More about Tilemaster Magix-S:
- Developed for exceptional workability
- Genuine S1 flexibility makes Magix suitable for a wide range of tiles and substrates
- Suitable for fixing ceramic, porcelain, natural stone and mosaic tiles
- Ideal for timber substrates
- Ideal for use above underfloor heating systems
- Extended pot life of 3 – 4 hours, ideal where longer working times are required
- 100% extra coverage per kg over traditional sand/cement adhesives
- Excellent coverage and slip resistance, perfect for fixing large format tiles
- At least 50% lighter per m2 than traditional sand/cement adhesives
- Reduced carbon footprint
- 3mm – 12mm bed depth
- Internal and external use
Surface / Substrate
- Sand/Cement Screed
- Plywood Overlay (12mm min)
- Electric Underfloor Heating
- Water/Wet System Underfloor Heating
- Tile Backer Boards
- Existing Ceramic, Porcelain and Natural Stone Tiles*
- Flooring Grade Asphalt & Bitumen*
- Anhydrite Screeds
- Cement/Sand Render
- Concrete Brick/Block
- Existing Vinyl Tiles*
- Epoxy DPM*
Before starting, all substrates must be clean, dry and strong enough to support the weight of the tiles, tile adhesive and grout. Remove all dust, dirt, oil, grease and other contaminants that may affect adhesion.
MIXING AND APPLICATION:
Always mix powder to water and mix to a homogeneous, smooth, lump free and easily worked consistency. In order to get optimum performance from the product the water addition must be accurately measured and used. As a guide for powder to water ratio, 10kg of powder requires the following water additions:
Never add water after initial mixing, as this will impair the strength of the adhesive. Product that has started to set must be discarded.
N.B. When fixing large format tiles, natural stone tiles and tiles that have deep studs on the back, you must skim the back of the tile with a 1 – 2mm layer of adhesive, this is referred to as back buttering. This will significantly improve the bond strength.
On a flat, even substrate where dry conditions exist, apply adhesive to the substrate as a thin floated coat at a uniform thickness of 3 – 6mm and then serrate out using a suitable notched trowel. Where substrate conditions do not allow thin bed fixing, Tilemaster Magix-S can be applied to a maximum thickness of 12mm. Ensuring the adhesive is still moist, bed tiles into adhesive using a twisting action ensuring full coverage of adhesive between tile and substrate. Regular checks should be made to make sure that there are no voids in the adhesive bed.
N.B. When fixing tiles externally or in areas subject to prolonged wet conditions, you must ensure that you achieve 100% adhesive coverage between tile and substrate.
Clean surplus adhesive from the tiles and joints as soon as possible as set adhesive will prove very difficult to remove later.
Clean tools after use with water.
Do not start grouting until the adhesive has set. This time can vary depending on temperature and site conditions. Impervious surfaces may extend the set time. In ideal conditions grouting can begin after 16 hours. If you are tiling an area of limited movement or underfloor heating, a flexible grout must be used such as Tilemaster Grout 3000 or Tilemaster Flexigrout.