A high proportion of tiling failures occur as a result of incorrect tiling project preparation, such as the preparation of the substrate or background.
BAL has a number of products available in their portfolio to ensure that substrates are adequately prepared – including backing boards, levelling compounds, waterproofing systems for wet areas, primers, uncoupling systems to protect against floor movement, renders, cement and admixtures to provide extra flexibility and adhesion for adhesives and grouts.
BAL range includes:
BAL DPM – multi-purpose one-coat Damp Proof Membrane, Primer and Waterproofer to protect floors and walls from rising damp and moisture vapour.
BAL Board – BBA-approved lightweight tile backer board for all internal environments. Easy to cut, easy to install and environmentally friendly with minimal dust and low carbon manufacturing.
BAL Level Max – high performance, all-in-one fibre-reinforced levelling compound for levelling interior floors by up to 80mm
BAL Acrybase – two-part self-smoothing compound for levelling internal and external floors up to 20mm. Recommended for heavily trafficked areas.
BAL Tank-it – rapid-setting waterproofing system to fully seal walls and floors for showers, wet rooms, bathrooms and wet areas including swimming pools, spas, balconies, terraces, fountains.
BAL Rapid-Mat – uncoupling mat for fast track tiling onto problematic floors such as timber floors, new screeds and under-tile heating systems.
BAL Quickset Cement - A fast-setting, rapid-strength, low shrinkage cement for use in screeds and renders.
BAL Quickset Render – a fast setting preparation render for preparing wall surfaces prior to tiling.
BAL Admix AD1 and GT1 – additives for adhesive and grout respectively to improve flexibility and adhesion.
BAL Prime APD – acrylic primer to stabilise porous surfaces prior to tiling.
BAL Bond SBR – multi-purpose bonding and priming agent for walls and floors