Building a Seat Or Bench
Custom Shower Seats and Benches made easy and onsite from wedi Building Panel
wedi offers prefabricated seats and benches which can be quickly integrated into a shower system installation.
If a custom size is required for the seat or bench you can also use our thicker versions of the wedi building Panel, like our 2 inch thick panel, and safely build them on site.
Possible designs include suspended wall-mounted corner seats as well as benches which rest on the shower floor.
Using wedi panel allows you to build a seat or bench in a fraction of the time it takes to conventionally frame out a support, cover it with plywood and backer board, and then waterproof it.
With wedi Building Panel all this is combined in one product that is shaped, installed and ready for tile. This process also allows the tile setter to build the seat or bench exactly fitting the final dimensions which are ideal for the individual tile layout and design.
The wedi Benches, whether prefabricated out of the box or built onsite, can handle the weight of tile and users. Based on models and designs, the load capability even before tile finish ranges between 250 pounds for onsite made wall suspended corner seats ( 350 pounds for the prefabricated wall suspended corner seats) to far over 500 pounds for the seats and benches which rest on the shower floor and can be attached to shower walls.
Custom Corner Bench Installation
Installation Manual and Requirements/Limitations
Product Approvals & Certification
Approvals and certificates applicable to entire Fundo Shower System incl. wedi Building Panel:
City of New York, MEA 912-52-SM
Fundo Shower Systems & Building Panels: ICC PMG 1189 (for USA & Canada) – Download Here
Meets all applicable ANSI/ISO Standards incl. ANSI 118.10 and IAPMO PS106
TCNA handbook recognized for wall, floor, countertop, & more applications
City of Los Angeles Approval M-100017
BBA (British Board of Agrement)
DIN EN ISO 9001
Diverse State Approvals
SAI Global Watermark Certified (Australia & New Zealand)
Codemark Certified (Australia & New Zealand)
Technical Performance Data
To determine the size and quantity of wedi Building Panels you will need for your shower, please follow the steps outlined below:
First, you must calculate the total area of the shower walls. To do this, measure the area of each shower wall by multiplying the length of the wall by the height. The height of each wall will be determined based on how high you plan to install the tile. Next, add the calculated square footage of each wall together to determine the combined sum of all the shower walls. Account for about 15% extra square feet of building panel for any waste cuts by multiplying the combined area of all shower walls by 1.15.
Next, divide the total area of the shower walls by the square foot area of the wedi building panels you plan to use (eg: 4×5 ft. building panel = 20 square feet). A total shower wall area of 115 square feet divided by 20 square feet per building panel gives us a total of 5.75 building panels. Remember to always round up to the next whole building panel.
For product retail pricing, please see our Illustrated Retail Price List (USA or CA), available in the downloads section below.