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BOS 171:2006 ed.1


Adhesives for tiles — Specification

SKU: BOS 171:2006 ed.1 Category: Product ID: 28382

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This standard is applicable to ceramic tile adhesives for internal and external tile installations on walls and floors. It gives the terminology concerning the products, working methods, application properties for ceramic tile adhesives. It also specifies the values of performance requirements for the adhesives (cementitious, dispersion and reaction resin adhesives). This standard does not provide criteria or recommendations for the design and installation of ceramic tiles. It also does not cover the relationship between characteristics and the working conditions (dry humid conditions, hot climate, fast setting, etc.). NOTE Ceramic tile adhesives may also be used for other types of tiles (natural and agglomerated stones, etc.), where the adhesives do not adversely affect these material. The characteristics of tile adhesives defined in this standard are meant to accommodate the normal stresses induced by the works for which the adhesives are intended. Some special characteristics will take into account the type of substrate and adhesive resistance to climatic conditions. Many properties of adhesives for tiling are mainly determined by the type of binders used. Different types of tile adhesives are defined according to the chemical nature of their binders. The different types have specific characteristics in terms of their application properties and final performance. NOTE The designer should evaluate the state of the job site (mechanical and thermal influences) and specify the appropriate adhesive considering all the possible risks.

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