOF than an in-service installed tile.Factorssuchasenvironmen-talconditionsimmediatelyafter arainstorm,meltingsnow,oil, grease, maintenance regimen and/LATICRETE launched two HYDRO BANor any other elements that reduce products to offer customers a cost-effectivetraction, create slippery conditions system of products needed to waterproof awhere the risk of a slip cannot be shower. HYDRO BAN Shower Pan comescompletely eliminated. inmultipleinterlockingpiecesforeasyToparaphrasethestandard,the transportability/sizing, and HYDRO BANDCOFtestonlyappliestointe-Shower Pan Kit provides everything need- rior level surfaces expected to be ed for a shower installation in one pack- walked on when wet. It does not age. HYDRO BAN Shower Pan includes a pan and HYDRO BAN Sheet Membranecovertilesinstalledonexterior to cover the pan. The sheet membrane pro- applications, sloped surfaces, areas vides the option to waterproof the showerexhibitingpoordrainage,orpol-usingHYDROBANliquidovercementished products. board or with HYDRO BAN Board, soldIfneededorrequired,theser-separately. HYDRO BAN Shower Kit works in con- vicesofacompanyutilizingthe junction with existing LATICRETE products,BOT3000,orequivalentdevice, and is backed by the LATICRETE Lifetimecan be used to test an on-site tile System Warranty. installation to determine its DCOF. Both products are designed to be in-Scott Carothers, stalled with HYDRO BAN Bonding Flange Drains. They are suitable for use to con- Director of Certification struct pre-sloped showers in an industrial,and Training, Ceramic Tile commercial, or residential setting, stalledEducation Foundationcommunalshowersandpetshowers. www.laticrete.com.RESPONSEAt least I know it wasnt just me who couldnt find information on the exterior standard. This informa-tion does help, and Ill keep it to reference, but for my specific situ-ation running a test wouldnt work, timing-wise. Itsoundsliketheresaneed foranexteriorstandard,butIm guessingthishasnthappened becauseconditionscanvaryso greatly. 28TileLetter | March 2020'