The building industry’s growing use of insulation systems for achieving adequate thermal comfort levels has made it necessary to develop a specific system for fixing ceramic and stone tiles to board insulation that produces better results than conventional tiling methods. Mapei’s response is the Mapetherm Tile System, which makes it possible to apply ceramic and natural stone tiles - large, thin products, in particular - to EPS and XPS panels.
Featuring high mechanical strength and a low modulus of elasticity, the Mapetherm Tile System can support the weight and stresses generated by both tile wall finishes and thermal expansion. New building projects are increasingly turning to technological solutions that can ensure high thermal performance while also being visually appealing. Mapei therefore provides technical support from the design stage through to the construction site, while supplying products that ensure the durability of the entire wall finish. This can only be achieved by proper design, thorough surface preparation, the proper installation of the insulation, and the use of the correct adhesives, including grouting and sealants specifically designed for the application in question.