Liquid waterproofing and crack prevention membrane

Redgard liquid waterproofing and crack prevention membrane from Custom Building Products is said to be ready to use so installers can just roll it on out of the drum. The quick-dry formula is engineered to be 30 percent faster to dry that its predecessor and meets ANSI A118.10, A118.12. The membrane is IAPMO-rated as a […]

Waterproof backerboard prevents wall, floor moisture penetration

Introduced by James Hardie, HardieBacker 500 is said to be the first and only waterproof cement board. The product passes ANSI 118.10 for waterproofness and protects tile installation and wall cavities from moisture penetration, eliminating the need for added coating. The product is made from 90 percent Portland cement and sand with no loose aggregate […]

Acoustic underlayment membrane

The Mapesonic RM acoustic underlayment from Mapei is a rubber membrane designed to reduce the passage of ambient and impact sound transmissions for ceramic tile and stone installations. Composed of dense post-consumer rubber, the product is available in thicknesses of 3/16 in. or 5 mm (Mapesonic RM 5), as well as 3/8 in. or 10 […]

Flooring-installation tapes provide instant bond and no moisture limits

Two new products for installing resilient and wood flooring called Mapecontact MRT and Mapecontact SRT have been announced by Mapei. The double-sided tapes are suitable for concrete slabs containing high moisture content, as well as for installers in need of quick installation times. Mapecontact MRT is designed for the rapid and permanent installation of solid […]

Wider membrane provides faster shower waterproofing

To help tile installers work faster, Schluter Systems has introduced its Kerdi waterproof membrane in a roll twice as wide as previously available. The new size is 2 metres wide, versus a standard roll that is 1 metre wide. The length of membrane on each roll remains 98 ft. 5 in., providing 646 sq. ft. […]

Lightweight uncoupling, waterproofing membrane for electrical floor heating

Mapeguard Heat from Mapei is a lightweight uncoupling, crack-isolation and waterproofing membrane that also provides vapour management and load support. It is designed to speed the installation of tile and stone in interior rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens and three-season rooms where the luxury of radiant floor heating is desired. The membrane’s thin profile is […]

Thermal membrane warms and protects floor tiles

The Mapeguard Heat membrane introduced by Mapei provides customizable, targeted heating for interior floors, regardless of room dimension or configuration. The lightweight uncoupling membrane is designed to provide load support and vapour management, as well as crack-isolation and waterproofing protection when used in ceramic, porcelain and natural-stone tile installations. For use with plywood, concrete and […]

Waterproofing membrane

RedGard SpeedCoat is a ready-to-use, waterproofing membrane from Custom Building Products for both commercial and residential ceramic and natural stone tile installations. Suited for interior substrates, the membrane is said to create a continuous waterproofing barrier with outstanding adhesion. It bonds directly to clean metal, PVC, stainless steel and ABS drain assemblies. The product features cross linking moisture cure technology that produces curing […]

Wood floor moisture control underlayment

The MCS 7000 underlayment application from DriTac reduces moisture vapour transmission up to 25 lb/100% RH. For use with hardwood and resilient flooring installations, the product helps contribute to LEED credits. Recommended coverage is approximately 300 to 350 sq. ft. per mixed unit and has 6-hour cure time. The product is said to be easy to mix and apply, has zero solvents, will not promote the growth of mold, is easy to clean up when wet and provides an […]

Floating uncoupling membrane in convenient sheets

Ardex UI 720 Flexbone floating uncoupling membrane from Ardex Americas is now available in convenient sheets. The unbonded, floating uncoupling membrane for what is said to be true 100 percent uncoupling, the sheets are designed for installer convenience on smaller jobs. Each sheet is 1 x 2 m. The product is also said to save […]