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Internal Ceramic Tiling to Sheet and Board Substrates

This paper on tiling to timber sheets and board, timber substrates and alternative products has been written with the aim of providing advice for all parties involved in the process of designing, building or refurbishing tiling projects and should be used in conjunction with current and forthcoming British, European and International Standards.

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Table of Contents

1 Foreword
2 Introduction, history and scope of this document
2.1 …Introduction
2.2 …Scope
3 Definitions
3.1 …Wood products
3.1.1 ……Wood Floor Boards
3.1.2 ……Plywood
3.1.3 ……Particleboard (Chipboard)
3.1.4 ……Cement-bonded Particleboard
3.1.5 ……Dry Process Boards (MDF)
3.1.6 ……Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
3.1.7 ……Dry and Wet Process Fibreboards
3.2 …Proprietary Products (Non wood)
3.2.1 ……Lightweight tile backing board
3.2.2 ……Glass Reinforced Cement Board (GRC)
3.2.3 ……Other products
3.2.4 ……Uncoupling Membranes
3.3 …Tanking Systems
4 Design considerations
4.1.1 ……Solid Wood and Wood-based Products
4.1.2 ……Proprietary Products (Non-Wood)
4.1.2.1 ………Glass Reinforced Cement Board
4.2 …New Build
4.2.1 ……New Build Walls
4.2.2 ……New Build Floors
4.2.2.1 ………Bonded Construction
4.2.2.2 ………Floating Floors
4.2.2.3 ………Floor cassettes
4.3 …Treated boards
4.4 …Refurbishment
4.4.1 ……Refurbishment of walls
4.4.2 ……Refurbishment of floors
4.5 …Proprietary Alternative Products
4.5.1 ……Lightweight Tile Backing Boards
4.5.2 ……Glass Reinforced Cement Board
4.5.3 ……Uncoupling Membranes
4.5.3.1 ………New Build
4.5.3.1.1 …………Floors
4.5.3.1.2 …………Walls
4.5.3.2 ………Refurbishment using uncoupling membranes
4.5.3.2.1 …………Floors
4.5.3.2.2 …………Walls
4.6 …Tanking Systems
4.7 …Undertile Heating Systems
5 Fixing to existing timber flooring
5.1 …Wood block Floor (Parquet and Wood Mosaic)
5.2 …Composition block flooring
5.3 …Magnesite (Magnesium oxychloride) flooring
6 Assessment of backing preparation prior to tiling
7 Tiling systems
7.1 …Wall Tiling
7.1.2 ……General Considerations
7.1.3 ……Wood-based Sheets and Boards
7.1.4 ……Proprietary Sheets and Boards
7.1.5 ……Tile Installation
7.2 …Floor Tiling
7.2.1 ……General Considerations
7.2.2 ……Wood-based Sheets and Boards
7.2.3 ……Proprietary Sheets and Boards
7.2.4 ……Tile Installation
7.3 …Other areas
7.3.1 ……Kitchen working surfaces and Vanitory units
7.3.2 ……Stall risers on Shop Fronts, Pilasters and Fascias
7.3.3 ……Bath Panels and Ducting for Services
7.3.4 ……Showers
8 Grouting and sealing
9 Cleaning and maintenance of tiles
10 Glossary of terms
11 Sources of reference and bibliography
12 Members of the working group