Balconies, bathrooms or laundry rooms are constantly exposed to water. To prevent moisture from entering these areas, a waterproof membrane can be adhered to or installed on its foundations. In our laboratories, we test these types of cladding products when applied to ceramic tiles and gypsum panels. These products require certification and CE marking in the European market and UKCA in the United Kingdom.
The most commonly tested products are cement adhesives. Testing determines:
All of these factors must be taken into account when prescribing the product on site.
Dispersion adhesives and reactive resin adhesives are also tested, but their requirements are more specific and demanding than the latter.
Liquid waterproofing membranes must have CE marking, this determines:
Thanks to our wide scope of capabilities, we can offer the following EN 13888 standard tests:
We perform the following tests on gypsum-based adhesives for panels and board jointing material:
Applus+ Laboratories also tests and certifies similar products such as industrial mortars (EN 998-1/2), self-levelling pastes (EN 13813) and repair products (EN 1504).