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Custom® Building Products Tile Setting Materials and Accessories
 
         
SECTION 09305
 
         
TILE SETTING MATERIALS AND ACCESSORIES
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Custom Building Products manufacturers of surface preparation products, setting materials, colored tile grouts and tile and stone care and maintenance products.
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This section is based on the products of Custom Building Products, which is located at:
13001 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Toll Free: (800) 282-8786
Fax: (800) 200-7765
E-mail: jackiel@cbpmail.net
Web: www.custombuildingproducts.com .
Product Data.
Custom manufactures industry-leading tile and stone installation products and each one is part of a proven system. The combination of having precisely the right product and professional technical consulting support makes Custom products the easiest to specify and provides you with the confidence to know your project will go smoothly. Custom's highly experienced team of architectural consultants collaborate with architects, builders, specifiers and contractors to ensure the tile and stone installation specifications meet the needs of your project. Custom offers several installation systems warranties that guarantee your installation will be free from defects for up to a Lifetime, provided our products are used as a complete installation system. For additional information on warranties call us at (800) 282-8786 or view them on www.custombuildingproducts.com .

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          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Surface Preparation Products: Backerboards, Self-Leveling Underlayments, Waterproofing, Uncoupling and Crack Isolation Membranes, Pre-formed Shower Pan, Sound Reduction Mat Underlayments.
 
          B.Setting Materials: Architecturally Engineered Mortar Systems, Thin-Set Mortars, Medium Bed Mortars, Rapid Setting Mortars, Chemical Resistant Mortars, Ceramic Tile Adhesives.
 
          C.Colored Tile Grouts: Sanded, Non-Sanded, Single Component and Epoxy Grouts..
 
          D.Edge Protection and Transition Profiles.
 
          E.Tile and Stone Care and Maintenance Products.
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 03300 - Cast-In Place Concrete; Concrete substrate and finishes.
 
          B.Section 07140 - Fluid applied waterproofing.
 
          C.Section 07900 - Expansion and control joints.
 
          D.Section 09220 - Portland Cement Plaster; Scratch coat for ceramic wall tile.
 
          E.Section 09252 - Cementitious Backer Board
 
          F.Section 09260 - Gypsum Board Assemblies; Gypsum wall and ceilings, shaft wall and sheathing.
 
          G.Section 09300 - Tile; Ceramic tile, quarry tile, paver tile.
 
          H.Section 10805 - Toilet, bath and laundry accessories.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.ANSI A108 Series - American National Standards for Installation of Ceramic Tile.
 
          B.ANSI A118 Series - American National Standards for Installation of Ceramic Tile.
 
          C.ANSI A136.1 - Organic Adhesives for Installation of Ceramic Tile.
 
          D.TCA - Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation.
 
          E.ASTM C 920 - Standard Specification for Elastomeric Joint Sealants.
 
          F.ASTM C 794 - Standard Test Method for Adhesion-in-Peel of Elastomeric Joint Sealants.
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01300.
 
          B.Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
          1.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          2.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          3.Installation methods.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors have already been selected.
 
          C.Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, two complete sets of color chips representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
 
          D.Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square, representing actual product, color, and patterns.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in manufacturing the products of this section with minimum ten years documented experience.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications: Company specializing in performing the work of this section with minimum five years documented experience.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Consider retaining one or more of following three paragraphs.
          1.Installer shall be a five-star member of the National Tile Contractors Association or a Trowel of Excellence member of the Tile Contractors' Association of America.
          2.Installer's on site supervisor shall hold the International Masonry Institute's Foreman Certification.
          3.Installer shall employ Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Certified Installers or installers recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as Journeyman Tile Layers.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
          C.Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
          1.Locate mock-ups on site in locations and size directed by Architect.
          2.Finish areas designated by Architect.
          3.Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship, color, and sheen are approved by Architect.
          4.Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
          5.Retain and maintain mock-ups during construction in undisturbed condition as a standard for judging completed unit of Work.
          6.Obtain Architect's acceptance of mock-ups before start of final unit of Work.
 
          D.Conduct conference at Project site to comply with requirements of Division 1 Section "Project Meetings."
 
          1.6DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Deliver and store packaged materials in original containers with seals unbroken and labels intact until time of use. Comply with requirements of ANSI A137.1 for labeling sealed tile packages.
 
          B.Prevent damage or contamination to materials by water, freezing, foreign matter and other causes.
 
          C.Store and dispose of solvent-based materials, and materials used with solvent-based materials, in accordance with requirements of local authorities having jurisdiction.
 
          1.7PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's absolute limits.
 
          B.Environmental: Install mortar, set and grout tile when surfaces and ambient temperature is minimum 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) and maximum 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). Consult with manufacturer for specific requirements.
 
          C.Do not install mortar, set or grout tile exterior when inclement weather conditions are expected within 48 hours after work is completed unless properly protected.
 
          D.Protection: Protect adjacent work surfaces during tile work. Close rooms or spaces to traffic of all types until mortar and grout has set.
 
          E.Safety: Observe the manufacturer's safety instructions including those pertaining to ventilation.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Custom Building Products offers Installation Systems Warranties that will guarantee your installation will be free from defects for up to a Lifetime, provided our products are used as a complete installation system. Contact manufacturer at 800-282-8786 for warranty details or view warranty requirements on www.custombuildingproducts.com .
 
          1.8WARRANTY
 
          A.Products shall be provided with the manufacturers standard warranty as follows:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** System must be installed to industry and Custom Building Products published specifications and use our full system of specified products. Coordinate with Custom Building Products and edit the following paragraph as required.
          1.Installation Systems Limited Warranty:
          a.______________________________________________________.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete the following paragraph if not required. Coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on spare parts and maintenance products.
 
          1.9EXTRA MATERIALS
 
          A.Supply an amount equal to 3 percent of each size, color, and surface finish of tile specified.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Custom® Building Products, which is located at: 13001 Seal Beach Blvd. ; Seal Beach, CA 90740; Toll Free Tel: 800-282-8786; Fax: 800-200-7765; Email: request info; Web: www.custombuildingproducts.com
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
 
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01600.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the products required from the following paragraphs and delete those not required.
 
          2.2MATERIALS
 
          A.Anti-Fracture Membrane/Cleavage Membrane: Where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required for isolating the installation from cracking due to minor substrate movement and normal structural deflections as specified in ANSI A108.17 and complying with ANSI A118.12.
          1.Custom Building Products RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane; Liquid Applied Membrane.
          2.Custom Building Products Crack Buster Pro Crack Prevention Mat Underlayment; Sheet Applied Peel N Stick Membrane.
          3.Custom Building Products EasyMat Tile and Stone Underlayment; Controls sound transmission with SoundGard Technology and acts as a lightweight alternative to backerboard.
          4.Custom Building Products SpiderWeb Uncoupling Mat; For installations over "young" concrete.
          5.Custom Building Products Peel & Stick Primer; For use with self adhesive membrane.
          6.Custom Building Products Custom 9240 Waterproofing and Anti-Fracture Membrane; Fabric Reinforced Liquid Applied membrane for Extra Strength.
 
          B.Waterproofing and Anti-Fracture Membrane: Where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required for thin-set tile installations and complying with ANSI 118.10 for waterproof membranes.
          1.Custom Building Products RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane.
          2.Custom Building Products Custom 9240 Waterproofing and Anti-Fracture Membrane; fabric reinforced for additional strength.
 
          C.Sound Control/Acoustical Underlayment: Where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required to be load bearing, shock and vibration resistant and complying with ANSI 118.13.
          1.Custom Building Products EasyMat Versatile Tile and Stone Underlayment with SoundGard Technology; Installs with conventional polymer modified thin set mortar, 3 mm or 5 mm thickness available.
          2.Custom Building Products EasyMat Tile and Stone Underlayment with SoundGard Technology and peel and stick adhesive backing for easy installation, 3 mm or 5 mm thickness available.
 
          D.Moisture Barrier System: Where indicated on the Drawings and elsewhere as required for thin-set tile installations.
          1.RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane. See moisture barrier installation instructions for RedGard. Reduces MVT from 12 lbs/24 hr/1000 sq ft to less than 3 lbs/24 hr/ 1000 sq ft.
 
          E.Self-Leveling Underlayment: Where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required to provide a flat, level surface for direct receipt of tile and other floor coverings on dry, interior installations.
          1.Custom Building Products LevelQuik Rapid Setting Self-Leveling Underlayment for fills up to 1 inch (25 mm) thick.
          2.Custom Building Products LevelQuik Extended Setting Self-Leveling Underlayment for fills up to 1 inch (25 mm) thick and extended workability.
          3.Custom Building Products LevelLite Self-Leveling Underlayment for fills up to 2 inches (51 mm) thick. Weight is 3 lbs / sq ft at 1/2 inch thick.
          4.Custom Building Products LevelQuik Latex Primer for surface preparation when installing self leveling underlayments.
 
          F.Shower System: Prefabricated: Where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required for waterproofing tile assembly in showers. A108.01 Section 2.2 and A108.13.
          1.Custom Building Products Shower Slope prefabricated, waterproof, sloped shower pan with integrated drain system.
          2.Custom Building Products HardCurb prefabricated shower curb.
          3.Custom Building Products ShowerNiche prefabricated niche for shower walls.
          4.Custom Building Products ShowerSeat prefabricated shower seat.
 
          G.Mortar Bed Installations: Where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required for mortar bed or brown coat as the substrate for tile work; work to conform to ANSI A108.1.
          1.Custom Building Products CustomFloat Bedding Mortar.
 
          H.Cementitious Backer Units: Complying with ANSI A118.9. Where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required for floors and walls, interior and/or exterior, wet areas, and dry as recommended substrate for tile, fire rated wall installations, heat shield with UL listing for floors and walls; installation to comply with ANSI A108.11 and manufacturer's installation instructions.
          1.1/2 inch (12 mm) WonderBoard Backerboard (Exterior or Interior Floors, Walls, Ceilings, Countertops).
          2.1/4 inch (6 mm) WonderBoard Backerboard (Exterior or Interior Floors and Countertops).
 
          I.Cementitious Tile Adhesives:
          1.ANSI A118.4, Polymer-Enhanced Mortars: Where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required for setting tile as specified by ANSI A108.5, Dry-Set Portland Cement Mortar or Latex Portland Cement Mortar, over substrates prepared accordingly.
          a.For Installing Large Format Ceramic or Natural Stone Tile (Tile with one edge greater than 15 inches), utilizing a Medium bed Mortar System.
          1)Custom Building Products MegaLite Crack Prevention Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 650 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. For wall and floor assemblies where maximum strength is desired.
          2)Custom Building Products ProLite Tile & Stone Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 400 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. Excellent non-sag and non-slump qualities for wall application; also floors.
          3)Custom Building Products Marble, Granite & Travertine Fortified Premium Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 300 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. Suitable for all Natural Stone Tile and Large Format Porcelain tile. Do not use with Moisture Sensitive Natural Stone; use only Epoxy Bonding Mortars with Moisture Sensitive Stone Tile.
          4)Custom Building Products Complete Contact Fortified Thin-Set Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 400 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. Assures maximum coverage between the tile and substrate, with the least amount of effort.
          b.For Crack Prevention due to Movement in Substrate
          1)Custom Building Products MegaFlex Crack Prevention Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 625 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. To minimize crack propagation from the substrate through the tile assembly, from cracks up to 1/8 inch wide.
          2)Custom Building Products FlexBond Fortified Thin-Set Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 400 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. To minimize crack propagation from the substrate through the tile assembly, from cracks up to 1/16 inch wide.
          c.For Installation of Glass Tile
          1)Custom Building Products Glass Tile Thin-Set Mortar, for use with mosaic and large format glass (greater than 3 square inches.
          d.For Maximum LEED Credit for Sustainable Projects
          1)Custom Building Products MegaLite Crack Prevention Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 650 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. For wall and floor assemblies where maximum strength is desired.
          2)Custom Building Products ProLite Tile & Stone Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 400 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. Excellent non-sag and non-slump qualities for wall application; also floors.
          e.For Time Sensitive Applications where a Rapid Setting Mortar is needed for early use of tile assembly.
          1)Custom Building Products MegaLite Rapid Set Crack Prevention Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 650 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. For applications where maximum strength is required.
          2)Custom Building Products ProLite Rapid Set Tile & Stone Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 400 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. For installing large format tiles in areas that will be open for use in a short period of time.
          3)Custom Building Products Complete Contact RS Fortified. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 400 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4. To assure maximum coverage between the tile and substrate, with the least amount of effort.
          f.Standard Thin-set Mortars.
          1)Custom Building Products Porcelain Tile Fortified Thin-Set Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 400 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4.
          2)Custom Building Products VersaBond Flex Fortified Thin-Set Mortar. With Shear Bond Strengths greater than 350 psi, per ANSI A118.4 sec. 5.2.4.
 
          J.Organic Tile Adhesives:
          1.ANSI A136.1: Where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required for setting tile as specified by ANSI 108.4, Organic Adhesives, over substrates prepared accordingly.
          a.Custom Building Products OmniGrip Maximum Strength Tile Adhesive (Type I). Maximum Strength that is lightweight for easy application on walls.
          b.Custom Building Products ReliaBond Ceramic Tile Adhesive (Type I). Non-sagging for support on vertical surfaces.
 
          K.Epoxy Tile Adhesives:
          1.ANSI A118.3: Where indicated on the drawings, and elsewhere as required for setting tile as specified by ANSI A108.6 Chemical Resistant, Water-Cleanable Tile Setting and Grouting Epoxy, over substrates prepared accordingly.
          a.Custom Building Products EBM-Lite Epoxy Bonding Mortar. Excellent non-sag and non-slump properties to support tile in all conditions. Use with water sensitive natural stone and tile.
          b.Custom Building Products CEG-Lite100 percent Solids Commercial Epoxy Grout and Mortar. Easy clean up. Non-sag and non-slump properties. Matches grout color.
 
          L.Edge-Protection and Transition Profiles:
          1.Exposed edges of ceramic and natural stone tile are prone to chipping when left unprotected. Profiles should be selected to protect the edges and provide transitions from various surfaces. Material, Finish and Height of the Profile must be specified.
          a.Custom Building Products PROFLOOR; L Channel with Square Edge
          b.Custom Building Products PROCURVE; Flexible Square Edge
          c.Custom Building Products PROROUND; Round Edge
          d.Custom Building Products PRODECOR Q; Finish-Edge Protection
          e.Custom Building Products PRODECOR T; T Shaped Profile
          f.Custom Building Products PROBASIC; Stair Profile
          g.Custom Building Products PRONIVO C; Carpet Tuck
          h.Custom Building Products PRONIVO S; Reducer
          i.Custom Building Products PRONIVO K; Ramp Reducer
 
          M.Tile Grout: Where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required for filling the joints between tiles. Complies with ANSI A108.10 Installation of Grout in tile work.
          1.Polymer-Modified Portland Cement Grout:
          a.Custom Building Products Polyblend Sanded Tile Grout; ANSI A118.6, for joints 1/8 inch (3 mm) - 1/2 inch (13 mm). Standard cement grout for wide joints.
          b.Custom Building Products Polyblend Non-Sanded Tile Grout; ANSI A118.6 or joints up to 1/8 inch (3 mm). Standard cement grout for narrow joints.
          c.Custom Building Products Prism SureColor Tile Grout, ANSI A118.7 for joints 1/8 inch (3 mm) to 1/2 inch (13 mm). Eliminates efflorescence and shade variation throughout tile assembly.
          2.Dry-Set Grout:
          a.Custom Building Products Polyblend White Dry Tile Grout; ANSI A118.6, for joints up to 1/8 inch (3 mm).
          3.Chemical Resistant, Water-Cleanable Tile Setting and Grouting Epoxy; ANSI A118.3:
          a.Custom Building Products 100 percent Solids Epoxy Grout. Available in all 48 Polyblend grout colors. Simple addition of epoxy grout components to standard Polyblend grout.
          b.Custom Building Products CEG-Lite100 percent Solids Commercial Epoxy Grout. Easy to clean up, non-sagging epoxy grout. Excellent stain and chemical resistance.
          c.Custom Building Products Fusion Pro Single Component, High Performance Grout. Meeting the performance requirement of ANSI A118.3 and A118.7. No mixing required and is stain resistant.
 
          N.Elastomeric Joint Caulk: Provide where indicated on the Drawings, and elsewhere as required at all joints between floors and walls and at joints between tile and dissimilar materials.
          1.Custom Building Products Polyblend Sanded Caulk. Available in 15 colors matching Polyblend grout colors.
          2.Custom Building Products Polyblend Non-Sanded Caulk. Available in 10 colors matching Polyblend grout colors.
          3.Custom Building Products Commercial 100 percent Silicone Caulk. Conforms to ASTM C 920 for movement joints in heavy traffic areas and ASTM C 794. Available in 15 colors matching Polyblend grout colors.
 
          O.Ceramic and Natural Stone Tile Care and Maintenance: Required for proper maintenance of the completed tile assembly.
          1.Aqua Mix Sealer's Choice Gold: Water-based, penetrating sealer to provide maximum stain protection. Ready for use in as little as 4 hours.
          2.Aqua Mix Enrich N Seal: 100 percent polymer-solid, penetrating sealer formulated to darken, enrich, and highlight the character and beauty of unsealed natural stone.
          3.Aqua Mix AquaShield Cleaner & Resealer: Daily tile cleaner that renews the sealed surface as it cleans.
          4.Aqua Mix NanoScrub: A mild abrasive cleaner that removes stubborn residue from the surface of the tile.
          5.Aqua Mix Grout Haze Cleanup: Removes grout residue from freshly installed tile assemblies.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Examine surfaces, which are to receive tile.
 
          B.Do not proceed with work until defects or conditions which would adversely affect quality, execution and permanence of finished tile work are corrected (ANSI A108.3).
 
          C.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
 
          B.Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
 
          C.Condition of surface to receive tile.
          1.Assure that surfaces to receive tile are stable, flat, firm, dry, clean and free of oil, waxes and curing compounds.
          2.Deflection of substrate not to exceed 1/360th of the span 1/2 inch (12 mm) in 15 feet (4.6 m) in accordance with ANSI A108.01-2.3. Allow for live and impact load as well as dead load weight of tile and setting bed.
          3.Protect adjacent surfaces prior to beginning tile work.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Edit the following paragraphs as required for the projects and delete those not required.
 
          3.3INSTALLATION
 
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
 
          B.Surface Preparation for Tile and Stone Work.
          1.General:
          a.All supporting surfaces shall be structurally sound, solid, stable, level, plumb, and true to a tolerance in plane of 1/4 inch (6 mm) in 10 feet 0 inch (3 m) for walls, 1/4 inch (6 mm) in 10 feet (3 m) for floors when specified for thin-set method. When installing large format tile with one side greater than 15 inches or 38 cm, the tolerance is reduced to 1/8 inch in 10 feet (3 mm in 3 m). ANSI A108.01 section 2.6.2
          b.Surfaces shall be clean and free of dust, oil, grease paint, tar, wax, curing compound, primer, sealer, form release agent, laitance, loosely bonded topping, loose particles or any deleterious substance and debris which may prevent or reduce adhesion.
          c.Mechanically sand and scarify the substrate to completely remove all paint, loosely bonded topping, loose particles and construction debris.
          d.Neutralize any trace of strong acid or alkali.
          e.All substrates shall be dry. The moisture content shall not exceed 50 percent.
          f.Turn off all forced ventilation and radiant heating systems and protect work against drafts during installation and for a period of at least 72 hours after completion. Use indirect auxiliary heaters to maintain the temperatures in the area at the recommended workable level. Vent temporary heater to exterior to prevent damage to tile work from carbon dioxide build-up.
          g.Presswood, particleboard, chipboard, masonite, gypsum floor patching compounds, asbestos board, Luan and similar dimensionally unstable materials are not acceptable substrates.
          h.Before work commences examine the areas to be covered and report any flaw or adverse condition in writing to the architect and to the general contractor. Do not proceed with work until surfaces and conditions comply with the requirements indicated in ANSI A108 specifications.
          2.Concrete and Masonry:
          a.Concrete and Masonry surfaces must comply with ANSI A108.01 Section 3.2.
          b.All concrete substrates shall be at least 28 days old, completely cured and free of hydrostatic conditions, and/or moisture problems.
          3.Plywood:
          a.Plywood subfloor and underlayment must comply with ANSI A108.01 section 3.4.
          4.OSB Panels:
          a.OSB panel is not a suitable surface for direct bonding ceramic tile. OSB should be coated with Custom Building Products RedGard Waterproofing and Anti-fracture membrane prior to the installation of ceramic tile.
          5.Backerboard Units Installation of Floors, Decks or Countertops:
          a.Cementitious Backerboard shall be installed per the guidelines in ANSI A108.11.
          6.Wall and Ceiling Installation
          a.Wall and Ceiling surfaces must comply with ANSI A108.01 Section 2.5.
          7.Gypsum surfaces:
          a.Gypsum Board shall be installed per the guidelines of ANSI A108.01 Section 3.5.
          8.Steel:
          a.Steel substrates shall be rigid, solidly fixed, dry, well sanded and free of dust, oil, grease, primer and all deleterious substances, which may prevent or diminish the bond.
          9.Tiling over old substrates:
          a.Old cement terrazzo, ceramic tile paver, quarry tile, vinyl and vinyl composition floor coverings other than cushion vinyl shall be sound, solidly in place, flawless, stripped or sanded, clean, free of dust, wax, grease, sealers, soap residue and all other deleterious substances which may prevent or reduce the adhesion. For further details, ANSI A108.01, Section 2.6.2.
 
          C.Install tile in accordance with appropriate ANSI A108 specifications and manufacturer's directions.
 
          D.Expansion joints, control joints, insulation joints, etc., must be located in compliance with TCA EJ171 and filled with appropriate materials.
          1.Joints must be carried through all layers of installation materials including tile, setting bed, mortar bed and reinforcing wire. Refer to TCNA Handbook, EJ171 and ANSI AN-3.8 for details on placement, size and specifications of materials.) .
 
          E.Install grout in accordance with Grout ANSI A108.10 specifications and manufacturer's directions.
 
          F.Install elastomeric tile caulk around sinks, tubs and showers and where tile meets tile or another surface. Surfaces should be clean, dry and free of all contamination. Maximum joint width and depth should not exceed 1/4 inch (6 mm).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Protective sealers are available for various surfaces. Contact the manufacturer for recommendations. Delete entirely if sealer is not required.
 
          G.Seal grout, stone and unglazed tile with an appropriate sealer 48 - 72 hours after grout application.
 
          3.4PROTECTION
 
          A.Protect installed products until completion of project.
 
          B.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
 
          3.5SCHEDULES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following is an example of specifying installation of products using TCNA methods for different conditions. These TCNA method may also be indicated on the Drawings in lieu of specifying here. If specified here complete the locations and TCNA Methods as required. Select one of the following two paragraphs as required and delete the one not required.
 
          A.Install tile using TCNA methods indicated on the Drawings.
 
          B.Install tile using TCNA methods indicated on the Drawings.
          1.Floor Tile at ___________: Install in accordance with TCNA method ______.
          2.Wall Tile at ___________: Install in accordance with TCNA method ______.
          3.Tile on Ceilings and Soffits at __________: Install in accordance with TCNA method ______.
          4.Tile Countertops:Install in accordance with TCNA method ______.
          5.Tile in Showers and Tub Surrounds: Install in accordance with TCNA method ______.
          6.Tile in Pools and Water Features: Install in accordance with TCNA method ______.
          7.Tile in Refrigerated Rooms: Install in accordance with TCNA method _____.
          8.Tile in Steam Rooms: Install in accordance with TCNA method ______.
          9.Tile on Stairs: Install in accordance with TCNA method ______.
         
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