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MAPEI Tile and Stone Setting Materials and Accessories
 
         
SECTION 09 30 00
 
         
TILE AND STONE SETTING MATERIALS AND ACCESSORIES
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** MAPEI Corporation; mortars and grouts for ceramic tile, stone, porcelain, and other materials.
This section is based on the products of MAPEI Corporation, which is located at:
1144 E. Newport Center Drive
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, USA
Toll Free Tel.: 1-800-992-6273
Fax.: 954-246-8805
Email: techservicerequests@mapei.com
Web: www.mapei.com/US-EN
This section is based on the products of MAPEI Inc., which is located at:
2900 Francis-Hughes
Laval, QC, H7L 3J5, Canada
Toll Free Tel.: 1-800-361-9309
Fax: 450-901-0196
Email: tservices@mapei.com
Web: www.mapei.ca
MAPEI manufactures a wide range of high performance tile and stone setting materials, many of which are specifically designed for difficult application conditions. Specifiers are urged to consult both the manufacturer's technical literature and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) 'Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation' for assistance in selection of products.
OR (Hydraulic Cement Underlayments)
MAPEI is the global leader in the manufacture of installation materials for ceramic tile and stone, floor covering adhesives, and floor preparation for the construction industry. These materials include but are not limited to mortars, grouts, carpet and vinyl adhesives, self-levelers, and concrete repair products. The company has 12 manufacturing facilities and employs approximately 1,400 people throughout North America.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
 
          A.Setting materials.
 
          B.Adhesives and primers.
 
          C.Grout materials.
 
          D.Self-Leveling Underlayment.
 
          E.Waterproof membrane.
 
          F.Crack isolation membrane.
 
          G.Flexible sealant.
 
          H.Uncoupling Membrane.
 
          I.Sound Reduction Membrane.
 
          J.Penetrating grout sealers.
 
          K.Penetrating tile and stone sealers.
 
          L.Topical stone sealer and finishes.
 
          M.Tile and stone maintenance, cleaners and grout haze removers.
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** This section does not include any tile or stone materials; be sure that the required tile or stone materials are specified in another section. Delete sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 03 30 00 - Cast-in-Place Concrete (03 30 00) - Cast-in-Place Concrete.
 
          B.Section 03 38 00 - Post-Tensioned Concrete (03 38 00) - Post-Tensioned Concrete.
 
          C.Section 03 54 00 - Cast Underlayment (03 54 16) - Hydraulic Cement Underlayment.
 
          D.Section 04 20 00 - Unit Masonry (04 20 00) - Unit Masonry; CMU wall substrates.
 
          E.Section 05 40 00 - Cold-Formed Metal Framing (05 40 00) - Cold-Formed Metal Framing.
 
          F.Section 05 42 00 - Cold-Formed Metal Joist Framing (05 42 00) - Cold-Formed Metal Joist Framing.
 
          G.Section 06 11 16 - Mechanically Graded Lumber (06 11 00) - Wood Framing and Sheathing.
 
          H.Section 07 14 00 - Fluid-Applied Waterproofing (07 14 00) - Fluid-Applied Waterproofing.
 
          I.Section 07 60 00 - Flashing and Sheet Metal (07 60 00) - Flashing and Sheet Metal.
 
          J.Section 07 91 23 - Backer Rods (07 92 13) - Elastomeric Joint Sealants.
 
          K.Section - (07 92 19) - Acoustic Sealants.
 
          L.Section 09 23 13 - Acoustical Gypsum Plastering (09 21 00) - Plaster and Gypsum Board Assemblies.
 
          M.Section 09 22 16 - Non-Structural Metal Framing (09 22 16) - Non-Structural Metal Framing.
 
          N.Section 09 21 16.33 - Gypsum Board Area Separation Wall Assemblies (09 26 00) - Veneer Plastering.
 
          O.Section 09 01 20.91 - Plaster Restoration (09 28 00) - Backing Boards and Underlayments.
 
          P.Section - (09 29 00) - Gypsum Board.
 
          Q.Section 09 30 00 - Tiling (09 30 00) - Tiling.
 
          R.Section 09 30 33 - Stone Tiling (09 30 33) - Stone Tiling.
 
          S.Section 09 30 19 - Paver Tiling (09 34 00) - Waterproofing-Membrane Tiling.
 
          T.Section 09 30 13 - Ceramic Tiling (09 31 33) - Thin-Set Stone Tiling.
 
          U.Section 09 75 00 - Stone Facing (09 75 00) - Stone Facing.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section; add others as required.
 
          A.American National Standards Institute (ANSI):
          1.ANSI A108 Series/A118 Series - American National Standards for Installation of Ceramic Tile.
          2.ANSI A 108.19 - American National Standard Specifications for Gauged Porcelain Tiles and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs.
          3.ANSI A136.1 - American National Standard for Organic Adhesives for Installation of Ceramic Tile.
          4.ANSI A137.1 - American National Standard for Ceramic Tile.
          5.ANSI A137.2 - American National Standard for Glass Tile.
          6.ANSI A137.3 - Standard Specification for Gauged Porcelain Tile and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs.
          7.ANSI A138.1 - American National Standard Specifications for Green Squared Certification for Tiles and Installation Materials.
 
          B.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM A1064 - Standard Specification for Carbon-Steel Wire and Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain and Deformed, for Concrete.
          2.ASTM C 144 - Standard Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar. Jobsite mix.
          3.ASTM C 150 - Standard Specification for Portland Cement. Jobsite mix.
          4.ASTM C 109/C 109M - Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars; Using 2 inch (50 mm) Cube Specimens.
          5.ASTM C616 - Standard Specification for Quartz-Based Dimension Stone.
          6.ASTM C645 - Standard Specification for Nonstructural Steel Framing Members.
 
          C.Dimension Stone Design Manual; Natural Stone Institute, NSI (DSDM).
 
          D.Handbook for Ceramic Tile, Glass, and Stone Installation; Tile Council of North America, TCNA (HB).
 
          E.Specifications Guide 09 30 00 - Tile Installation Manual (TTMAC).
 
          F.International Standards Organization (ISO):
          1.ISO 13007 - Ceramic tiles - Grout and adhesives.
 
          G.Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - U.S. Green Building Council (LEED).
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Sustainable Design Requirements: Comply with project requirements intended to achieve sustainable design. Refer to Section 01 80 00 - Performance Requirements.
For additional information including Green Building Standards and Certification Systems contributions, contact Sustainability_USA@MAPEI.com
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
 
          B.Product Data: Manufacturer's technical information for each product specified.
 
          C.Shop Drawings: Indicate tile layout, patterns, color arrangement, perimeter conditions, junctions with dissimilar materials, control and expansion joints, thresholds, ceramic accessories, and setting details.
 
          D.Samples: Color charts for selection of grout.
 
          E.Manufacturer's Certificates: Certify products meet or exceed specified requirements. When applicable, submit a Master Grade Certificate signed by the manufacturer and the installer certifying that products meet or exceed the specified requirements of ANSI A137.1, ANSI A137.2, and/or ANSI A137.3.
 
          F.Installation Instructions: Manufacturer's printed instructions for each product.
 
          G.Maintenance Data: Include recommended cleaning methods, cleaning materials, and maintenance coatings.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include only qualifications that are different or in excess of those specified in Division 01. Verify it is possible for the project to find companies/individuals with the qualifications listed below and that they do not limit the project to using union labor in non-union jurisdictions.
 
          A.Ensure Single Source Warranty Requirements and Compatibility of Products: Provide cleaners, sealing and maintenance products, tile grout, setting materials, underlayments, additives, accessories and factory-prepared dry-set mortars from the same manufacturer.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications:
          1.Engage an experienced installer who has completed tile installations similar in material, design, and extent to that indicated for this Project and with a record of successful in-service performance. Installer to have a minimum five years experience.
          2.Five-Star member of the National Tile Contractors Association or a Trowel of Excellence member of the Tile Contractors' Association of America.
          3.Installer's supervisor for the project must hold the International Masonry Institute's Foreman Certification.
          4.Installer employs Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Certified Installers or installers recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as Journeyman Tile Layers.
 
          C.Mockups: Build mockups to verify selections made under sample submittals and to demonstrate aesthetic effects and set quality standards for materials and execution.
 
          1.6PRE-INSTALLATION CONFERENCE
 
          A.Convene one week prior to commencing work of this section.
 
          B.Require attendance of installation material manufacturer, tile supplier, tile installer and installers of related work. Review installation procedures and coordination required with related work.
 
          C.Meeting agenda includes but is not limited to:
          1.Tile and installation material compatibility.
          2.Grouting procedure.
          3.Maintenance and cleaning products and methods.
          4.Surface Preparation.
 
          1.7DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING
 
          A.Deliver and store packaged materials in original containers with seals unbroken and labels intact until time of use. Prevent damage or contamination to materials by water, freezing, foreign matter or other causes.
 
          B.Protect setting materials from freezing or overheating in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
 
          C.Store tile and setting materials on elevated platforms, under cover and in a dry location and protect from contamination, dampness, freezing or overheating.
 
          D.Do not use frozen materials unless specifically allowed by manufacturer.
 
          E.Deliver and store materials on site at least 24 hours before work begins.
 
          F.Provide heated and dry storage facilities on site.
 
          1.8ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Environmental conditions may influence the final color of Portland cement grouts.
 
          A.Comply with requirements of referenced standards and recommendations of material manufacturers for environmental conditions before, during, and after installation.
 
          B.Maintain environmental conditions and protect work during and after installation to comply with referenced standards and manufacturer's printed recommendations.
 
          C.For Interior Applications:
          1.Do not begin installation until building is completely enclosed and maintaining temperature and humidity conditions consistent with "after occupancy" conditions for a minimum of 2 weeks.
          2.Maintain environmental conditions and protect work during and after installation to comply with referenced standards and manufacturer's printed recommendations.
          3.Vent temporary heaters to exterior to prevent damage to tilework from carbon dioxide build-up.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Epoxy grouts require higher temperatures for successful installation.
          4.Maintain temperatures at not less than 50degrees F (10 degrees C) in tiled areas during installation and for 7 days after completion, unless higher temperatures are required by referenced installation standards or manufacturer's written instructions.
 
          D.For Exterior Applications:
          1.Build a temporary shelter and when needed use indirect auxiliary heaters to maintain an adequate temperature level in the working environment and surfaces.
          2.Exhaust temporary heaters to exterior to prevent damage to the work or injury to personnel from carbon monoxide emissions.
          3.Maintain substrate and ambient temperatures in tiled areas between 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) and 95 degrees F (35 degrees C) during installation and for at least 7 days after completion, unless otherwise indicated in the product instructions and/or ANSI A108 installation standards.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete acceptable manufacturer option not required.
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: MAPEI, which is located at: USA 1144 E. Newport Ctr. Dr.; Deerfield Beach, FL 33442; Toll Free Tel: 800-992-6273; Fax: 954-246-8805; Email: request info; Web: http://www.mapei.com/US-EN/default.asp | http://www.mapei.com/CA-EN/default.asp
 
          B.Acceptable Manufacturer: MAPEI, which is located at: USA 1144 E. Newport Ctr. Dr.; Deerfield Beach, FL 33442; Toll Free Tel: 800-992-6273; Fax: 954-246-8805; Email: request info; Web: http://www.mapei.com/US-EN/default.asp | http://www.mapei.com/CA-EN/default.asp
 
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph above or below; coordinate with Division 1 requirements.
 
          D.Substitutions: Not permitted.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.2SURFACE PREPARATION MATERIALS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraphs not required.
 
          A.Trowelable Floor/Wall Patch and Render Mortar: Quick-Setting, Polymer-Modified, Fiber-Reinforced, Cementitious Rendering, Patching, and Leveling Mortar, can be applied at 1/8 inch to 1-1/4 inch (3 mm to 32 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Planitop 330 Fast.
 
          B.Trowelable Concrete Floor Patch: High-Performance, Fast-Setting Cementitious Patching Compound. Can be applied at 1/16 inch to 1-1/2 inches (1.5 mm to 38 mm) neat and from 1-1/2 inches to 3 inches (38 mm to 76 mm) neat in areas no larger than 24 sq ft (2.23 sq m).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapecem Quickpatch.
 
          C.Concrete Repair Patch: Premixed Cement-Based Mortar for Concrete Repairs, Fast-setting, high-compressive-strength, can be applied at 1/4 inch to 4 inches (6 mm to 102 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapecem Premix.
 
          D.Patching Compound: Fast-Setting, Polymer-Modified Patching Compound, Cement-Based, High compressive strength, can be applied up to 1/2 inch (12 mm) with water, or 1/4 inch (6 mm) when mixed with diluted MAPEI, Planipatch Plus.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Planipatch.
 
          E.Skimcoating Compound: High-Performance, Polymer-Modified, Fiber-Reinforced, Cement-Based, Skimcoating and Patching Compound, can be applied at featheredge up to 1 inch (25 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Planiprep SC.
 
          F.Gypsum-Based Patching Compound: Repair minor holes, voids and depressions in concrete, gypsum-based surfaces or wood underlayments, and holes in drywall and plaster walls, can be applied up to 1/2 inch (12 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Planitex UNS.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.3MORTAR BED ACCESSORIES
 
          A.Portland Cement Mortar (Thickset) Installation Materials: ANSI A108.02.
          1.Cleavage Membrane: Asphalt felt, ASTM D 226, Type I (No. 15); or polyethylene sheeting, ASTM D 4397, 4.0 mils (0.1 mm) thick.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete subparagraph below if reinforced mortar bed is not required.
          2.Reinforcing Wire Fabric: Galvanized, welded wire fabric, 2 by 2 inches (51 by 51 mm) by 0.062-inch (1.57 mm) diameter; comply with ASTM A 185 and ASTM A 82 except for minimum wire size.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete subparagraph below if Portland cement plaster scratch coat is not required or if specified in Section 09 24 23 - Cement Stucco.
          3.Expanded Metal Lath: Diamond-mesh lath complying with ASTM C 847.
          a.Base Metal and Finish for Interior Applications: Uncoated or zinc-coated, galvanized steel sheet, with uncoated steel sheet painted after fabrication into lath.
          b.Base Metal and Finish for Exterior Applications: Zinc-coated, galvanized steel sheet.
          c.Configuration over Studs and Furring: Flat.
          d.Configuration over Solid Surfaces: Self furring.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete weight not required.
          e.Weight: 2.5 lbs. per sq. yd. (1.4 kg per sq. m).
          f.Weight: 3.4 lbs. per sq. yd. (1.8 kg per sq. m).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.4MORTAR BED, SCREED MORTARS, and RENDER COAT MATERIALS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete mortar bed options not required.
 
          A.Thick Bed, Dry Pack, and Render Mortar: Pre-blended polymer-modified, dry pack, scratch coat and wall render, and concrete patch, can be applied 1/4 inch to 2 inches (6 mm to 51 mm), ANSI A108.1C.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Modified Mortar Bed.
 
          B.Thick Bed, Dry Pack, Mortar: Rapid-setting, pre-blended, polymer-modified, cement-based, sloping mortar, can be applied 1/4 inch to 3 inches (6 mm to 76 mm) and 5 inches (127 mm) in trenches, ANSI A108.1C.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Planislope RS.
 
          C.Thick Bed, Dry Pack, Mortar: Pre-blended mixture of finely graded sand and Portland cement, can be applied 3/8 inch to 3 inches (10 mm to 76 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, 4 to 1 Mud Bed Mix with MAPEI, Planicrete AC, admixture.
 
          D.Accelerated-Cure Screed Mortar: Bonded and unbonded applications, can be applied 1/4 to 2 inch (6 to 51 mm) neat and up to 4 inch (102 mm) when extended with 20 percent by weight of washed, clean, saturated surface-dry (SSD), 3/8 inch (10 mm) pea gravel.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Topcem Premix.
 
          E.Render Mortar: Quick-setting, polymer-modified, fiber-reinforced, cementitious rendering, patching, ramping and leveling mortar, can be applied from 1/8 to 1-1/14 inch (3 mm to 32 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Planitop 330 Fast.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.5ADHESIVES AND PRIMERS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following primer helps to promote bond prior to setting ceramic wall tiles, interior and exterior. Delete paragraph options not required.
 
          A.Multi-Purpose Bond-Promoting Primer: Low-VOC, synthetic resin-based primer with bond-promoting silica aggregates suspended in a dispersion, for interior and exterior applications.
          1.Product: MAPEI, ECO Prim Grip.
 
          B.Textured Primer: Fast drying, high-performance, low-VOC, textured primer for nonporous substrates.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Primer X.
 
          C.All-Purpose Primer: Low odor, water-based acrylic primer for self-leveling underlayments, also suitable for a wide variety of porous and nonporous substrates.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Primer T.
 
          D.Concrete Primer: Advanced-technology, low-odor, low-VOC, acrylic latex primer for concrete, gypsum-based underlayments and patches.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Primer L.
 
          E.Epoxy Primer: High-performance, 100 percent solids epoxy primer, low-odor, VOC compliant; requires sand broadcast.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Primer E.
 
          F.Consolidating Epoxy Primer: Ultra low-viscosity, consolidating, for weak concrete or gypsum substrates, 100 percent solids epoxy primer.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Primer CE.
 
          G.Latex Primer for Peel-and-Stick Sheet Membranes: Ready-to-use, fast-drying, quick-tacking, water-based, pressure-sensitive, for use under MAPEI's peel-and-stick sheet membranes.
          1.Product: MAPEI, MAPEI SM Primer Fast.
 
          H.Latex Primer for Peel-and-Stick Sheet Membranes : Ready-to-use, water-based, for use under MAPEI's peel-and-stick sheet membranes.
          1.Product: MAPEI, MAPEI SM Primer.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Organic adhesive can be used for interior wall and ceiling applications only, in dry or limited water exposure environments. It can be used for setting all types of glazed and unglazed tiles, over properly prepared gypsum wallboard, fully cured concrete, and cementitious backer board. Do not use for floor installations, pools, tanks, etc., or over dimensionally unstable substrates. It may be used for shower, tub, and bath surrounds where service requirements do not exceed those specified in ANSI A136.1. Do not use for marble or marble agglomerates.
 
          I.Organic Adhesive: Wall tile adhesive, non-flammable, ANSI A136.1 and ISO 13007 D1TE.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Type 1 adhesive.
          2.VOC Content: 65000 ppm (65 grams per L) or less when calculated according to 40 CFR 59, Subpart D (EPA Method 24).
          3.Comply with the testing and product requirements of the California Department of Health Services' "Standard Practice for the Testing of Volatile Organic Emissions from Various Sources Using Small-Scale Environmental Chambers."
 
          J.Two Component Reactive Adhesive: Excellent for bonding to properly prepared steel and plywood substrates, white, flexible, interior and exterior, floors and walls, trowelable, two-component adhesive, suitable for most types of ceramic tile, moisture-sensitive tile, natural stone, and agglomerates, ISO 13007 R2.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Planicrete W.
 
          K.Adhesive Bond Coat for Sound Reduction Membrane: Light tan, nonflammable and CRI (Green Label Plus certified) adhesive, interior floors, for the installation of recycled rubber sound reduction membrane.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultrabond ECO 420.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.6SELF-LEVELING UNDERLAYMENTS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph options not required.
 
          A.Quick-Setting, Weather-Resistant, High-Compressive-Strength, Self-Leveling Underlayment: Advanced hydraulic, specially formulated for the resurfacing of interior horizontal surfaces where environmental controls are not in place. Applied Minimum Uniform Thickness: 1/8 to 1 inch (3 to 25 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultraplan Extreme 2.
 
          B.Quick-Setting, Hydraulic Cement Underlayment: Polymer-modified, self-leveling, hydraulic cement. Applied Minimum Uniform Thickness: 1/8 to 1 inch (3 to 25 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Novoplan 2 Plus.
 
          C.Reduced-Preparation, Hydraulic Cement Underlayment: Polymer-modified, self-leveling, hydraulic cement. Applied Minimum Uniform Thickness: 1/8 to 1 inch (3 to 25 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Novoplan Easy Plus.
 
          D.Reduced-Preparation, Hydraulic Cement Underlayment: Polymer-modified, self-leveling, hydraulic cement. Can be applied from featheredge to 2 inches (51 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultraplan Easy.
 
          E.High-Performance, Quick-Setting, Hydraulic Cement Underlayment: Polymer-modified, self-leveling, hydraulic cement. Can be applied from 1/16 to 1-1/2 inches (1.5 to 38 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultraplan 1 Plus.
 
          F.High-Compressive-Strength, High-Performance, Quick-Setting, Hydraulic Cement Underlayment: Polymer-modified, self-leveling, hydraulic cement. Can be applied from 1/8 to 2 inches (3 to 50 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultraplan M20 Plus.
 
          G.Standard-Performance, Self-Leveling Underlayment: Self-leveling, calcium-aluminate-based underlayment and repair mix. For interior concrete and engineer-approved floors. Applied from 1/8 to 1 inch (3 to 25 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Novoplan SP.
 
          H.Extremely Fast-Setting, Self-Leveling Underlayment: High-flow, calcium-aluminate-cement-based. Rapid subfloor preparation. Suitable for all types of floor-covering installations in as soon as 1 to 3 hours after placement from 1/8 to 1/2 inch (3 to 12 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultraplan QuickTraffic.
 
          I.Lightweight, Self-Leveling Underlayment: Polymer-modified, calcium-aluminate-based, self-drying. A self-leveling underlayment over subfloors not rated to carry the full weight of traditional self-leveling underlayments. Can be applied from1/8 to 2 inches (3 to 50 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultraplan Lite.
 
          J.Super-Fluid, High-Flow, Calcium-Aluminate-Cement-Based Underlayment: Designed for thin coats of 1/16 to 1/2 inch (1.5 to 12 mm) over large surfaces.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultraplan LSC.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.7SETTING MATERIALS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph options not required.
 
          A.Dry-Set Portland Cement Mortar: ANSI A118.1 and ISO 13007 C1.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete product not required.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Kerabond.
          2.Product: MAPEI, Keraset.
          3.Product: MAPEI, Keraflor.
 
          B.Dry-Set Portland Cement Mortar for Large and heavy tile: ANSI A118.1HT and ISO 13007- C1T.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Kerabond T.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Most manufacturers produce Large Heavy Tile (ANSI ' H' rated) (formerly medium-bed), dry-set mortars. Insert a paragraph in this article if required, with wording similar to that used for "Large Heavy Tile (ANSI ' H' rated), Latex-Portland Cement Mortar" Paragraph.
 
          C.Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar: ANSI A118.4E, ANSI A118.11, and ISO 13007 C2EP1.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultraflex 2.
 
          D.Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar, Rapid-Setting Tile: ANSI A118.4F, ANSI A118.11, ANSI A118.15F and ISO 3007 C2FP1.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultraflex RS.
 
          E.Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar, Lightweight, Lightweight, Non-Sag: ANSI A118.4HTE, ANSI A118.11, ANSI A118.15HTE, ANSI A138.1, and ISO 13007 C2TES1P1.
          1.Product: MAPEI, MAPEI Ultralite Mortar.
 
          F.Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar, Lightweight, Non-Sag, for Gauged Porcelain Tile: ANSI A118.4E, ANSI A118.11, ANSI A118.15E, ANSI A138.1, and ISO 13007 C2ES2P2.
          1.Product: MAPEI Ultralite S2.
 
          G.Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar, Lightweight, Non-Sag, for Large and Heavy Tile: ANSI A118.4HTF, ANSI A118.11, ANSI A118.15HTF, ANSI A138.1 and ISO 13007 C2TFS1P1.
          1.Product: MAPEI Ultralite S1 Quick.
 
          H.Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar, Non-Sag, for Large and Heavy Tile: ANSI A118.4HTE, ANSI A118.11, ANSI A118.15HTE, and ISO 13007 C2TES1P1.
          1.Product: MAPEI Ultraflex LFT.
 
          I.Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar, Non-Sag, for Large and Heavy Tile, rapid setting: ANSI A118.4HTF, ANSI A118.11, ANSI A118.15HTF, and ISO 13007 C2TFS1P1.
          1.Product: MAPEI Ultraflex LFT Rapid.
 
          J.Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar for Large and Heavy Tile: ANSI A118.4E, A118.11, A118.15E, and ISO 13007 C2ES1P1.
          1.Product: MAPEI Ultraflex 3.
 
          K.Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar for Large and Heavy Tile: ANSI A118.4HE, ANSI A118.11, ANSI A118.15HE, and ISO 13007 C2ES2P2.
          1.Product: MAPEI Kerabond T and Keralastic System.
 
          L.Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar: ANSI A118.4E, ANSI A118.11, ANSI A118.15E, and ISO 13007 C2ES2P2.
          1.Product: MAPEI Kerabond and Keralastic System.
 
          M.Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar for Large and Heavy Tile, Rapid Setting ANSI A118.4F, ANSI A118.11, ANSI A118.15F, and ISO 13007 C2FS2P2.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Granirapid System.
 
          N.Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar for Glass Tile: ANSI A118.4TE, ANSI A118.11, and ISO 13007 C2TES1P1.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Adesilex P-10 with Keraply Latex Additive.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Water-Cleanable, Tile-Setting Epoxy: ANSI A118.3 and ISO 13007 R2.
 
          O.Epoxy Bond Coat: ANSI A118.3 and ISO 13007 R2. 100 Percent -Solids, Water-Cleanable..
          1.Product: MAPEI, Kerapoxy 410.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete requirement not required.
          2.Provide product with a VOC content of 65 g/L or less when calculated according to 40 CFR 59, Subpart D (EPA Method 24).
          3.Product shall comply with the testing and product requirements of the California Department of Health Services "Standard Practice for the Testing of Volatile Organic Emissions from Various Sources Using Small-Scale Environmental Chambers."
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Subparagraph below is an example only. Delete if not required or revise to suit Project. Some products claim resistance of up to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). See Evaluations.
          4.Provide product capable of withstanding continuous and intermittent exposure to temperatures of up to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) and 212 degrees F (100 degrees C), respectively, and certified by manufacturer for intended use.
 
          P.Two Component Reactive Adhesive: Excellent for bonding to properly prepared steel and plywood substrates, white, flexible, interior and exterior, floors and walls, trowelable, two-component adhesive, suitable for most types of ceramic tile, moisture-sensitive tile, natural stone, and agglomerates., ISO 13007 R2.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Planicrete W.
 
          Q.Organic Adhesive: Wall tile adhesive, non-flammable, ANSI A136.1 and ISO 13007 D1TE.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Type 1.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete requirement not required.
          2.Provide product with a VOC content of 65000 ppm (65 grams per L) or less when calculated according to 40 CFR 59, Subpart D; EPA Method 24.
          3.Product shall comply with the testing and product requirements of the California Department of Health Services' "Standard Practice for the Testing of Volatile Organic Emissions from Various Sources Using Small-Scale Environmental Chambers."
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.8GROUT MATERIALS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Grouts in first two paragraphs below are prepackaged products and are available either sanded or unsanded. Sanded grout is generally used for tile installed with joint widths 1/8 inch (3 mm) or wider; unsanded grout is generally used for tile installed with joint widths 1/8 inch (3 mm) or narrower.
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraphs not required.
 
          A.Standard Sanded Cement Grout: Sanded polymer-modified Portland-cement tile grout, fills joints from 1/8 to 5/8 inch (3 to 16 mm), ANSI A118.6 and ISO 13007 CG2WA.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Keracolor S.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** MAPEI, KERACOLOR U is specifically designed for grouting non-vitreous glazed ceramic wall tiles but can be used for grouting other types of interior wall tiles, including glazed ceramic, marble, and narrow joints between 1/16 inch (1.5 mm) to 1/8 inch (3 mm) wide. Do not use for floor joints wider than 1/8 inch (3 mm). Do not use for exterior tile or stone, vitreous or semi-vitreous tiles, slate, natural stone, or where chemical and stain resistance is required. It is available in a broad range of colors and requires only water for mixing.
Mapelastic AquaDefense provides an excellent barrier to prevent water from migrating into other areas.
 
          B.Standard Unsanded Cement Grout: Unsanded polymer-modified Portland-cement tile grout, fills joints from 1/16 to 1/8 inch (1.5 to 3 mm), ANSI A118.6 and ISO 13007 CG2WA.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Keracolor U.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Ultracolor Plus FA can be used for grouting all types of ceramic tile, ceramic mosaics, quarry tile, brick pavers, slate, porcelain and most dimensional stones, with joints between 1/16 inch and 3/4 inch (1.5 mm and 19 mm), on the interior and exterior. It is a rapid curing high early strength, low shrinkage, polymer-modified proprietary mixture of cementitious compounds, select quartz aggregates and premium color-fast pigments. Ultracolor Plus FA is mixed by adding water only and achieves ANSI A118.7 28-day strength in 72 hours under manufacturer's prescribed project conditions. Do not use for conditions requiring high chemical or acid resistance.
 
          C.High Performance Cement Tile Grout: For grout joints from 1/16 to 3/4 inch (1.5 to 19 mm) and meeting ANSI A118.7 and ISO 13007 CGWAF.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Ultracolor Plus FA.
 
          D.Polymer Ready-to-Use Tile Grout: grout joints from 1/16 to 1/2 inch (1.5 to 12 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Flexcolor CQ.
 
          E.Polymer Ready-to-Use Translucent Tile Grout: 'Iridescent Effect' Finish for grout joints from 1/16 to 1/2 inches (1.5 to 12 mm).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Flexcolor 3D.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Epoxy grout is used where exceptionally high strength, chemical resistance, and water resistance are required. Kerapoxy can be used for interior and exterior floor and wall installations, for ceramic tile, quarry tile, acid-resistant floor brick, paver tile, and slate. Do not use for white or translucent marble, in areas subject to heat over 212 degrees F (100 degrees C), or over dimensionally unstable surfaces. Do not use as a mortar.
 
          F.Premium Epoxy Mortar and Grout: For grout joints from 1/16 to 3/8 inch (1.5 to 10 mm), ANSI A118.3 and ISO 13007 R2/RG, with a VOC content of 65 g/L or less when calculated according to 40 CFR 59, Subpart D.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Kerapoxy.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete requirement if not required.
          2.Provide product with a VOC content of 65000 ppm (65 grams per L) or less when calculated according to 40 CFR 59, Subpart D.
 
          G.Commercial Industrial Grade Water-Cleanable Epoxy Grout: For grout joints from 1/8 to 5/8 inch (3 to 16 mm), ANSI A118.3 and ISO 13007 RG.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Kerapoxy IEG CQ.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete requirement if not required.
          2.Provide product with a VOC content of 65000 ppm (65 grams per L) or less when calculated according to 40 CFR 59, Subpart D.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Subparagraph below is an example only. Some products claim resistance of up to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Revise to suit Project. See Evaluations.
          3.Provide product capable of withstanding continuous and intermittent exposure to temperatures of up to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) and 212 degrees F (100 degrees C), respectively, and certified by manufacturer for intended use.
 
          H.Premium Epoxy Mortar and Grout: For grout joints from 1/16 to 3/8 inch (1.5 to 10 mm), ANSI A118.3 and ISO 13007 R2/RG.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Kerapoxy CQ
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete requirement if not required.
          2.Provide product with a VOC content of 65000 ppm (65 grams per L) or less when calculated according to 40 CFR 59, Subpart D.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article not required.
 
          2.9WATERPROOF MEMBRANES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** ANSI A118.10 specifies waterproof membranes for use under thin-set tile installations.
 
          A.General: Manufacturer's standard product that complies with ANSI A118.10 and is recommended by the manufacturer for the application indicated. Include reinforcement and accessories recommended by manufacturer.
          1.Product: Products from MAPEI.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph options not required.
 
          B.Flexible Polyethylene Sheet Membrane: Nonwoven, polypropylene fabric on both sides, used for both waterproofing and crack isolation in interior/exterior residential and commercial applications, ANSI A118.10 and A118.12.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapeguard WP 200.
          a.With MAPEI, Mapeguard WP ST seam tape.
          b.With MAPEI, Mapeguard WP PIC preformed inside corner.
          c.With MAPEI, Mapeguard WP POC preformed outside corner.
          d.With MAPEI, Mapeguard WP PC pipe collar.
          e.With MAPEI, Mapeguard WP VC valve collar.
 
          C.Fluid-Applied Membrane: Advanced liquid-rubber; extremely quick-drying, premium waterproofing and crack- isolation membrane,IAPMO-listed, ANSI A118.10 and A118.12.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapelastic AquaDefense.
 
          D.Fluid-Applied Membrane: Ready-to-use, liquid acrylic, fiberglass-reinforced waterproofing and crack-Isolation membrane, ANSI A118.10 and ANSI A118.12.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapelastic HPG with MAPEI, Fiberglass Mesh.
 
          E.Trowelable Latex-Portland Cement: Flexible mortar; cement-based mix and latex additive.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapelastic 315.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.10CRACK ISOLATION MEMBRANE
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** ANSI A118.12 specifies standard and high-performance crack isolation.
 
          A.General: Manufacturer's standard product that complies with ANSI A118.12 for performance and is recommended by the manufacturer for the application indicated. Include reinforcement and accessories recommended by manufacturer.
          1.Product: Products from MAPEI.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph option not required.
 
          B.Fabric-Reinforced, Modified-Bituminous Sheet Membrane: Self-adhering, modified-bituminous sheet with fabric reinforcement facing; 0.040 inch (1.01 mm) nominal thickness, membrane for use under tile that provides up to 3/8 inch (10 mm) protection from in-plane cracks, ANSI A118.12 and ANSI A118.13.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapeguard 2. Requires Primer; MAPEI, SM Primer.
 
          C.Fluid-Applied Membrane: Liquid-latex rubber or elastomeric polymer. Flexible bonded crack isolationmembrane for use under tile that provides up to 1/8 inch (3 mm) protection from in-plane cracks: Fast setting, flexible, thin, load-bearing complying with ANSI A118.12.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapelastic CI.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.11UNCOUPLING MEMBRANE
 
          A.Underlayment Membrane: Uncoupling, lightweight, waterproofing and vapor-pressure-equalizing underlayment membrane, ANSI A118.10 and ANSI A118.12; Section 5.1.3. and Section 5.2.3.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete product not required.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapeguard UM.
          a.Waterproofing requires seam tape: MAPEI, Mapeguard ST.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.12SOUND REDUCTION MEMBRANE
 
          A.General: Manufacturer's standard product that complies with ANSI A118.13 for performance and is recommended by the manufacturer for the application indicated. Include primers and/or bond coat as recommended by manufacturer.
          1.Product: Products from MAPEI.
          2.Performance: IIC - Impact Insulation Class. Minimum delta-IIC of 10 or greater per standard.
          3.Performance: IIC and STC - Sound Transmission Class. Performance of 50 or better per building code.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph options not required.
 
          B.Crack Isolation and Sound Control: Flexible, thin, load-bearing, fabric reinforced, 'peel-and-stick' crack-isolation and sound-reduction membrane, for use under tile that provides up to 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) protection from in-plane cracks ANSI A118.12 and ANSI A118.13, that requires primer.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapesonic 2.
          2.Requires Primer: MAPEI, MAPEI SM Primer or MAPEI SM Primer Fast.
 
          C.Crack Isolation and Sound Control: Self-adhering, modified-bituminous sheet with fabric reinforcement facing, 40 mil (1.01 mm) nominal thickness, membrane for use under tile that provides up to 3/8 inch (10 mm) protection from in-plane cracks ANSI A118.12 and ANSI A118.13, that requires primer.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapeguard 2.
          2.Requires Primer: MAPEI, MAPEI SM Primer or MAPEI SM Primer Fast.
 
          D.Sound Control and Crack Isolation: Flexible, thin, load-bearing, recycled rubber sound-reduction and crack isolation membrane, membrane for use under tile that provides up to 3/8 inch (10 mm) protection from in-plane cracks ANSI A118.12 and ANSI118.13.
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapesonic RM.
          a.Mapesonic RM 5: 0.197 inch (5.00 mm) thickness for sound reduction.
          b.Mapesonic RM 10: 0.394 inch (10.00 mm) thickness for improved sound reduction.
          2.Requires adhesive to bond membrane to substrate: MAPEI, Ultrabond ECO 420.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.13FLEXIBLE SEALANT
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete sealant option not required.
 
          A.Sealant: 100 Percent Silicone. Heavy Traffic expansion and movement joints, horizontal and vertical complying with ASTM standards; ASTM - Meets C920, Type S, Grade NS, Class 25, Use T1, T2, NT, I, M, G, A and O, and conforms to C794 adhesion properties, (no. 23 Clear color meets ASTM C920, Type S, Grade NS, Class 50, Use NT).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapesil T.
 
          B.Sealant: 100 Percent Silicone. Corner and change-of-plane joints, Offers direct color matches to MAPEI Flexcolor 3D, ASTM: Meets C920, Type S, Grade NS, Class 25, Use T2, NT, M, G, A and O, and conforms to C794 adhesion properties, (No. 201 Crystal Moon meets ASTM C920, Type S, Grade NS, Class 50, Use NT).
          1.Product: MAPEI, Mapesil 3D.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.14GROUT RELEASE
 
          A.Grout release: high-performance sacrificial coating that protects the tile surface from grout stains, improves cleanability and reduces the risk of grout haze or film residue, interior and exterior applications on all-natural stone; marble, limestone, sandstone, slate, granite and travertine, porcelain/ceramic tiles, masonry and quarry tiles.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Grout Release.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.15PENETRATING GROUT SEALERS
 
          A.Water-based penetrating sealer: provides protection against staining for use with sanded and non-sanded cementitious grout joints and can also be used as a pre-grouting sealer.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Grout Sealer.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.16PENETRATING TILE AND STONE SEALERS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete sealer options not required.
 
          A.Solvent-Based Penetrating Sealer: Natural-look providing maximum protection against most common stains. For use on interior and exterior natural stone; marble, limestone, sandstone, slate, granite, travertine, unglazed porcelain and ceramic tiles, masonry, quarry tiles and cement grout. Can also be used as a pre-grouting sealer.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Penetrating SB Stone, Tile and Grout Sealer.
 
          B.Water-Based Sealer: natural-look, that protects interior and exterior natural stone (marble, limestone, sandstone, slate, granite, travertine, etc.), unglazed ceramic tile, masonry and cement grout. Containing no silicones. Can also be used as a pre-grouting sealer.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Penetrating Stone, Tile and Grout Sealer.
 
          C.Water-Based Penetrating Sealer: premium, natural-look, that provides maximum protection for interior and exterior natural stone (marble, limestone, sandstone, slate, granite, travertine, etc.), unglazed ceramic tile, masonry. Can also be used as a pre-grouting sealer.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Penetrating Plus Stone, Tile and Grout Sealer.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.17ENHANCING PENETRATING SEALERS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete sealer option not required.
 
          A.Color-Enhancing Penetrating Sealer: enhances the natural colors of stone and provides protection on all interior and exterior natural stone surfaces such as, marble, limestone, sandstone, slate, granite, travertine, as well as cementitious grout. Can be used as a pre-grouting sealer; grout-release.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Enhancing Stone Sealer.
 
          B.Premium Color-Enhancing Penetrating Sealer: Enhances natural colors of stone and provides maximum protection. For interior and exterior natural stone surfaces; marble, limestone, sandstone, slate, granite, travertine, and cementitious grout. Can also be used as a pre-grouting sealer.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Enhancing Plus Stone Sealer.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.18TOPICAL STONE SEALER AND FINISHES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete finish option not required.
 
          A.High-Sheen Topical Finish: One-step, non-yellowing, resistant to ultraviolet light, water-based formula providing a durable high-gloss finish and maximum stain resistance for interior uses. Can also be used as a pre-grouting sealer; grout release.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare High Gloss Sealer and Finish.
 
          B.Low-Sheen Topical Finish: One-step, non-yellowing, water-based formula providing a durable low-sheen satin finish and maximum stain resistance. Can also be used as a pre-grouting sealer. For interior and exterior use. Non-yellowing and resistant to ultraviolet light.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Low-Sheen Stone Sealer and Finish.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.19TILE AND STONE MAINTENANCE, CLEANERS AND GROUT HAZE REMOVERS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete cleaner options not required.
 
          A.Neutral pH Cleaner: Highly concentrated, zero-VOC, for ceramic, porcelain and natural stone surfaces and prevent soap scum buildup and hard water deposits.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Concentrated Tile and Grout Cleaner.
 
          B.High-Alkaline Cleaner: Highly concentrated and degreaser that quickly removes waxes, grease, oil, light soap scum, mildew and algae stains. For areas that have been neglected or subject to heavy use.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Heavy-Duty Stone, Tile and Grout Cleaner.
 
          C.Abrasive Cleaner: Water based, biodegradable, nontoxic, nonflammable, and contains no VOC's or acids. Does not require letting the product stand or dwell on the surface for effective cleaning, safe for use on ceramic, porcelain and natural stone surfaces, light cementitious and epoxy grout residue. Excellent for use on heavily textured and hard to clean surfaces.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Abrasive Surface Cleaner.
 
          D.Stain Remover for Stone: Absorbs food, grease and oil stains out of natural-stone surfaces including granite, marble, limestone, slate, travertine, terra cotta, flagstone, concrete and cement grout.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Deep Stain Remover for Stone.
 
          E.Efflorescence Remover: Cleaner and problem-solver for nonporous, acid-resistant tile and natural stone. Removes cured cement grout haze, mortar residue, rust stains and mineral deposits such as efflorescence.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Sulfamic Acid Crystals.
 
          F.Epoxy Grout Haze Remover: Professional-strength water-based formulation that helps remove epoxy grout haze from tile and natural stone surfaces, natural citrus scent, non-flammable and easy to use.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Epoxy Grout Haze Remover.
 
          G.Cement Grout Haze Remover: Professional-strength water-based formulation that helps remove cement grout haze from tile, concrete and acid resistant natural stone surfaces, acidic, low-odor, non-flammable.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Cement Grout Haze Remover.
 
          H.Sealer and Coating Stripper: Heavy-Duty, water-based, professional-strength for removal of coatings, lacquers, varnishes, sealers, paints and epoxy grout haze from tile and stone surfaces.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Heavy Duty Sealer and Coating Stripper.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.20GROUT COLORANT
 
          A.Universal Grout Colorant and Sealer: Ready-to-use, water-based, polymer-modified colorant and sealer for grout joints, bonds to cement, epoxy, urethane and acrylic grouts.
          1.Product: MAPEI, UltraCare Grout Refresh.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          2.21MIXES
 
          A.Proportion and mix materials in accordance with manufacturer's most current written instructions and applicable ANSI standards.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** MAPEI has extensive surface preparation recommendations. Consult their Architectural Catalog for details.
 
          A.Examine substrates for compliance with requirements for conditions affecting performance of the work. Refer to ANSI A108.01, ANSI A108.02 and if applicable ANSI A108.19.
 
          B.Do not proceed with tilework until surfaces and conditions comply with requirements indicated in reference tile installation standard and manufacturer's printed instructions.
 
          C.Underlayment, patching, leveling and rendering materials when needed, must be from the setting materials supplier. For improved warranty and single source responsibility.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Depending on finishes selected, meet either of the three conditions below for Substrate Tolerances for Thin-Bed Methods with cementitious bonding material.
 
          D.Tiles Edges Shorter than 15 inches (381 mm): Allowable Variation: 1/4 inch (6 mm) in 10 ft (3048 mm) from required plane, and 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) in 12 inch (305 mm) when measured from high points in the surface.
 
          E.Large Format Tiles Exceeding 15 inches (381 mm) on any One Side: Allowable Variation in Flatness for Surfaces receiving Tiles: 1/8 inch in 10 ft (3 mm in 3048 mm) and 1/16 inch in 2 ft (1.6 mm in 610 mm) from required plane when measured from high points in the surface.
 
          F.Stone Tile, Allowable Variation in Substrate: 1/8 inch in 10 ft (30 mm in 3048 mm) from required plane.
 
          3.2INSTALLATION
 
          A.Install tile in accordance with manufacturer's printed instructions and the applicable requirements of ANSI A108 Series for the materials being used.
 
          B.Apply waterproof membrane only in dry weather, when ambient and substrate temperatures are above 40 degrees F (4 degrees C).
 
          C.Waterproofing: Install necessary components to form a watertight installation. Dry film thickness (DFT) must comply with manufacturers recommendations.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** For ease of specifying installation methods refer to the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) "Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation" (or the Terrazzo Tile and Marble Association of Canada [or TTMAC] 'Tile Specification Guide 09 30 00 Tile Installation Manual') for time-proven methods. Include the TCNA (or TTMAC) method numbers either on the drawing details or list them in the specification, with a description of where each is to be used. Delete the following paragraph if TCNA (or TTMAC) methods are not to be indicated on the drawings.
 
          D.Install tile in accordance with TCNA methods specified on the drawings.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph if TCNA methods are shown on the drawings..
 
          E.Install tile in accordance with TCNA methods listed below.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following subparagraphs are examples of how to specify different TCNA methods for different applications. Delete subparagraphs not required.
          1.Floor Tile at _____: TCNA method F__ __ __.
          2.Wall Tile at _____: TCNA method W__ __ __.
          3.Tile on Soffits: TCNA method C31__.
          4.Tile Countertops: TCNA method 51__.
          5.Tile in Refrigerated Rooms: TCNA method R612.
          6.Tile in Steam Rooms: TCNA method SR61__.
          7.Tile on Stairs: TCNA method S151C/M/W; Concrete, Metal, and Wood.
          8.Tile over Tile Walls: TCNA method TR712.
          9.Tile over Tile Floors: TCNA method TR713.
 
          F.Expansion and Control Joints: TCNA method EJ171.
 
          G.Apply tile and grout cleaners, sealers and maintenance products in accordance with manufacturer's printed instructions and technical data sheets.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Specify this for Pools only.
 
          H.Fill no more than the pool can be filled with fresh water, the rate of filling being the same as when it was originally filled for the water test, 24 to 30 inches (610 to 762 mm) per day. If the pool water is heated, the temperature should be raised slowly, at a rate not exceeding about 2 degrees F (1.1 degrees C) per hour.
 
          3.3GROUTING
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Specify ANSI A108.10 when specifying Keracolor S, Keracolor U or Ultracolor Plus FA. Specify ANSI A108.6 when specifying Kerapoxy, Kerapoxy CQ or Kerapoxy IEG CQ.
 
          A.Grout joints in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and ANSI A108.10.
 
          B.Remove standing water, dust, and foreign substances from joints to be grouted.
 
          C.Clean and dry tile surfaces.
 
          D.After grouting, remove all grout residue promptly.
 
          3.4PROTECTION
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following are general recommendations for protection during construction. Specific applications and products may allow tiled areas to be occupied sooner.
 
          A.Floors: Protect from all traffic for at least 72 hours after installation.
          1.Do not step on floor for at least 24 hours; if traffic is unavoidable after that, use plywood stepping boards.
          2.Protect from heavy traffic for at least 7 days after installation.
          3.When fast-setting materials are used to allow faster occupancy, comply with the manufacturer's recommendations.
 
          B.Walls: Protect from impact, vibration and heavy hammering on adjacent and opposite walls for 14 days after installation, unless manufacturer's instructions allow a shorter period.
 
          C.Protect from food products and chemicals which can cause staining for at least 14 days.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** When dealing with cement-based products, it should be noted that temperature and humidity during and after installation of tile affect final curing time. That is, low temperatures -- 60 degrees F (15 degrees C) and under -- and high humidity - 70 percent and above -- will delay final cure time.
 
          D.Protect from freezing and total water immersion for at least 21 days after installation.
 
         
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