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Adhesives and grouts in internal tiling

A Technical Working Group of the Tile Association has prepared this paper with the aim of providing advice for all parties in the process of undertaking tile fixing projects. It should be read in conjunction with current and forthcoming British, European and International Standards.

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Table of Contents

1 Foreward
2 Scope
3 Adhesive
4 Grout
5 Design Considerations
5.1 …Size of Tile
5.2 …Choice of Adhesives and Grouts for Service Conditions
5.3 …Weight Considerations for Wall Tiling
5.4 …Selection of Adhesive for the Fixing of Large Format Tiles
5.5 …Fix and Grouting Products
5.6 …Physical Properties of Grouts
5.6.1 ……Compressive Strength
5.6.2 ……Flexural Strength
5.6.3 ……Transverse Deformation for Cement Based Adhesives and Grouts
6 Applying adhesive
6.1 …Adhesive Application Tools
6.1.1 ……Gauging Trowel
6.1.2 ……Drill with Mixing Paddles
6.1.3 ……Adhesive Spreading Trowels
6.1.3.1 ………Proprietary Trowel Types
6.1.3.2 ………Floor Trowels
6.1.3.3 ………Wall Trowels
6.1.3.4 ………Mosaic Trowels
6.2 …Mixing of Adhesives
6.2.1 ……Dispersion Adhesives
6.2.2 ……Cementitious Based Adhesives
6.3 …Application of the Adhesive
6.3.1 ……Use of Admixtures with Cementitious Based Adhesives
7 Grouting process
7.1 …Grouting Tools
7.1.1 ……Gauging Trowel
7.1.2 ……Grout Floats/Squeegees
7.1.3 ……Sponges
7.1.4 ……Proprietary Wash Buckets
7.1.5 ……Drill with Mixing Paddle
7.1.6 ……Emulsifying Pad
7.2 …Tile Considerations Prior To Grouting
7.2.1 ……Protection of Tiles from Staining
7.2.2 ……”Picture Frame” Staining of Tiles
7.2.3 ……Scratching of Tiles
7.3 …Mixing of Grouts
7.3.1 ……Dispersion Grouts
7.3.2. ………Cement Based Grouts
7.3.3 ……Reaction Resin Grouts
7.4 …Application of Grout
7.4.1 ……Cementitious Based Grouts
7.4.2 ……Use of Admixtures with Cementitious Based Grouts
7.4.3 ……Dispersion and Reaction Resin Grouts
7.5 …Application of Grout to Mosaics
7.5.1 ……Paper-faced Mosaics
7.5.2 ……Other Mosaics
7.6 …Location of Movement Joints
7.7 …Watchpoints When Installing Grout
7.7.1 ……Application
7.7.2 ……Environment Factors
7.7.3 ……Tile Types
7.8 …Efflorescence
8 Sources of Reference/Bibliography
9 Members of the Working Group