My father is a former home builder and architect, I will get his opinion on that when he gets back into town. This is pretty much industry standard for all manufacturers. When cracks are larger, frequent, actively moving or differential, they should be assessed by a structural engineer to determine why they occurred so treatment will be effective. For wall applications, metal lath is mechanically anchored to the substrate, and the mortar locks into the metal lath as it cures. I think the exception is the relationship you have with a particular company.
There are also polymers used to make the cement waterproof or sufficiently elastic so that it acts like an anti-fracture membrane. It is also very important in tile installations over structural slabs not on grade or other structures where vibration and deflection can be expected as occurs in some exterior walls. . In open areas, I don't mind the sheet mambranes so much, but this is chopped up. While Lowes up here does carry their products, they do not stock specialties very deep or in larger quantities. For concrete with high moisture content or single-layer wood-framed plywood floors, an uncoupling mat membrane provides the best solution.
Also, this method allowed the floor to packed relatively quickly with short curing times. While very minor adjustments in height can be made, this method is not appropriate for adjusting the level or flatness of a surface - rather the tile will follow the plane of the substrate. When exposed to substrate movement, the mat absorbs stresses to keep the assembly intact. Well, I guess you could scratch the perhaps bit. Botament offered a solution to a particular problem that in this case Schluter wouldn't.
I can see support beams across the ceiling that have been covered with concrete. Since your house is over 20 years old now, the settling should be complete. Boy, lots of responses and even a phone call from my local Laticrete rep! Video tutorial on How to use Dunlop ProCover Uncoupling Anti-Fracture Mat to protect flooring tiling against movement or vibration. However, as the tile is bonded directly to the substrate, any variation or movement in the substrate can affect the tile. I also don't want to pay for one that doubles as waterproofing as that's not necessary.
Each to their own, but I'm always willing to learn. This is especially important in above ground installations, which are subject to increased movement. We are trying to figure out what kind of supporting structure you have holding up the second story of your house to see if simply putting tile on the cement floor will hold up over time. Cheers for the link Where I am most of the uncoupling membranes are more or less in and around the same price depending on the quantity ordered, between £7-9 per mtr basically. For a Liquid I do like Hydroban. Shifting and cracking along walls and floors can result from a variety of causes, among them sway in load bearing walls, improper substrate preparation or application, and earthquake movement.
Other membrane manufacturers include Protectowrap, Laticrete,and Kerdi. Not to say it was bad product. Hello everyone We have bought a 23 year old two story house in South Florida that has five rooms where we are going to lay tile. The terms thick-bed installation, mortar bed installation, and thick-set installation are synonymous. When I had to remove damaged tiles I honestly couldn't believe how hard it was to do it. I'm working on a job where I'm doing a 600 ft.
This is rolled on with a paint roller, and when it dries you can unroll the membrane, cut it with a razor knife and stick it to the floor. Thick-bed installations are based on the traditional method of packing a mortar bed over a surface before installing the tile. Don't know what the Laticrete Blue 92 or the Hydro Barrier costs might be worth pricing it out though. Furthermore, almost all the air bubbles will smooth out with the flat side of the trowel. These terms are synonymous and refer to the sheet used between the mortar bed and the substrate. Ditra Crack Isolation Membrane for Ceramic Tile Installations Types of Anti-Fracture Membranes The most common type of anti-fracture membrane comes in a roll that is about three feet wide and consists of fabric reinforced with plastic netting. The above product imo was excellent, it was very thin, 0.
This membrane, made by Universal Polymers, consists of rubberized asphalt and non-woven polyester. It just leaves alot of room for installer error. The membrane manufacturer will have a recommendation and usually their own brand of accompanying primer. Therefore, using compressible sealants or pre-manufactured profiles are required to accommodate planned movement. The floor surface has to be absolutely debris free and cleaned. Now, it could be that they didn't put it on thick enough. Granted this isn't a liquid membrane, but I can jack my own thread! Just to follow up, after reading the responses here and checking my gut, I chickened out and am going with Protecto-Wrap.
In the case of the floating mortar bed, the tile layer is unaffected by minor cracking and movement in the substrate. I was very concerned about the floor I had to cover and their technical director for Ireland met me on site and gaurenteed that if I followed his spec that it would not fail. Just to be sure, is this a condo? Ive used many different types. However, if no space is left around the perimeter of a room, when the floor expands in warmer weather the installation will butt up against the wall and the tiles will pop up from the pressure. Tip 5 — Use a deformable mortar To enhance the longevity of any project, install tile with an S1 deformable mortar.