Vibrated - Non-Bonded Systems
The non-bonded floor is
very similar to the bonded tile floor. However, the non-bonded floor is a good choice for slab-on–deck constructions
that are subject to deflection and bending. It is also the preferred flooring solution in existing buildings since a separation
layer is placed on the existing concrete slab which makes the non-bonded floor a “floating” system. The mud bed
shall be at least 2-3/8” in thickness with a wire mesh placed in the mud in order to increase the overall strength.
The total thickness of the non-bonded floor is typically at least 3” (mud bed and tile included).