UNCOUPLING MAT ATLAS T 100 is manufactured in form of embossed PVC mat with fiberglass mesh, Mesh is 1.1 m wide, with overlapping 10 cm areas allowing for connecting subsequent mat strips.
Ceramic or stone cladding applied on UNCOUPLING MAT ATLAS T 100 forms floating floor on any non-deformable substrates e.g. lacquered parquet, resin floor, terrazzo, timber floor, ceramic or stone cladding, OSB, dry screeds. Floor made of timber or OSB must be firmly secured to the supporting structure.
It is possible to apply ceramic and stone cladding of various types and sizes can be installed on a properly applied mat and the substrate fulfilling above requirements. It is not recommended to apply ceramic or glass mosaic on the uncoupling mat.
Use of compensation mat does not affect the width of joints, which should be adjusted to the size of tiles and assumed substrate deformation. The pattern of expansion joints (elastic filling of the joints) cannot be omitted and should be adjusted to the pattern and size of tiles, does not have to match with existing substrate expansion joints.
Uncoupling mat allows for separation of ceramic or stoneware cladding from existing substrate, keeping its continuity and homogeneity regardless of the size of installed cladding. Allows for reallocation of compensation joints in cladding beyond existing expansion joints.
Uncoupling mat allows for installation of continuous, homogenous ceramic cladding of all sizes, including large-sized, and various types of difficult substrates with no requirement for its removal in following cases:
• surfaces with various types of floors e.g. parquet and ceramic cladding,
• substrates with floor heating on a part of the room,
• contaminated substrates with decreased bonding with e.g. residues of adhesives and bitumen masses, after removal of parquet, adhesives for PVC lining, linoleum, carpet lining, panels etc.
- weakened substrates with a layer of concrete laitance on the top,
- substrates with shrinkage cracks (without vertical displacement),
- substrates in rooms with complicated geometry and pattern of expansion joints,
- substrates with threshold expansion joints in areas between rooms.
- installation of ceramic cladding on insufficiently stabilized substrates, with increased mass humidity (<6%)
For interior use in residential, office and service rooms with assumed exploitation loads up to 3.0 KN/m².
Most important features
- for fixing of independent expansion joint pattern
- for fixing of large tiles without moving of threshold expansion joints
- for fixing of ceramic cladding on a floor with low bonding
- speeds up application of new ceramic cladding on a floor made of different floor types
- for application of ceramic cladding on substrates with various thermal loads (e.g. with and without the floor heating, parts of floor exposed to the sunlight)