Vibrated - Bonded Systems
The bonded floor is the
most common tiling system when it comes to new construction. It is typically considered for slab-on-grade concrete slabs.
Argelith ceramic floor tiles would be installed on a fresh mud bed using the proven vibration method.
Argelith clinker and fully vitrified
floor tiles are manufactured specifically for vibration installation, with characteristics such as slip resistance, acid resistance
and frost resistance. The vibration installation maximizes the strength of a tiled floor and the gap between tiles is as low
as 1/16” to 1/8”.
The General Contractor needs
to provide a depression in the concrete slab of 2-1/4” to 2-1/2” for the bonded flooring system. The concrete
slab to have a broom finish with no curing compounds used.
Global Tiling, Inc experienced
tile setters would place the mortar bed manually and level it with aluminium straight edges. Argelith ceramic floor tiles
are then placed in a slurry bond coat onto the mortar bed. Prefabricated expansion joint strips are set into the mortar bed
before a high-frequency roller vibrator is applied which vibrates the tiles and expansion joints onto the mud bed. Once the
tiles are vibrated onto the mortar bed, it is free of air pockets and the tiles are enveloped in the mortar bed. This results
in exceptional shear and compressive strengths. The fusion created by the bond slurry during the vibration process effectively
offers the owner a monolithic floor construction of extreme density, which is impermeable to impact shock and high loading.