Ceramic tiles — Grouts and adhesives — Part 3: Terms, definitions and specifications for grouts
ISO 13007-3:2004 is applicable to ceramic tile grouts for internal and external tile installations on walls and floors. ISO 13007-3:2004 establishes the terminology, concerning the products, working methods and application properties, etc. for ceramic tile grouts. ISO 13007-3:2004 specifies the values of performance requirements for all ceramic tile grouts [cementitious (CG) and reaction resin (RG) grouts]. ISO 13007-3:2004 does not contain criteria or recommendations for the design and installation of ceramic tiles.
Carreaux céramiques — Mortiers de joints et colles — Partie 3: Termes, définitions et spécifications relatives aux mortiers de joints
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Ceramic tiles — Grouts and adhesives —
Terms, definitions and specifications
Carreaux céramiques — Mortiers de joints et colles —
Partie 3: Termes, définitions et spécifications relatives aux mortiers
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ISO 13007 consists of the following parts, under the general title Ceramic tiles — Grouts and adhesives: Part 1: Terms, definitions and specifications for adhesives
Part 2: Test methods for adhesives
Part 3: Terms, definitions and specifications for grouts
Part 4: Test methods for grouts
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The characteristics of the construction products defined in this part of ISO 13007 have been developed to
accommodate the stresses due to the structure for which they are intended. Some special characteristics will
take into account the type of substrate and will also take into account that the grouts must resist degrading
actions of climate, etc. Many properties of grouts for tiling are mainly determined by the type of binder used.
Tile grouts are defined in different types depending on the chemical nature of their binders. The different types
have specific characteristics in terms of application properties and final performance. The relationship
between characteristics and the working conditions (dry or humid conditions, hot climate, fast setting, etc.) isnot given in this part of ISO 13007.
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 13007-3:2004(E)
Ceramic tiles — Grouts and adhesives —
Terms, definitions and specifications for grouts
This part of ISO 13007 is applicable to ceramic tile grouts for internal and external tile installations on wallsand floors.
This part of ISO 13007 establishes the terminology, concerning the products, working methods, applicationproperties, etc., for ceramic tile grouts.
This part of ISO 13007 specifies the values of performance requirements for all ceramic tile grouts[cementitious (CG) and reaction resin (RG) grouts].
This part of ISO 13007 does not contain criteria or recommendations for the design and installation of ceramictiles.
NOTE Ceramic tile grouts can also be used for other types of tiles (natural and agglomerated stones, etc.), wherethese do not adversely affect the materials.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated
references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenceddocument (including any amendments) applies.
ISO 13007-2:— , Ceramic tiles — Grouts and adhesives — Part 2: Test methods for adhesives
ISO 13007-4:— , Ceramic tiles — Grouts and adhesives — Part 4: Test methods for grouts3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
wall and floor tiles
tiles made out of ceramic or natural and agglomerated stones
NOTE See ISO 13006 for the definition of ceramic tiles.
1) To be published.
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grouting a tile surface
process of filling the joints between all types of tiles, with the exception of movement joints3.3
any suitable product to be used to fill the joints between all types of tile
mixture of hydraulic binding agents, aggregates, inorganic and organic additives
NOTE See also ISO 13007-1:2004, term 3.3.
reaction resin grout
single or multi-component mixture of synthetic resin, aggregates, inorganic and organic additives in whichhardening occurs by chemical reaction
NOTE See also ISO 13007-1:2004, term 3.5.
special aqueous polymer dispersion to be mixed with a cementitious grout on site
method for filling the joints between tiles and cleaning the tiles
time of storage under stated conditions during which a grout can be expected to maintain its workingproperties
interval between the time when the grout is mixed and the time when it is ready for use3.10
maximum time interval during which the grout can be used after mixing
minimum time interval after installation of tiles, after which the grout can be applied into the joints3.12
time interval between filling the joints and starting to clean the tiles
minimum time after which the completed tile installation can be put into service
value at which grout fails as determined by exerting a force in flexure at three points2 © ISO 2004 – All rights reserved
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