SCHLÜTER SYSTEMS - KERDI-BOARD, tile backer board

UNITS 4-5
BARDON 22
BEVERIDGE LANE
COALVILLE
LEICESTERSHIRE LE67 1TE

Tel: 01530 813396
Fax: 01530 813376

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Suppliers of: tile backer boards, tile substrate boards, foam backed tile backer, dry Lining construction boards, waterproof tile backers, shower lining boards, wet room tile boards, structural panel boards

Schlüter KERDI-BOARD Tile Backer Boards.

The Schlüter team works closely with distributors, resellers, tiling contractors, architects and specifiers - providing the best customer service available - actively helping to ensure a long lasting, attractive installation. Schlüter’s renowned technical expertise includes advising architects, specifiers and contractors, before they carry out the installation, preventing tomorrow’s problems. 

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Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD is the lightest, simplest and most versatile tile backerboard available, serving as a substrate and a bonded waterproofing solution. The innovative product gives an absolutely level substrate with straight and precise and accurate angling at corners, providing an instant, rigid, even, guaranteed and waterproof base for a perfect tile and stone finish. Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD is incredibly quick and easy to install and because of its eco-friendly lightweight construction – it contains no cement or fibreglass, making it healthier for installers and on the environment too, in addition it’s easy to transport, handle and cut.

Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD-V is a vertically grooved substrate and building panel for creating curved elements. If a larger expanse of panels is required, several panels can be connected along the edges with thin-set mortar, Schluter-KERDI-FIX adhesive, or double-sided adhesive tape.

Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD-E is an L-shaped panel used to create corners and pipe or column coverings. The panels feature a V-shaped groove and are shipped in a space-saving flat design, which makes them easy to store. The flat panels are also quick to cut to the necessary dimensions. Thin-set mortar, Schluter-KERDI-FIX adhesive, or double-sided adhesive tape is applied to the V-groove. The panels are then folded prior to installation.

Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD-U is a U-shaped panel used to create pipe or column coverings. The panels feature V-shaped grooves and are shipped in a space-saving flat design, which makes them easy to store. The flat panels are also quick to cut to the necessary dimensions. Thin-set mortar, Schluter-KERDI-FIX adhesive, or double-sided adhesive tape is applied to the V-grooves. The panels are then folded prior to installation.

Profiles and attachment hardware. A large selection of profiles and attachment hardware complement the Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD system.

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KERDI-BOARD Applications:

Many substrates encountered in new buildings and renovation projects are unsuitable for tile installation, especially in areas with high moisture. This can require comprehensive preparation and waterproofing measures. Schluter-KERDI-BOARD makes it easy to create flat, level, plumb, and square substrates for tile installation over existing structures as diverse as masonry, stud frame constructions of wood or metal framing, and mixed/existing substrates in renovation projects.

Masonry or existing/mixed substrates: Schluter-KERDI-BOARD is ideal for installation on various wall surfaces, including concrete, masonry, existing substrates such as plaster, tiles, painted surfaces, etc.

Stud framing: Schluter-KERDI-BOARD is quick and easy to install as a substrate for tile coverings over wood or metal framing, using the screws and washers included in our hardware assortment.

Partition walls: Sanitary installations frequently require partition walls to create separate shower or toilet stalls or to divide rooms.

Showers and bathtub surrounds: Tiled showers and bathtub surrounds require proper moisture management to ensure successful long-term performance.

Bathtub platforms: Bathtub platforms are excellent opportunities for tile coverings. However, tile setters are often faced with substandard framing, particularly on new construction projects.

Vanities and shelving: Schluter-KERDI-BOARD is the ideal substrate for constructing vanities and shelving with tile coverings.

Countertops: Schluter-KERDI-BOARD is particularly suitable for building countertops and other work surfaces with tile coverings.

Pipe and column coverings: The innovative, prefabricated L-shaped and U-shaped panels of the Schluter-KERDI-BOARD system make it especially easy to conceal pipes and columns.

Curved wall areas: The grooved version of the Schluter-KERDI-BOARD panel is designed for creating rounded and curved elements.

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ACOUSTIC INSULATION Walls .
BOARDS Abrasion Resistant .
BOARDS Acoustic .
BOARDS Acoustic/Thermal .
BOARDS Angle .
BOARDS Baseboard/Backing Board .
BOARDS Baseboard/Backing Board Tile Backer / Bonded Waterproofing Assemblies
BOARDS Baseboard/Backing Board Tile Backer / Shower / Wetroom / Wet Area Tiling
BOARDS Baseboard/Backing Board Tile Backer / Tile Substrate / Tile Baseboards /
BOARDS Bendable Shapeable Flexible
BOARDS Damp Resistant .
BOARDS Extruded Polystyrene Foam Core .
BOARDS Fire Resistant .
BOARDS Flame Retardant Boards
BOARDS High Load Bearing .
BOARDS High Strength .
BOARDS HPL (High Pressure Laminate) .
BOARDS Humidity Resistant .
BOARDS Impact Resistant .
BOARDS Lightweight .
BOARDS Lightweight Construction .
BOARDS Moisture Resistant .
BOARDS Mould Growth Resistant .
BOARDS Non-Combustible .
BOARDS Non-Combustible BS 476:1970 Part 4
BOARDS Rot Resistant .
BOARDS Smooth Surface .
BOARDS Structural .
BOARDS Thermal .
BOARDS Water Resistant .
BOARDS Waterproof .
BOARDS Wetroom Applications .
CELLAR DAMP PROOFING .
CERAMIC TILE Underlay Systems Panels Boards
DRY LINING Boards .
DRY LINING Boards Extruded Polystyrene Foam Core
DRY LINING Boards Insulating
INSULATION BOARDS Acoustic .
INSULATION BOARDS Basement Wall .
INSULATION BOARDS Bathroom .
INSULATION BOARDS BS 476 Part 7 1987 Building Regs. Class 0
INSULATION BOARDS Curved Applications .
INSULATION BOARDS DIN 4102 .
INSULATION BOARDS Dry Lining .
INSULATION BOARDS Extruded Polystyrene Foam .
INSULATION BOARDS Fibreglass .
INSULATION BOARDS Fire Resistant .
INSULATION BOARDS Fire Resistant BS 476 Part 7
INSULATION BOARDS Flexible .
INSULATION BOARDS Flooring .
INSULATION BOARDS Floors .
INSULATION BOARDS High Temperature Resistant .
INSULATION BOARDS Humidity Resistant .
INSULATION BOARDS Polystyrene .
INSULATION BOARDS Rot Proof .
INSULATION BOARDS Shower Room .
INSULATION BOARDS Wall Lining Insulating
INSULATION BOARDS Walls .
INSULATION BOARDS Waterproof .
INSULATION BOARDS Wetroom Shower .
PANELS Bendable .
PANELS Structural .
PANELS Structural Extruded Polystyrene Foam Core
PANELS Structural Insulated
PANELS Structural Waterproof
PANELS Tile Underlay Tile Substrate Shower/Wetroom
PANELS Waterproof .
PANELS Wetroom Applications .
PLASTERBOARDS Extruded Polystyrene Foam Core .
PLASTERBOARDS For Dry-Lining .
PLASTERBOARDS Tile Substrate /Tile Backer/ Tile Backing .
TILE Backer Boards .
TILE Backing .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Boards .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Tile Backer Boards Insulated
WALL LININGS Board .
WALL LININGS Insulating .
WETROOM Underlay .
WETROOM Wall Panels .
KERDI BAND Sealing Band
KERDI BOARD Insulated Tile Backer Board
KERDI COLL Two Part Sealant
KERDI DRAIN Floor Drain
KERDI FIX Elastic Adhesive
KERDI FLEX Sealing Band
KERDI KEBA Sealing Band
KERDI KERECK Prefabricated Corners
KERDI KM Pipe Collar
SCHLUTER QUADEC Tile Strips
SCHLUTER RONDEC Tile Strips
SCHLUTER RONDEC STEP External Tile Edge Profiles

Historic London hotel specifies complete package from Schlüter-Systems

July 2014

Historic London hotel specifies complete package from Schlüter-Systems

Schlüter-Systems have become part of a historic refurbishment which will see the grand Chancery Court Hotel, London, a 1914 Edwardian heritage property, revamped with elegant and contemporary bathroom suites.

Fitted with Italian marble and hand beaten alpaca silver, each en-suite will offer guests’ a luxurious space, with a high quality finish. However, what’s lies the beneath the tiles plays an important role in the precise final finish and ongoing protection and maintainence of such stunning contemporary design.

Specified thanks to its durable qualities and waterproofing protection, the Schlüter®-KERDI-LINE range has been able to provide this 5* hotel with a 5* service thanks to its range of discreet, adaptable and easy to install Schlüter®-WETROOM products. In fact, the complete Schlüter®-WETROOM range from the market leader in tile solutions was the only option for fit out specialists, Beck Interiors, with a hassle free and efficient way to fit high quality systems.

After installing 233 en-suites to complete phase one of the hotel project, Beck Interiors carried out phase two of the refit, building 29 standard rooms, 13 deluxe rooms and the prestigious Lord Chancellor’s Suite, with all rooms possessing Schlüter-Systems quality range of substrate preparation and waterproofing and drainage solutions including the hotel’s Holborn Dining Room which went onto feature in the final of this year’s MasterChef, aired, in May, on BBC One.



Russell Coleman, Senior Project Manager at Surrey-based Beck Interiors, explained how Schlüter®-KERDI-LINE and Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD has ensured confidence in such a high profile installation.

“Schlüter-Systems is renowned for its quality, service and technical expertise, which not only makes it simple for us to work with their products, but enables us to carry out the very best installations. On such a huge scale project this is essential and Schlüter-Systems Ltd’s technical team even came down to ensure we were confident in the installation of their products, as well as providing us with technical literature, specification support along with DVD guides.

“Installing the products also couldn’t have been easier thanks to the adaptability of the Schlüter®- KERDI-BOARD. It is easy and clean to cut using the helpful 10mm grid markings and whilst the board is lightweight it is extremely strong, holding far more weight than plasterboards. It is also very fast and easy to create a bonded waterproof area – perfect for when you are fitting out hundreds of room to a strict deadline.

“For the construction of the floor-level showers Schlüter®- KERDI-LINE played an important role as its linear drain channel system offers a particularly low assembly height. It’s adaptability to suit a range of designs and layouts has meant we have been able to install a simple, waterproof drain connection, as well as choose from a range of lengths, drainage connections and leave an end result that creates an attractive space whilst still providing a guaranteed reliable waterproofing system.”

The new and improved Chancery Court bathrooms can also boast the protection of Schlüter®-DITRA matting, the original uncoupling ad waterproofing matting for tile coverings, which serves as an uncoupling layer, bonded waterproofing assembly and vapour pressure equalisation layer. Perfect for an installation such as a hotel shower room, the matting neutralises tensions between substrate and surface, whilst also providing a high load resistance. It’s also waterproof, with the added benefit of interconnected air channels to help moisture evaporate from the substrate.

Ian Knifton, Divisional Manager at Schlüter-Systems, comments, “The refurbishment at Chancery Court Hotel is something special and we’re delighted that a number of our products are featured as part of its design. Schlüter®-DITRA has been used for over 20 years and remains as unique and effective as it was when first launched, whilst the Schlüter®-KERDI-LINE range offers the complete package for high quality wetroom installation and the hotel’s specification for such an extensive project is recognition of their trust and confidence in our products.”

Schlüter®-DITRA has been a proven solution for uncoupling and bonded waterproofing for over 20 years and remains unique to the market due to its geometry which allows for the absorption of lateral movement in each direction. The uncoupling effect that it provides neutralises tensions between surfaces, whilst also providing a high load resistance. It’s also waterproof, with the added benefit of interconnected air channels to help moisture evaporate from the substrate.

Schlüter®-KERDI-LINE channel bodies are made of solid stainless steel. They are available in different versions for central and offset along with horizontal and vertical drainage. The drains come in a range of different lengths, with designer grate options, closed, perforated, tile pan and tile covering support. The channel bodies of Schlüter®-KERDI-LINE are designed for variable installation in perimeter and intermediate areas. The pre-adhered Schlüter®-KERDI allows for secure waterproofing in all configurations and used in conjunction with Schlüter®-DITRA and Schlüter®-KERDI creates a guaranteed waterproofing solution for walls and floors.

Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD is a unique multifunctional tile substrate for wall areas, which can be used for creating bonded waterproofing assemblies with tile coverings. Additionally, it has many uses as a structural panel. The product makes it easy to create an instant and innovative underlayment for tile installation over substrates as diverse as metal and wooden stud frames, green masonry and mixed substrates. Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD is 100% waterproof, cement free, lightweight and completely even and flat making it the perfect substrate for tiling.

With over 8,000 products in its range, Schlüter-Systems has an essential role to play in every professional tiling project. To find out how it can help you to create more beautiful and longer-lasting installations, please telephone 01530 813396 or visit the website at www.schluter.co.uk.

Using Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD saves time

July 2014

Using Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD saves time

A leading tiler from Lancashire has praised the unique time-saving qualities of a multifunctional tile substrate for wall areas from Schlüter-Systems for allowing him to create perfect tile installations.

Mark Ellam, from Imperial Tiling and Stone in Preston, specialises in high-end tile and stone installations and says the benefits of the universal substrate preparation board Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD means it is quick and easy to create the flattest and most even substrate to tile.

Mark comments, “To achieve a first-class result good preparation is absolutely vital. I could spend inordinate amounts of time messing around trying to correct uneven walls, or stripping back old adhesive residues and painted surfaces, however I find it far easier to over-board with, or rip out old walls and replace them with, Schlüter®- KERDI-BOARD. The time saved is money saved and also money earned as it allows me to finish the job in a shorter time period and move onto other projects. Schlüter®- KERDI-BOARD is a great surface to fix to with the reassurance of more than adequate weight-bearing and 100% bonded waterproofing.

“Some tile backer boards are cement-faced, which makes them water sensitive, but Schlüter®- KERDI-BOARD is the only truly waterproof board I can buy. It is easy and clean to cut using the helpful 10mm grid markings and whilst the board is lightweight it is extremely strong, holding far more weight than plasterboards. It is also very fast and easy to create a bonded waterproof area.”

Carl Stokes, Divisional Manager at Schlüter-Systems, comments, “We’ve been delighted with the enthusiasm that Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD has created, with tilers such as Mark particularly highlighting how quick and easy the product is to install and how useful its printed guidelines are. These, together with its other characteristics, all combine to provide the very best in tile installations.

“Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD offers a revolutionary approach to tiling and is unique to the market. Many substrates encountered in new buildings and renovation projects are unsuitable for tile installation and can require comprehensive additional work and waterproofing measures, but Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD acts as a multifunctional tile substrate for floor and wall areas, meaning it can be used not just to created bonded waterproofing assemblies with tile coverings but also as a structural panel.”

He adds, “It’s particularly important to note its waterproof qualities as there is a common misconception that water-resistance is the same as waterproof, which simply isn’t the case. In a ceramic tile or stone application, waterproof and water-resistance do not perform the same function.

“A waterproof product such as Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD does not permit the passage of water / is impervious to water. Meanwhile a water-resistant product means it does not break down in water and is able to resist water penetration to a small degree. There have been examples where people have thought that the water-resistant properties of tiling systems used in installations would serve as adequate waterproofing, only for water to seep into the fabric of buildings through tiled floors and walls.”

As well as being waterproof, temperature resistant and vapour retardant, Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD is thermally insulating, quick and easy to install, lightweight and therefore easy to handle and transport. It contains no cement or fibreglass, making it eco-friendly, whilst its fleece webbing allows for easy anchoring in thin-bed mortar. For more benefits of Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD please visit www.kerdi-board.co.uk.

With over 8,000 products in its range, Schlüter-Systems has an essential role to play in every professional tiling project. To find out how it can help you to create more beautiful and longer-lasting installations, please telephone 01530 813396 or visit the website at www.schluter.co.uk.

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