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  1. Sussex

    Sussex New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Sussex
    Hi

    Just after a bit of advice, I have had my bathroom floor tiled and the tiler has used the matting shown in the picture instead of the DITRA mat he had quoted for. Is this just as suitable? The floor is a chipboard floor. Thanks in advance
     
  2. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    I don't recognise that at all. Maybe someone else does?
    It's certainly not Ditra and can't perform like Ditra.
    Almost certainly won't cost the same as Ditra.
     
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  3. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Looks more like carpet underlay, never seen that before
     
  4. Sussex

    Sussex New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Sussex
    This is it from another angle if it’s any clearer. Also he has grouted all the joints between the wall/floor tiles and all the internal corners around the room instead of the silicon I was expecting. I’ll get in touch with him tomorrow.

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  5. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Looks like nicobond d mat but wrong colour
     
  6. Sussex

    Sussex New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Sussex
    Looking around Google, I believe it is the Atrim Decomat. Does anyone have any experience of this? Also I take it the grout will have to be raked out of all the joints where silicon was not used before the silicon is applied?

    Thanks

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  7. Matt V

    Matt V Tech

    Location:
    Devon
    yes you are correct the grout will need removing from the expansion joints prior to the silicone being applied.
     
  8. jobdone

    jobdone Active Member

    Location:
    Chobham
    What is it stuck to the chipboard with?
     
  9. Matt V

    Matt V Tech

    Location:
    Devon
    What type of tiles are they? image looks like a red backed ceramic?
     
  10. pjc

    pjc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    high wycombe
    Do you guys use anti-fracture / uncoupling matting direct onto chipbord floors without overboarding? I have on 30mm with 300mm steel joists.
     
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  11. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire

    Not me, always use 6mm Hardie backer.
     
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  12. Sussex

    Sussex New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Sussex
    I believe the matting is stuck to the floor with the adhesive in the photo below. The floor tiles are called Optiks and came from Topps Tiles.

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  13. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I've seen that mat before, a local tile shop sells is but I can't for the life of me recall the brand. He was singing it's praises no end, but he would. It's no ditra and it's a fraction of the cost. Personally I don't think sticking a mat to a timber floor is a good idea, I always overboard as do most
     
  14. Wolfie9878

    Wolfie9878 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Rutland
    Trimline supply that matting, it’s decent stuff but I wouldn’t compare it to ditra.
     
  15. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    To be fair to the tiler I've heard tile shop staff refer to any decoupling membrane as ditra and he might just be misinformed rather than trying it on.
    Also, depending on the level of discount you get at trimline you could pay more than ditra for it.
     
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