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AS 3958.2-1992

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Ceramic tiles, Part 2: Guide to the selection of a ceramic tiling system

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Provides information on the properties of ceramic tiles, fixatives and backgrounds, and assists the specifier in the selection of appropriate combinations to meet the requirements of particular installations.
Published: 16/04/1992
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
Header
About this publication
PREFACE
1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
1.1 SCOPE
1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
1.3 DEFINITIONS
1.4 MATERIALS
1.5 THE FUNCTIONAL LAYERS
2 PLANNING AND DESIGN OF THE CERAMIC TILING SYSTEM
2.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
2.2 GENERAL
2.3 PLANNING OF THE SYSTEM
3 ANALYSIS OF THE PROJECT DATA
3.1 SCOPE
3.2 GENERAL
3.3 ENVIRONMENT AND PERFORMANCE
3.4 BASE STRUCTURE
3.5 SUBSTRATE GEOMETRY
3.6 CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
4 PLANNING AND DESIGN
4.1 SCOPE
4.2 GENERAL
4.2.1 Tiling system
4.2.2 Classification
4.2.3 Modular installations
4.3 CHOICE OF MATERIALS
4.3.1 General
4.3.2 Ceramic tiles and mosaics
4.3.2.1 General considerations
4.3.2.2 Aesthetic considerations
4.3.2.3 Functional considerations
4.3.3 Fixatives
4.3.3.1 General
4.3.3.2 Portland cement mortar
4.3.3.3 Cement-based adhesive
4.3.3.4 Organic adhesive
4.3.3.5 Modified mortar
4.3.3.6 Epoxy mortar
4.3.3.7 Modified epoxy emulsion mortars
4.3.3.8 Epoxy adhesive
4.3.3.9 Special tile-setting mortars
4.3.4 Joints
4.3.4.1 General
4.3.4.2 Joint widths
4.3.4.3 Grouting materials
4.3.4.4 Admixtures to grouting materials
4.3.5 Backgrounds
4.3.5.1 General
4.3.5.2 Backgrounds for external wall tiling
4.3.5.3 Classes of backgrounds
4.3.5.4 Properties of backgrounds
4.4 CHOICE OF BEDDING SYSTEM
4.4.1 General
4.4.2 Special considerations for floors
4.4.2.1 General
4.4.2.2 Load considerations
4.4.2.3 Variations in moisture content and temperature in a floor
4.4.2.4 Separating layer
4.4.2.5 Underlays
4.4.3 Passage of water
4.4.4 Preparation of backgrounds
4.4.5 Wet areas
4.4.6 Bedding system
4.4.6.1 General
4.4.6.2 Floors
4.4.6.3 Walls
4.4.7 Grouts for joints
4.5 DETAILING OF MOVEMENT JOINTS
4.5.1 General
4.5.2 Floors
4.5.2.1 General
4.5.2.2 Location and type of joints
4.5.3 Walls
4.5.3.1 General
4.5.3.2 Wall joints
4.5.4 Floor/wall joints
4.6 VERIFICATION OF ACCEPTABILITY OF THE TILING SYSTEM
4.6.1 General
4.6.2 External installation
4.7 PREPARATION OF DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS
4.8 PREPARATION OF INSTRUCTIONS
4.8.1 General
4.8.2 Protection of completed work
5 SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
5.1 GENERAL
5.2 CHEMICAL ATTACK
5.3 ELECTROSTATIC CONDITIONS
5.4 MOVEMENT
5.4.1 General
5.4.2 Drying shrinkage
5.4.3 Wetting and drying
5.4.4 Thermal movement
5.4.5 Soluble salts
5.5 RADIOACTIVITY
5.6 SOUND AND THERMAL INSULATION
5.6.1 Sound insulation
5.6.2 Thermal insulation
5.7 STERILE CONDITIONS
5.8 THERMAL EFFECTS
5.8.1 Climatic effects during installation
5.8.2 Temperature of background
5.9 TRAFFIC AND LOAD CONDITIONS
5.10 DAMP AND INTERMITTENTLY WET CONDITIONS
5.11 WET CONDITIONS
APPENDIX A
A1 GENERAL
A2 CLASSIFICATION
A3 PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS
APPENDIX B
B1 SCOPE
B2 APPLICATION
B3 APPROXIMATE DRYING TIMES OF CONCRETE
B4 PRELIMINARY TEST
B4.1 Principle
B4.2 Materials
B4.3 Procedure
B5 ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE TEST
B5.1 Principle
B5.2 Apparatus
B5.3 Procedure
B5.4 Results
B6 HYGROMETER TEST
B6.1 Principle
B6.2 Apparatus
B7 OTHER TESTS
INDEX
Cited references in this standard
[Current]
Steel Structures
BS 1014
Specification for pigments for Portland cement and Portland cement products
BS 5385
Wall and floor tiling, Part 4: Code of practice for ceramic tiling and mosaics in specific conditions
BS 5385
Wall and floor tiling, Part 3: Code of practice for the design and installation of ceramic floor tiles and mosaics
BS 5385
Wall and floor tiling, Part 4: Code of practice for ceramic tiling and mosaics in specific conditions
Content history
DR 91072