Overcome the risks of cracked and failing tiles with the innovative Exactamat underlayment system. This one-step solution is durable, lightweight and quick and simple to install, making it the ideal system for absorbing multidirectional stresses within a tiled surface. Tiled surfaces are put under stress whenever there is movement within the substrate, which will lead to unsightly chips and cracks in the surface. Whether you are looking to tile on a cracked concrete surface, over newly poured screed or over under-floor heating which is subject to thermal fluctuations, this soft and flexible polyethene matting is the ideal solution.
“The Exactamat one-step matting system can be used on all sound substrates, including timber and concrete floors, where it will absorb movement by providing a de-coupling layer.”
At just 3mm thick our one-step matting system will ensure rigid tiled surfaces are able to withstand these stresses, by decoupling the layers and absorbing any movement. This soft and flexible polyethene matting can be easily rolled completely flat across the substrate. where the dimpled design will reduce the amount of adhesive required, whilst also effectively reducing the overall tiling time.
• Effectively bridges gaps and absorbs multilateral stresses
• A lightweight, flexible LDPE polyethene construction
• Can be used with superior modified adhesive
• Suitable for use over underfloor heating systems
• An innovative dimpled design that reduces the adhesive requirements, prevents void spaces and aids faster installation
• Can be used on firm, flat and even substrates with a good loadbearing capacity
• Provides a waterproof layer below the tiled surface
1. Prepare the substrate by removing dust, dirt and other contaminants, and ensure the surface is level. If the substrate is absorbent, a suitable primer will then need to be applied.
2. Lay and cut the Exactamat to size, then spread a suitable adhesive to bond the matting to the substrate below, using a 4 or 6mm notched trowel.
3. Press the matting into place using a grout float, so that the full surface is in contact with the adhesive. Whilst drying prevent placing any loads on the area.
4. Clean and dry the area, then apply tile adhesive and begin to tile the area using a thin bed method.