• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-3

Original Article

Plastic Bottle Strips as Additives to Cement-bonded Floor Tiles


Objectives: To determine the compressive strength of cement-bonded floor tiles with plastic bottle strips using 1:2 mixture after 28 days curing period. Methods/Analysis: Cement-bonded floor tiles were manufactured with 0.5%, 1% and 2% plastic bottle strips as additives using a design mixture of 1:2 with the control sample. Compression test was conducted. Findings: All cement-bonded floor tile samples passed the allowable compressive strength with that control sample, 0.5%, 1% and 2% plastic bottle strips that yielded an average value of 8.83 MPa, 8.63 MPa, 11.9 MPa and 9.3 MPa respectively. Improvement: Addition of the plastic bottle strips yielded an increase in terms of the compressive strength of the cement-bonded floor tiles.

Keywords: Additives, Cement-bonded, Floor Tiles, Plastic Bottles, Strips


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