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Welcome to the new Tiling Standards help and advice website for all things related to wall and floor tiling standards.

We’re part of the TilersForums.com group of websites designed to help you find the right rules, regulations and standards. Such as the British Standards in Wall and Floor Tiling BS 5385.

British Tiling Standards

BS 5385-1

Wall and floor tiling. Design and installation of ceramic, natural stone and mosaic wall tiling in normal internal conditions. Code of practiceFind out more

BS 5385-4

Wall and floor tiling. Design and installation of ceramic and mosaic tiling in special conditions. Code of practiceFind out more

BS 5385-5

Wall and floor tiling. Design and installation of terrazzo, natural stone and agglomerated stone tile and slab flooring. Code of practiceFind out more

BS 5385-3

Wall and floor tiling. Design and installation of internal and external ceramic and mosaic floor tiling in normal conditions. Code of practiceFind out more

BS 5385-2

Wall and floor tiling. Design and installation of external ceramic, natural stone and mosaic wall tiling in normal conditions. Code of practiceFind out more

BS 8000-16

Workmanship on building sites. Code of practice for sealing joints in buildings using sealantsFind out more

BS 8000-9

Workmanship on building sites. Cementitious levelling screeds and wearing screeds. Code of practiceFind out more

BS 8000-8

Workmanship on building sites. Code of practice for plasterboard partitions and dry liningsFind out more

BS EN 14411

Ceramic tiles. Definitions, classification, characteristics, evaluation of conformity and markingFind out more

BS EN ISO 10545-16

Ceramic tiles. Determination of small colour differencesFind out more

BS EN ISO 10545-7

Ceramic tiles. Determination of resistance to surface abrasion for glazed tilesFind out more

BS 7932

Determination of the unpolished and polished pendulum test value of surfacing unitsFind out more

BS EN 12057

Natural stone products. Modular tiles. RequirementsFind out more

BS EN 13748-1

Terrazzo tiles. Terrazzo tiles for internal useFind out more

BS EN 13748-2

Terrazzo tiles. Terrazzo tiles for external useFind out more

BS 8300

Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people. Code of practiceFind out more

BS EN 14618

Agglomerated stone. Terminology and classificationFind out more

BS EN 14157

Natural stones. Determination of abrasion resistanceFind out more

BS EN 14891

Liquid-applied water impermeable products for use beneath ceramic tiling bonded with adhesives. Requirements, test methods, evaluation of conformity, classification and designationFind out more

BS EN 13888

Grout for tiles. Requirements, evaluation of conformity, classification and designationFind out more

BS ISO 17889-1

Ceramic tiling systems. Sustainability for ceramic tiles and installation materials – Specification for ceramic tilesFind out more

BS ISO 17889-2

Ceramic tiling systems. Sustainability for ceramic tiles and installation materials – Specification for tile installation materialsFind out more

BS EN ISO 10545-1

Ceramic tiles. Sampling and basis for acceptanceFind out more

BS EN ISO 10545-5

Ceramic tiles. Determination of impact resistance by measurement of coefficient of restitution
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BS EN ISO 10545-2

Ceramic tiles. Determination of dimensions and surface quality
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BS EN ISO 10545-3

Ceramic tiles. Determination of water absorption, apparent porosity, apparent relative density and bulk densityFind out more

BS EN ISO 10545-4

Ceramic tiles. Determination of modulus of rupture and breaking strength
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BS EN ISO 10545-6

Ceramic tiles. Determination of resistance to deep abrasion for unglazed tiles
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BS EN ISO 10545-10

Ceramic tiles. Determination of moisture expansion
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BS EN ISO 10545-12

Ceramic tiles. Determination of frost resistance
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BS EN ISO 10545-13

Ceramic tiles. Determination of chemical resistance
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BS EN ISO 10545-14

Ceramic tiles. Determination of resistance to stains
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BS EN ISO 10545-15

Ceramic tiles. Determination of lead and cadmium given off by glazed tiles
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BS EN ISO 10545-8

Ceramic tiles. Determination of linear thermal expansion
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BS EN ISO 10545-9

Ceramic tiles. Determination of resistance to thermal shock
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BS EN ISO 10545-11

Ceramic tiles. Determination of crazing resistance for glazed tiles
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BS 5395-1

Stairs. Code of practice for the design of stairs with straight flights and winders
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BS 5395-4

Stairs. Code of practice for the design of stairs for limited access
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BS 5395-2

Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs
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