AmeriCraft III Tile – Installation Specs

CSI Guide Specifications for Americraft IIII Tile

SECTION 09330 QUARRY TILE

PART 1- GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. This Section includes unglazed extruded quarry tile for interior and exterior installations.

B. Related Sections:
1. Section 03300: Cast-in-Place Concrete (Use when tile is installed over new monolithic slab floor or topping substrates).
2. Division 7 Sections: (Use when waterproofing system is to be installed under tile installations).
3. Section 07900: Joint Sealers.
4. Division 9 Sections: (Use when lath and plaster scratch coats and cementitious backer board substrates are required for wall tile applications).

1.02 SUBMITTALS

A. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s technical information and installation instructions for all materials specified.

B. Shop Drawings: Submit drawings indicating tile patterns and locations as well as locations of expansion and other joint types occurring in substrates.

C. Samples:
1. For initial selection purposes submit manufacturer’s color charts consisting of actual tile sections showing full range of colors, textures, and patterns, available for each type of tile indicated.
2. For verification purposes submit tile samples for each type, color and texture required, at least 12 inches square, mounted on durable backing, and showing grout.
3. Submit full size samples of each type of trim and accessory unit for each required color.
4. Submit samples of each threshold type and metal edge strip style.

D. Quality Assurance Control Submittals:
1. Master Grade Certificates: Submit for each shipment and tile type, signed by tile manufacturer and installer.
2. Qualification Data: Submit certification, as specified under Quality Assurance article, substantiating capabilities and experience of installing firms and installing workers.

1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Single-source Responsibility:
1. Obtain each tile type, color, and finish from a single manufacturer and source with resources to provide products of consistent quality and appearance.
2. Obtain all setting and grouting materials from one manufacturer for each type required.

B. Installer Qualification: Install tile using experienced installers who have successfully completed tile installations of similar design, methods, and materials.

C. Installation Standards: Provide installations complying with the following:
1. Tile Council of America (TCA) Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation, latest edition.
2. ANSI A-108.1 Installation of Ceramic Tile

D. Pre-installation Conference: Prior to starting installations, conduct a conference at the Project site, with all involved parties in attendance, to review schedules and all installation requirements.

1.04 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. Deliver and store packaged material in original packaging with seals unbroken and labels intact until time for use.

B. Prevent damage to materials, and contamination of setting and grouting materials, due to water, freezing, foreign matter, or other causes.

1.05 PROJECT CONDITIONS

A. Environmental: Set and grout tile when ambient temperature in area is at least 50º F. and rising. Maintain ambient temperature for minimum 2 days prior to installation and 7 days after completion unless higher temperatures are required by referenced standards or material manufacturer’s instructions.
1. Provide all precautionary measures necessary to ensure that excessive temperature changes do not occur.
2. Provide sufficient ventilation to allow installations, to properly set.
3. Maintain adequate lighting levels in all installation areas.

B. Protective Penetrating Sealer: FBC recommends, prior to grouting, a protective penetrating sealer coat be applied to exposed tile surfaces to prevent adherence of grouting residue on exposed surfaces, and to protect from staining during construction period. If sealer is applied, provide protective measurers to ensure sealer does not get onto bonding surfaces (back and edges) of tile. Inspect each tile prior to setting, and remove all traces of sealer from back and edges to ensure proper bond.

1.06 EXTRA MATERIALS

A. Furnish extra materials that match products installed, packaged with a protective covering, and identified with labels clearly describing contents.

B. Provide full size, undamaged tile and trim in quantities equal to (2) (3) (5) ( ) percent of amount installed, for each type, color, size, and pattern.

PART 2 – PRODUCTS

2.01 QUARRY TILE MATERIAL

A. Quarry Tile: Americraft IIII Tile as manufactured by FBC – Florida Brick and Clay Company, Inc., 1708 Turkey Creek Road Plant City, Florida 33567. (813) 754-1521

B. Provide quarry tile complying with ANSI A137.1, “American National Standard Specifications for Ceramic Tile”, Standard Grade, unless otherwise indicated.
1. Quarry tile to be extruded, ribbed back, cushioned (rounded) edge, with integral color through the entire tile body.
2. Wearing surface: (Nonabrasive) (Abrasive aggregate embedded in surface and impregnated throughout body).
3. Tile size / thickness: {7 5/8 inches x 7 5/8 inches x 1/2 inch (19.4 cm x 19.4 cm x 1.3 cm)) 16 inches x 6 inches x 1/2 inch (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm x 1.3 cm)} {3 5/8 inches x 7 5/8 inches x 1/2 inch (9.2 cm x 19.4 cm x 1.3 cm)).
4. Tile color: (insert color if known) OR (to be selected from manufacturer’s standard array of colors, textures, and patterns).
C. Trim Shapes: Provide tile trim and accessories, for indicated conditions, that match color and finish of adjoining flat tile.

2.02 SETTING MATERIALS

A. Refer to latest edition of Tile Council of America (TCA) “Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation”, with modifications for West Coast installations by Ceramic Tile Institute, “Installations and Performance Levels”, as a guide to determine method of setting tile work.
***REFER TO TCA HANDBOOK TO SELECT APPROPRIATE SETTING MATERIALS LISTED IN B, C, D, AND E, BELOW. ALSO REFER TO TCA HANDBOOK FOR EPOXY, FURAN AND 0THER INSTALLATION METHODS AND MATERIALS***

B. Materials for Portland Cement Mortar Setting Bed Installation Method:
1. Portland Cement: ASTM C150, Type 1.
2. Sand: ASTM C144.
3. Water: Potable.
***USE 4 AND 5 FOLLOWING WHEN REQUIRED BY INSTALLATION METHODS RECOMMENDED BY TCA HANDBOOK***
4. Reinforcing: ASTM A185; Size – 2 inch x 2 inch x 16/16 gauge welded wire mesh or equivalent.
5. Cleavage membrane: (ASTM D226, Type 1; 15 lb. asphalt saturated organic felt) (ASTM D 4397, polyethylene sheeting, minimum 4 mil thickness) or equivalent.
***NOTE.- CLEAVAGE MEMBRANE MAY BE OMITTED IF WATERPROOF MEMBRANE AND PAN IS USED AND SPECIFIED ELSEWHERE. REFER TO WATERPROOFING MANUFACTURER’S SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUITABILITY AND LIMITATIONS APPROPRIATE TO SPECIFIC PROJECTS***

C. Materials for Thin Set (Dry-set) Portland Cement Mortar Installation Method:
1. Comply, with ANSI A118.1, factory sanded

D. Materials for Thin Set Organic Adhesive Installation Method (interior use only):
1. Comply with ANSI A136.1, Type 1: Use for showers, tub recesses, and other areas requiring prolonged water resistance.
2. Comply with ANSI A136.1, Type II: Use for all other installations not listed above, unless otherwise indicated.

E. Materials for Thin ‘Set Latex-Portland Cement Mortar Installation Method:
1. Comply with ANSI A118.4.
2.03 GROUTING MATERIALS

***REFER TO TCA HANDBOOK TO SELECT GROUTING MATERIALS LISTED IN A, B, OR C BELOW. ALSO REFER TO TCA HANDBOOK FOR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EPOXY, FURAN, AND OTHER GROUTING METHODS AND MATERIALS.***
A. Materials for Commercial Portland Cement Grout Installations:
1. Comply with ANSI A118.6 and formulate for the type of tile installed.
2. Color: As selected by Architect.
B. Materials for Thin Set (Dry-set) Grout Installations:
1. Comply with ANSI A118.6 and formulate for the type of tile installed.
2. Color: As selected by Architect.
C. Materials for Thin Set Latex-Portland Cement Grout Installations:
1. Comply y with ANSI Al18.6 and formulate for the type of tile installed.
2. Color: As selected by Architect.

2.04 ACCESSORY AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

A. Thresholds and Metal Edge Strips: As selected by Architect.
B. Protective Penetrating Sealer: Natural Clay Products Penetrating Sealer by Florida Brick & Clay Co., Inc.
C. Sealants: Provide sealants for joints as specified in Section 07900 for required use, Type, Grade and Class.

2.05 MIXES FOR MORTAR AND GROUT

A. Provide mixes for mortar and grout that comply strictly with proportioning, equipment, and other requirements of referenced standards material manufacturer’s written product data.

PART 3 – EXECUTION

3.01 EXAMINATION

A. Examine areas and substrates that will receive setting materials, quarry tile, and trim before installation begins. With installers present, review for compliance with requirements for installation tolerances and other conditions that will affect performance of tile installation.
B. Acceptable Tolerances: Comply with tolerances as listed in latest edition of Tile Council of America (TCA) “Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation” for installation condition and method.
C. Verify conditions and surfaces to receive tile to ensure:
1. Surfaces are firm, dry, clean, and free of dust and oily or waxy films.
2. Grounds, anchors, plugs, hangers, recess frames, waterproofing membrane, electrical and mechanical work in or behind tile have been installed prior to start of tile work.
D. Do not proceed with work until defects or conditions adversely affecting quality and execution of quarry tile work are corrected.

3.02 PREPARATION

A. Lay Out: Prepare lay out of tile work so as to align joints of floor, base, wall tile and trim when pieces are of same size. Lay out so as to center tile fields in both directions in each space or area, to minimize tile cutting and provide joints of uniform widths. Provide lay out so as to minimize use of tile that are less than one-half tile in size
1. Locate expansion joints and other joint types to be sealant filled during installation of setting material. Do not saw cut joints after tile has been installed. 2. Locate joints in tile surface directly over joints that occur in concrete or other substrate material.

B. Protective Penetrating Sealer: Protect exposed surfaces of tile against adherence of mortar and grout by applying a coating of specified non-discoloring clear resin penetrating type sealer at the Project site. Provide care so as not to get any sealer on back and edges of tile.

3.03 INSTALLATION

A.ANSI Standard: Provide installations that comply with ANSI A108 series for tile installations applicable to type of setting and grouting required by Project.
B.TCA Guidelines: Provide installations that comply with TCA “Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation” for methods and materials required by Project
C. When waterproofing, is required by Project Conditions; do not install tile until waterproofing material has cured and his been tested for watertightness.
D. Install tile work completely into recesses, beneath and behind fixtures and equipment and to provide a complete tile covering without interruptions, unless otherwise shown.
E. Locate expansion and other joints as specified above under Preparation, and at spacings and locations as recommended in TCA Handbook
F. Lay tile in grid pattern unless otherwise indicated. Install tile to comply with layout requirements as specified in Preparation above.
G. Set and grout tile in compliance with specified reference standards using specified materials. Install tile to comply with the following TCA Installation Method(s):
1. Floors: ( …………….)
2. Walls: ( …………….)
***REFER TO TCA HANDBOOK AND INSERT SELECTED INSTALLATION METHOD NUMBER APPROPRIATE TO PROJECT CONDITION. IF MORE THAN ONE METHOD IS REQUIRED, INDICATE LOCATION 0F EACH TYPE ON DRAWINGS OR IN SCHEDULE.***

H. Install thresholds, edge strips, and trim at conditions and locations indicated.
1. Fill all expansion joints and other penetration,, with specified sealants-.

3.04 CLEANING AND PROTECTION

A. Upon completion of grouting, clean all tile surfaces to ensure they are free of all foreign matter 1. Remove haze (residue) on tile resulting from latex-portland cement grouting as soon as possible.
B. Do not clean unglazed tile with acid solutions or chemical cleaners unless in accordance with both tile and grout manufacturer’s written recommendations.
1. Flush with clean water before and after cleaning.
C. Leave installations finished, clean, and free of chipped, broken, cracked, loose or other defective tile work.

D. Apply a surface coating of tile manufacturer’s recommended cleaner to enhance natural color of tile.
1. To achieve a high sheen or glossy appearance on the surface, apply tile manufacturer’s recommended top coat sealer with heavy acrylic solids or wax.

E. Apply a protective coat of manufacturer’s recommended neutral protective cleaner to completed tile work.

1. Protect exterior tile installations by applying a second coating of tile manufacturer’s recommended penetrating sealer, after grout has Cured. 1. Refer to FBC published maintenance guide for AmeriCraft If Tile installation for additional details.

***OMIT ABOVE IF NO EXTERIOR INSTALLATIONS ON PROJECT. OMIT BELOW IF SECOND COAT IS NOT DESIRED FOR INTERIOR TILE.***

G. Protect interior tile installations by applying a second coating of tile Manufacturer’s recommended penetrating sealer, after grout has cured.
H. Protect final tile installation in a manner, and so as to maintain conditions, to ensure tile work will not deteriorate or be damaged at time of Substantial Completion.

I. Cover entire tile floor area with a heavy duty non-staining construction paper and tape in place.

J. Prohibit foot and wheeled traffic from newly tiled floors for a minimum of 7 days after grouting is completed.

K. Just prior to final acceptance, remove protective paper and rinse neutral cleaner from surfaces of tile. Dry and lightly, buff.
1. Refer to FBC published maintenance guide for Americraft III Tile installation for additional details.