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Schlüter-Systems’ Peel & Stick aims for easier and simpler installation

The integrated electric underfloor heating system, Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT, is a popular choice for installers due to its multitude of features, says Schlüter-Systems Ltd.

Not only can it provide heating, but it will also offer uncoupling, crack bridging, and waterproofing, the company says. For Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-DUO, a special 2mm fleece provides a thermal break making for quicker warm-up, as well as impact sound reduction. Since launching in 2013, the products have reportedly become key players in the construction market.

Schlüter-Systems say they’re always looking for new ways to innovate with products that are problem-solving and easy to use. A benefit of hosting training sessions, it says, is that it’s been able to listen to first-hand feedback from those directly fitting their products. One common point it hears is the desire for solutions that will make an installation easier and simpler.

This is where the idea for Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-PS and Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-DUO-PS originated, as the Peel & Stick variants remove the need to use cementitious tile adhesive to bond the membrane to the substrate, reportedly simplifying and speeding up the installation process. They provide all of the same benefits as the original DITRA-HEAT/-DUO and are an ideal solution for tiling onto P5 chipboard and other timber substrates.

Featuring a thin layer of pre-applied pressure sensitive adhesive on the underside, the membrane bonds firmly to the substrate once pressure has been applied. However, before pressure is applied it can easily be lifted and repositioned.

Expanding the DITRA-HEAT product range with Peel & Stick variants offers tilers choice, particularly for projects using timber substrates.

The company’s technical team can offer guidance on other suitable applications.www.schluter.co.uk

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