Standard Swedish standard · SS-EN 12808-5:2008

Grouts for tiles - Part 5: Determination of water absorption

Status: Valid

This European Standard applies to all ceramic tile grouts for internal and external tile installations on walls and floors. This European Standard specifies the test method to be used to determine the water absorption coefficient due to capillary action when the grout surface contacts the water without any additional pressure. The coefficient is measured by means of prisms. This European Standard does not contain performance requirements or recommendations for the design and installation of ceramic tiles. NOTE Ceramic tile grouts may also be used for other types of tiles (natural and agglomerated stones, etc.), where these do not adversely affect the stones.


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Language: English

Written by: SIS - Standardiseringens stöd

International title: Grouts for tiles - Part 5: Determination of water absorption

Article no: STD-67880

Edition: 2

Approved: 10/24/2008

No of pages: 16

Replaces: SS-EN 12808-5