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Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-DRAIN

Installation

  1. Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-DRAIN is installed over a sloped waterproofing layer.
  2. Adhere the 8 mm edge strip Schlüter®- BEKOTEC-BRS 808 KSF in places where the covering adjoins walls and other construction elements. The edge strip features an adhesive segment on the top and bottom for secure attachment. The adhesion on the substrate and the pretensioning of the integrated foil leg push the edge strip toward the wall.
  3. Install the passive capillary area drainage membrane Schlüter®-TROBA-PLUS over the sloped waterproofing layer.
  4. Next, lay out the studded panels Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-EN 23 FD over the area drainage membrane Schlüter®- TROBA-PLUS. Connect the Schlüter®- BEKOTEC panels by overlapping a row of studs and make any necessary cuts at the joints.
    Note:
    The studded panels Schlüter®- BEKOTEC-EN 23 FD have interconnected drainage channels, but are not considered passive capillary drainage.

 

Installation with the thin-bed method

  1. Install a sufficient volume of cement screed with a maximum strength class of CT-C25-F4 (ZE 20) over the studded panel Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-EN 23 FD to achieve a coverage of at least 8 mm and no more than 25 mm over the studs. Ideally, the screed thickness over the studs should be between 8 mm and 15 mm. The flexural strength of the screed may not exceed F5.
    Note:
    Protect the screed from direct sunlight. In addition, take the customary steps to protect the assembly from inclement weather.
  2. The bonded drainage and uncoupling mat Schlüter®-DITRA-DRAIN can be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations in product data sheet 6.2 as soon as the cement screed is ready to support weight (as a general rule after approximately 24 hours).
    Note:
    The screed may also be mixed from pervious mortar that meets the corresponding requirements. Depending on the mortar quality, the coverage over the studs may have to be higher than the minimum requirement of 8 mm
  3. Ceramic tile or natural stone can be directly installed on top of Schlüter®- DITRA-DRAIN using the thin-bed method. The ceramic covering must be divided into fields with movement joints above the uncoupling mat in accordance with the applicable regulations. We recommend the movement joint profiles Schlüter®-DILEX-BWB or Schlüter®- DILEX-KS for creating movement joints (see Product data sheets 4.6 or 4.8).
  4. Our corner movement profile Schlüter®- DILEX-EK, -RF, -EKE or -EF (see product data sheets) can be used as a flexible edge joint in floor to wall transition areas. The protruding sections of the Schlüter®- BEKOTEC-BRS edging strip should first be trimmed.

Installation in a mortar bed

  1. Place dabs of mortar for installing individual tiles or prepare a level mortar bed with the necessary thickness. Suitable pervious mortar may also be used. Depending on the mortar quality, the coverage over the studs may have to be higher than the minimum requirement of 8 mm
  2. Place a contact layer on the under side of the covering material.
  3. Align the covering material and firmly set it into the fresh mortar bed. The ceramic covering must be divided into fields with movement joints in accordance with the applicable regulations. We recommend the movement joint profiles Schlüter®- DILEX-BWB, -KS or -MP (see Product data sheets 4.6, 4.8 or 4.3) or an elastic joint for creating movement joints. Separate the mortar bed above the studs in the area of the movement joint.
  4. Our corner movement profile Schlüter®- DILEX-EK, -RF, -EKE, or -EF (see product data sheets 4.14 and 4.13) or a flexible joint can be used as a flexible edge joint in floor to wall transition areas. Cut off any protruding parts of the edge strip Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-BRS prior to installation.

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Units 3-5 Bardon 22,
Beveridge Lane, Coalville,
Leicestershire, LE67 1TE
Phone: +44 (0) 1530 813396

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Packaging:
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