The manufacturer has updated its Ditra Heat product by adding a thin thermal break on the underside of the membrane, allowing the system to warm tiled floors up to 70 percent faster over concrete substrates. The first electric floor warming system with an integrated thermal break, the product directs heat to the tile, not to the subfloor. Like the old Ditra, TB is an all-in-one system that includes the membrane, heating cables, and thermal break in a single layer. schluter.com
Easier, more efficient acoustic interior finishing is now possible with new CertainTeed® SilentFX® QuickCut noise-reducing gypsum board. SilentFX QuickCut allows residential building professionals to achieve acoustical control throughout specified areas in the home through a much less complicated installation process. Available in 1/2” and 5/8” Type X.