Electric underfloor heating is a great addition to any home, especially in a wetroom. Choose from a wide range of electric underfloor heating systems including matting, cable, or foil from manufacturers such as Devi and Magnum.
Underfloor heating, and tiling in practice, are never going to deliver the ideal result if insufficient attention is paid to the base layer the products are employed on. Therefore we provide the required recommendations to ensure all sub floors are prepared to the required standards.
Decoupling membrane can be used for the following:
Cracks in the subfloor
When renovating older surfaces, cracks can be present in the subfloor. This makes it impossible to safely install a watertight new tiled surface.
Stresses in the subfloor
In the subfloor beneath the flooring, it is possible for tensions to appear in materials. This depends on the design and the kind of material. These tensions can then be transferred to the tiling and cause cracks to appear. Take concrete, for instance, even after six months or years of expansion and contractions, deformation can occur. Cement and hot screed surfaces can change after tiles have been laid. Chipboard and plywood can deform considerably due to absorption of moisture.
Damp from the subfloor
When laying tiles on top of anhydrite screed, residual moisture from the screed itself can collect under the tiles and cause damage to the adhesive layer.