Electrically Conductive Tiling
Tiling in labs, computing centres, operating theatres and other, similar spaces
The pharmaceutical, print, paint and coatings industries are all using highly sensitive machines, which are also commonplace in computing centres, operating theatres, production facilities and laboratories; these machines may be disrupted, if not destroyed, by electrostatic charging. So as to prevent such risks, rooms of this type must by law have floor cover that is electrically conductive.
Here our special adhesives and joint mortars offer reliable protection thanks to their high electrostatic conductivity. The limit that is permissible depends on the conditions locally. In general, an electric discharge resistance of 106 is sufficient.
If there are substances in these areas that are particularly easy to ignite or that are highly explosive, it may be necessary to lower the resistance. Furthermore, electrically conductive adhesives and joint mortars must in addition be highly acid-proof and chemical-proof. With the highly resistant tile adhesive, TK 150 2c and BOTAMENT® SF 100 Acid-Resistant Grout 2c, we are fulfilling these requirements.
Install the copper tape on the floor surfaces
Apply BOTAMENT® TK 150 using a suitably sized notched trowel
Insert the conductive tiles into the adhesive bed of BOTAMENT® TK 150
Fit the base tiles using BOTAMENT® TK 150
Fill the joints with the conductive joint mortar BOTAMENT® SF 100
Wash off the conductive joint mortar residue BOTAMENT® SF 100. It is important to ensure all joints are complete and meet, covering the entire area