Crack Suppression Products
Regupol -QT Impact Sound InsulationRegupol-QT Impact Sound Insulation is engineered to provide better performance than any other sound control product available. Made from 100% resilient recycled rubber and backed by over 165 independent and laboratory field tests, Regupol-QT can be used directly under a variety of floor surfaces, including ceramic tile. For more information visit www.regupolqt.com, or email Jocelyn Dillman at email@example.com. Circle 130 on the Reader Inquiry card.
Warm Tiles® Utilizes latest Technology to deliver "First in Industry" Animated Installation Tutorials on new WebsiteWorking with industry experts, EASYHEAT® Warm Tiles developed 14 animated Tutorials…seven for the cable system and seven for the mat system. Each Warm Tiles system, whether cable or mat, is visualized by a cutaway with different substrate applications. Each layer of the installation process, from the subfloor construction right on through to the final floor finish, is drawn to scale and includes brief installation instructions for each layer. The viewer can click through the layers to review a particular aspect of the installation process, and when through, print the entire detail for reference.
Showing the installation process via the animated tutorials demystifies the overall installation process. All fourteen animated details are available exclusively online at www.warmtiles.com, which has recently been redesigned. Making the buying decision as simple as possible is the Warm Tiles goal. Circle 131 on the Reader Inquiry card.
Prevents Cracked TileNobleSeal® CIS (Crack Isolation Sheet) protects thin-set ceramic and stone tile from cracking. CIS is a thin sheet membrane made from Chlorinated Polyethylene, an elastomer that is so durable, CIS is guaranteed for the life of the original installation.
CIS can be used over common substrates including gypsum underlayments and many wood sub floors. Use it to cover an entire substrate or as a patch over joints and/or cracks. Sheet membrane technology insures uniform thickness and quality and minimizes workmanship variables.
Noble Company also produces sheet membranes for waterproofing and sound control. For more information, contact us at 800-878-5788 or visit www.noblecompany.com. Circle 132 on the Reader Inquiry card.
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Schluter®-DITRA Allows Installation Over Any Even SubstrateSchluter®-DITRA is specifically designed to allow the installation of ceramic and stone tile over any even and load-bearing substrate. DITRA prevents the main cause of cracking on a tiled surface through uncoupling. It provides reliable waterproofing for installations that are not exposed to constant water pressure, and provides a route for excess moisture and vapor to escape from the substrate. The Schluter®-DITRA Installation Handbook contains complete details and illustrations for tile installations over various substrates. Visit www.schluter.com or call 800-472-4588 to request a copy. Circle 133 on the Reader Inquiry card.
RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention MembraneRedGard® Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane from Custom® Building Products is a water-based, easy-to-use, elastomeric membrane that produces a continuous moisture barrier with superb adhesion. Easily applied with a roller, trowel or sprayer, and ideal for commercial or residential applications. Meets IAPMO specifications for use as a shower pan liner, and is protected by MoldGard™ Technology. RedGard is protected by Custom’s lifetime warranty when used as part of a qualified warranty when used as part of a qualified system. www.custombuildingproducts.com.
Waterproofing Protection Made SimpleMAPEI’s Mapelastic™ Smart offers the tile industry powerful waterproofing protection with easy application. This highly flexible membrane is easily applied by roller or brush to curved structures and tight corners - making it the perfect waterproofing solution for a wide variety of residential and commercial installations, before installing tile. Circle 134 on the Reader Inquiry card.
SOUTHCRETE 1132 (One-Part Anti-Fracture & Waterproofing Membrane)The load bearing membrane is ideal for ceramic tile, dimension stone, vinyl tile, rubber tile, brick, parquet, and strip wood. The water-based, one part liquid formula was specially designed to be used under thin set and thick bed latex Portland cement mortar applications.
The elastomeric properties help reduce the risk of substrate cracks transferring above to the hard surface flooring. Southcrete 1132 waterproof produces a continuous moisture barrier with outstanding adhesion to concrete slabs, concrete block, cured Portland cement mortar beds, cementicious tile backer board, and exterior grade plywood. You can spray, brush or roller apply this ready-to-use liquid membrane on almost any substrate. Provides a cost effective waterproofing system that is quick and easy to apply. Versatile, positive waterproofing protection against moisture migration. Horizontal and Vertical applications. Circle 135 on the Reader Inquiry card.
Tile Setting Underlayment System TAVY Enterprises LLCTAVY is always searching for an easier way to set tile and is now proud to unveil it’s newest tile setting aide: the TAVY Thin-Skin 2-Part Underlayment System which allows installers to set tile over any sound surface. The TAVY Thin-Skin Underlayment is simply trimmed to size and glued to the existing surface (using TAVY #007 Glue) to create a surface shield suitable for setting tile, marble, granite, or other natural stone.
Ideal for flooring, countertop, and wall applications, this new system helps cut down on installation time because the installer can start setting the tile immediately by setting directly over the existing surface. TAVY Thin-Skin is not only the lightest weight and thinnest applied underlayment available, but it also offers ideal crack suppression over concrete for cracks up to 1/8” wide as tested by The Tile Council of North America. (800) 367-8289, www.tavytools.com. Circle 136 on the Reader Inquiry card.