*Introducing the NEW Under-Tile Heating System DITRA-HEAT
DITRA-HEAT: MEET THE COMPONANTS
The DITRA-HEAT membrane is available in both mat and roll formats and is designed to secure the system heating cables and serves as a universal substrate for tile coverings. Similar to DITRA, the original uncoupling membrane, DITRA-HEAT provides uncoupling to neutralize the differential movement stresses between the substrate and the tile covering to prevent cracked grout and tile, waterproofing to protect moisture-sensitive substrates, vapor management, and support.
The twisted pair heating cable is available in 120 and 240 Volt formats. The cables can be installed without returning to the thermostat and produce virtually no electromagnetic fields.
The digital thermostat controls the floor temperature and is offered in both a programmable and non-programmable format. The thermostats feature a built-in Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), digital display with backlit screen, and support both the 120 and 240 Volt cables. The programmable thermostat also includes 250 preset programs.
Electric floor heating system with integrated uncoupling technology!
DITRA-HEAT is the only electric floor warming system that directly incorporates uncoupling technology to ensure that floors aren't susceptible to cracked tiles and grout. Cables can be placed wherever heat is desired for customized heating zones, and no leveling compounds are required, which makes for a quick and easy installation. With the proven technology of our DITRA uncoupling membrane incorporated in the design,
DITRA-HEAT provides the ideal solution for bringing comfort and floor warming to any tiled floor.
How is DITRA-HEAT Different?
A viable floor warming system must address the magnified fluctuations in temperature that contribute to increased shear stresses between the substrate and the tile covering that can lead to tile cracking. DITRA-HEAT integrates customizable, comfortable electric floor warming with four additional functions that help to prevent cracking and are essential to a long lasting floor installation.
DITRA-HEAT provides uncoupling through its geometric configuration, which allows for in-plane movement that effectively neutralizes the differential movement stresses between the substrate and the tile, thus eliminating the major cause of cracking and delaminating of the tiled surface.
DITRA-HEAT features a polypropylene composition which protects the substrate from moisture penetration. This is particularly important in bathrooms, kitchens, and any environment that may be affected by moisture.
The free space on the underside of DITRA-HEAT provides a route for excess moisture and vapor to escape from the substrate that could otherwise cause damage to the tile covering above.
Loads are transferred from the tile covering through DITRA-HEAT's column-like mortar structures to the substrate. Since DITRA-HEAT is virtually incompressible within the tile assembly, the advantages of uncoupling are achieved without sacrificing point load distribution capabilities.
The unique configuration of DITRA-HEAT enables the cables to be held in the matting securely, while creating a free space to provide uncoupling. This design also provides for mechanical anchoring of the thin-set mortar to the matting
There are 2 main thermostat Options for the DITRA-HEAT tile warming system - A fully programmable SMART digital thermostat with floor tempearture sensor and a non-programmable SMART digital thermostat, also still with the floor temperature sensor. For more information download their PDF information sheets HERE
DITRA-HEAT Roll and Mat Sizes
Roll Size 3' 3" x 41' 1" = 134.5 ft2
Mat / Sheet Size 3' 3" x 2' 7" = 8.6 ft2
DITRA-HEAT Installation Overview
For further information download a copy of the Ditra-heat installation manual HERE or
If you have questions or require professional installation services including quality tile installation - call (604) 584-9269
Serving the following Greater Vancouver areas:
Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove, White Rock, South Surrey, Crescent Beach, New Westminster, Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Beyond from Whistler to Hope.