BS EN 12004-2:2017 - Adhesives for ceramic tiles. Test methods

BS EN 12004-2:2017

Adhesives for ceramic tiles. Test methods

Status : Current   Published : February 2017



This European Standard specifies the methods for determining characteristics for adhesives used in internal and external installation of ceramic tiles.

This European Standard does not contain performance requirements or recommendations for the design and installation of ceramic tiles.

The following test methods are described:

  • determination of open time ( 8.1);

  • determination of slip ( 8.2);

  • determination of tensile adhesion strength for cementitious adhesives ( 8.3);

  • determination of shear adhesion strength of dispersion adhesives ( 8.4);

  • determination of shear adhesion strength of reaction resin adhesives ( 8.5);

  • determination of transverse deformation of cementitious adhesives ( 8.6).


Ceramic tile adhesives can be used also for other kinds of tiles (natural and agglomerated stones, etc.), if they do not adversely affect the stones.


This European Standard can involve hazardous materials and operations. Persons using this standard should be familiar with normal laboratory practice. This European Standard does not purport to address all the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to ensure compliance with any European and national regulatory conditions.

Standard NumberBS EN 12004-2:2017
TitleAdhesives for ceramic tiles. Test methods
Publication Date28 February 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 196-1:2016
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 197-1
ReplacesBS EN 1308:2007, BS EN 1323:2007, BS EN 1324:2007, BS EN 1346:2007, BS EN 1348:2007, BS EN 12003:2008, BS EN 12002:2008
International RelationshipsEN 12004-2:2017
Draft Superseded By14/30314735 DC
DescriptorsTransverse, Flooring tiles, Tiles, Ceramics, Deformation, Grouting, Wall tiles, Adhesives, Construction materials, Mechanical testing, Cement mortar
Title in FrenchColles à carrelage. Méthodes d'essai
Title in GermanMörtel und Klebstoffe für Fliesen und Platten. Prüfverfahren
ISBN978 0 580 88363 7
File Size636 KB

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