The ability of the grout to withstand wear. It is measured in accordance with standard EN 12808-2.
The maximum force per unit surface area measured in a shear or tensile strength test. Depending on the type of adhesive, it is measured in accordance with EN 1348, EN 1324 or EN 12003 standards.
The maximum interval of time during which it is possible to modify the position of tiles applied to an adhesive without significant loss of adhesion strength.
A pre-batched powder consisting of hydraulic binders, aggregates, polymers and other organic additives, to be mixed with water or a liquid additive prior to use.
A pre-batched powder consisting of hydraulic binders, aggregates and organic and inorganic additives, to be mixed with water or a liquid additive prior to use.
Any product suitable for filling joints between ceramic tiles.
The capacity of a grout to withstand chemical agents. It is measured in accordance with standard EN 12808-1.
The ability of a hardened adhesive to deform due to stress between the tile and the substrate.
A ready-to-use mixture of organic binders in the form of polymeric aqueous dispersions, organic additives and inert fillers.
The process of filling joints between ceramic tiles (apart from elastic movement or expansion joints).
A special polymeric aqueous dispersion which must be added to cementitious products prior to use.
The time that elapses before a cementitious product is ready for use after being mixed.
Maximum thickness of adhesive between the substrate and the back of the tiles after installation.
The maximum value at breakage when a compressive force is applied to two opposing faces of a grout prism. It is measured in accordance with standard EN 12808-3.
The maximum value at breakage when a flexural force is applied to a grout prism at three points. It is measured in accordance with standard EN 12808-3.
A tool provided with notches for applying adhesive in a series of ribs of the same thickness on the substrate and/or the back of the tiles.
The maximum interval of time that can elapse between applying the adhesive and installing the tiles with a mechanical tensile strength equal or superior to the requirements of standard EN 12004. It is measured in accordance with standard EN 1346.
The maximum period of time during which the product can be used after being mixed.
A polymeric dispersion or solution used to improve the adhesion capacity and/or durability and compactness of a substrate prior to application of adhesive.
A mixture of synthetic resins, organic additives and inert fillers, which hardens by means of a chemical reaction with a catalyst. Available in one or more components
A mixture of synthetic resins, organic and inorganic additives and inert fillers, which hardens by means of a chemical reaction. Available in one or more parts.
The length of time for which a product stored in its original packaging maintains its characteristics in given ambient conditions.
Reduction in the length of a grout prism during hardening. It is measured in accordance with standard EN 12808-4
Indica qualsiasi prodotto adatto per il riempimento delle fughe tra tutti i tipi di piastrelle ceramiche.
A flat, rigid surface on which tiles are installed.
A method for installing tiles on a flat surface using an adhesive. The adhesive is normally applied using a notched trowel to obtain a layer of uniform thickness.
The minimum time that must elapse between grouting the joints and finishing the surface of the grout and cleaning the tiles.
The minimum time that must elapse between laying tiles and grouting the joints.
The minimum time that must elapse before a tiled surface is put into service.
The deformation measured at the centre of a layer of adhesive subjected to a three point load. It represents the deformability of an adhesive and is measured in accordance with standard EN 12002.
The adhesive is applied to both the substrate and the back of the tiles. It is important not to exceed the maximum recommended thickness of adhesive. The tiles are placed before a film has time to form on the surface of the adhesive.
Indicates the downward movement of a tile laid on an adhesive applied to a vertical surface. It is measured in accordance with standard EN 1308.
The minimum time that must elapse before a tiled surface is ready for foot traffic.
The quantity of water absorbed by capillary action when the surface of the grout prism is in contact with water and without additional pressure being applied. It is measured in accordance with standard EN 12808-5.
Measures the capacity of an adhesive to wet the back of the tile. It is measured in accordance with standard EN 1347.