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Uncoupling Membrane

Well-known for protecting and adding strength to your floors,
Uncoupling Membranes also make the perfect fit for our
LuxHeat Floor Heating Cables.

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About Uncoupling Membranes

Uncoupling Membranes, also known as Decoupling Membranes, are a type of tile Underlayment System designed to protect and extend the life of your floor through crack isolation.

Uncoupling Membranes absorb subfloor movement thus preventing the transfer of stress to your floor covering. Uncoupling Membrane for tile, laminate, engineered hardwood and more, also provides waterproofing and vapor management thus eliminating moisture issues in your floor.

Additionally, the product provides a thinner, less labor-intensive solution to backer board and other floor underlayment solutions - decreasing installation time and floor height gain.

We offer a range of uncoupling membranes for sale.

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Why Choose Uncoupling Membranes

Uncoupling membranes, combined with a LuxHeat Floor Heating Cable, provide a comprehensive all-in-one solution for your floor's heating, crack prevention, waterproofing, and load support needs. This solution creates the perfect substrate for tiling floors.

We offer two premium ranges of uncoupling membranes, namely PROVA Flex-Heat+ and Ouellet Uncoupling Membrane with self-adhesive backing.

The PROVA Flex-Heat+ Uncoupling Membrane is designed for heating cables and is installed using the conventional mortar method. The membrane offers advanced crack isolation and vapor management technologies.

The Self-Adhesive Uncoupling Membrane by Ouellet with heating cable capabilities is designed to be installed using a self-adhesive backing. No mortar or tile adhesives are required because of the self-adhesive back, thus greatly expediting, and simplifying installation. The membrane protects flooring from damage caused by underfloor movement or fissures and allows for flexible configurations cable uniform spacing.

How It Works

Our uncoupling membranes integrate floor support and protection with the luxury and comfort of floor heating cables, ensuring a long-lasting, quality installation.

The membrane not only boasts benefits for your floor but also allows for expedited installation of LuxHeat floor heating cables, combining the flexibility of a loose-lay cable with the easy installation of a mat system.

Bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and any other rooms can all benefit from the use of uncoupling membranes. The membrane creates a waterproof layer and features a vapor management system allowing moisture or vapor to dissipate.

Advantages of Uncoupling Membranes

By absorbing the impact of the shifting subfloor, uncoupling membranes protect your flooring from shear stress and cracking. Whether your floor is made of tile, laminate, engineered hardwood, or another material, an uncoupling membrane provides the support your floor covering needs, and helps you avoid problems with moisture as well.

In comparison to traditional backer board and other floor underlayment solutions, an uncoupling membrane provides a lightweight, labor-saving alternative. Furthermore, with a low profile, the product ensures minimal floor height gain.

How to Install Uncoupling Membranes

A series of well-defined procedures are involved in the installation of uncoupling membranes:

  1. Preparing the Subfloor: Check to see that the subfloor is clean, dry, and free of debris.
  2. Lay out the membrane on the subfloor and cut to fit around any walls or fixtures. Affix the system on the subfloor according to the manual's recommendations.
  3. If installing heating, insert the cable into the membrane’s channels, taking care to ensure even distribution for optimal heating.
  4. Apply a layer of skim-coat over the system.
  5. Pay close attention to the edges and corners, making sure they are well sealed. This frequently entails the application of additional membrane material or a waterproof sealer.
  6. Finally, install the tiles on top of the surface.

Why Buy Uncoupling Membranes from Us

Uncoupling membranes have become an essential aspect of floor installation, especially for tiled surfaces, as breakthrough technologies continue to transform home remodelling procedures.

Our premium collection of uncoupling membranes offers products that are safe, dependable, and simple to install. Membranes make the perfect counterpart to our floor heating wires, immediately boosting the value of your property by providing elegance and comfort at a low operating cost.

We prioritize providing excellent products and services on schedule. Our goal is to supply you with the help and information you need to finish any construction or remodelling project, with reduced stress are cost, and increased reward and satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do people choose to use uncoupling membranes with floor heating cables?

Uncoupling membranes provide the ideal fixing method for our LuxHeat Floor Heating Cables, with studs perfectly spaced for optimum heat distribution. In addition, uncoupling membranes actually improve the system's efficiency and reduce installation time and hassle.

Apart from its uses for floor heating, what are some other ways that uncoupling membranes benefit your floors?

Uncoupling membranes have proved indispensable for crack prevention, waterproofing, and load support needs.

Where can I install uncoupling membranes in the house?

Uncoupling membranes can be installed in bathrooms, kitchens, and even the laundry room, to name a few.

Is an uncoupling membrane better than traditional backer board?

Yes, an uncoupling membrane is lighter and less labour-intensive to install than typical backer board and other floor underlayment alternatives. In addition, the membrane features a low profile resulting in less overall floor height gain.

Are uncoupling membranes waterproof?

Yes, uncoupling membranes are particularly useful as waterproofing systems for your floor and feature a vapor management system for dispersing vapor and moisture.