Schlüter-SCHIENE was the first product to be developed by our company, out of many concepts over the last three decades. It marked the beginning of a long series of successful products and systems that have turned Schlüter-Systems into one of the largest and most innovative manufacturers of the industry - a of our products are simple, clear and quick.
Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM - the ceramic thermal comfort floor
Past experience has proven how difficult it is to achieve a satisfactory balance between the aspects of construction, physics, and heating technology in an under floor heating system as a whole. Consequently, conventional heated screeds with ceramic coverings often buckle and form cracks, which is attributable to the fact that screed and ceramics expand and contract at different rates, due to their different heat expansion coefficients during temperature changes.
Provisions of the corresponding standards have frequently been insufficient in physical terms, for example, with regard to the thickness of the screed, or the quality of movement joints, reinforcement inserts, or residual moisture for tile installation readiness.
From the perspective of heating technology, a relatively large mass of screed has the disadvantage that a great amount of heating energy must initially be used and stored. Conventional radiant heated floor systems therefore are slow to respond to temperature changes.
Our complete system, Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM, is constructed in order to solve all these problems in one internationally patented assembly.
The relatively small amount of screed and the closeness of the heating pipes to the surface allow for a quick reaction to temperature changes. Thanks to the interconnection of the air channels in the Schlüter-DITRA matting, the heat is distributed evenly. This makes Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM a quick reacting “ceramic thermal comfort floor” that can be operated with great energy efficiency at very low supply temperatures.