What is Durabase matting?
This matting system is for floors with existing lateral movement or cracks in the substrate. It creates a waterproof and crack resistant membrane that isolates the tile from the original surface allowing you tile directly onto it and further protect your tiles from cracking due to movement in the floor.
Can you use Durabase externally?
As soon as the DURABASE CI++ matting has been laid, tiles can be laid on top of it using a thin- bed technique and a thin-bed mortar appropriate to the flooring. Flooring outdoors, floors using large-format tiles or any flooring subject to heavy loading should be laid using a combined installation procedure.
How thick is Durabase?
Thickness 4.0mm The DURABASE CI++ multifunctional matting system, with its 3-layer construction, offers much more than decoupling. With its crack-bridging properties and optimised shearing force protection, it allows new tiles to be laid on old and damaged tiled floors, provided that these are still load-bearing.
Can you use Durabase with underfloor heating?
Dural Durabase CI-FH Electric Underfloor Heating Decoupling Matting. Dural Durabase CI-FH is a decoupling matting that doubles as a carrier for electric underfloor heating cables. Once the matting is installed and the adhesive has cured, you can install the cables using the ‘studs’ in the matting to hold them in place.
Is Durabase waterproof?
Durabase can also be installed in wet rooms, steam rooms and bathrooms as a waterproof barrier when used in conjunction with the Durabase tape, providing a waterproof layer ensuring that any water sensitive substrates remain unaffected and the tile installation remains secure.
Can Ditra matting be used with underfloor heating?
DITRA Matting can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including: concrete, mortar screeds, gypsum based screeds, radiant heated screeds and masonry/mixed substrates. DITRA Matting is particularly useful when installing underfloor heating and provides a decoupling layer between the underfloor heating and the tiles.
What is a decoupling mat?
Decoupling membranes protect tiles from damage when the substrate beneath them shifts. Also known as decoupling mats, you can lay on your tiles on them as soon as the matting is down.
Can you use Durabase on walls?
Dural: DURABASE WP. DURABASE WP can also be used as a seal on tiled surfaces on walls and floors in areas highly exposed to moisture, offering secure adhesion to the subsurface and tiles as well as straightforward installation.
Do you need a membrane under tile?
If tile is laid directly on top of concrete, this expansion and contraction will cause stresses that fracture or delaminate the tile. Other less common and more challenging substrates like asphalt and metal require an uncoupling membrane to ensure the tile will adhere to these surfaces.
Is the dural durabase CI + + uncoupling mat waterproof?
This product is a waterproof, lightweight alternative to traditional cement backer boards. By design, CI ++ Uncoupling Mat protects tile and stone floors from unsightly cracks caused by the constant expansion and contraction of your home’s subfloors. You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.
What is the dural floor uncoupling mat underlayment?
Waterproof Floor Uncoupling Mat Underlayment Durabase CI++ is an uncoupling membrane used for tile installations. This product is a waterproof, lightweight alternative to traditional cement backer boards.
Can you use durabase CI + + on kitchen backsplashes?
Good day Kathleen, The Durabase CI++ is made for floor applications for tiles 2 inch square and bigger, however you can use it on kitchen backsplashes. The OSB should be primed and the thin set mortar to be used to set the Durabase CI++ should be suitable for OSB applications.
What do you need to know about dural CI + +?
Durabase CI++ is an uncoupling membrane used for tile installations. This product is a waterproof, lightweight alternative to traditional cement backer boards. By design, CI ++ Uncoupling Mat protects tile and stone floors from unsightly cracks caused by the constant expansion and contraction of your home’s subfloors.