The wedi Building Panels save time and money while conserving energy when used in conjunction with any common electric floor heating system. The extruded polystyrene foam core construction makes the system 100% waterproof and the perfect heat insulator and thermal barrier. wedi Building Panels are equipped with a cement resin surface that is reinforced with a fiberglass mesh and provides an ideal bond to any common tile adhesive or selfleveling product which may be needed to integrate an electric cable or mat system.
Step 1Make sure the concrete floor is even, fully cured and free of debris, oil or waxes. The wedi Building Panels are installed using modified thinset mortar using a 1/4“ x 1/4“ notch trowel.
Step 2Stagger all joints when laying wedi Building Panels on the floor. Apply some weight on the boards during initial thinset setting time and especially over board transitions.
Step 3wedi Joint Sealant can be applied with a continuous 1/4“ bead while setting the panels in position (seams butted tightly) or after they are set and with the bead of sealant installed over the seam before it is spread flat using a putty knife. All excess sealant must be spread flat so joint sealant covers the seams at least 1/2“ to 3/4“ on either side of the seam. In dry areas, wedi selfadhesive alkali resistant mesh tape can be used to reinforce the seams.
Step 4Install electric floor warming system according to manufacturer's recommendations. Please make sure the wedi Building Panels are not punctured by staples or other mounting devices.
Step 5Electric under floor heating systems are easy to mount on the building panel and downward heat loss is prevented, making the heating system noticeably more effective.
Electric floor heating systems can be installed as per manufacturer’s instructions onto already installed wedi product system or underlayment surfaces and reinforced elements (e.g. wedi Building Panels, Fundo floor elements, Sanoasa benches, Sanoasa loungers). Here only products approved for such individual application and areas such as i.e. wet rooms should be used.