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SCHLÜTER-SYSTEMS Rolls Out Route To Paris With Schlüter®-DITRA

Architects and specifiers looking to say ‘au revoir’ to damaged tile installations will be intrigued to hear that sales over the past 12 months of the leading universal substrate Schlüter®-DITRA, could see you travel from London to Paris on the famous orange matting.

In the last year alone, UK sales of this uncoupling membrane for tiled and natural stone installations from Schlüter-Systems have reached 500,000m2. That’s the equivalent of 310 miles of the matting in length and the distance between these two great capital cities.

It’s not ‘difficile’ to work out why people all over the country are saying ‘oui’ to Schlüter®-DITRA, the original uncoupling membrane. It remains unique to the market due to its dovetail shape design within the square recesses, plus a single laminated anchoring fleece on the underside.

Suitable for use in many applications, regardless of its size or purpose, whether indoor or outdoor, Schlüter®-DITRA can be found functioning all over the world, from domestic use in kitchens and bathrooms to commercial use in shopping centres and health clubs, and even one of the busiest buildings on the planet at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3.

Schlüter®-DITRA is a polyethylene membrane with a grid structure of square cavities, each cut back in a dovetail configuration and an anchoring fleece laminated to its underside. The tile adhesive mechanically bonds with cut back indentations on the topside of the matting, eliminating the need for further anchoring mesh. The unique geometry of Schlüter®-DITRA 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 100% waterproof, with the added benefit of interconnected air channels to help moisture evaporate from the substrate.

Carl Stokes, Divisional Manager at Schlüter-Systems, comments, “Paris is often referred to as the City of Love and the fact that you could travel there from London on Schlüter®-DITRA is a testament to how many people in the UK have loved our product over the past 12 months alone. Throughout its 20 plus years in the market, Schlüter®-DITRA has remained at the top of its game and is still as effective and functional as the day it was first launched, ensuring that every tile installation lasts as long as they are designed to and leaving customers feeling ‘très bon’!”

Founded in Germany in 1966 by Werner Schlüter, Schlüter-Systems is a family owned, internationally wide group of companies with the UK operation based at Bardon Hill in Coalville, Leicestershire.

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

With over 7,000 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 email:

Email: technical@schluter.co.uk


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