The latest innovation in uncoupling membranes
Plattsburgh, NY – Schluter®-Systems introduces Schluter®-DITRA-XL, a new uncoupling membrane specifically designed to provide solutions to common challenges faced by tile setters and flooring installers.
DITRA-XL provides the same four essential functions as Schluter®-DITRA, i.e. uncoupling, waterproofing, vapor management, and support/load distribution, but is 5/16" (7 mm) thick, whereas DITRA is 1/8" (3 mm) thick.
The increased thickness of DITRA-XL allows for even transitions between typical ceramic tile and 3/4" (19 mm) thick hardwood flooring.
The added thickness of DITRA-XL also increases the movement accommodation capabilities of the product. As a result, it allows for ceramic tile installations over single layer wood floors with 24" (610 mm) o.c. joist spacing.
How to Choose Between DITRA and DITRA-XL:
The choice between using Schluter-DITRA and Schluter-DITRA-XL depends on the nature of the particular project or application. The following points will help differentiate between the two products:
• Minimizes tile assembly thickness and reduces transitions to lower surface coverings
(e.g. carpet, engineered wood, and vinyl).
• Helps provide even transitions between tile and 3/4" (19 mm) thick hardwood flooring.
• Allows for ceramic and porcelain tile application over single layer plywood/OSB
subfloors on joists spaced at 24" (610 mm) o.c.
Installers can now choose the membrane best designed to suit the needs of their specific project: DITRA or DITRA-XL.
Schluter-Systems products combine state-of-the-art technology with attention to detail for highly functional and visuallyappealing results. For more information, contact a customer support representative at 1-800-472-4588.