Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Cold Weather & Tile and Stone Installations

Cold Weather Tiling and Grouting

Conventional Portland cement tile & stone mortar beds, thin-set mortars, grouts and cement plasters are often permanently damaged when subject to below freezing temperatures immediately after installation.

The water content of a freshly installed mortar turning into ice often results in the Portland cement gel structure rupturing with significant loss in strength, flexibility and durability. Subsequent repairs to the damaged work and resulting site delays are extremely costly.

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