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Unread 07-23-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
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anti-fracture membrane

I am laying tile in a 5x5 bathroom and I just purchased some antifracture material from home depot.

I am tiling my 5x5 bathroom floor with stone tiles over a concrete subfloor and want to prevent any cracks from ocuring due any shift in thr concrete floor thereby cracking the tile.

The material I purchased was in a roll and had a wax paper backing on one side and a fiber like texture on the other.

The side with the wax paper backing had an adhesive material
to it ad the guy at the store told me to lay the sticky side to the floor surface and it would adhere.

Before i apply it, I would like confirmation from the true experts
if this is the proper way of applying the material.

Dont I need to apply a floor adhesive?

Will the fiber like material bond to thinset?


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Unread 07-23-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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A brand name would help.

I've used the peel and sticks and they are handy. My suggestion is to just peel and stick. Absolutely no floor adhesive or thinset.

They are like herding cats; the stuff is very sticky and once stuck together is impossible to unstick. A helper might make the job easier. Peel, stick and tamp down slightly. You are good to go.

Yes, the tiles stick rather well to the felt fabric side. No worries there.

Dude, I want to congratulate you for doing a first class job. Most guys just slap thinset on concrete which in my neck of the woods, is inappropriate (read: earthquakes).
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Unread 07-23-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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The only material like that that i've used required a primer on the concrete first, maybe it's different.

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Unread 07-26-2004, 06:10 PM   #4
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Dave, I did have to primer the concrete floor first.

I have since tiled the floor over the membrane and things seem to be holding well.

Thanks for the advice.

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