IBS 2010: Schluter Introduces new Foam Core Tile Backer Systemcomments (3) January 20th, 2010 in Blogs
Schluter, well known for its Kerdi waterproofing membrane gave us a glimpse of its new Kerdi-Board system at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas today.
Available in thicknesses of 3/16-in. to 1-1/2-in., the extruded polystyrene (EPS) foam cored panels are skinned with a proprietary reinforcement web that yields an extremely strong substrate. The panels are designed to build tiled partitions for showers and baths, shower benches, and tub platforms. Other uses could include tiled kitchen countertops.
The panels are comprised of a reinforcement layer covered with the Kerdi membrane on both sides. This creates a moisture resistance that tile setters have come to trust.
Schluter aims for the rigid foam panels to be used for more structural applications, and demonstrated the strength to support this claim by placing a 1-1/2 in. thick panel across two chairs and then standing in the center. When coupled with metal reinforcing edging, the panels can be stacked and assembled to create everything from benches to partitions without the need for traditional framing.
For curved applications, Schluter has come up with the Kerdi-Board-V, which is kerfed to allow for its use on continuous radius curves.
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