When it comes to waterproofing, uncoupling, vapour pressure equalisation, load transfer, heat distribution: the DITRA mat is unparallelled under tiles.
Palais am Steinberg renovated
The "Palais am Steinberg" lies directly opposite the porcelain museum in Meissen, Saxony. This group of buildings consists of five four-storey residential properties and commercial buildings, which were built in the last two decades of the 19th century. Still clearly historical, the façades form a horizontal V that encloses a widening inner courtyard.
On a net area of more than 3,000 square metres, 25 flats with a living space of between 48 and 130 square metres as well as various restaurants and shops will be built in several construction phases during the renovation. The Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM ceramic thermal comfort floor provides pleasant and energy-saving warmth over an area of approximately 2,600 square metres.
Low heights, high weight savings
"The advantages of this thin-layer floor heating system are particularly evident in the renovation of old buildings such as the Palais am Steinberg." explained Schlüter specialist advisor Jörg Drechsler, who manages the property. Thanks to the low system assembly, the ceramic thermal comfort floor can also be installed in rooms where less assembly height is available. "The weight saving due to the low screed coverage compared to other systems was also a decisive factor." emphasised Volker Schmidtke from Apel Fliesenhandel GmbH.
The ideal system solution for restoration and renovation
On the existing wooden beamed ceiling, the advantages of an energy-efficient and modern radiant panel heating system could not have been realised with any other solution.
Various tile types and formats are used as the top covering for the ceramic thermal comfort floor; from wood-effect tiles in 20 x 120 cm format to earthenware tiles and porcelain stoneware. This combination ensures that the residents of the Palais am Steinberg in the porcelain city of Meissen benefit from a durable and energy-saving heated ceramic floor.