Occasionally clients want to fix ceramics or stone over a floor in listed building or alternatively they may need to plan for the lifting of the tiles to change displays in a showroom environment.
In both cases there is a need to minimise the renovation work.
It is possible to use CI+ matting in this situation both as a separation membrane where movement in the substrate could occur, for example onto a wooden floor in a listed building – and also as a way of preserving the substrate.
The key to success is in the choice of the adhesive used to bond the matting to the substrate.
The best choice could be water based acrylic emulsion. This type of adhesive will provide a good mechanical anchoring of the CI+ matting making it suitable for subsequent tiling and their uplift should it be required. On removal of the tiles, the matting will probably be likely to separate from the anchoring fleece.
Water can be then used to soften the residue adhesive, making it relatively easy to remove leaving the floor undamaged.
We would strongly advise that a test is carried out before any work to ensure that the level of moisture in the installation will not have any effect on the adhesive.
The air channels under the CI+ matting prevent any condensation allowing the substrate to breathe.
The above is intended as guidance only. Please contact this office with details of specific projects.
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