Standard: ASTM C482 - Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Ceramic Tile to Portland Cement Paste

Certification Required: N/A

Scope: Per ASTM C482: "This test method covers the determination of the ability of glazed ceramic wall tile, ceramic mosaic tile, quarry tile, and pavers to be bonded to portland cement paste. This test method includes both face-mounted and back-mounted tile."

Applicable Products: Glazed ceramic wall tile, ceramic mosaic tile, quarry tile, and pavers.

Test Procedure: Test specimens are prepared by attaching tile to a mortar bed using Portland cement paste. This assembly is allowed to damp cure for 16 to 24 hours followed by an additional 6 day cure. Once curing is complete a technician leads the test assembly into a tensile testing machine and specimen is loaded in shear until the tile and mortar bond is broken.

End Result: This test results in a bond strength in pounds-force per square inch for each tile.

Special Notes: N/A

Intertek Testing Locations: York, PA

 

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