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Unread 01-29-2021, 11:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, Patryk.

It's really a matter of preference. I use the Better Bench because it saves a little floor space and is easy to install. I would recommend installing blocking between the studs to support it, but of course in your case that would require removing some wall board.

Downside of the Kerdi Bench is that it's not sloped on top. Also, if you cut the tray around the bench, it alters the perimeter height. And I imagine trying to install it on top of the tray messes up everything.

On a side note, Schluter recommends plain white drywall, as opposed to mold resistant drywall. After all, with Kerdi over it, it won't get wet anyway. Nothing wrong with using it above the Kerdi layer, and on the ceiling, though.

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