Here is how heating with a thin set system works.
Ditra heat mat thinset.
What you can do is run that mat everywhere but only heat the parts that you want.
Of course weight is an issue the consider.
My question revolves around the latex p c.
This results in an integrated heating mat.
The areas to be heated can be individually defined to match any floor blueprint.
Schlüter ditra heat is a polypropylene membrane with a cut back stud structure and an anchoring fleece laminated on the underside.
Subtracting the tile and ditra thickness leaves me with 3 8 left for thinset.
Schlüter ditra heat e is comprised of an uncoupling mat and a heating cable joint assembly height only 5 5 mm which are combined directly on site.
Mortar single layer of plywood or osb joists i joists or trusses areas of application over any even and structurally sound osb or plywood subfloor with 16 406 mm o c.
From what i understand ditra is about 1 8 thick.
The thin set will squish down to maybe 1 16 using the proper trowel you also need to factor in the thickness of the tile i used the regular ditra to match my 3 4 hardwood my tile was slightly thicker than usual i used a 3 4 notched trowel and also back buttered my tiles to give some extra height and of course to ensure good coverage contact.
This allows the cement to properly hydrate resulting in a strong dense bond coat.
Alternatively you could use ditra heat mat only where you want to heat but i would recommend another similar height tile underlayment to use with it.
Unmodified thin set mortar 5.
I will be installing ditra and wonder 1 if the thinset to install the ditra is sufficient as also the skim coat to protect the heat may.
Unmodified thin set mortar ditra heat or ditra heat tb uncoupling membrane and heating cables latex p c.
In general we don t recommend the use of modified thin set mortars to set tile over the membranes because these mortars must air dry to cure properly.
Since ditra heat membrane is impervious it does not deprive the mortar of its moisture.
The type of thin set mortar used to install ditra depends on the substrate material.
And 2 to avoid nicking a wire with a trowel is it possible to apply thinset to the back of the ditra then lay it over the dry heat may.
Whether you use ditra xl 1 4 inch hardibacker or whatever is up to you.
To set ditra over concrete or gypsum schluter systems recommends an unmodified thin set mortar meeting the requirements of ansi a118 1.
So it looks like i ve got 3 4 in which i need to fit the ditra tile and thinset.
For example to set ditra over plywood or osb a modified thin set mortar meeting the requirements of ansi a118 11 is used.
The minimum height that my new dishwasher can be adjusted to is 33 3 4 and the cabinet height is 34 1 2.
Ditra heat mat is about 1 4 inch thick.
Ditra suggests the following 1.