Tile Adhesives & Grout Classifications
All UltraTileFix adhesives and grouts are fully CE classified, their ‘Declaration of Performance’ certificates can be downloaded at the click of a button from ultratilefix.co.uk.
The European Standards explained
Adhesives for tiles - requirements, evaluation of conformity, classification and designation regarding ceramic tile adhesives for internal and external tile installations for floors and walls.
|D||Dispersion adhesive (ready mixed paste)|
Tile Adhesive Classes
|2||Improved adhesive (meets the requirements for additional characteristics)|
|F||Fast setting adhesive (cementitious only) that achieves 0.5 N/mm2 in 6 hours|
|T||Non-slip adhesive (for walls)|
|E||Extended open time adhesive, i.e. >30 minutes (for cementitious and dispersion adhesives only)|
Determination of the transverse deformation for cementitious adhesives and grout.
|S1||Deformable adhesive with a transverse deformation of between 2.5mm and 5mm|
|S2||Highly deformable adhesive with a transverse deformation of over 5mm|
Grouts for tiles - definitions and specifications for ceramic tile grouts for internal and external tile installations for walls and floors.
|CG1||Normal cementitious grouts with fundamental characteristics such as abrasion resistance, flexural and compressive strengths when subjected to dry storage/freeze-thaw cycles as well as water absorption measured over time.|
|CG2||Improved cementitious grout, typically highly polymer modified cementitious grouts with additional characteristics such as reduced water absorption and higher abrasion resistance.|
|CG2 WA||Improved cementitious grout (CG2) with additional characteristics of reduced water absorption (W) and high abrasion resistance (A).|