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Decoupling Membranes at Tile Fix Direct

Decoupling Membranes at Tile Fix Direct
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Uncoupling membranes or decoupling layers are designed to neutralise tensions between the flooring substrate and tiles. Sub floors can retain a large amount of water and are prone to expand and contract with humidity and temperature changes. The uncoupling membrane helps to prevent stress from this expansion and contraction from transferring through and cracking finished tiled surface. Some decoupling membranes, like the ones that Tile Fix Direct stock, can be also used with electric underfloor heating systems.

These membranes also alleviate stress that is caused by thermal movement. The air spaces under the membrane allow the residual moisture to escape, preventing cracks from forming in tile floors. Decoupling membranes also allow the heat from the underfloor heating system to be spread evenly across the floor surface. This increases the overall effectiveness of the heating system, reducing your heating costs. All the decoupling systems at Tile Fix Direct are suitable for use with electric underfloor heating.

As well as being waterproof, these uncoupling layers also have vapour management properties. They allow vapour to dissipate through formed channels on the underside of the membrane which prevents moisture build up in your floors and walls, preventing mould and damp growth. You can use these membranes to control moisture in substrates like plywood, plasterboard, cement mortar and more. They also have a lower profile than tile backer boards and even have sound reducing qualities to help stop impact noises spreading to rooms below.

Many of the uncoupling mats are a necessary addition to your tile installation to ensure the longevity of the project and improve the cost effectiveness of Underfloor Heating Systems. They are also highly resistant to chemicals usually found in wall and floor tile installations. We stock popular products like Ditra Matting, Durabase Matting, Rapid Mat and Flexbone Matting as well as Uncoupling Matting Adhesive. We only work with trusted brands like Schlüter, Dural, BAL, Kerakoll and Ardex to bring you solutions you can rely on time and time again. For more information on decoupling membranes and crack bridging, see our blog post.

Features and Benefits of Decoupling Membranes and matting

  • Stops lateral ground movement cracking and breaking your tile covering and grout joints
  • Acts as a waterproof barrier, perfect for bathrooms and wet rooms
  • Controls and dissipates vapours before they build up
  • Improves the cost effectiveness of underfloor heating systems
  • Sound reduction and deadening properties for high traffic areas
  • Crack bridging abilities to help with troublesome substrates
  • Fast & easy install with a lower profile than tile backer boards
  • Not affected by thermal changes or freeze & thaw cycles
Schluter Matting Dural Matting
Decoupling Membranes at Tile Fix Direct Categories
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Schluter Ditra Matting (By Roll)
Item # ROLL--SHDITRA1M

£9.60 inc. VAT£8.00 ex. VAT
per m2
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Schluter DITRA Matting De-coupling Waterproofing Membrane (Per Sq M)
Item # SHDITRA1M

1+: £12.00 inc. VAT£10.00 ex. VAT30+: £9.36 inc. VAT£7.80 ex. VAT180+: £7.96 inc. VAT£6.63 ex. VAT
per m2
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Dural Durabase CI Decoupling Matting (per m2)
Item # DRCIMAT1

1+: £9.96 inc. VAT £8.30 ex. VAT30+: £7.78 inc. VAT £6.48 ex. VAT60+: £7.38 inc. VAT £6.15 ex. VAT
per m2
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BAL Rapid-Mat Uncoupling Matting - (per m2 or by roll)
Item # BAL-Rapid-Mat

From1+: £9.48 inc. VAT £7.90 ex. VAT180+: £8.84 inc. VAT £7.37 ex. VAT
each
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BAL Rapid-Mat Uncoupling Membrane Matting (per m2)
Item # BARMAT1

1+: £13.24 inc. VAT£11.03 ex. VAT30+: £10.08 inc. VAT£8.40 ex. VAT180+: £8.84 inc. VAT£7.37 ex. VAT
each
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BAL Rapid-Mat Uncoupling Matting - 30m Rolls
Item # ROLL--BARMAT1

1+: £9.48 inc. VAT£7.90 ex. VAT180+: £8.84 inc. VAT£7.37 ex. VAT
each
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BAL Flexbone 2Easy Floating Uncoupling Membrane Matting (Per SQ M, Rolls, or Pallet)
Item # BAL-Flexbone-2Easy

From1+: £13.32 inc. VAT £11.10 ex. VAT20+: £13.26 inc. VAT £11.05 ex. VAT120+: £12.29 inc. VAT £10.24 ex. VAT
per m2
Out of Stock
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BAL Flexbone Varied Uncouplding Membrane Matting (Per SQ M, Rolls, or Pallet)
Item # BAL-Flexbone-Varied

From
£8.90 inc. VAT £7.42 ex. VAT
per m2
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BAL Flexbone 2Easy Uncoupling Membrane Matting - 20m Rolls
Item # ROLL--BAFBONE-2EASY

£13.38 inc. VAT£11.15 ex. VAT
per m2
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BAL Flexbone Varied Uncoupling Membrane Matting - 20m Rolls
Item # ROLL--BAFBONE-VARIED

£8.90 inc. VAT£7.42 ex. VAT
per m2
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Ardex AF200 Plus Matting Bonding Adhesive 6kg
Item # AXAF200PLUS6

1+: £27.54 inc. VAT£22.95 ex. VAT5+: £24.78 inc. VAT£20.65 ex. VAT10+: £23.40 inc. VAT£19.50 ex. VAT
each
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Ardex AF200 Plus Matting Bonding Adhesive 14kg
Item # AXAF200PLUS14

£68.33 inc. VAT£56.94 ex. VAT
each
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Kerakoll Green ProDecoupling Matting - per linear metre
Item # KKGPRO1M

1+: £11.63 inc. VAT £9.69 ex. VAT20+: £11.06 inc. VAT £9.22 ex. VAT60+: £10.63 inc. VAT £8.86 ex. VAT
per linear metre
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Kerakoll Aquastop 120 Sealing Tape - Per 1m
Item # KKAQS120

1+: £4.81 inc. VAT £4.01 ex. VAT50+: £2.95 inc. VAT £2.46 ex. VAT100+: £2.59 inc. VAT £2.16 ex. VAT
each
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Kerakoll Aquastop Fix Water Resistant Mineral Sealant (5kg)
Item # KKAQSFIX5

1+: £8.54 inc. VAT £7.12 ex. VAT10+: £7.68 inc. VAT £6.40 ex. VAT
each
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Ardex AF200 Plus Matting Bonding Adhesive - 6kg & 14kg
Item # Ardex-AF200-Plus

From1+: £27.54 inc. VAT £22.95 ex. VAT5+: £24.78 inc. VAT £20.65 ex. VAT10+: £23.40 inc. VAT £19.50 ex. VAT
each
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BALFlexbone Varied Uncoupling Membrane Matting (per m2)
Item # BAFBONE-VARIED

1+: £11.46 inc. VAT£9.55 ex. VAT20+: £8.84 inc. VAT£7.37 ex. VAT120+: £8.46 inc. VAT£7.05 ex. VAT
per m2
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BAL Flexbone 2Easy Floating Uncoupling Membrane Matting (per m2)
Item # BAFBONE-2EASY

1+: £13.32 inc. VAT£11.10 ex. VAT20+: £13.26 inc. VAT£11.05 ex. VAT120+: £12.29 inc. VAT£10.24 ex. VAT
per m2
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ThermoSphere Decoupling & Heating Membrane
Item # ThermoSphere-decoupling-heating-membrane

From1+: £12.80 inc. VAT £10.67 ex. VAT2+: £12.17 inc. VAT £10.14 ex. VAT4+: £11.56 inc. VAT £9.63 ex. VAT
each
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ThermoSphere Dual Purpose Decoupling Membrane 1000mm x 1000mm
Item # TSMEMBRANE

1+: £12.80 inc. VAT£10.67 ex. VAT2+: £12.17 inc. VAT£10.14 ex. VAT4+: £11.56 inc. VAT£9.63 ex. VAT
each
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ThermoSphere Dual Purpose Self Adhesive Decoupling Membrane 1000mm length
Item # TSMEMBRANE-SA

1+: £13.80 inc. VAT£11.50 ex. VAT2+: £13.12 inc. VAT£10.93 ex. VAT4+: £12.46 inc. VAT£10.38 ex. VAT
each
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Dural Durabase CI-FH Electric Underfloor Heating Decoupling Matting
Item # DRFHMAT1

1+: £11.82 inc. VAT £9.85 ex. VAT15+: £10.32 inc. VAT £8.60 ex. VAT30+: £10.03 inc. VAT £8.36 ex. VAT
per m2
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