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Tiling in wet rooms

TTA Awards 2017
TTA Awards 2017

Tiling in wet rooms

The paper has been written with the aim of providing advice for all parties in the process of designing or installing wet rooms in domestic situations as well as commercial installations such as health clubs, hotels and leisure centres and should be read in conjunction with current and forthcoming British, European and International Standards.

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Table of Contents

1 Foreward
2 History and Scope of Document
3 Design Considerations
3.1 …Heath and safety
3.2 …Disability awareness
3.3 …Plumbing requirements
3.4 …Wet room base
3.5 …Ventilation
3.6 …Backgrounds
3.7 …Tiles and Tiling Products
4 Definition of Waterproofing Systems and Backgrounds
4.1 …Liquid applied membranes
4.1.1 ……Single part membrane
4.1.2 ……Two part membrane
4.1.3 ……General
4.2 …Flexible sheet systems
4.3 …Rigid tile backer board
4.3.1 ……Proprietary tilebacker board with in built waterproofing
4.3.2 ……Proprietary tilebacker boards which require waterproofing
4.4 …Backgrounds that require surface preparation prior to application
4.4.1 ……Walls
4.4.2 ……Floors
4.5 …Backgrounds suitable for tiling but requiring waterproofing.
4.5.1 ……Walls
4.5.2 ……Floors
5 Choice of Materials
5.1 …Wall and floor coverings
5.1.2 ……Walls
5.1.2.1 ………Ceramic Tiles
5.1.2.2 ………Ceramic Mosaics
5.1.2.3 ………Glass Mosaic Tiles
5.1.2.4 ………Natural Stone
5.1.2.5 ………Agglomerated Stone
5.1.3 ……Floors
5.1.3.1 ………Ceramic Tiles
5.1.3.2 ………Mosaics
5.1.3.3 ………Natural Stone
5.2 …Tile Adhesive
5.2.1 ……Walls
5.2.2 ……Floors
5.3 …Tile Grout
5.4 …Sealant
5.5 …Underfloor heating systems
6 Installation of Tanking Systems
6.1 …Liquid applied membranes
6.1.1 ……Single part membrane
6.1.2 ……Two part membrane
6.2 …Flexible sheet systems
6.3 …Water tight rigid tile backer board
6.3.1 ……Proprietary tilebacker board with in built waterproofing
6.3.2 ……Proprietary tilebacker boards which require waterproofing
6.4 …Walls and floors
7 Tile Fixing
8 General Cleaning and Maintenance
9 Frequently Asked Questions
10 References and Bibliography
11 Glossary of Terms
12 Members of the Working Group