FLOOR AND WALL TILE ADHESIVE is a cement-based ceramic tile adhesive for the fixing of ceramic tiles to cement-rendered walls, concrete or sand and cement topped floors.
FLOOR AND WALL TILE ADHESIVE is recommended for fixing quarry tiles, slate and ceramic tiles (>6% moisture absorption).
12 months if stored under the right conditions in unopened packaging.
The surface being adhered to must be clean, firm and free of dust, dirt, oil, grease, curing compounds, release agents and other barrier materials, as well as being strong enough to support the weight of the tiles being fixed.
Ensure surfaces are dry before tiling, with no residue or permanent damp. Ensure that the substrate’s required drying time is achieved and allowed to elapse prior to fixing the tiles.
PRIMING Prime porous substrates with MULTIPURPOSE PRIMER AND ADDITIVE.
Note: showers or similar wet areas should be waterproofed with ABA Waterproofing products.
MIXING A 25kg bag of FLOOR AND WALL TILE ADHESIVE requires 5-6L of water. Add the powder to clean water in a clean container whilst stirring vigorously with electric power drill and mix thoroughly for 2 minutes until a smooth slump-free consistency is produced.
Allow to stand for 2 minutes before restirring the mixture thoroughly and the adhesive is ready for use. The consistency of the adhesive can be adjusted to suit the site conditions and size, weight and type of tiles to be fixed.
The pot life is approx. 3 hours at 23oC and 50% RH.
APPLICATION Substrate surface, type and size of the tiles determine the selection of the trowel. As a general guide, use a 6 x 6 x 6 mm notched trowel for wall and a 10 x 10 x 10 mm notched trowel for floor tiling.
FLOOR AND WALL TILE ADHESIVE can be applied at a bed thickness greater than 3 mm or less than 10 mm. Immediately after mixing, spread the adhesive paste onto the prepared substrate. Do not spread more than can be tiled within 10 - 15 minutes. For improved adhesion on surfaces, first apply a skim coat of adhesive using a flat edge trowel. Comb fresh adhesive onto wet skim coat. The tiles must be pressed into the freshly combed mortar bed to ensure good contact with the mortar. Slide the tiles at right angles to the notch pattern to ensure 100% coverage on the back of the tile.
Tiles with ribbed or keyed back profiles should also be buttered to the back of the tile to ensure complete coverage. Lift a tile from time to time to check that there are no voids beneath the tile. Do not spot fix. Any surplus adhesive must be removed from the surface of the tile and joints, before the adhesive sets.
Do not use if surface temperature is less than 5oC or more than 35oC.
FLOOR AND WALL TILE ADHESIVE has an adjustability time of 10 - 15 minutes. Please be aware of site conditions when considering these times and only spread enough adhesive so that the tiles can be fixed while the mortar is still wet. All tools should be cleaned with water immediately after use.
Approx. 3kg of FLOOR AND WALL TILE ADHESIVE per m2 using a 6 x 6 x 6 mm notched trowel. The coverage varies depending on substrate condition, tile type and application technique.