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Schluter Ditra Uncoupling and Waterproofing Membrane

Original price $598.37 - Original price $598.37
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$598.37
$598.37 - $598.37
Current price $598.37

Schluter Ditra Uncoupling and Waterproofing Membrane

Schluter®-DITRA and DITRA-XL are specifically designed for ceramic and stone tile installations. DITRA and DITRA-XL provide uncoupling to prevent cracked tile and grout. Made of polyethylene, DITRA and DITRA-XL serve as a waterproofing layer that protects moisture-sensitive substrates, such as plywood/OSB. Free-space on the underside of the matting provides a route for excess moisture and vapor to prevent damage to the tile layer above. DITRA and DITRA-XL perform all these functions while still providing adequate support/load distribution for the tile covering.
  • Provides uncoupling, waterproofing, vapor management, and heavy load distribution to ensure the durability and integrity of tile installations
  • Quick and easy to install on top of concrete, plywood, OSB, gypsum, existing vinyl floors, structural planks, sub-floors, and radiant heated floors
  • Convenient tile underlayment alternative to cement backer board or plywood
  • Use DITRA for ceramic tile installations over single layer plywood or OSB subfloors on joists spaced up to 19.2" o.c.
  • DITRA is only 1/8" (3.5 mm)-thick to provide the thinnest possible assembly without sacrificing performance
  • DITRA features cutting grooves for precise cuts and air release vents at the corners of the cutback cavities for faster filling
  • Use DITRA-XL for ceramic tile installations over single layer plywood or OSB subfloors on joists spaced up to 24" o.c.
  • DITRA-XL is 5/16” (7 mm)-thick to create an even transition between typical 5/16” (7 mm)-thick tile and 3/4” (19 mm)-thick hardwood flooring
  • DITRA-XL is ideal for installations requiring greater movement accommodation, such as applications using natural stone tile, large-format tile, etc.
  • DITRA and DITRA-XL are for interior use only, dry or wet areas

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Schluter Waterproofing Membrane

In order to achieve a durable, elegant finish, tile installation is a precise skill that needs to be done with care and the appropriate materials. Schluter DITRA uncoupling and waterproofing membrane is one of the numerous products made to make this process easier, and it's truly revolutionary. 

 
Specifically designed for tile and natural stone installations, Schluter DITRA is a unique uncoupling and waterproofing membrane. Because DITRA offers a dependable solution to frequent problems like water damage and cracking, it completely changes the way tiles are fitted. Schluter Systems is a well-known name in the building sector. 
 
The importance of uncoupling and waterproofing during tile installation must be understood before getting into the details of Schluter DITRA. The use of direct tile application on substrates in traditional methods frequently results in problems like water damage from underlying moisture or fractured tiles as a result of substrate movement. In order to avoid such issues, uncoupling membranes such as DITRA act as a buffer between the substrate and tiles. 
 
In order to facilitate movement from the substrate without transmitting it to the tile surface, DITRA's distinctive design includes a grid structure that enables effective uncoupling. Because of this characteristic, there is less chance of tiles breaking and the installation will last longer.  
 
Schluter DITRA performs the dual functions of being a waterproofing membrane and an uncoupling agent. It is impervious to moisture damage because of its polyethylene construction and bonded fleece layer, which form an impenetrable barrier. 
 
Water can escape the substrate using Schluter DITRA's built-in vapor management features, keeping it from getting to the tile assembly. In places like bathrooms and kitchens where there is a lot of moisture or high humidity, this feature is really helpful. 
 
Schluter DITRA is a lightweight, manageable alternative to conventional procedures that could call for several layers of material. Its narrow profile makes installation simpler and guarantees consistent results while saving money and time on labor.