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Installing Schluter DITRA Tile Underlayment


Recently, I've been following two tile installers, and they swear by Schluter DITRA underlayment. In short, subfloors (plywood, OSB, concrete) move especially with seasonal changes, and that movement can cause tiles to crack, delaminate or come loose. DITRA is an uncoupling membrane that eliminates the causes of those problems.
DITRA can be used with porcelain or ceramic tile or natural stone, and it's
DITRA is a is an uncoupling membrane that allows the tile to move (in-plane) relative to the substrate, eliminating the major causes for cracked and delaminated tile.
DITRA is a is an uncoupling membrane that allows the tile to move (in-plane) relative to the substrate, eliminating the major causes for cracked and delaminated tile.
DITRA is installed over a bed of mortar. It's easy to cut with a utility knife, and seams are butted against each other.
DITRA is installed over a bed of mortar. It's easy to cut with a utility knife, and seams are butted against each other.
The dovetail cut-back cavities are filled with additional mortar, and tile is laid overtop.
The dovetail cut-back cavities are filled with additional mortar, and tile is laid overtop.
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