Fitting tiles in industrial kitchens
Whether restaurant, university or works canteen – in large kitchens things tend to get a little hot and lively. So it comes as little surprise that the stress on the ceramic floor cover is equally intense. They have to withstand boiling hot water, plenty of grease and oils, and of course, a daily thorough cleaning down. So as to comply with hygiene regulations and to keep all sorts of bacteria and germs in check, industrial kitchen worktops and surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned according to strict cleaning schedules. Highly chemicalresistant reaction resin systems, such as the reaction resin sealant RA 170 and the Epoxy Resin Joint and Adhesive Mortar BOTAMENT® EF 500/EK 500 are perfect for producing extremely hard-wearing floor covers.
As an alternative to the traditional reaction resins, the highly tear-proof AE Sealing and Decoupling Membrane is a time and cost-saving sealant option.
For the jointing BOTAMENT® also has a mineral solution on a silicate basis at hand with its special joint mortar CF 200*. The working method is exactly the same as when using standard cement-based joint mortars, except for CF 200 not being mixed up with water, but with the liquid component that comes with the product pack.
Prime walls and floors with BOTAMENT® E 120. In case of coarsely porous substrates apply a scratch coat made up with BOTAMENT® E 120 first (mixed up with dried quartz sand)
Apply the highly chemical-resistant sealant BOTAMENT® RA 170 Apply two layers of it
Scatter dry quartz sand in to the still fresh second layer of BOTAMENT® RA 170 for the tiling that follows in the next step
Apply the flexible superior tile adhesive BOTAMENT® M 21 Classic or M 29 HP Premium Flexible Floor Adhesive
Insert tiles into the fresh adhesive bed
Fill the joints with BOTAMENT® EF 500/EK 500 or CF 200