Watertight arguments – waterproof backing boards for tiles

Summary

The development of waterproof, backing boards for tile installation by UK companies is highlighted. N&C Nicobond has launched Nicobond Lux, an ultralight foam core that is combined with a glass fibre-reinforced mortar layer on both sides to produce a smooth, ready-to-tile, waterproof substrate for walls and floors. James Hardie Industries has developed Hardibacker, a high-performance, water-resistant, cementitious tile backing board for walls and floors. In addition to these developments, Schluter Systems is marketing a new floor drainage system for tiling installations. Kerdi-Drain is specially designed for use in thin-bed tile or natural stone installations and can be fitted to screed or suspended timber floors. It achieves a secure, bonded waterproofing between the drainage outlet and  the membrane.

Primary author(s): Panigrahy P K; Goswami G; Panda J D; Panda R K

                           

Source: Tile UK

            8,No.3,2003,p.54


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