More about Tilemaster Feather:
- Rapid drying, floor coverings can be applied after as little as 15 minutes
- Ideal for use on timber substrates
- Suitable for use with Underfloor Heating Systems
- No need to prime
- Excellent adhesion properties
- Coverage of 50m² per 11kg bag
- No additives required – simply mix with water
- Protein free
- Sand/Cement Screed
- Plywood Overlay (6mm min)
- Chipboard Overlay (18mm min)
- Electric Underfloor Heating
- Water/Wet System Underfloor Heating
- Tile Backer Boards
- Existing Floor Tiles
- Flooring Grade Asphalt & Bitumen
- Anhydrite Screeds (requires priming)
- Fibre Cement Sheet
- T & G Floorboards
- Floating Floors
- Existing Vinyl Tiles
Before starting, the surface must be clean, firm, dry and free from all dust, dirt, oil, grease and other contaminants that may affect adhesion. Where traces of adhesive remain, these must be strong, sound and well adhered to the substrate.
Sub-floors directly to earth must have an effective damp-proof membrane. All substrates must be confirmed dry via consistent moisture readings across the whole floor. The residual moisture content of the screed must be less than 0.5%, or have a relative humidity of 75% or below.
Priming is not normally required before applying Tilemaster Feather.
Anhydrite screeds and gypsum based levelling compounds require two coats of Primeplus diluted 3 parts water to 1 part Primeplus and allow to dry.
MIXING & APPLICATION:
Only mix small quantities at a time until you have become accustomed to the fast setting nature of the product. Tilemaster Feather typically has a working time of between 10-15 minutes at 20oC. Any product that has started to set must be discarded.
Add 2 parts powder to 1 part clean water (by volume) and mix in a bucket with a steel trowel to achieve a smooth, workable and slump-free mortar. The mixed mortar should be used immediately. Trowel the mortar onto the prepared surface and spread to the required thickness using a straight-edged steel trowel in order to achieve a smooth finish.
Tilemaster Feather can be applied between 0 and 3mm. For thicknesses of greater than 3mm (but not exceeding 12mm) it is recommended to build up successive coats of Tilemaster Feather. Alternatively, Tilemaster Rapid Repair Mortar may be suitable.
Please note: When applying Feather to timber floors the total depth of successive coverings should be no more than 3mm.
SETTING AND COVERING:
Depending on the porosity of the sub-floor, Tilemaster Feather can take as little as 15 minutes to dry and be ready to receive a floor covering. As long as the mortar has sufficiently hardened (to the extent where it can take reasonable but not excessive force with a trowel edge) the final floor covering can be laid. Thicker applications will tend to require additional drying time.
NB: The pot life and drying times depend on the ambient temperatures. At lower temperatures they will be extended and at higher temperatures they will be shortened. Clean tools immediately after use with clean water.
Please note: To maintain the rapid drying properties of the Tilemaster Feather, the powder must be protected from the air whilst not in use. Part bags must be sealed tightly to prevent the potential of extended drying times.