An uncoupling membrane provides a break between two rigid surfaces. In other words, it allows both surfaces to move independently. When you bond tile directly to a rigid surface, say concrete or cbu, or even plywood, the thing between them must have enough flexibility to keep the stresses low enough so that the bond can keep them attached. When that bond between two rigid surfaces is thinset, that thinset must have some flexibility, and that is why you may need a modified thinset to reliably hold things together when bonding directly. Ditra can also be used and acts as a thinset modifier.
Q: What is the difference between unmodified vs. modified thinset, and in what situations should each be used?
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LUTON, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 16, 2004–An electro-thermal de-icing system using heater elements made from Thermion(R) material has been selected for the wing leading edge ice protection system being provided by Ultra Electronics and GKN for the new Boeing 7E7 ‘Dreamliner’ commercial aircraft.
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Radiant heat dates to ancient times, when the Romans warmed rooms by running the flues for slave-tended, wood-burning fires under elevated marble floors, keeping toes and togas nice and toasty.
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Radiant heating systems supply heat directly to the floor or to panels in the wall or ceiling of a house. The systems depend largely on radiant heat transfer — the delivery of heat directly from the hot surface to the people and objects in the room via infrared radiation. Radiant heating is the effect you feel when you can feel the warmth of a hot stovetop element from across the room. When radiant heating is located in the floor, it is often called radiant floor heating or simply floor heating.
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Three Benefits of PTC Heating Technology
It can be difficult to find the right heating technology for your needs. Most industrial and commercial customers demand an innovative combination of efficiency and safety in their heaters.
At Pelonis, we find that the perfect solution is PTC heating. PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) is a unique technology that eschews traditional resistance wire and replaces it with ceramic stones or chips.
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Hardwood floors are one of the most common floors in the American household. Everyday we walk all over them, bringing in dirt, mud, water, and more. With proper cleaning and care, hardwood flooring can last for over 100 years! There are many different tricks to keeping your hardwood floors clean; here are some tips that will help you make the most out of your hardwood floors.
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