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Performance and repair requirements for flooring mortars



Title: Performance and repair requirements for flooring mortars
Author(s): I. Papayianni, RILEM TC 203-RHM members
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 1365 - 1376
Total Pages: 12
Nb references: 9
Language: English


Abstract: Mortars have been widely used even in prehistoric periods in making pavements in open areas or floors inside dwellings. They are found as surface layers well-compacted and polished, as sub-bases on which stone or ceramic units has been applied (as well as the mortar between the units), and as multilayer substrates for floor mosaics. Repairing flooring mortars constitutes a great part of restoration projects of archaeological sites. In particular, the repair of mosaics attracts great interest since they could be considered as non-detachable work of art. This paper considers aspects of the performance requirements for repair mortars for mosaic substrates and joints in historic pavements and stairs.


Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00