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Discuss Backerboards on wet ufh in the Underfloor Heating Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. mike1979

    mike1979 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    south wales
    ok i went to look at a job wet ufh with flo screed on top all dried out etc the problem is in the dinning room they have laid a wooden floor and the tiles are to go around the primiter of the floor the into the kitchen through to the wetroom and basically they have lifted the former in the wetroom 6mm because they knew the wooden floor was going to be really thick so I suggest rather than trying to use leveller as it’s going to be an arse ache I suggested using a 4mm insulated backerboard and the customer said I was talking rubbish and a self leveller needed to be used as it would transmit the heat more than my backerboard any input would be great and if my board was a rubbish idea I shall hide in disgrace many thanks lads and good luck England tonight from a welsh lad
     
  2. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    The key here is the word that you use , insulation . Your choice of board will prevent or limit the transfer of heat from the subfloor
     
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  3. mike1979

    mike1979 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    south wales
    So you think by using the insulated backerboard it would prevent or limit heat ?? And I should self level it up 6mm
     
  4. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    First part definitely as you usually use insulated backer board to prevent heat transfer from electric ufh to the substrate so as only to heat the tiles .
    Levelling compound will give better heat transfer .
     
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  5. mike1979

    mike1979 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    south wales
    That’s a good point and thinking about it I shall bow down to this one and agree fibre flex leveller it is
     
  6. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I agree with the customer here, why wouldn’t you level i? It’s made for the job!
     
  7. mike1979

    mike1979 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    south wales
    All points taken admit silly idea moment of brain madness we all have them get the Johnson 6x6 out loads of dots needed job done thanks for not insulting me too bad
     
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