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Porcelain tiles
Screed Drying times
Tiling onto a wooden floor


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Tiling Weight limits

The maximum weight of tiling which can be supported by a dry, well-adhered plaster background is 20kg/m². This is equivalent to ceramic tiles with a maximum thickness of 8mm plus tile adhesive or natural stone tiles with a maximum thickness of 7mm plus tile adhesive
The weight of tiling to a plasterboard background direct (without plaster skim) should not exceed 32kg/m². This is equivalent to a ceramic tile and adhesive with a maximum thickness of 12.

Porcelain tiles

Porcelain tiles

Porcelain tilesare ceramic tiles with a water absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent that are used to cover floors and walls. They can either be unglazed or glazed.
Large-scale production of porcelain tile is undertaken in many countries, with the major producers being China, Italy, Spain and Turkey. There are also countries undertaking small-scale production, such as Australia and strong growth in Brazil.
The hardness of the tile can be rated from zero to five according to ISO 10545-7 (also, ASTM C1027) test for surface abrasion resistance of glazed tile, and this can be used to determine suitability for various end use conditions.

Screed Drying times

  •    Sub-floors solid or wood need to be dry. British Standards state a screed should be tested using Hygrometry as described in annex A in the standards. The maximum level of relative humidity in the screed is 75%. There are many manufacturers of moisture testing equipment such as Tramex and Protimeter whose instruments can be used to identify areas for further testing with a hygrometer. These instruments can also be used to check the relative humidity to British Standards. The duration of the test will depend on the sub-straight.
  • Tanking

    Tanking all wet areas prior to tiling is essential.
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    Tanking a shower area is always a good idea as water eventually gets behind tiles causing the plasterboard to perish. Here we show hoe to tank a shower area using a tanking kit. For more information a...
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    Tiling onto a wooden floor

    Tiling onto a wooden floor is a big no no , because it can cause your new tiles to crack with the natural movement and expansion you get with wood, The following over boarding should be used to decouple the tiles from the movement ...

    Hardiebackerboard Taken from there website click here
    Why HardieBacker®Only backer board with a lifetime warrantyUsed in place of regular drywall, gypsum boards, glass mesh cement boards, and "floated" walls/floorsBasic Composition: 90% Portland cement and sand with selected additives


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