Can you lay underfloor heating on DITRA mat?
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 do you install Schluter DITRA with?
The type of thin-set mortar (modified vs. unmodified) used to install DITRA depends on the substrate. For instance, to install DITRA over plywood, a modified thinset mortar should be used. However, over concrete Schluter recommends an unmodified thinset mortar like the Ditra-Set shown here.
Can DITRA be used with radiant heat?
DITRA is easier to install than other underlayments and can be laid over any flat, load-bearing surface. You can even install DITRA over radiant heat systems. For expert advice on how to help your next tile flooring project stand the test of time with DITRA, contact Warm Your Floor today!
Does Nuheat require dedicated circuit?
Nuheat Mat should be connected to a dedicated electrical circuit. It is mandatory to install a class “A” GFCI or GFCI circuit breaker with each Nuheat Mat installation.
Is Ditra better than cement board?
Ditra is waterproof, while cement board lets water through but won’t be damaged by it. This may make Ditra a better choice if moisture from below is a concern, such as with some outdoor applications or installations over concrete.
How do you stick down a Ditra mat?
Installing DITRA Matting
- Apply a layer bonding adhesive to the level substrate using a 3x3mm or 4x4mm notched trowel.
- Cut DITRA matting to size if required, then embed the anchoring fleece on the underside of the matting into the adhesive so that its entire surface is strongly bonded.
What is better DITRA or cement board?
How long do you wait to tile after installing DITRA?
How long do I have to wait before I can install tile on the Schluter®-DITRA membrane? Once DITRA has been installed on the substrate, tile can be installed right away. No need to wait for the mortar to cure.
Can you shorten DITRA-HEAT cable?
The heating cable cannot be shortened or altered to fit. Very important: Never CUT the heating cable. This could change the cable resistance and could lead to cable overheating and damage.
How does DITRA-HEAT work?
DITRA-HEAT provides uncoupling through its geometric configuration, which allows for in-plane movement that effectively neutralizes the differential movement stresses between the substrate and the tile, thus eliminating the major cause of cracking and delaminating of the tiled surface.
How many amps does a heated floor use?
An electric floor heating system for a small or medium size bathroom typically draws about 1 to 4 amps. In kitchens as well as large bathrooms, the amperage draw of your radiant system may get to 4-8 amps or more.
Can Nuheat cable be cut?
Nuheat Cable cannot be overlapped, crossed, cut, shortened or modified.
Can you put Ditra heat on the floor?
DITRA-HEAT combines the flexibility of loose heating cables with the ease of installation of mat systems. Cables can be placed wherever heat is desired, without creating height differences in the floor.
Why do you need a Schluter Ditra underlayment?
In order to protect the integrity of the tile assembly, an underlayment that performs multiple functions is required. Schluter®-DITRA is specifically designed to allow the installation of ceramic and stone tile over any even and load-bearing substrate. The integration of DITRA’s uncoupling, waterproofing, load-distribution, and vapor
Do you need thinset for Ditra heat membrane?
Other floor covering installations require thinset under the membrane and a cementitious self-leveling underlayment is required over the top to fill the membrane and encapsulate the Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT cables.
Can a Schluter floor cover be installed over a duo membrane?
Yes! Schluter has updated their installation instructions to allow for alternate floor coverings to be installed over Ditra-Heat and Ditra-Heat DUO membrane. See page 17 & 18 of the 2020 Ditra-Heat Installation Handbook.