Understanding British Standards for Wall and Floor tiles from BAL


Here is some technical help in understanding the British Standards as the relate to Wall and Floor tiles brought to you from BAL and Dunlop adhesives:

Codes of Practice 
The information/advice given in this guide is based on the British Standard BS 5385 parts 1 to 5

– the code of practice for wall and floor tiling:

  • Part 1:2009. Design and installation of ceramic, natural stone and mosaic wall tiling in normal internal conditions – Code of practice
  • Part 2:2006. Design and installation of external ceramic wall tiling and mosaics wall tiling in normal conditions –  Code of practice
  • Part 3:2007. Design and installation of internal and external ceramic and mosaic floor tiling in normal conditions. – Code of practice
  • Part 4:2009. Design and installation of ceramic and mosaic tiling in special conditions – Code of practice
  • Part 5:2009. Design and installation of terrazzo, natural stone and agglomerated stone tile and slab flooring – Code of practice

Other relevant standards include:

  • BS 8000:Workmanship on building sites. In particular: – Part 2:1990 – Code of practice for concrete work. Part 3:2001 – Code of practice for masonry. Part 8: 1994 – Code of practice for plasterboard partitions and dry lining. Part 9:2003 – Code of practice for cementitious levelling screeds & wearing screeds. Part 10:1995 – Code of practice for plastering and rendering.  BS 8000-11:2011 Workmanship on building sites. Internal and external wall and floor tiling. Ceramic and agglomerated stone tiles, natural stone and terrazzo tiles and slabs, and mosaics. Code of practice
  • BS 8203:2001 +A1: 2009; Installation of resilient floor coverings.
  • BS 8204 Screed, bases and insitu flooring  :Part 1:2002 + A1: 2009 Concrete bases & cementitious levelling screeds to receive floorings and 2:2003 + A1:2009 –   Concrete bases  insitu floorings.

EN 12004
SYMBOL DESCRIPTION
TYPE CLASS
C 1 Normal cementitious adhesive
C 1 F Fast-setting cementitious adhesive
C 1 T Normal cementitious adhesive with reduced slip
C 1 F T Fast-setting cementitious adhesive with reduced slip
C 2 Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics
C 2 E Cementitious adhesive with extended open time
C 2 F Improved fast-setting cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics
C 2 T Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip
C 2 T E Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics, reduced slip and extended open time
C 2 F T Improved fast-setting cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip
D 1 Normal dispersion adhesive
D 1 T Normal dispersion adhesive with reduced slip
D 2 Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics
D 2 T Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip
D 2 T E Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics, reduced slip and extended open time
R 1 Normal reaction resin adhesive
R 1 T Normal reaction resin adhesive with reduced slip
R 2 Improved reaction resin adhesive with additional characteristics
R 2 T Improved reaction resin adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip
EN 13888
SYMBOL DESCRIPTION
TYPE CLASS
C G1 Normal cementitious grout
C G2 Improved cementitious grout with additional characteristics
R G1 Reaction resin grout
EN 12002
SYMBOL DESCRIPTION
TYPE CLASS
C S1 Deformable adhesive
C S2 Highly deformable adhesive
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