Uncoupling Membranes & Tile

Happy new year! 2017 is already here, and this might be the year you look at tackling that long awaited tile project in your home. Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, it is important that you ensure the substrate is properly prepared to accept your new tile. In most cases (unless you are installing tile directly onto a concrete slab), it would be advisable to utilize an uncoupling membrane. This membrane is installed directly onto your subfloor with thinset mortar. An uncoupling membrane achieves a few things:

Firstly, it separates and protects the tile itself from damage due to expansion and contrac