Tyroc Subflooring - Sound, Moisture and Uncoupling flooring prep

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  1. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple I love these ACO Shower Drains - Best in Class

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    I woke this morning to an email from a fellow back East who is using a subfloor outside his bathroom called Tyroc. I goggled the product to find out it is the same stuff my current client is using for their basement in East Vancouver. In reading the specification sheet the folks at Tyroc save that their product is also an "Uncoupling Membrane".

    Seams this term is getting loads of fan fare from multiple suppliers of late. Everyone wants a piece of Schluter's Pie!

    Anyone tried it?

    Here is an overview...

    [video=youtube_share;kjfUTlKvdpI]http://youtu.be/kjfUTlKvdpI[/video]
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    johnfrwhipple I love these ACO Shower Drains - Best in Class

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    Tyroc SubFlooring - FAQ List with Answers

    I never really looked twice at this stuff last week and only grabbed on sheet of to use as a spacer when I laid out my grading for the barrier free steam shwoer I was building. I'll look closer today. If memory serves me correctly it looks like a black rubber base and a section of Green E-Board over top.

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    Photo: Tyroc SubFlooring - Image Source - Page

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    Photo: Tyroc Subflooring WHole Room - Photo Source - Page

    I walked over the edge of the sheet I was using and cracked the Shit out of it. Today I'll beat on it some more and see how it holds up.


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    Does Tyroc Subflooring Bend? Can you tile over Tyroc? Is Tyroc endorsed by the TCNA?

    Now the client on mine back East wants to design a barrier free bathroom and often we like to lip up the flooring outside the bathroom so we can cheat out a little more room for grading. After trying to break the stuff today I will look at how much flex this product has.

    I just found this and the contractor tiled over this stuff. Not sure I buy into this but it looks like Tyroc has reached out to every single TV personality and got endorsements.

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    Photo: Installing Tyroc - Image Source - Page

    Now the guy above is gluing his seams together with construction adhesive. Construction adhesive tends to push or expand when it cures. I wonder why there are no fastners being used to pin it down or tight together?

    Without knowing more my gut read on this stuff is it might be fine under your carpet or floating click flooring but no way in hell I would tile over it. Not until I see their specification in a TCNA or TTMAC Guideline. And that could take a least five years.

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