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ANSI Specifications – Large Format Tile Mortar

ANSI A118.15 – Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar.

While the ANSI A118.4 Dry-Set Cement Mortar specifications have served as the standard for residential tile installation for several years, many past complaint mortar have improved their capabilities beyond that ANSI standard. ANSI So, a new ANSI specification had to be established to distinguish standard performing mortars from high performing mortars. Thus, in 2013, came the birth of the new standard known as “Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar – ANSI A118.15 .” This new standard provides another level of classification for thin set mortars.

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ANSI Guidelines for Ceramic Tile

Rely on ANSI Guidelines When Choosing Ceramic Tile.

When it comes to choosing tile, there are many things you should look for regarding performance and quality levels. Following ANSI Guidelines can result in quality tiling craftsmanship.The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) together with the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) establish ANSI Guidelines for tile manufacturing in the United States. Those guidelines are shown on the label of every box of tile, in a standardized code. Understanding the code will help you buy the ceramic tile that’s right for you. Continue reading