Originally Posted by Caleb
comparing EasyMat (as advertised in the header on this page) and Ditra (well-spoken of through-out this site)
Keep in mind, Caleb, that those are paid advertisements at the top of the page. The product reviews you see in the forums, on the other hand, are the unbiased opinions of our visitors who have, presumably, actually used the products.
That said, the EasyMat is a relatively new product and only a few of our regulars have weighed in on it. Ditra is a product that a lot of our regulars have already had a lot of experience with, and many have been trained on it's use by the manufacturer, Schluter Systems. You gotta expect a little bias from that standpoint. Hopefully, Custom (maker of EasyMat) is paying attention to customer input and working on some of the perceived problems we've seen reported here.
Bottom line: Yes, I think the intent of both products is the same, uncoupling of the tile installation from the subfloor. The approach is quite different and the incidental benefits of each are different.
My opinion; worth price charged.
If you're in the trades, Caleb, put a little biographical info in your User Profile so folks get a better idea where you're coming from, eh?
I think I'll move this to the Hangout where we discuss technical matters in depth. All are welcome there, too.