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Hi, I am currently looking at tiling an area of 43sq.m. 25sq.m is on screed with wet system UFH incorporated, which was laid three months ago. The remaining 18sq.m is on a combination of concrete slab and 70mm screed. The tiles are large format 600 x 600 porcelain
I am considering whether a decoupling mat should be used to avoid any problems with settlement in the future or if a S1 flexible adhesive would be sufficient on it's own.
What are your thoughts?
 
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Agree with Gaz,also if both floor areas join you will need an expansion joint where they meet
 
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Thanks for the advice. There is a step between the two floors, so no expansion joint required. Could anyone recommend a suitable decoupling mat and adhesive?
 
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Thinking about this further, would it be possible to use a S2 adhesive and eliminate the decoupling mat altogether?
 
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Hi, I am currently looking at tiling an area of 43sq.m. 25sq.m is on screed with wet system UFH incorporated, which was laid three months ago. The remaining 18sq.m is on a combination of concrete slab and 70mm screed. The tiles are large format 600 x 600 porcelain
I am considering whether a decoupling mat should be used to avoid any problems with settlement in the future or if a S1 flexible adhesive would be sufficient on it's own.
What are your thoughts?
I would use a decoupling membrane ! Like durabase,!!
 
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I wouldn't do it without a mat personally. Better safe than sorry
 

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