Plastic Ply wood floor to tile decoupling

Tiling on to timber floor boards is now possible using Plastic Ply to decouple the tiles from the timber so existing floors don't have to be overboarded with plywood.

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Plastic Ply for tiling in wetrooms

For use with any floor former or any drain used on its own.

Benefits
1. Decouples tiling from timber substrate, helping to prevent tile cracking
2. Levels off a floor where Maxxus deck (22mm thick) abuts 18mm boards or plywood.
3. Eliminates over-boarding with plywood.
4. Suitable for smooth concrete or timber.

A revolutionary solution for fixing tiles to timber or plywood floors. Prevents problems of tile damage by reducing the effects of timber shrinkage, warping and rotting. Easy to cut and install with a self-adhesive backing.

1.2m2 pack (4 sheets 500mm x 500mm)
Thickness 2mm mesh.

Benefits

  • Decouples tiling from timber substrate,helping to prevent tile cracking
  • Levels off a floor where Maxxus deck (22mm thick) abuts 18mm boards or plywood.
  • Eliminates over-boarding with plywood.
  • Suitable for smooth concrete or timber.

Instructions for using Plastic Ply

A. Basic method for decoupling only

  1. Peel off the backing paper.
  2. Apply to a timber, plywood or concrete floor in a ‘brick’ pattern with staggered joints. Use scissors, side cutters or sharp knife to cut sheets to size.
  3. Apply tile adhesive into mesh to a depth of 8mm – 10mm and comb through with 6mm notched trowel over a small area. Firmly press tile into place.

B. Wetroom method using Granfix and/or electric UFH

  1. Peel off the backing paper.
  2. Apply to a timber, plywood or concrete floor in a ‘brick’ pattern with staggered joints. Use scissors, side cutters or sharp knife to cut sheets to size.
  3. Brush tanking over walls and floor.
  4. If using UFH apply the cable now. Seal the cables by pouring over a latex screed or carefully laying 3mm tile adhesive. Wait to dry.
  5. Apply tile adhesive to a depth of 8mm – 10mm and comb through with 6mm notched trowel over a small area. Take a tile and butter the reverse with a solid bed of adhesive. Firmly press tile into place – this is the solid bed method. It eliminates channels and cavities that may cause tracking of water. Continue tiling.

Note:
Use a bag powder flexible tile adhesive.

In non-wetroom areas it is not necessary to butter rear of tile as the channels within the adhesive will not be detrimental to water tracking.

Plastic ply with tanking and under floor heating