Skudo Universal Plus from Tenax is a strong, water-based sealer that provides excellent water-oil stain protection, which is ideal for compact material and stones that are hard to seal. It does not change the appearance of the material and won’t alter the natural breathability of the stone.
The luxury of floor warming can now extend right into tiled showers. Schluter-Systems’ Ditra-Heat Installation Handbook now includes a detail for installing and waterproofing Ditra-Heat on shower floors. Approval must be verified by the appropriate local authority.
Prova Pan-Multi® system is a pan, pan liner and extension kit that is typically used for curbed or curbless shower installations. The complimentary Prova-Mat Pan Liner® component ensures a waterproof seal, provides a vapor barrier ideal for steam room applications, and is ICC-ES-certified.
The new, patented multifunctional membrane by Progress Profiles, Prodeso Drain, creates perfect waterproofing, draining and long-lasting floors. It’s composed of a high-density polyethylene sheet provided with 4.5-mm-high truncated cone reliefs with a semicircular base.
Strataflex® peel-and-stick sheet membrane from NAC Products is designed for use on interior or exterior floor surfaces that require waterproof protection. Strataflex® is installed with an NAC primer, features a 2-inch double stick lap joint that creates a water-tight seal and is ready for flooring installation as soon as it is applied.
Applied as early as two hours after grouting, Miracle Sealants’ 511 Spray-On Grout Sealer is a simple way to help keep your cementitious grout surfaces clean. The even and invisible coverage is quick to apply and protects dirt from penetrating into the porous grout surface, without altering the look of any surrounding tile.
Merkrete Hydro Guard SP-1 is a fast-drying, thin, load-bearing waterproof and crack isolation membrane composed of modified elastomeric copolymers. With excellent elongation, adhesion and high-strength properties, Hydro Guard SP-1 provides a 100% waterproof membrane that limits the transfer of substrate cracks to the finished ceramic or stone tile surface.
MAPEI’s Planiseal CR1 is a fast-curing, 100%-solids, cold-fluid-applied, single-component, moisture-curing, structural waterproofing membrane that will not shrink and is VOC-compliant in virtually all municipalities. Planiseal CR1 can be applied by roller, brush, trowel or squeegee and does not require...
Hydro Ban® Cementitious Waterproofing Membrane is a single-component, polymer-fortified, cement-based waterproofing material by Laticrete that requires only water for mixing, resulting in a faster preparation process.
Introducing from James Hardie, HardieBacker Cement Board with HydroDefense Technology — the first and only waterproof cement backer board. Installers can skip the step of waterproofing the entire board surface area and just waterproof the joints and fasteners.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on outdoor installations and the importance of surface prep prior to any tile installation. Through various case studies, see what types of installations are possible in the great outdoors. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the product showcase, which highlights the newest surface prep products on the market.