bal flex bone 2 easy

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RayTheTiler

Professional Tiler
hi all has any one used this decoupling mat by BAL yet. Was talking to there REP today and am thinking about using it on a job which is getting an anhydrite screed.
there seam to be alot of advantages to using this product but need to know your views
 

Andystiletiling

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Professional Tiler
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Not used it but a bit sceptical about it to be honest Ray, would imagine screed needs to be like an ice rink or your just relying on mass and gravity..whereas I'd rather rely on an spf :)
 

callatiler

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Professional Tiler
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There are quite a few tilers around had successful installs with full backing from BAL guarantee. If chance or circumstance came up I would probably use it with guidance from BAL.
 

Tom Astley

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Professional Tiler
I would use it - no different to any other loose lay decoupler.

WhenI first started, almost all tiled floors laid in sand and cement, were laid with a visqueen sheet, sat on directly and not stuck to the concrete base. (even screeded floors were laid onto visqueen)

What is the difference apart from technology with the flexbone?
 

hmtiling

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It's not a new product. It's about 15 years old. Made by Gutjahr and Ardex in Europe and the USA . Trimline sell it as a Gutjahr product
 

jcrtiling

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I would use it - no different to any other loose lay decoupler.

WhenI first started, almost all tiled floors laid in sand and cement, were laid with a visqueen sheet, sat on directly and not stuck to the concrete base. (even screeded floors were laid onto visqueen)

What is the difference apart from technology with the flexbone?
About 127 kg a Sqm to hold to screed to the sheet
 

jcrtiling

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It's not a new product. It's about 15 years old. Made by Gutjahr and Ardex in Europe and the USA . Trimline sell it as a Gutjahr product
Blasphemer. 2e is the one and only true loose lay , all the others are false loose lays . Now kneel before your true mat
 

Tile Fix Direct

Julian at TileFix Direct
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We have sold quite a lot and getting a lot of interest. Feed back from those that have fixed it is good. Screed needs to be flat with no major deviations. If fixing on gypsum/anhydrite it needs to be under 1.5% moisture content (Ditra and other de-coupling systems require less than 1%). BAL technical rep will come and visit site FOC to do a carbide moisture test. Ring BAL to arrange. Of course, we also sell the product!
Don't forget, blue side up and tape any cut length joints on floor.
BAL Flexbone 2Easy Matting - https://www.tilefixdirect.com/product/BAFBONE-2EASY
 

Localtiler

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The down side in my opinion is it's BAL which means it's going to be more expensive and if you want there gaurantee which I think you would want at least for the time being atleast then you need to use there adhesive also and probably there grout. What's the benefit to you as the fitter at the end of the job? Are you better off or worse off ?
 
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