This Agglomerated Stone Tiling is part of the CONQUAS enhancement series on Good Industry Practices. Agglomerated Stone is a good alternative for natural stone as there is less tonality issue, which thus eliminates the need for the time-consuming and labour-intensive process of dry laying for sorting of pattern and colour tone. There is also a wide range of colours to choose from because of the extensive range of coloured stone fillers available. The agglomerated stone tile is physically less porous and harder than many types of natural stone. Since it has a uniform internal structure, it does not have hidden cracks or flaws that may exist in natural stones.
This guide provides simple and practical tips on how resin based agglomerated stone tiles can be designed, delivered and installed at site to achieve high quality standards. Photographs, charts and tables are used extensively in the guide, to provide easy reference and better illustration of the practices.
2. Design Considerations