2011 TCNA Handbook Advisory
APPENDIX A. ISO 13007 STANDARDS FOR ADHESIVES AND GROUTS – page 276 - 280
Each TCNA method references an ISO standard for the applicable adhesives and grouts contained within the respective method. It is important to note that there are no current ISO material standards for membranes and underlayments. The appendix breaks out the required performance standards for adhesives and grouts and then lists the respective optional performance characteristics.
Pages 276 through 278 list the performance levels of each category of adhesives and grouts along with the optional performance level characteristics.
Pages 279 & 280 list the ISO Adhesive and Grout types (in chart form) by type / class / optional characteristics and materials description
APPENDIX B. ESTIMATED WEIGHTS FOR FLOOR INSTALLATIONS – pages 281 - 287
Each TCNA method includes the “typical weight” of the installation system components. The methods will usually list the typical weight based on an assumed thickness with the provision to increase the weight as the underlayment type changes or increases in thickness. The substrate itself is not included in the weight of the method. The individual installation methods point to Appendix B for weight assumptions. This feature of the handbook is intended to assist the design professional in calculating the contribution of the installation method to the total dead load of the structure.
Page 281 begins with ‘general weight assumptions’ for tile, stone, bond coats and membranes.
Pages 281 & 282 continues with weight assumptions for mortar beds, cementitious self-leveling underlayments, poured gypsum underlayments, backer board, wood underlayment panel and membranes.
Pages 283 – 287 contain charts by category type (e.g. “Direct Bond Methods”, “Mortar Bed Methods”) which lists the TCNA method along with component weights and total tile / stone assembly weights. This is a very helpful section for the design professional. Methods can easily be compared and assist the design professional in their selection of appropriate installation systems.
APPENDIX C. MATERIAL AND INSTALLATION SPECIFICATIONS, TEST METHODS, AND GUIDES REFERENCED IN THIS HANDBOOK – pages 288 - 291
This is a quick reference guide to all of the industry reference materials included in the handbook. Design professionals with questions on the source / considerations for assumptions can be directed to the appropriate industry standards organization for more information. An address and web site are provided for each organization.
METHOD LOCATOR BY METHOD NUMBER – page 292
Quick reference guide for each TCNA method and its respective page number.
INDEX OF METHODS BY METHOD TYPE – pages 293 – 296
Quick reference guide that lists methods by category type (e.g. interior floors over wood, tile tubs, fountains and pools, etc..). The method name, TCNA number designation and page number are listed. The methods are divided into “Tile” and “Stone” types.
ASSOCIATE INSTALLATION MEMBERS – Inside rear cover
A listing of all associate installation member companies is listed. LATICRETE International, Inc. and LATICRETE, S.A. de C.V (Mexico) are listed in this section.
TCNA MEMBERS – Rear cover
A listing of all TCNA member companies appears on the rear cover. These companies are tile producing companies that form the foundation of the TCNA.
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