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Unread 04-06-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Ceramic Countertop Self Edge Bond Strength

Is there a standard or easy method to test the bond strength on self edge?
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Unread 04-06-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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please explain in more detail what you are referring to.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:18 PM   #3
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Self Edge bond

Is there a standard or easy method to test the bond strength on self edge?

To clarify my question, I am looking for a reasonable test method to determine if a ceramic self edge is bonded to the backerboard without pulling it all off, there is currently no failure but the contractor has pulled some off and says some of the pieces he pulled off come off too easy. I know there is a tensile test, but in doing that, it damages the tile that is being tested.
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There is a standard shear test, and it damages the tile and/or backerboard. It isn't done in the field, but is used to qualify a product (thinset) for use.

The contractor should not have been able to pull a piece of tile off the substrate with only his hands, if the thinset had enough time to cure. So, it looks like we still need more information here. What thinset was used, how was it mixed and applied, how long did it cure, what kind of tile, how did it look when he pulled it off, did the thinset stick to the backerboard or tile or both, etc?
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was it thinset or MASTIC? Hammy
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