Surface Art Heat / DCI Mat

INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES

Underlayment

Surface Art offers two great underlayment options for your tile, either a radiant heated system, Surface Art Heat, or our Decoupling Crack Isolation (DCI) Waterproof One Pass mat.

DCI Waterproof One Pass Mat

PRODUCT BROCHURE

SAI Decoupling Crack Isolation (DCI) Waterproof One Pass Mat allows the subfloors of your home to absorb compressional and tensional stress caused by weather, setline foundations and everyday wear and tear.

Its superior design allows for just one pass of thinset to be used which saves vast amounts of time and setting material. Without the membrane, tiles will typically crack and deteriorate but with the SAI DCI Waterproof One Pass mat you can rest assured that your investment will remain beautiful for years to come.

FEATURES

Exclusive, Innovative 3-Layer Structure

  1. Mesh Weave Fabric: Tightly bonds matting to the tile mortar
  2. “Dimpled” High Density Polypropylene: Geometrically optimized shape for superior adhesion; reduces amount of adhesive needed
  3. Fleece Fiber: Increases adhesion area and minimizes shear stress

Guaranteed Protection Against Decoupling and Mold

DCI One Pass Mat is a doubleduty membrane that provides waterproofing and cushioning under tiled floors. It can be installed over any substrate: OSB, plywood, concrete, and more. SAI DCI forms an impenetrable vapor barrier which prevents mold growth and grout discoloration.

Technology for Stable, Longer-Lasting Flooring

DCI One Pass Mat features a patented uncoupling design that prevents uneven or unstable substrates from cracking or dislodging tiles. It absorbs compression from everyday foot traffic and foundation settling, while keeping tiled surfaces intact, impeccable, and beautiful.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 1/8” Thick High Density Polypropylene
  • Provides low buildup beneath surfaces and is the perfect lightweight alternative to 1/4” backer board
  • Can be installed over OSB, plywood, concrete and more
  • One pass design – no need to waste time with multiple passes of thinset
  • Compliant with all TCNA and ANSI recommendations and requirements

BUYING OPTIONS

Available in 3.28 ft wide rolls in multiple lengths:

  • 3.28 x 8.23 ft (1m x 2.5m), 27 sf
  • 3.28 x 16.46 ft (1m x 5m), 54 sf
  • 3.28 x 32.93 ft (1m x 10m), 108 sf
  • 3.28 x 98.43 ft (1m x 30m), 322.85 sf

Easily Add Radiant Heating with SAI Heat and Prodeso Uncoupling Membrane

SAI Heat Floor Warming Cable Kits installed with Prodeso Membrane give the combined benefits of an underlayment membrane with the comfort and convenience of radiant floor heating.

PRODUCT BROCHURE
SURFACE ART HEAT FLOOR WARMING CABLES

Installing a floor-warming system used to be complicated, frustrating and expensive. Surface Art Heat Cable Kits with Prodeso Uncoupling Membrane take the mystery out of floor warming so you can enjoy cozy new floors much sooner!

  • Efficient heating only where you need it
  • Versatile: works under most floor covering products
  • Quiet, Allergy-Friendly Heating
  • Consistent temperature all day long
  • Available in 120 and 240 Volt
  • Kits for every square footage or connect multiple kits for larger areas
PRODESO UNCOUPLING MEMBRANE

Prodeso Uncoupling Membrane is a patented polypropylene uncoupling crack isolation waterproofing membrane, with rounded square shaped reliefs specially designed to embed and hold the Surface Art Heat Cable.Prodeso Uncoupling Membrane’s Patented and Unique Design Allows for:

  • Flexible heating zones
  • Cost and time-saving installation
  • Waterproofing
  • Uncoupling crack isolation
  • Vapor management
  • Support load distribution
  • Minimal height increase: 5.5mm / 1/4”
BUYING OPTIONS

Surface Art Heat Floor Warming Cable Kits are available for any square footage.

  • Each cable kit includes heating cable, 1 thermostat sensor, and installation instructions
  • Thermostats and accessories available separately

Not sure the square footage you’re heating?

Calculate your heating needs here.

Considerations

Surface Art Heat Floor Warming Cable Kits are available for any square footage.

  • For areas larger than 70 square feet (6.50 m2), the 240 Volt Cable is recommended.
  • Kit combinations that exceed 15 Amps may require a relay kit.
  • Can be installed under laminate or engineered floating wood floors. Not approved for nail-down installations.
  • Prodeso Uncoupling Membrane sold separately. Learn more here.

Not sure the square footage you’re heating? Calculate your heating needs here.

STEP 1 Calculate total area to be heated

  1. Create a diagram of your floor plan, similar to the one shown at right.
  2. Break down the walkable area to be heated into smaller portions (squares, rectangles), if needed.
  3. Find each floor section’s square area by multiplying the length and width of each walkable floor section. Add each of these together for the installation’s total walkable square area. Shown as dark blue.

TIPS

Surface Art Heat Floor Warming Cable Kits are available for any square footage.

  • For triangular sections, multiply its sides and divide by 2.
  • Order Prodeso Uncoupling Membrane based off full square footage of the room, not just the square footage to be heated. Prodeso is a backer-board replacement and will need to be installed on the entirety of the floor.

STEP 2 Determine heating needs and cable spacing requirements

Standard Cable Spacing

Use standard cable spacing for insulated wood subfloors. For example, a second story bathroom.

Dense Cable Spacing

Use dense cable spacing for rooms above unheated areas, concrete slabs, or high heat loss areas. For example, a basement bathroom.

Alternate Cable Spacing

Use alternate spacing to accommodate rooms that do not fit standard or dense spacing. For example, if standard spacing would leave excessive cable and dense spacing does not reach the entire area.

STEP 3 Choose voltage and correct cable kit

For areas larger than 70 square feet (6.50 m2), the 240 Volt Cable is recommended. Each cable kit includes heating cable, 1 thermostat sensor, and installation instructions.

  • Thermostats and accessories are sold separately from cable kits
  • Cable kits include heating cable, 1 thermostat sensor, and installation instructions
  • Kit combinations that exceed 15 Amps may require a relay kit

THERMOSTATS

COLOR TOUCH PROGRAMMABLE

The Surface Art Heat Color Touch thermostat features an easy-to-use touchscreen interface with programmable settings for time schedules and floor temperature.

WIFI ENABLED PROGRAMMABLE

Connect to and control this wifi-enabled thermostat remotely from anywhere through the OJ Microline UWG4 smartphone app: change the temperature, adjust the programming schedule, monitor energy usage, activate child lock feature, and more.

Get the OJ Microline UWG4 app in the App Store or Google Play.

ACCESSORIES

THERMOSTAT SENSOR WIRE

One sensor comes with your thermostat but we recommend purchasing an additional sensor as a back-up.

FCM HEATING CABLE FAULT INDICATOR

Helps monitor the installation as you go by sounding a loud signal in case of a ground fault or an open or shorted connection in the cable.

FCM HEATING CABLE FAULT INDICATOR

Relay kits allow large area coverage using one thermostat and are only required if your system exceeds 15 amps. Includes faceplate.

PLRK1 120-Volt Relay Kit

PLRK1 240-Volt Relay Kit