Adhesives and grouts - professionalism in paste and powder

Summary

The UK tile adhesive and grout market is reviewed.  Developments have included flexible adhesives for tiling directly to substrates prone to movement, high-grab non-slip  formulations to suit heavy large format tiles, modified adhesives capable of creating a strong bond to porcelain or other tiles with a very low porosity, and grouts with integral anti-bacterial agents.  New value-added formulations being developed include adhesives for use on green screeds, wide-joint grouts for use with rustic small format tiles, and bespoke stone adhesive and grout ranges.  Products of fourteen major companies are reported.

Primary author(s): Watt P

                           

Source: Tile UK

            8,No.4,2003,p.52,54,56,58,60


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