Hi all, this is my first post on here although in attempting to Google answers to my questions I have come across several threads on this forum already which were really helpful. So now I thought it'd help to get advice specific to my situation...so here goes. These are all in relation to an extension where the floor area to be tiled is about 31m2 split into three rooms with wet underfloor heating throughout. We've chosen porcelain floor tiles.
- We had 65mm traditional sand and cement screed laid down just under 4 weeks ago. To date, we've just kept windows slightly open to keep the area well ventilated to help the screed dry but after the 4 week point can I start turning the UFH on at a low temperature to speed up the drying process? Or should I leave it alone?
- How soon can I get the tiles laid? I can't really afford to wait 1 day per mm which seems to be the normal logic...
- Should I have ditra mat laid on the screed before the tiles go on? It seems the answer to this question is yes from what I've read on here already (due to both protection from rising moisture as the screed fully dries over the coming months and to protect my tiles from cracking as the screed moves around) so my only follow up would be does ditra mat affect the performance of UFH in any way?
- What's the best primer for my screed and what's the best glue to use to put down the ditra mat and for the tiles?