Ditra-Heat-PS features a nominal 1/4" (5.5 mm) thickness to minimize tile assembly thickness and reduce transitions to lower surface coverings. Ditra-Heat-Duo-PS is 5/16" (8 mm) thick and additionally offers sound control and a thermal break.
Every installation stands to benefit from the heightened long-term stability that underlayment products provide. Often, the most important steps to a project need to be taken before the first tile is set.
Brett Mauney, CTC, CTI, Merkrete’s technical sales manager, offers advice on how to offset any issues that might arise before, during and after a shower installation. His tips include how to do your due diligence before starting, figure out which waterproofing options are best, talks liquid-applied membranes and advises to find a manufacturer whose products will help set you up for success.
Merkrete Hydro Guard SP-1’s ultimate elongation, adhesion and strength properties provide a 100% waterproof membrane that limits the transfer of substrate cracks to the finished ceramic or stone tile surface.
Schluter-Ditra-XL provides the same four essential functions as Schluter-Ditra, but the increased thickness of Ditra-XL allows for even transitions between typical ceramic tile and ³/₄-inch-thick hardwood flooring.