Subliner Dry & Flex Pro Crack Isolation & Sound Reduction Membrane – Protecting your tiled floor!
wedi’s Subliner Dry & Flex Pro has become a successful part of wedi’s range of tile substrate preparation products for tiled floors over the past few years. When you design your tile installation, and think of crack protection as well as creating a good bond surface, and possibly you may even wish to add sound reduction and waterproofing to your design: There are many peel & stick, as well as thinset bonded underlayments, or even mortar type and liquid type membranes, as well as uncoupling products available to you today.
Thanks to you, the evolution of crack protection systems and underlayments in the tile industry progresses at high speed. With Peel & Stick Crack Isolation membranes like wedi’s Subliner Dry & Flex Pro, multiple concerns and questions are taken off your mind before and when you make your choice:
Q : Knowing that only a stable, near deflection free, wooden or concrete sub-floor can protect a tile assembly against vertical movement: which other tile underlayment can offer me the best possible protection against lateral sub-floor movement due to contraction/ expansion of wood or concrete slabs ? A : wedi Subliner Dry & Flex Pro can protect your tile against lateral movement of up to 3/8 inch.Q : Which other tile underlayment can offer a solid ,full area coverage thinset bond surface for tiling while isolating the tile against lateral movement? A : wedi Subliner Dry & Flex Pro provides crack isolation through its pressure sensitive adhesive layer. It’s woven fleece on the top side will give you a solid full coverage thinset mortar bond at the same time.
Q : Which other tile underlayment offers me to use just any thinset type I would like to use for my tile or stone application? And without filling lots of cavities like in uncoupling membranes adding to my job cost? A : wedi Subliner Dry & Flex Pro can be used with any type thinset. Recommended are modified thinset mortars of the class ANSI 118.4 especially when you are setting smooth and dense porcelain tile. The application of thinset happens over a flat surface: this means quicker drying times and much less consumption of costly thinset mortar and your time when compared to setting tile over uncoupling membranes.
Q : Which other tile underlayment or uncoupling product with the purpose of crack isolation and protection is really tested for this performance? A : wedi Subliner Dry is tested to meet & exceed ANSI 118.12 Specification for. Crack Isolation Membranes For Thin- set Ceramic Tile And Dimension Stone. Installation. No uncoupling membranes are tested to a standard in terms of crack protection performance.
Q : How can I build sound reduction and even waterproof qualities into a crack isolating floor preparation? In one product? A : It would be costly and highly risky to install multiple layers of underlayment product to achieve crack isolation, sound reduction and waterproofing. wedi Subliner Dry & Flex Pro can provide all three in just one layer- directly bonded to your tile, where it can effectively protect.
Q : How can I become more efficient with thinset mortar use? A : wedi’s Subliner Dry & Flex Pro is a peel & stick membrane which replaces the need of thinset mortar to facilitate a good bond to a sub-floor. You save one full application layer of thinset right here. Uncoupling products as well as conventional cement backer board underlayments need thinset for a good bond or setting bed connecting it to a sub-floor. This takes time and it costs money spent for thinset mortar.
More Good News…
• wedi upgraded Subliner Dry & Flex Pro to offer a shelflife of 15 months from manufacturing date-the highest in our industry!
• wedi upgraded Subliner PRO Primer to now work for even the toughest surfaces.
• We also upgraded our Technical Data Sheet to offer you more detail information for a safe and lasting installation in all situations- Please see the attached TDS and enjoy!
• And … Ask your wedi Distributor for upcoming price Product Order Information promotions in March!