While many specifiers and builders are still learning about the incredible waterproofing advantages that Duradek Tiledek can bring to outdoor tile projects, the technical department at Duradek has been busy with testing through various agencies to provide the documentation that proves that Duradek Ultra Tiledek meets North American building and industry standards as a roofing and waterproofing membrane which can accept direct application of outdoor tile.
Duradek has been working with tile industry associations to ensure that Ultra Tiledek’s superior waterproofing performance meets the needs of the tile installers and stonemasons all over North America and provides the highest level comfort and assurance that when tiles are laid over a Tiledek membrane, they will never have to be removed for waterproofing repairs.
Finally, the ability to have a rooftop deck with a beautiful tile surface is no longer a waterproofing issue waiting to happen! Duradek Ultra Tiledek is approved for use in both roofing and pedestrian applications.
Duradek Ultra Tiledek and the Terrazzo, Tile & Marble Association of Canada
Duradek is a proud member of the Terrazzo, Tile & Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC) that is the “Voice of the Hardsurface Industry”. TTMAC has a long-standing reputation for providing the industry with the most up to date resources available and operates with a strict adherence to a code of ethics that supports quality and professionalism.
TTMAC has a mandate to develop a method of standardizing terrazzo, tile and marble installation techniques as well as being a technical resource and liaison for the industry. ASTM C627 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Ceramic Floor Tile Installation performed by TTMAC’s Universal/Robinson Type Floor Tester provides verification of the suitability of a flooring system for a particular type of installation. TTMAC has determined that Duradek Ultra Tiledek meets the North American building standards for the ASTM C627 requirements.
Duradek Ultra Tiledek and the Tile Council of North America
Duradek is also proud to be a member of The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) which is an international trade association dedicated to expanding the market for ceramic tile manufactured in North America. TCNA is recognized for its leadership in promoting the use of ceramic tile and developing North American and International industry standards. With a goal of expanding the ceramic tile market in North America, TCNA conducts independent research and product testing, works with regulatory, trade and other government agencies, offers training and publishes installation guidelines.
Testing provided by the TCNA for Tiledek was the ANSI specification (ANSI A118.10) for load bearing, bonded, waterproof membranes for thin-set ceramic tile and dimension stone installations.
The Experts Trust Duradek Ultra Tiledek
While many builders and architects are still discovering Tiledek, celebrity builder Jim Caruk already knows the advantages that Tiledek brings to a project. As discussed in the Duradek blog on July 23rd, Tiledek was recently featured on ‘The Bunker’ (episode 6) of Jim’s new reality series ‘Builder Boss’. This episode gives you a quick look at how Tiledek handles one of the most important details of outdoor tile projects in a real-life construction scenario.