Features and Benefits
Protects up to 3/8" lateral movement
Suitable for interior and exterior use
Meets ANSI A118.10 and A118.12
Protects against reflective cracking and delamination
Reduces live and dead load failures
Safely covers asbestos flooring and provides an effective barrier against radon and mold
Works with radiant heated floors and tile warming systems
Resists MVT up to 10#/1000 SF/24hrs when used with NAC TAC or NS97 primer and 7#/1000 SF/24hrs when used with NAC TAC II
Eliminates the need to cut tile to meet control/cold joints
Tile can be installed the same day as membrane
Lifetime systems warranty
ECB® Anti-Fracture Membrane
The first self-adhering Elastomeric Crack Bridging (ECB®) anti-fracture membrane ever available, ECB® is the original fast track solution for sameday tile installation.
How It Works
ECB® is a self-bonding, sheet applied elastomeric membrane and is designed for use under floor surfaces that require protection from structural movement.
ECB® 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") thick, high strength self-bonding membrane that is easily applied. The elastomeric base functions as a buffer, absorbing the thermal and lateral structural movement of the sub-floor (up to 3/8"), while the "stress flex" fiber sheet creates a new flooring surface which will accommodate most ANSI A118.4 mortars, organic adhesives and epoxy setting materials. ECB® adheres permanently to the substrate, remains flexible and will last the life of the flooring surface.
Use ECB® membrane OVER:
Concrete: Poured, pre-stressed and pre-cast concrete, concrete backerboard, mud beds, gypsum, lightweight concrete and patching compounds.
Wood: Exterior or exposure 1 plywood, APA-rated sheathing, Sturd-I-Floor, hardwood, tongue and groove and OSB with standard face. (Gap between sheeting as required.)
Other Substrates: Ceramic and porcelain tile, stone, terrazzo, VCT/VAT, metal, painted and sealed floors and floors damaged by dry shrinkage and structural movement.
Use ECB® UNDER:
Thin & medium-bed mortar installations (ANSI A118.4) of ceramic, porcelain, stone, marble, slate, granite tile, pavers, brick, hardwood, manufactured wood, commercial grade vinyl and other finished floors are also acceptable; check with manufacturer.
Ideal for use with radiant heated floors and low voltage tile warming systems.
ECB® is available in three sizes:
3'x50' rolls for full floor coverage and soft joint relocation,
2'x50' rolls for use with large tiles over structural cracks
1'x50' rolls for strip applications over non-structural cracks