Specifiers are often surprised to learn that tiled surfaces cannot be guaranteed waterproof without special, additional protection. Impervious grout and water-resistant adhesive do not necessarily stop water seeping through, and the damage caused by water ingress into the fabric of the building can be extensive. Schlüter-Systems Ltd. has a full systems solution to all waterproofing, drainage and acoustic needs, along with providing an uncoupling function to prevent shear stresses being transferred from the substrate to the tiled surface.
Protective membranes provide solutions to even the trickiest tiling challenge. Schlüter®-DITRA has been a proven solution for uncoupling and bonded waterproofing for more than 20 years.
Schlüter®-KERDI is a waterproofing mat that is integrated into the tile assembly, forming part of a complete systems solution, with sealing bands, corners and pipe collars. Schlüter®-KERDI-DRAIN floor drainage system provides a secure bond between the drain and the waterproofing membranes. The sealing adhesive Schlüter®-KERDI-COLL completes the guaranteed waterproofing system from a single source.
As the first ever passive capillary bonded drainage system, Schlüter®-DITRA-DRAIN uncouples and ventilates tiled coverings on balconies and terraces.
Additionally, Schlüter®-DITRA-SOUND provides sound insulation for tiled floors, significantly reducing sound transmission, while bridging cracks in damaged substrates.
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