Overview: With headquarters in Emsdetten in the Münsterland region of Germany, wedi GmbH is essentially the founder of the market segment of tile underlay elements made from extruded rigid polystyrene foam. In slightly more than 25 years, it has grown from a tile setting company into a market leader in the field of ready for tile building boards. Stephan Wedi now stands at the helm of the company in the second generation.
As a result, wedi remains a family-owned business in the best sense of the term, despite the worldwide scope of its activities. The values endorsed by company founder Helmut Wedi, who died in 1998, are just as vital as ever: "Innovative products cannot be developed at the drawing-board alone; a direct relationship with actual practice is essential". As a family company, wedi pursues a clearly defined corporate strategy with a long-term orientation. Its relationships with customers and suppliers are characterised by trust, reliability, and flexibility. As the proprietor of the company, Stephan Wedi stands behind its products in name and in person.
The original wedi Building Panel is engineered as a general purpose underlayment for tile with special added benefits that reflect a unique blend of traditional values for tilebackers: solid, sturdy and with a perfected cementbased resin surface for unmatched bond quality that can be achieved with any type of thinset mortar. But wedi has added state-of-the-art technology and the full experience that comes with more than 28 years of building panel manufacturing resulting in added benefits such as it’s internal waterproofness and zero capillarity; the ease of working or fabricating with the lightest building panel in a class of heavy duty use backerboards for tile; the dependable cement-base resin coating and fiberglass mesh for strength and durable bond. Unlike other foam boards in the market today, the wedi Building Panel cannot delaminate and is free of paper or cellulose layers and does not ignite or fuel fire. Unlike EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam boards, wedi Building Panels will not absorb water nor does it need additional waterproofing.
In addition to wedi Building Panels, pre-fabricated items, our unique waterproof shower systems and Ecobath simple productsolutions – wedi offers a complete product line of tools for wedi Building Panel or Shower System installations. Also available are tile setting tools, and a liquid vapor barrier for steam room and shower installations.
The wedi Fundo Primo Shower Floor unit includes base and drain. The components of the full wedi Fundo Shower system can also include wedi waterproof building panels, waterproof wedi curbs and all the other elements needed to build a 100% waterproof and directly tileable shower using one manufacturer, all under one warranty.
The wedi Fundo Discreto modular wall drainage system is the world’s first vertical wall drain cover that can be installed within seats, benches, and double walls placed over Fundo Primo, Riofino or Riolito off center drain shower bases. Itprimarily designed to be installed over the factory integrated trench channel of Fundo Riolito 4 x 5ft model. Access to draij and cleaning of the drain is instantly possible When used in with and installed before offcenter drains as a part of a bench or similar construction, access doors must be installed or alternate means of access be considered ( silicone joint framed tiles)
wedi® Waterproof Shower Systems offer reliable, cost-efficient solutions for constructing 100% waterproof and mold proof showers. These systems are easy to install and open up a whole new world of design possibilities for showers, wet areas and baths. wedi Shower Systems blend the traditional values of design flexibility and robustness while offering the added benefit that comes
The ECOBATH Underlayment Kit, expressly for use with electric under floor heating systems, is designed to reduce energy
consumption long term. Because of the insulation properties of the polystyrene foam core construction, this kit is 100%
waterproof while providing a highly effective thermal barrier and heat insulation. Users may see up to 30% reduction of
energy consumption and costs long term, as well as more immediate warm-up times for electric-heated floors. The kit includes
(5) wedi 2’x 4’ x 1/4“ Building Panels and (1) wedi Joint Sealant, 10.5 oz.
wedi EcoBath Fundo One-Step Shower System is designed to allow for safe installations fitted to size framed jobsites. It is the perfect prefabricated solution for managing large quantities of shower installations in hospitality or commercial facility projects with tight time frames. The wedi EcoBath Fundo One-Step Shower System offers maximum safety and long term product performance. With wedi’s state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, no detail is overlooked. The wedi EcoBath Fundo One-Step Shower System is intended for both tile & plumbing trades.
ECOBATH by wedi is an ecologically friendly and energy saving product system providing economical efficiency during
installation. The wedi EcoBath Tub & Shower Surround Kit is a simple, nimble alternative to traditional, hard-to-cut cement
boards for backing tub and shower walls. This complete kit is fast and safe to install, eliminates potential scratching as may
occur with cement boards and provides long term prevention of water damage, mold or mildew in the installation.
Waterproof, thin-layer, crack isolating sealing mat made from highly tear-resistant polyethylene film, which offers optimum
connection to tile laying materials thanks to its dual-sided special fleece lamination. The installation over preexisting wall
surfaces is smooth and any thinset suitable for the tile or stone finish may be used on top of the wedi system. The wedi
Subliner Dry System includes wedi sealing tape, prefabricated corner tape and plumbing fixture collars.
wedi Subliner Dry is well suited for fixed-date building sites where quick sealing measures over preexisting wall panels
over substrates is needed. Use Subliner Dry in combination with ceramic tiles, slabs, and natural cast tiles for indoor wall
and floor areas.
Tension-reducing, heavy-duty web made from a strong fabric sheathing, which offers optimum connection to tile laying
materials thanks to its dual-sided special fleece lamination. It decouples tiled surface finish from the subfloor by eliminating
direct contact between the tile and the subfloor through the tile adhesive. Subliner Flex can bridge cracks without resulting in
a floating floor application as no layer or mesh will separate from product under stress rendition.
A peel and stick flexible underlayment with integral waterproofing, PE layer, anti-fracture and sound reducing
characteristics. The underlayment is made from highly tear-resistant nonwoven polypropylene material with rubberized
asphaltic, pressure sensitive adhesive layer, which offers optimum connection to tile laying materials thanks to its special
fleece lamination. For quick sealing measures for fixed-date building sites in combination with ceramic tiles and slabs as
well as with natural cast tiles for indoor and outdoor floor areas. The special underlayment provides improved tension
compensation during abrupt temperature changes. wedi® Subliner Dry & Flex PRO is 100% waterproof and will effectively
protect the subfloor from moisture damage and cracks due to movement. It was successfully tested and exceeded criteria
according to ANSI A118.12. It is tested to isolate cracks over and up to 3/8“— far exceeding the minimum capabilities
of regular crack isolation membranes. The Subliner Dry & Flex Pro System includes sealing strips for any waterproofing or
exterior application as well as a primer to prepare surfaces prior to installation.
wedi Tile Profiles protect edges, provide a clean finish to your tiling and flexible expansion joints. Thanks to their engineered
design and decorative qualities, these versatile Tile Profiles are perfect for residential or commercial applications.
wedi’s Moltoromo is the most versatile solution for freestanding and affixed shower stall installations. Completely modular and able to accommodate curved, square or rectangular designs, Moltoromo requires no framework and is suitable for renovations and new construction and may be finished with stucco or tile. It’s the perfect modular system for creating your own custom shower.
wedi Liquid Vapor Barrier AEA-VBC-500 is for wedi applications in residential and commercial steam room installations. It is formulated to protect wall construction against and eliminate aggressive vapor diffusion and migration through wall or ceiling assemblies. Where conventional waterproofing systems are not sufficient, our vapor-proofing membranes applied as a liquid is used extensively in the construction industry. Our proprietary vapor barrier coating copolymer latex is recommended to be applied by brush, roller, trowel, or spray. Application typically consists of two layers; one applied to 90 degrees to the other to eliminate voids that would allow moisture penetration. Dry thickness is approximately 1/16”. Cure is by evaporation. Once cured, our product offers excellent flexibility and water vapor resistance, as well as a good bond surface for tile and stone installation. Due to its tenacious bond and self-healing (pinholes) and leveling capability over challenging surfaces, wedi Liquid Vapor Barrier AEA-VBC-500 is excellent for irregular surfaces, vertical surfaces, and ceilings.
A secret among bath design professionals is to use L- and U-shaped wedi Building Panels to create more tileable surfaces
in the bathroom. To accommodate this popular trend, wedi prefabricates many products and provides solutions for on-site
customization of shapes and styles. Not only can you waterproof your tile substrates, but you can eliminate wooden framework by
installing prefabricated design elements tailored to fit your special needs. wedi Prefabricated Elements include shower seats and
benches, niches, curbs and ramps.
From simple to curvy designs, the Sanbath Bathroom series includes showers, wash stands, sinks and tubs – all ready-to-tile. Each item is equipped with preinstalled piping and/or drains. The shower units include Hansgrohe’s revolutionary I-Box and are compatible with all Hansgrohe and Axor trims and fittings.
wedi Joint Sealant is a variety component, modified polyurethane that chemically reacts with moisture to deliver strong, flexible and tenacious bonds to variety of surfaces. The product forms water-tight, weather resistant seals on joints and seams. Its flexibility allows for dissipation of stress caused by shock, vibration, or thermal movement. It is of high viscosity and exhibits excellent non-sag properties.
The wedi Primer PRO AEA-PMR-6152 is a water-based, non-VOC, protective coating that is used as a primer for surfaces
such as cement or wood-based surfaces to provide an adhesion-friendly surface for wedi Subliner Dry & Flex Pro Membrane
systems. It dries to a tacky (to the touch) in about 30 to 40 minutes. It can be applied via paint brush or short nap roller.