Dural Durabase CI++ is a decoupling and waterproofing membrane for use with tiles to create a watertight and stable flooring. The matting can be used on a number of different substrates including cement screed, wooden subfloors, mastic asphalt screed, laminate and concrete. The decoupling properties of Durabase make it a great choice for renovation work to create even and safe tiled floors on uneven substrates – and it can be used with most underfloor heating systems.
When tiling on to a cracked floor, or one prone to movement, a decoupling system is used to act as a sort of cushioning barrier to stop these issues affecting the tiles, causing wobbly or cracked tiles. Durabase CI++ is a fantastic option for decoupling due to it’s construction optimised three-layer structure.
Dural Durabase is made up of three distinct layers:
- Mesh fabric provides better adhesive bonding between the mat and the mortar and creates a stable flooring.
- Optimised shape of the dimples within the centre layer reduce the amount of adhesive required and improve the adhesion.
- Fleece fabric with active fibres makes up the bottom layer which increases the adhesion surface area and minimises shear stress.
Another fantastic advantage of Dural Durabase CI++ is that it can be used over anhydrite screed. Usually with this type of substrate residual moisture from the screed collects under the tiles and causes damage to the adhesive, however Durabase prevents the moisture from reaching it. The structure of the matting creates channels which equalise water vapour pressure from any substrate type. Not only does it work to keep moisture from the adhesive under the tiles, but the matting can also be used to waterproof a tiled floor, so it’s also a great option for use in wet rooms when all joints have been sealed.
Advantages of Dural Durabase CI++
- Lightweight and easy to handle
- Moulds to the floor
- Waterproofs indoor flooring
- Bridges cracks and alleviates stress
- Less adhesive required
- Highly resistant to mechanical loading
- Improves footfall sound insulation
Pick up your Dural Durabase CI++ waterproofing and uncoupling matting at a great price at Tile Fix Direct today!