Save money and time – use TI ProBoard
MADE IN THE U.S.A
Instructions for using TI. ProBoard
1. Place TI. ProBoard.™ on the joists.
2. Screw the first TI-Proboard (with the slot) in from the edge of the deck frame. It is Very important to make sure the first board is stright and square.
3. Measure and use a chalk line.
4. Continue by interlocking each board to the next, and screw TI PROBOARD™ down on each joist.
Existing decks can be tiled over, but it is a judgement call if the deck is suitable to accept the installation of TD. ProBoard.™
Slope may need to be adjusted to allow water run off
Strap Attachment Methods
– Plywood/Backerboards or similar: Screws, nails or staples may be used to secure the Strap to the substrate.
– Concrete/Thin Slabs or similar: A spray-on adhesive, such as 3M’s type 90, may be used.
Galvanized self-tapping masonry screws may be used in addition to the adhesive, placed at either end of the Strap, to help hold the Strap in place while the adhesive cures.
Joining/ Butting TI ProBoard.
Place each end equal distance on the center of joist. DO NOT MAINTAIN A CONTINUAL SEAM ALONG THE SAME JOIST ALL SEAMS ARE TO BE STAGGERED.
No one piece of TI-ProBoard can be shorter than 3 joist spans.
Installing Mortar Mix.
Mix to manufacturers specifications and trowel level with the tops of the ribs ensuring to fill the ribs completely. Use Mer-Krete underlayment C, or as recommended by tile supplier.
We recommend using a wet saw when cutting TI ProBoard.
We recommend using a wet saw when cutting TI ProBoard.
TI.EDGING™ provides a protective and decorative finish. Install while the thin set mix is still wet. This can be done after the TI ProBoard has been screwed down and mortar bed applied. Press TI.EDGING™ into the thin set with the long side pressing against the deck board.
TD.PROBOARD™ is also available in black.
Put screws every 4 ribs.
TI ProBoard is the base of a unique system to form a solid tiled surface to new or existing decks.
Deck Maintenance is a thing of the past with a tiled deck.
Choose the color and design you want for your outdoor living space with a tiled deck.
Create the style and elegance a tiled deck can give you. For a rustic look there are porcelain tiles with a brick or stone finish, or go for elegance with a porcelain tile made to look like marble.
So many attractive options are available almost without limits.
TI ProBoard is a structural material so there is no other plywood, backer boards etc.
To install, layout TI ProBoard across the joists, clip each section together, use one coated deck screw to screw down each panel on every joist. Each joist is 16” on center.
How difficult is this going to be?
TI.PROBOARD is not at all difficult, but the installation of tile outdoors has to be more detailed than installing tile indoors. We strongly recommend you use the setting materials we specify.
No special tools are required.
When your deck is finished there is a dry area underneath for storage.
1. Water has to drain off the surface so the deck must slope away from the house at a rate of 1/4″ per running foot.
2. During installation of tile air temperature should not be below 40°F and not above 95°F.
3. Use the correct exterior tile for your area.
4. Thin set coverage on the tile should not be less than 98%. If you are not skilled in tiling we recommend you back butter each tile which will give 100% coverage. Use 1/4”x 3/8” x 1/4” notch trowel or 3/8”x 3/8”x 3/8”
5. Use thin set which is latex fortified to ANSI standard 118.4 or better. In cold freeze/thaw regions use a Mer-Krete 801 thin set.
6. Use a grout recommended for tiling outdoors or as recommended your tile professional.
7. Installing the TD.EDGING™ around the perimeter this will give a finished look.
8. To fill the channels of the TI.PROBOARD™ use underlayment’s such as Mer-Krete Underlayment C. designed to work in freeze/thaw environments. Your local tile professional store will advise on similar products if they don’t carry our suggestion.
9. Waterproofing (optional) after the underlay ment has dried and before thinset is applied a waterproof membrane can be used such as Mer-Krete Hydro-Guard 2000.
Advanced composite ribs attached to fiberglass matting.
Installation requirements on decks and balconies
• 1/4” slope per running foot.
• Waterproofing system when used over a living space
• ANSI standard A108.1A-2.3.1,.2,.3, as a guide.
Material: Mortar Bed
• Mer-Krete underlament or compareable product.
• Modified thin set with an ANSI standard of 118.4 or above for tiling Mer-Krete 801.
• 1¼” Coated screw suitable for treated lumber.
• Use a grout recommended for outdoors.
Tile for external use
For decks a fully vitrified or porcelain tile should be used. This may vary for different regions depending on freeze/thaw variances. The co-efficient of friction for the finished surface should
be rated at .6 or above.
For added co-efficient of friction on tiles use Anti Slip the NON SLIP TREATMENT from flooringsupplyshop.com
Waterproof system over living accommodation
Most waterproofing systems are available using TD.PROBOARD over living accomodations.
TI ProBoard is manufactured in the USA from a specially formulated composite material and distributed by www.flooringsupplyshop.com
TI ProBoard has been fully tested to withstand the temperature differences it is likely to encounter in the USA.
Following the correct procedures and using the correct materials, your deck will be a maintenance free area for many years.
For waterproofing over living accommodation TI ProBoard can be used in conjunction with building regulation systems. For waterproofing on decks not over living accommodation a coat of Pro Red, waterproofing should be applied to the mortar bed before the thin set is applied if waterproofing in required.
For expansion and contraction between 130°F and -30°F.
No deformation or physical damage was observed as a result of being subjected to temperature cycling.
Test Procedure: ASTM C627 “A standard Test Method for Evaluating Ceramic floor Tile Installation Systems Using the Robinson-Type Floor Tester”
In accordance with the Performance – Level Requirement Guide of the 2003-2004 Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation, the installation is rated as “EXTRA HEAVY”suitable for use in dairies, breweries, etc.
• 20 specimens were tested.
• The specimens were subjected to ASTM test C1026.
• All specimens showed no visible evidence of freeze / thaw damage after completing the test.
For low spots on the surface of the deck screed off with mortar mix.
TI ProBoard being installed on a 1000 square foot deck in a 2.5 million dollar home.
Comment from a tile installer with Midwest Flooring for Hoss Home Indianapolis, IN,
“Simple, no problems”
TILE DIY, LLC, A Kentucky Limited Liability Company, warrants its product to be free from defects in material and workmanship when it is delivered to the customer, limited to the following periods: (A) for rotting and cracking, or breaking (not related to improper installation) for a period ten (10) years. (B) for two (2) years on all other claims.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND ALL WARRANTIES,
AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE ARE EXCLUDED HEREFROM. NO PROMISE OR AFFIRMATION
OF FACT REGARDING CAPACITY OR PERFORMANCE NOT STATED HEREIN
SHALL CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY BY US OR GIVE RISE TO ANY LIABILITY OR
OBLIGATION ON OUR PART.
Under no circumstance shall TILEDIY LLC. be liable for lost profits or consequential damages, including personal injuries or property damage, relative to the product herein described, or any breach of this Agreement by TILEDIY LLC. If the purchaser claims a defect in the product, the purchaser shall allow TILEDIY LLC. a reasonable time to remedy the defect. Should the product prove defective and the defect not be remedied, the particular part of product which fails to conform to the warranty in this agreement must be returned by purchaser in as good a condition as received, subject to ordinary wear and tear, to the place where it was purchased.
Purchaser shall immediately notify TILEDIY LLC. of the return by certified mail addressed to TILEDIY LLC. at 1965 International Way, Hebron, KY 41048 and TILEDIY LLC. may then, at the option of TILEDIY LLC., either replace or repair the defective goods or product.
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