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Tilemaster – Anti-Fracture Mat (Buy The Unit)


Tilemaster Anti-Fracture Mat is an uncoupling / decoupling mat for floor subject to lateral movement:

The anti-fracture mat is designed for use on floor tile installations to prevent substrate lateral movement from cracking the tiled finish. It can be used in a wide range of applications to absorb lateral movement from substrates and to bridge stress / shrinkage cracking in substrates to prevent such movement being transferred to the tiled finish. The matting can be used when installing a large variety of tiles including ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles. Tilemaster Anti-Fracture Mat is ideal for domestic and commercial applications in light, medium and heavy duty environments.

Tilemaster Anti-Fracture Mat further information:

Advantages

  • Three layer Uncoupling / Decoupling Mat designed to accommodate & absorb lateral movement in sub-floors
  • Prevents substrate lateral movement from cracking the tiled finish
  • Ideal for timber substrates
  • Ideal for underfloor heating systems – both electric and water based systems
  • Can be tiled over immediately after fitting the mat
  • Less than 1mm thick – minimises height build up
  • Cuts costs and uses less adhesive than cavity mats – approximately 30kg less per 20 metre roll
  • Simply butt-joint, no need to overlap or use jointing tape
  • Use below ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles

Surface / Substrate

  • Sand/Cement Screed
  • Concrete
  • Plywood Overlay
  • Electric Underfloor Heating
  • Water/Wet System
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Tile Backer Boards
  • Tile on Tile
  • Flooring Grade Asphalt & Bitumen
  • Anhydrite Screeds
  • Fibre Cement Sheet
  • T & G Floorboards
  • Floating Floors
  • Existing Vinyl Tiles
  • Steel/Metal Surfaces
  • Fibreglass

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

Cuts costs and uses 20% less adhesive than traditional cavity mats

Saves 30kg of tile adhesive per 20 metre roll

Prevents substrate lateral movement and stress / shrinkage cracking from affecting the tiled finish

Simply butt-joint the matting. Overlapping or the use of jointing tape is not requiredGenuine fast track system, can be tiled immediately after fitting the mat

PREPARATION:

Before starting, all substrates must be clean, dry and strong enough to support the weight of the anti-fracture mat, tiles, tile adhesive and grout. Remove all dust, dirt, oil, grease and other contaminants that may affect adhesion.

APPLICATION:

1. Ensure that the substrate is even and able to bear the weight of the flooring to be installed.

2. Some substrates will require priming with Tilemaster Primeplus, see page 3.

3. If the substrate is uneven and/or in poor condition, consider applying one of the Tilemaster Self Levelling Compounds in order to smooth and level the substrate.

4. Apply a thin bed of a suitable Tilemaster flexible tile adhesive, e.g. Rapid Setaflex, using a 4mm notched trowel or a mosaic trowel.

5. Roll out the Tilemaster Anti-fracture Mat (grey side down) into the freshly trowelled adhesive, within the adhesives open time. If the adhesive has started to skin over or set, then this adhesive must be removed and a fresh layer applied.

6. Care must be taken to fully ensure that the Tilemaster Anti-fracture Mat is fully compressed into the bed of adhesive leaving no air voids. This can be achieved by pressing down and smoothing out the mat with the use of the flat edge of a trowel or suitable float or roller.

7. When applying rolls of Tilemaster Anti-fracture Mat side by side, ensure the separate mats are butt jointed at the edges but not overlapping. Remove any excess adhesive that has squeezed through.

8. Tiling can commence immediately after the Anti-fracture Mat has been applied. Follow the instructions on the Tilemaster flexible adhesive being used taking care not to catch and/or de-bond the Tilemaster Anti-fracture Mat when applying a layer of Tilemaster adhesive and tiles.