Schluter® is the leader in developing uncoupling and waterproof systems that preserve the integrity of tiling for a lasting tile floor installation.


When tiles are supported by a Schluter® system they bond to the structure below a tiled surface to increase load support and preserve the integrity of the tile assembly, so even if your house shifts your tiles won’t. This increases the durability and preservation of the finish, as well as the home, preventing cracks in tiles and grout.

The Schluter® system delivers:

  1. Uncoupling to prevent cracks in tiles and grout

  2. Balanced load distribution to keep the tile covering intact with traffic



The Schluter® underlayment system also creates a watertight barrier that protects the wood substrate beneath tiles against mould, rot and water damage—because doing it right the first time means you won’t have to do it again.

The Schluter® system delivers:

  1. Waterproofing to protect areas beneath the tile from moisture and mould

  2. Vapour management to provide a route for excess moisture to escape the substrate without damaging the tile



DITRA-HEAT is the first electric floor warming system that combines uncoupling in a single layer with the heating cables for a warm tile floor that is not susceptible to cracking.     

The frequent temperature fluctuations caused by a floor warming system leads to more expansion and contraction, creating greater movement stresses in tiled finishes. This usually requires the installation of two separate systems – a floor warming system plus an uncoupling system to prevent cracks in the tile and grout.  But DITRA-HEAT is the only system that provides both floor warming and uncoupling in a single layer. 

The heating cables are easily snapped into place on top of the uncoupling mat without the need for clips or fasteners. The installer has complete flexibility on where the cables are placed, so every installation is customized to suit the exact requirements of every homeowner. And because the system requires no self-leveling compounds, once the heating cables are in place tile installation can begin immediately, saving time and money.