Can I install alternate floor coverings over Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT or Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT-DUO instead of tile or stone?

Yes, alternate floor coverings may be installed over Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT or Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT-DUO.

The Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT system is suitable for applications with engineered wood, vinyl, wood plastic composite (WPC), luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), luxury vinyl planks (LVP), stone plastic composite (SPC) tiles and planks, and laminate flooring. Solid hardwood flooring is not recommended in floor warming applications.

A cementitious self-leveling underlayment is required to fill the membrane and encapsulate the Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT-E-HK heating cables. Please see the DH-AFC detail in the DITRA-HEAT Installation Handbook for requirements, limitations, and installation guidelines.