Enhancing Flooring Durability with Dural Durabase Decoupling Matting

Flooring is a significant investment in any construction project, be it residential or commercial. Ensuring its longevity and durability is paramount. One of the key factors influencing the lifespan of flooring is its ability to withstand movement and stress. This is where decoupling matting, such as Dural Durabase, comes into play. In this blog, we'll explore the importance of decoupling matting and delve into the features and benefits of Dural Durabase in enhancing flooring durability.


Understanding Decoupling Matting:

Decoupling matting is a crucial component in flooring installations, especially in areas prone to movement or moisture. It acts as a buffer between the subfloor and the flooring material, absorbing stress and preventing cracks or damage. This is particularly important in environments where temperature fluctuations, substrate movement, or moisture ingress are common occurrences.


Features of Dural Durabase:

Dural Durabase is a leading brand in decoupling matting known for its exceptional quality and performance. Its features make it a preferred choice for contractors and homeowners alike:

A multifunctional matting system, with a 3-layer construction, that offers crack-bridging properties and optimized shearing force protection preventing cracks from both existing and new subfloors being transmitted into new coverings.

Allows new tiles to be laid on old and damaged tiled floors, provided that they are still loadbearing

Ideal for renovation projects and for laying on mineral subsurfaces which are not quite dry

  • Air channel design allows trapped moisture to escape, particularly important when laying onto anhydrite subfloors
  • Quick and straightforward to install and offering maximum installation reliability
  • Can be stuck down with standard flexible tile adhesive
  • Optimized dimpled structure means less adhesive required
  • Co-extruded woven mesh giving optimal tensile bond strength
  • Suitable for use with underfloor heating systems
  • Resistant to chemicals, rotting, fungi and bacteria

The Durabase CI decoupling membrane 30x1m roll is used on wooden floors and newly laid concrete floors to prevent any cracks in the foundation, from affecting the tiles by isolating the tiled flooring from the substrate below.

Quick and easy to install, this is ideal for fixing old, problematic flooring including any cracks in the floor that can also be bridged so they do not affect the tiling.

High-Quality Materials: Dural Durabase is crafted from premium materials, ensuring long-lasting durability and stability.

Superior Decoupling Properties: The unique design of Durabase effectively decouples the flooring from the subfloor, minimizing the transfer of stress and reducing the risk of cracks.

Moisture Protection: Durabase acts as a barrier against moisture, preventing water damage and mold growth in flooring installations.

Compatibility: It is compatible with a wide range of flooring materials, including ceramic tile, natural stone, laminate, and engineered wood, making it versatile for various applications.

Ease of Installation: Dural Durabase is easy to cut, handle, and install, saving time and effort during the flooring process.

Benefits of Using Dural Durabase:

The utilization of Dural Durabase in flooring installations offers several advantages:


Enhanced Durability: By reducing stress and movement, Durabase prolongs the lifespan of flooring materials, resulting in a more durable and resilient floor.

Crack Prevention: The decoupling properties of Durabase minimize the risk of cracks in tiles or grout lines, ensuring a smoother and more uniform surface.

Moisture Management: Durabase helps to mitigate moisture issues, particularly in areas prone to water exposure, such as bathrooms, kitchens, or basements.

Improved Comfort: The cushioning effect of Durabase enhances underfoot comfort, especially in areas where prolonged standing is common.

Cost Savings: By preventing damage and the need for frequent repairs, Dural Durabase ultimately saves costs over the long term, making it a cost-effective investment.

How To Install Dural Durabse Matting


Dural Durabase decoupling matting plays a crucial role in enhancing flooring durability and performance. Its superior quality, decoupling properties, and ease of installation make it a preferred choice for contractors and homeowners seeking long-lasting, resilient flooring solutions. By investing in Dural Durabase, you're not just protecting your floors; you're ensuring peace of mind and long-term satisfaction with your flooring investment.


Make laying a decoupling mat easier with these must have tools...

1. Raimondi Sheet Presser Roller

For easy, fast and even laying of decoupling mattings and preformed membranes laid with adhesive ahead of tiling.
  • Designed to be weighted with an adhesive bag or whatever else is convenient to hand
  • Telescopic double handle for comfort

 2. UltraTile Proflex Spes Standard Set Flexible White - 20kg

Ensure your matting sticks to your substrate by using one of our best selling adhesives. UltraTile ProFlex SPES is a single-part, standard-setting, flexible adhesive for wall and floor tiles. It is specially formulated with extended workability, enhanced adhesion and flexibility, making it ideal for areas where slight movement or vibration can occur.