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FAST SET TILE ADHESIVE

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DIY TRADES

Packaging

  • 5KG
  • 10KG

PRODUCT INFORMATION & RESOURCES

DESCRIPTION:

CEMIX FAST SET TILE ADHESIVE is a flexible, polymer modified, water resistant, grey cement based tile adhesive, designed specifically for fixing non-porous tiles onto a variety of substrates. It has a rapid setting time of 2 hours.

TYPICAL USES:
CEMIX FAST SET TILE ADHESIVE can be used on concrete, cement renders, screeds, fibrous cement sheeting, plasterboard and CEMIX approved waterproofing membranes. Suitable for use in interior and exterior wall and floor applications, including bathrooms, toilets, laundries, kitchens, decks and verandahs.

ADVANTAGES:
– Fast setting time – can apply grout after 2 hours
– Ideal for fixing non-porous tiles, including granite and porcelain

PREPARATION:
The substrate should be free of dust, grease, wax, oil, dirt, loose plaster, laitance, curing compounds, paint and all other friable materials and contaminants likely to prevent the adhesive bonding.

New concrete should be left with a wood float finish and sufficiently aged as per manufacturer’s recommendations.

All substrates should be structurally sound, securely fastened and properly supported to eliminate any movement that may cause cracking.

CEMIX screeds, floor levellers, plasters and approved waterproofing membranes must be allowed to cure.

It is recommended to prime the surface with a CEMIX bonding agent before the application of CEMIX FAST SET TILE ADHESIVE.

CEMIX FAST SET TILE ADHESIVE is also suitable for tiling over timber floors, provided that a fibre cement sheet tile underlay is initially installed over the timber floor.

MIXING:
1. Add clean water to a mixing container. Use approximately 240ml of water per kg of product.
2. Add CEMIX FAST SET TILE ADHESIVE slowly to the water, mixing constantly with a mixing paddle, until a creamy consistency is achieved.

Note: Do not aerate the mixture by stirring over vigorously or for too long. The mix should be stiff enough to keep its shape when spread with a notched trowel.

APPLICATION:
1. Spread the mixture evenly over the surface with a suitably sized notched trowel.
2. Install the tiles with pressure, twisting to ensure good adhesion between the substrate and tile.

In more demanding situations, it is preferable to also spread the back of the tiles with a thin layer of mixture.

Note: A minimum final bed thickness between 3mm to 10mm is recommended for walls, and 6mm to 10mm for floors. Do not spread more than 1m2 of adhesive at any one time as skinning may occur, affecting final adhesion. Ensure that the tiles are fully supported with the adhesive when being laid.

DRYING & CURING TIME:
Once the tiles have been laid, they must not be trafficked upon or disturbed for a minimum of 24 hours at 20°C. If application is over a CEMIX approved waterproofing membrane or a non-porous substrate, allow for a minimum of 48 hours at 20°C. Note that the cure time will be delayed if the temperature is below 20°C, if there is insufficient air circulation or if application is over a CEMIX approved waterproofing membrane.

CLEANING:
Clean tools with water immediately after use. If material becomes set on tools, remove using CEMIX CONCRETE DISSOLVER.

STORAGE & SHELF LIFE:
Up to 12 months when stored in the original, unopened packaging, in a dry place at 23°C and 50% relative humidity.

LIMITATIONS:
Not suitable for tiling directly over flexible substrate i.e. timber, plywood, particleboard, MDF and Masonite etc. Not suitable for continuous water immersion applications i.e. swimming pools and spas etc.

If your project requires Building Consent, please email info@cemix.co.nz about the suitability of this product before use.

COVERAGE:
Varies according to the substrate condition and trowel size.

Approximates per kg of product using a notched trowel sized:
6mm trowel: 0.4m2
10mm trowel: 0.25m2

STANDARDS:
All workmanship must be carried out in accordance with AS3958.1.

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