Cold Weather Tiling with LATICRETE

Conventional portland cement tile setting beds, thin-set mortars, grouts and cement plasters are often permanently damaged when subject to below freezing temperatures immediately after installation. The water content of a mortar turning into ice often results in portland cement gel structure rupturing with significant loss in strength, flexibility and durability. Subsequent repairs to the damaged work and resulting site delays are extremely costly.

Global Tile recommends a simple rule to follow when the temperature is low during installation: The 8ºC Rule – for every 8ºC below 21ºC, portland cement and epoxy based materials take twice as long to cure.

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