Schluter®-Systems offers solutions to common tile installation challenges, including effective waterproofing and uncoupling membranes. Ceramic and natural stone are esthetically pleasing, practical, and durable, but they are not completely waterproof or resistant to cracking or breakage. With this in mind, Schluter®-DITRA provides an innovative uncoupling technology that prevents the cracking of tile and grout while providing an effective waterproof seal. In addition, Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing and vapor barrier sheets can be installed underneath tile in showers, tub surrounds, and other wet areas.
In short, Schluter membranes help maintain the integrity of the tile and protect the investment in the installation of tile.
Waterproofing Membranes (KERDI)
Schluter®-KERDI and KERDI-DS are bonded waterproofing and vapor-retardant membranes that are pliable and sheet-applied and designed for the direct application of tile. Applied behind the tile in your shower, bathtub surround, or other wet area, KERDI and KERDI-DS waterproofing membranes eliminate water damage that can lead to mold and mildew.
Uncoupling Membranes (DITRA)
One of the oldest materials used in flooring, tile can last for a very long time when installed with an uncoupling layer within the tile assembly. Schluter®-DITRA and DITRA-XL provide crack protection for your tile floor through the free space in the membranes, which allows for in-plane movement between the substrate and the tile that won’t transfer the stress to the tile assembly above. Your tile floor will stay beautiful and crack-free for years to come.
Schluter®-REFLEECE is a removable fleece with a self-adhesive backside, designed specifically for the application of temporary tile floor coverings.
Sound Control Membranes
A perfect solution for multi-story construction, the Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT-DUO uncoupling and waterproofing membrane features an integrated bonding fleece which reduces impact sound transmission through floor-ceiling assemblies. The membrane can also be customized with DITRA-HEAT-E-HK floor heating cables to create a warm, luxurious tile floor.