Technical Datasheets

General Ceramic Tile & Stone Industry Information

  • TDS104 Bond Strength Test Procedures
  • TDS117 Vacuum/Breton Process Synthetic Marble & Stone
  • TDS120 Marble And Granite Tiles
  • TDS125 S.I. Conversions for lbs./in2 & kg/cm2
  • TDS136 Glossary of Ceramic Tile Industry Terms
  • TDS137EN EN 12004 Classifications
  • TDS137ISO ISO 13007 Classifications
  • TDS139 Compressive Strength of Mortars (ASTM C109-93 Modified)
  • TDS141 Conversion Factors
  • TDS156 LATICRETE and LEED Points
  • TDS159 Efflorescence - Causes and Prevention
  • TDS161 Testing Standards for Tile and Stone Installation Materials
  • TDS164 Lippage - Causes and Prevention
  • TDS166 LATICRETE and Moisture Vapor Emission Rate, Relative Humidity and Moisture Testing of Concrete
  • TDS169 Flood Testing Procedures
  • TDS194 Sustainability, Tile and LATICRETE
  • TDS196 Proper Trowel Selection and Back Buttering
  • TDS233 Floor Flatness (FF) and Floor Levelness (FL)
  • TDS240 Air Barriers
  • TDS250 Cubic Conversions of LATICRETE® & LATAPOXY® Products
  • TDS251 Low VOC LATICRETE® Products/LEED Certification
  • TDS252 Why Are Expansion Joints Needed In Tile and Stone Applications?
  • TDS256 Movement Joints in Residential and Light Commercial Applications
  • TDS280 VOC Regulations and Their Impact on LATICRETE® Brands
  • TDS284 Uncoupling Membranes and LATICRETE® Mortars
  • TDS291 LATICRETE and OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Regulations

Latex Portland Cement Mortars

  • TDS106 Storage and Handling of LATICRETE® Materials
  • TDS107 History Of Latex In Portland Cement Mortars
  • TDS108 Adding Pigment To Mortars
  • TDS114 LATICRETE® Mortars- Do's and Don'ts
  • TDS175 Cold Weather Tiling and Grouting
  • TDS175M Cold Weather Veneer Installations
  • TDS176 Hot Weather Tiling and Grouting
  • TDS176M Hot Weather Veneer Installations
  • TDS176N NXTTM Hot Weather Installation Considerations
  • TDS187 LATICRETE® Colored Adhesive Mortars

Substrates and Preparation

  • TDS102 Avoiding Problems With Thin-Set Cement Adhesives
  • TDS105 Requirements for the "Thin Bed" Method
  • TDS110 Protecting Exterior Installations of Tile, Stone and Adhered Veneers
  • TDS118 Preparation of Concrete for Thin-Set Applications
  • TDS123 Deflection
  • TDS126 Ceramic & Stone Tile Over Cementitious Backer Units
  • TDS128 Ceramic & Stone Tile Over New Concrete
  • TDS129 Thin Bed Installations Over Wall Or Floor Mortars
  • TDS131 Ceramic & Stone Tile Over Painted Surfaces
  • TDS133 Cement Backer Unit Over Lightweight Steel Framing
  • TDS135 Ceramic & Stone Tile Over Existing Wall & Floor Surfaces
  • TDS140 Gas Beton, Ytong and Aerated Autoclaved Concrete (AAC) Block
  • TDS142 Installation of Tile or Stone Over Concrete with Crystalline Waterproofing
  • TDS146 Bonding Tile and Stone To Steel Substrates
  • TDS147 STRATA_MATTM and LATICRETE® Mortars
  • TDS148 Bonding Ceramic Tile or Stone Over Poured Gypsum Underlayment
  • TDS152 Bonding Ceramic Tile, Stone or Brick Over Wood Floors
  • TDS154 Concrete Curing Compounds and Surface Hardeners
  • TDS157 Exterior Installations of Tile and Stone Over Occupied Space
  • TDS162 Installation of Floor HEAT Track
  • TDS165 Ceramic Tile & Stone Over Fly Ash Concrete
  • TDS167 LATICRETE® Waterproofing Membranes Tied Into Membrane Materials and Flashing
  • TDS168 Preparation of Cast-In-Place Concrete
  • TDS183 Drying of Concrete
  • TDS192 Installation of Ceramic Tile in Swimming Pools
  • TDS230N NXTTM Substrate Preparation and Primer Guide
  • TDS231 Measuring A Room To Receive Floor Heat/Floor Warming
  • TDS232N Extending NXTTM Self-Leveling Underlayments With Pea Gravel
  • TDS236 Determining Self-Leveling Underlayment Elevation Requirements

Waterproofing Products and Procedures

  • TDS112 Ceramic & Stone Tile Over Liquid Urethane WP Membranes
  • TDS188 9235 Waterproofing Membrane Corner Treatments
  • TDS189 9235 Waterproofing Membrane Checklist
  • TDS410 Spraying HYDRO BAN®
  • TDS410M Application of Air & Water Barrier Using Sprayers and Power Rollers
  • TDS412 Resilient Flooring Adhesives and LATICRETE® Membranes

Epoxy Adhesives, Grout Products and Procedures

  • TDS111 Epoxy Grout Joint Removal
  • TDS144 Re-Grouting Floor Joints in Commercial Kitchens and Industrial Environments
  • TDS149 Grouting Narrow Vertical Joints with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout and SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout
  • TDS153 LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive Over Vertical Interior Plywood
  • TDS158 LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive (Reg. & Rapid) for Exterior Installations
  • TDS191 Grouting Stone with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout or SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout
  • TDS198 Epoxy Grout Haze Removal
  • TDS258 Commercial Kitchens (Back of House) and Industrial Applications Grouting Solutions

Cement Grout Products & Procedures

  • TDS113 Cement Grout Care & Maintenance
  • TDS174 Factors That Affect Final Cement Grout Color
  • TDS400 Grout Guide

Environmental Product Declarations - Product Specific (Type III)

  • EPD85216 LATICRETE Cement Self-Leveling Underlayment Product Specific Environmental Product Declaration
  • EPD85217 LATICRETE Cement Mortar for Tile Installation Product Specific Environmental Product Declaration
  • EPD85218 LATICRETE Cement Grout for Tile Installation Product Specific Environmental Product Declaration

Surface Care - Maintenance and Care Instructions

  • MCI101 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Terrazo Tile - Honed
  • MCI102 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Large Area Sealer Application Methods
  • MCI104 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Porcelain, Ceramic & Quarry Tile with Cement Grout
  • MCI105 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Porcelain, Ceramic & Quarry Tile with Epoxy and Single Component Grouts
  • MCI106 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Polished Marble
  • MCI107 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Unpolished, Honed and Textured Marble
  • MCI108 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Polished or Less Absorptive Granite
  • MCI109 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Polished, Absorptive Granite
  • MCI110 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Unpolished, Honed and Textured Granite
  • MCI111 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Polished Limestone
  • MCI112 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Unpolished, Honed and Textured Limestone
  • MCI113 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Polished Travertine
  • MCI114 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Unpolished, Honed and Textured Travertine
  • MCI115 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Natural Slate
  • MCI116 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Sandstone & Flagstone
  • MCI117 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Polished Terrazzo and Agglomerate Marbles
  • MCI118 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Saltillo, Terra Cotta & Clay Brick
  • MCI119 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Concrete & Cement Bricks
  • MCI120 STONETECH® Maintenance & Care Cantera & Adoquin

Special Applications & Methods

  • TDS115 LATICRETE Finish Coats
  • TDS116 Rapid Set Products
  • TDS119 Installing Porcelain, "Granito" & Similar Tiles
  • TDS121 Commercial Coolers and Freezers
  • TDS122 Benefits of LATICRETE® Packaged Mortars
  • TDS127 "Float & Backbutter" Method For Facades
  • TDS130 LATICRETE® Wall Renders, Scratch Coats, Plaster and Stucco
  • TDS132 Storage, Transportation and Shelf Life of LATICRETE® and LATAPOXY® Products
  • TDS134 Installation of Tile or Stone in Elevator Cabs
  • TDS138 Gunite/Shot-crete Process
  • TDS143 Slurry Bond Coats - When & What To Use
  • TDS145 Installation of Glass Mosaic Tiles
  • TDS150 Installation of Resin-Backed Tile and Stone
  • TDS151 Stone Slab Installations in Tubs or Showers
  • TDS160 Installation of Tile In Commercial Kitchens
  • TDS163 LATICRETE and Sound Control
  • TDS170 Installing Reduced Thickness Porcelain Tile
  • TDS171 Bonding Ceramic Tile and Stone To Steel Pools, Spas and Fountains
  • TDS172 Installation of Tile or Stone in Steam Rooms Over Backer Board
  • TDS173 Installation of Tile or Stone Over Existing Terrazzo
  • TDS177M Masonry Veneer Applications Using LATICRETE® MVIS™ Products
  • TDS178 LATICRETE and Resin Agglomerate Stone Tile
  • TDS179 Pool Maintenance Guide
  • TDS180 Pool Maintenance Checklist
  • TDS181 Installation of Tile or Stone on Stairs
  • TDS182 Horizontal Natural Stone Paver Installation over Concrete Slabs
  • TDS182M MVIS™ For Horizontal Natural Stone Paver Installation over Concrete Slabs
  • TDS186 Re-Grouting Swimming Pools, Fountains and Water Features
  • TDS190 Installation of Large Format Glass Tile
  • TDS193 Installation of Large Format Tile
  • TDS 285 Rigid Foam Insulation and Insulated Concrete Forms with LATICRETE Products

DRYTEK® Products

  • TDS175D DRYTEK® Cold Weather Installation Considerations
  • TDS176D DRYTEK® Hot Weather Installation Considerations
  • TDS184D Maintenance of DRYTEK® Cementitious Decorative Toppings
  • TDS185D DRYTEK® Wear Surface Variation
  • TDS230D DRYTEK® Substrate Preparation and Primer Guide
  • TDS238D Guide for Polishing DRYTEK® LEVELEX® DL

L&M™ Products

  • TDS430 Installation Guide for Cementitious Construction Grout
  • TDS431 Installation Guide for Epoxy Construction Grout

SPARTACOTE® Products

  • TDS420 SPARTACOTE® Flooring Maintenance Guide
  • TDS421 SPARTACOTE® Product Selection Guide
  • TDS422 SPARTACOTE® Approved Applicator Process

Surface Care Products

  • TDS259 Grout Release Guide
  • TDS260 Avoiding or Resolving Surface Care Water-based Sealer Residue
  • TDS261 Sealed Stone Testing and Treatment
  • TDS262 Stone and Tile Care Guide
  • TDS262 Spanish Guia de Mantenimiento de Baldosas y Piedras

Regulatory Information

  • TDS280 Environmental Regulations and Their Impact on LATICRETE Brands (USA)
  • TDS281 Environmental Regulations and Their Impact on STONETECH Brands (USA)
  • TDS282 Environmental Regulations and Their Impact on LATICRETE Brands (Canada)

Product Selection Guides and Uses

  • TDS195 Product Selection Guide - USA
  • TDS195D Product Selection Guide - DRYTEK®

Troubleshooting Guides

  • TDS201 Cement Grout Troubleshooting Guide
  • TDS202 Epoxy Membrane Troubleshooting Guide
  • TDS203 Fabric Reinforced Membranes Troubleshooting Guide
  • TDS204 Portland Cement Mortar Bed Troubleshooting Guide
  • TDS205 Self Leveling Underlayment Troubleshooting Guide
  • TDS206 Sound Control Underlayment Troubleshooting Guide
  • TDS208 Thin-Set Troubleshooting Guide for Cement Backerboard Surfaces
  • TDS209 Thin-Set Troubleshooting Guide for Concrete and Masonry Surfaces
  • TDS210 Thin-Set Troubleshooting Guide for Exterior Glue Plywood Surfaces
  • TDS211 LATASIL Troubleshooting Guide
  • TDS212 SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout Troubleshooting Guide
  • TDS213 LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive (Reg. & Rapid) Troubleshooting Guide
  • TDS214 LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive Dispensed Using Cordless Mixer
  • TDS215 Floor HEAT Troubleshooting Guide
  • TDS216 SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout Troubleshooting Guide

Certification of Materials

  • TDS300 9235 Waterproofing Membrane Certification
  • TDS301 4237 Latex Additive and 211 Powder Certification
  • TDS302 3701 Mortar Admix & 226 Thick Bed Mortar Certification
  • TDS303 254 Platinum Certification
  • TDS304 LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive Certification
  • TDS305 LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive & LATAPOXY® 310 Rapid Stone Adhesive Certification
  • TDS306 Plaza and Deck System Certification
  • TDS308 Blue 92 Anti-Fracture Membrane Certification
  • TDS309 LATAPOXY® SP-100 Certification
  • TDS310 LATAPOXY® 2000 Industrial Epoxy Grout Certification
  • TDS313 LATASILTM Certification
  • TDS314 15 Premium Mastic Certification
  • TDS315 SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout Certification
  • TDS316 333 Super Flexible Additive & 272 Premium Mortar
  • TDS317 333 Super Flexible Additive & 317
  • TDS318 LATICRETE Systems Materials
  • TDS319 3701 Mortar Admix and 220 Marble & Granite Cert.
  • TDS320 HYDRO BAN® Certification
  • TDS321 255 MULTIMAXTM Certification
  • TDS322 253 Gold Certification
  • TDS323 1500 Sanded Grout Certification
  • TDS324 1600 Unsanded Grout Certification
  • TDS325 3701 Mortar Admix and 317 Certification
  • TDS326 317 Certification
  • TDS327 LATAPOXY® 210 Adhesive Certification
  • TDS328 4-XLT Certification
  • TDS329 SPECTRALOCK® 2000 IG Certification
  • TDS330 PERMACOLOR® Grout Certification
  • TDS331 HYDRO BARRIERTM Certification
  • TDS332 252 Silver Certification
  • TDS333 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed Certification
  • TDS334 Glass Tile Adhesive Mortar Certification
  • TDS335 272 Mortar Certification
  • TDS344 SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout Certification
  • TDS346 PERMACOLOR® Select Certification
  • TDS347 NXTTM Level and NXT Primer Certification

FAQ's

  • TDS404 Floor HEAT Frequently Asked Questions
  • TDS405 170 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat Frequently Asked Questions
  • TDS406 HYDRO BAN® In Pools and Water Features Frequently Asked Questions
  • TDS407 LATICRETE® STONETECH® Surface Care Frequently Asked Questions