Stud frame structures | Schlüter-Systems

Ideal tile substrate over green masonry or existing/mixed substrates

Wood or metal stud frames

Stud frame structures made of wood or metal are typically covered with drywall or wooden panels. However, such materials are typically unsuitable as tile substrates, particularly in areas with high moisture. Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD is quick and easy to install as a substrate for tile coverings over stud frame structures of wood or metal, using the screws included in our hardware assortment.

The panel joints should be located on the studs. Otherwise the abutting panels must be attached with adhesive. Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD can be installed vertically as well as horizontally. Immediately after the proper attachment of Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD, tiles can be professionally installed with a suitable thin-bed mortar without the need for any further preparatory steps.

Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD in bonded waterproofing assemblies

Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD is officially approved for use in bonded waterproofing assemblies. For this purpose, the corners and joints must be covered with the sealing tape Schlüter-KERDI-BAND, using the sealing adhesive Schlüter-KERDI-COLL-L. Pipe sleeves or similar features also have to be professionally sealed, e.g. with Schlüter-KERDI-KM pipe collars.

Suitable panel thicknesses of Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD

Depending on the project requirements,the panel thickness for installation on stud frame structures (centre line 62.5 cm) should be at least 19 mm. Screws must be attached in intervals of approx. 25 cm.

Non tiled areas constructed with Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD

If partial areas will not be tiled, you can simply cover Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD with a spackling compound or plaster. Abutting seams in the area, inside and outside corners, and exposed edges must be reinforced, for example with Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD-ZSA, and covered with a trowel-applied material.


Video "Wooden stud frame walls"

Video "Metal stud frame walls"

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