GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR WALL & FLOOR TILING

 

WALL TILING

 

  SUBSTRATE FINISH
TILE TYPE SPECIAL
PREPARATION
KEYCOAT
SLURRY
ADHESIVE GROUT BOND IN
ADHESIVE
BOND IN
GROUT
MOVEMENT JOINT
PANEL SIZE
INTERNAL
DRY AREAS
Woodfloated Render Ceramic No No TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
No No 5x5m;
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Porcelain No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
No No 5x5m;
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Ceramic Mosaics
No No TAL MOSAICFIX Bonding and grouting of
mosaics should be
done in
one operation
No N/A 5x5m;
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Porcelain Mosaics
No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
No N/A 5x5m;
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Glass Mosaics No
No TAL MARBLEFIX Yes N/A 2x2m;
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Natural
Stone (Dark)
No
No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY GROUT
No No 5x5m;
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Natural
Stone (Light)
No
No TAL MARBLEFIX TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL STAINFREE GROUT
No No 5x5m;
Vertical Corners
Painted /
Gypsum Skimcoat
Ceramic
Yes
(Chip min 80%)
Yes TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
No No 5x5m;
Vertical Corners
Painted /
Gypsum Skimcoat
Porcelain
Yes
(Chip min 80%)

Yes TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
No No 5x5m;
Vertical Corners
Partition Walling Ceramic
Brace Thoroughly Yes TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;
Vertical Corners
Partition Walling Porcelain Brace Thoroughly
Yes TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;
Vertical Corners
INTERNAL
WET AREAS
Woodfloated Render Ceramic No No TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 5x5m; 
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Porcelain No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 5x5m; 
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Natural
Stone(Dark)
No No TAL MOSAICFIX Bonding and grouting of 
mosaics should be
done in
one operation

Yes N/A 5x5m; 
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Natural
Stone(Light)
No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
Yes N/A 5x5m; 
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Ceramic No No TAL MARBLEFIX Yes N/A 2x2m; 
Vertical Corners
EXTERNAL Woodfloated Render Ceramic No No TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m; 
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Porcelain No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m; 
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Porcelain No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /

TAL QUARRY GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m; 
Vertical Corners
Woodfloated Render Porcelain No No TAL MARBLEFIX TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /

TAL STAINFREE GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m; 
Vertical Corners

 

FLOOR TILING

 

  SUBSTRATE FINISH
CONCRETE OR SCREED
TILE TYPE SPECIAL
PREPARATION
KEYCOAT
SLURRY
ADHESIVE GROUT BOND IN
ADHESIVE
BOND IN
GROUT
MOVEMENT JOINT
PANEL SIZE
INTERNAL
SURFACE BEDS
Woodfloated Ceramic No No TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
No No 5x5m;perimeters
Woodfloated Porcelain No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
No No 5x5m;perimeters
Woodfloated Natural
Stone(Dark)
No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT
No No 5x5m;perimeters
Woodfloated Natural
Stone(Light)
No No TAL MARBLEFIX TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

No No 5x5m;perimeters
Powerfloated Ceramic Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
No No 5x5m;perimeters
Powerfloated Porcelain Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
No No 5x5m;perimeters
Powerfloated Natural
Stone(Dark)
Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

No No 5x5m;perimeters
Powerfloated Natural
Stone(Light)
Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL MARBLEFIX TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

No No 5x5m;perimeters
INTERNAL
SUSPENDED SLABS
AND CONCRETE
STAIRCASES
Woodfloated Ceramic No No TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Woodfloated Porcelain No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Woodfloated Natural
Stone(Dark)
No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Woodfloated Natural
Stone(Light)
No No TAL MARBLEFIX TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Powerfloated Ceramic Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Powerfloated Porcelain Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Powerfloated Natural
Stone(Dark)
Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Powerfloated Natural
Stone(Light)
Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL MARBLEFIX TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

Yes Yes 5x5m;perimeters
EXTERNAL
SURFACE BEDS
OR
SUSPENDED SLABS
Woodfloated Ceramic No No TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Woodfloated Porcelain No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Woodfloated Natural
Stone(Dark)
No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Woodfloated Natural
Stone(Light)
No No TAL MARBLEFIX TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Powerfloated Ceramic Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL PROFESSIONAL TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Powerfloated Porcelain Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Powerfloated Natural
Stone(Dark)
Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Powerfloated Natural
Stone(Light)
Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL MARBLEFIX TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT /
TAL QUARRY
GROUT

Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
CAR
SHOWROOM
FLOORS
Woodfloated Porcelain No No TAL POURABLE
ADHESIVE
or
TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
No Yes 3x3m;perimeters
Woodfloated Porcelain Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL WALL &
FLOOR
 GROUT
Yes Yes 3x3m;perimeters
HYGIENIC
INSTALLATIONS
EG. INDUSTRIAL
KITCHENS, FOOD
PROCESSING AREAS,
ETC
Woodfloated Porcelain No No TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL EPOXY 
ADHESIVE & GROUT

No N/A 5x5m;perimeters
Powerfloated Porcelain Optional
scarifying
Yes TAL GOLDSTAR
6HR
TAL EPOXY 
ADHESIVE & GROUT

No N/A 5x5m;perimeters
(above information applicable to surface bed applications, suspended applications require the addition of TAL BOND to the adhesive)


IMPORTANT NOTES:

For more cost effective options, TAL can be consulted to change TAL GOLDSTAR 6 HR to TAL GOLDSTAR 12 HR where possible.

The above table is only for generic specification purposes, and does not serve as an official TAL Material and Methods Specification.

Please consult TAL for your specific project specification requirements.

Steelfloated rendered walls require TAL KEYCOAT slurry prior to tiling.

For natural stone tiles that have mesh reinforcing or resin backing, please consult TAL for specification. (Priming of back of tiles).

TAL GOLDSTAR 6 HR + TAL BOND can be replaced with TAL GOLDFLEX. TAL MARBLEFIX + TAL BOND can be replaced with TAL MARBLEFLEX. TAL PROFESSIONAL + TAL BOND can be replaced with TAL PROFLEX.

Suspended slab specifications based on pre-tensioned slabs. Please consult TAL should slabs be coffered or post-tentioned or echo-slabs.

For very porous natural stone tiles, it is recommended that TAL STAIN FREE GROUT be used.

Mechanical supportangles are required for all wall tiling exceeding 3m in height. Please consult Tal for project specific specification.

Waterproofing required to balconies, showers etc prior to tiling, please consult Tal for waterproofing specification.

TAL EPOXY GROUT (for hygenic installations): Wall and floor joints, 3mm or wider - TAL INDUSTRIAL FINE EPOXY GROUT. Floor joints, 8mm and wider - TAL INDUSTRIAL COARSE EPOXY GROUT.

 

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