ECB Anti-Fracture MembraneECB MEMBRANE is a self-bonding, sheet applied elastomeric membrane. It consists of a base layer of polymer modified elastomers, permanently laminated to a unique "stress flex" fiber sheet. Together they form a single 40 mil (1/16") high strength self-bonding membrane that is easily applied. ECB MEMBRANE is designed for use under floor tile surfaces that require protection from structural movement. ECB MEMBRANE adheres permanently to the sub-floor, remains flexible and will last the life of the flooring surface.

How It Works:

ECB MEMBRANE bridges all existing and future movement of the sub-floor. The key to ECB's effectiveness is its two component patent pending design. The elastomeric base layer functions as a buffer, absorbing the thermal and structural movement of the sub-floor, while its unique "stress flex" fiber sheet creates a new flooring surface which will accommodate most mortars, organic adhesives and epoxy setting materials. ECB MEMBRANE protects tile from structural movement, live and dead loads (bounce and reverberation), movement of cracks and shrinkage (creep). The adhesion and integrity of the tile floor are preserved by the "anti-fracture" action of ECB MEMBRANE.

Features And Benefits:

  • Protects tile floors from reflective cracking and delamination
  • Reduces live and dead load failures on suspended floors
  • Safely covers dangerous asbestos flooring
  • Tile floors stay warmer, drier and quieter
  • Eliminates cutting tile to meet control/cold joints
  • No need to remove old floors or recess new ones
  • Replaces mud beds, concrete backer boards, plywood
    and other thick sub-floor materials
  • Heavy duty, high impact load rating
  • Self-bonding, easy to apply with conventional tools
  • No down time, can be walked on and tiled immediately after installation
  • Compatible with most tile installation materials
  • Waterproof/Vapor Barrier

Recommended Uses:

ECB MEMBRANE is cost effective as a sub-floor over wood, concrete, terrazzo, pre-cast panels, light weight concrete, radiant heated floors, vinyl composition and vinyl asbestos tile, metal and other existing hard surface flooring, providing they are structurally sound. ECB MEMBRANE can be used in malls, airports, commercial buildings, department stores, office buildings, restaurants, apartments, condominiums, residential homes or anywhere sub-floor problems threaten the integrity of the tile floor. Because ECB MEMBRANE is only 40 mil thick (1/16"), it can be used in new or remodel construction where height restrictions exist; mud beds, concrete backer boards, plywood, and other sub-floor systems cannot. ECB MEMBRANE is also an insulator, helping floors stay warmer, drier and quieter.

ECB MEMBRANE is recommended for thin-bed installation of ceramic tile, quarry tile, marble, pavers, stone, agglomerate tile, and commercial grade vinyl composition tile and is an effective vapor barrier under wood and carpet.

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