Floor areas

Heating / Protective membranes / Impact sound insulation / Waterproofing membranes / Tile protection

Preparation is the key to success

A tiled floor is virtually indestructible, and unlike carpet, vinyl or laminate flooring, which need to be replaced regularly, properly installed tiles can last a lifetime. To ensure this, your tiles should be reliably protected not only from below, but also at the edges and transitions. With larger areas, there are additional challenges to be overcome.

Heating

Low-profile floor heating systems are becoming increasingly popular and add an extra level of comfort to your tiled or natural stone floors, and not just during the colder months of the year. In addition to their benefits in terms of efficiency and sustainability, our floor heating systems also prevent mould growth by facilitating the drying out of residual moisture in the room. We offer both electric and water-guided (hydronic) floor heating systems.

Hydronic systems use hot water instead of electricity and are the best solution when heating larger floor areas. They heat both the room and the surfaces and can therefore replace conventional radiators as the primary heat source.

Our electric systems are recommended for comfort heating in certain areas as a secondary heat source, as the heating cables can be individually routed to wherever heat is desired. They also serve as a protective membrane and have the added advantage of being waterproof. Thanks to the short warm-up times and precise timing, operating an electric floor heating system is more cost-effective than you might expect.

The Peel & Stick versions of our electric system are particularly practical and time-saving. With a pressure-sensitive adhesive laminated to the bottom surface and eliminating the need to mix or spread tile adhesive to apply the membrane, electric floor heating systems are quick, clean and easy to install.

Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM

Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM

Refreshingly cool in the summer. Few floor heating systems are as versatile, energy-efficient and durable as the Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM ceramic thermal comfort floor.

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-E

You will never get cold feet again! Precise time control. Fast heat-up response. Discover our system solutions for electric floor heating.

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-DUO

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-DUO

The DUO version of our electric floor heating system offers all the functions of the DITRA-HEAT with faster heat-up response and additional sound insulation.

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-PS

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-PS

The Peel & Stick version of our electric floor heating consists of a self-adhesive uncoupling mat which allows quick and easy routing of your heating cables.

Protective membranes

The best way to avoid tile cracks is to lay an intermediate layer between the floor covering and the substrate. Attaching the ceramic or natural stone flooring directly to the underlying surface (i.e. the substrate) is generally not a good idea. This is because the substrate has different material properties than tiling or natural stone. The different materials expand and contract to varying degrees when the temperature in the room changes. The stress that builds up between these two layers can then result in unattractive cracks, especially in the case of large-format tiles.

It is therefore important to separate the movement of the substrate from the tiling with a so-called uncoupling mat. The mat is laid between the substrate and tiling to allow each layer to expand and contract independently. Schlüter-Systems invented the uncoupling of ceramic coverings – our Schlüter-DITRA has been used worldwide as a reliable uncoupling membrane for tiled floors since 1987.

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT combines electric floor heating with the functions and advantages of DITRA to enable tiling that is as warm and comfortable as it is long-lasting.

Schlüter-DITRA-DRAIN, the world's first and only capillary-passive composite drainage and uncoupling system, also ventilates the entire covering and thus enables safe installation of large-format tiles and pavers, even in outdoor areas.

Schlüter-DITRA

Schlüter-DITRA

The original. Now even better! Designed to ensure that large-format tiles or tile coverings over larger areas remain permanently crack-free.

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-E

You will never get cold feet again! Precise time control. Fast heat-up response. Discover our system solutions for electric floor heating.

Schlüter-DITRA-DRAIN

Schlüter-DITRA-DRAIN

Uncoupling combined with bonded drainage, designed for both interior and exterior spaces

Impact sound insulation

You're looking for reliable sound insulation that meets high demands? Our Schlüter-DITRA-SOUND is the ideal solution for ceramic and natural stone floor coverings. The innovative heavy foil with applied fleece not only ensures secure bonding between the tile covering and substrate, it also effectively reduces impact sound – generated e.g. by heavy footwear or falling objects – thanks to its special structure. This system solution ensures a quiet living and working atmosphere by acoustically insulating rooms already during tiling.

Due to its high load-bearing capacity, our composite sound insulation can handle larger loads without any problems. In addition, cracks in the substrate can be reliably prevented with DITRA-SOUND so that your tile coverings are protected in the long term. Thanks to its low installation height, the DITRA-SOUND mat is particularly versatile and enables a flexible floor covering arrangement.

Waterproofing membranes

Tiles and natural stone are ideal for bathrooms or wet rooms, as these floor coverings are not only durable and easy to clean, but also allow for a timeless design. However, tiles and natural stone do not in themselves constitute a waterproof surface. These materials and their associated joints are only water-repellent, which means that moisture can still penetrate over time. Inadequate waterproofing in bathrooms and wet rooms can have serious consequences not only for the rooms themselves but also for the entire building.

In order to achieve waterproofing, tiles and natural stone require an appropriately prepared substrate before they are laid. This is done in the form of waterproofing membranes which, when properly installed, prevent water from penetrating for the entire lifespan of the installation. With our Schlüter-KERDI and -DITRA product families, we offer waterproof solutions that effectively and reliably eliminate moisture when used in combination. Our tried and tested DITRA uncoupling membrane not only offers all-round protection for your tiled or natural stone floors, it is also the product of choice for waterproofing floors. In combination with our other system components, such as KERDI-KEBA for joints and transitions between the floor and wall, or KERDI-KERECK developed specifically for corners, we offer waterproofing for all difficult areas of the floor.

If you're looking to waterproof walls in particular, you can find more information about KERDI on our Wall areas page.

Schlüter-DITRA

Schlüter-DITRA

The original. Now even better! Designed to ensure that large-format tiles or tile coverings over larger areas remain permanently crack-free.

Schlüter-KERDI-COLL-L

Schlüter-KERDI-COLL-L

Our two-component sealing adhesive for reliable and proven bonded waterproofing can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Schlüter-KERDI-KEBA

Schlüter-KERDI-KEBA

Our KERDI-KEBA sealing tape can be used to reliably waterproof butt joints as well as wall and floor connections.

Schlüter-KERDI-KERECK

Schlüter-KERDI-KERECK

Use our prefabricated KERDI blanks and mouldings to waterproof internal and external corners effortlessly and cleanly.

Tile protection

Tiled floors are easy to maintain, but require adequate protection to ensure durability. Our Schlüter-SCHIENE baseboards (also called profiles) are designed to prevent tile edges from chipping and cracking. They also provide a smooth, attractive transition without trip hazards between floor coverings of the same height. If the adjacent floor coverings are of different heights, we recommend using our transition profiles from the Schlüter-RENO series.

All buildings and their materials expand and contract when the temperature changes. This must be compensated for by installing movement joints to prevent tiles from cracking under the load. There are many factors to consider when deciding where to install movement joints, and we will be happy to advise you on your project. Whether connection, edge or construction joints – the Schlüter DILEX range includes various types of movement joints for different applications.

The edges of stairs are exposed to strong mechanical loads and pose a high risk of injury if not executed properly. The Schlüter-TREP range of stair edge profiles has a slip-resistant design and excellent visibility. It improves safety and also offers retrofitting options if the cladding has already been completed.

And if you are using resilient coverings such as PVC, LVT, design flooring or vinyl instead of tiles or natural stone, you can also optimally protect the edges of such coverings with our profiles from the Schlüter-VINPRO range.

Floor construction in a living room with a Schlüter-SCHIENE as finishing edge.

Schlüter-SCHIENE

The original since 1975. Protect the external edges of your tiling with our tried and tested finishing profile!

Schlüter-RENO

Schlüter-RENO

With our high-quality transition profiles, you can quickly and easily create smooth transitions from the tiled floor to another covering.

Detailansicht einer Konstruktion mit Schlüter-DILEX zwischen zwei Bodenbelägen.

Schlüter-DILEX

Whether connection, edge or construction joints, the high-quality profiles of our Schlüter-DILEX range offer maintenance-free solutions for all relevant movement joints in tile coverings.

Schlüter-TREP

Schlüter-TREP

Our stair profiles protect tile edges on stairs and reduce the risk of injuries.

Schlüter-VINPRO

Schlüter-VINPRO

Discover our special finishing, edge protection and transition profiles for LVT coverings.