Tilemaster Rapid Setaflex more information:
It has been specially formulated for fixing a large variety of tiles including ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles to substrates subject to limited movement and/or vibration such as plywood overlay and underfloor heating systems as well as for fixing to solid substrates such as concrete and sand/cement screed. Its rapid setting capability allows for light foot traffic and grouting after 3 hours.
Tilemaster Rapid Setaflex is ideal for areas subject to prolonged or permanent wet conditions such as swimming pools. Tilemaster Rapid Setaflex can be used internally and externally and it is unaffected by frost after setting.
Coverage: 20kg will cover approximately 5.5m2 with a 3mm solid bed application
Tilemaster Rapid Setaflex technical data:
|Standard Conformity||Conforms to EN 12004 C2 FT S1|
|Minimum Application Temperature||5oC|
|Bed Thickness||3mm – 12mm|
|Coverage||20kg will cover approximately 5.5m2 with a 3mm solid bed application|
|Pot Life||Approximately 30 minutes at 23oC|
|Before Grouting||Approximately 3 hours depending on temperature and substrate
The set time will be increased at lower temperatures and reduced at higher temperatures
* Tiling onto an impervious substrate with a non-porous tile will increase the set time.
|Working Temperature of Cured Adhesive||-40oC to 90oC|
|Storage||Store unopened, clear of the ground in cool, dry conditions
|Shelf Life||Stored correctly this product has a shelf life of 6 months|
|Colours||Grey and White|
|Pack Sizes||5kg and 20kg|
|Note||All work must be carried out in accordance with British Standard Code of Practice
for floor and wall tiling BS5385
Tilemaster Rapid Setaflex:
- Genuine S1 flexibility making it highly suitable for a wide range of tiles and substrates
- Walk on and grout after 3 hours
- Suitable for fixing ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles
- Developed for fixing to timber substrates
- Ideal for use with Underfloor Heating Systems
- Improved slip resistance, ideal when fixing large format tiles
- Ideal for swimming pools & wet rooms
- 3mm – 12mm bed depth
- Internal & 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
- Fibre Cement Sheet
- Cement/Sand Render
- Concrete Brick/Block
- Existing Vinyl Tiles
WORKING WITH TILEMASTER RAPID SETAFLEX
Before starting, all substrates must be rigid, clean, dry, sound 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 & APPLICATION:
Always mix powder to water and mix to a smooth, lump free consistency. As a guide for powder to water ratio, 20kg of powder requires approximately 4.4 – 4.6 litres of water. Never add water after initial mixing, as this will impair the strength of the adhesive. Product that has started to set must be discarded.
Key the adhesive into the substrate and trowel out to the required adhesive bed thickness using a notched trowel. Within the open time of the adhesive, bed in the tiles ensuring that there is full, solid bed coverage under the tiles. Regular checks should be carried out to ensure that there are no hollow pockets or voids beneath the tile.
Back buttering tiles will help achieve solid bed fixing and will significantly increase the bond strength.
Clean surplus adhesive from the tiles and joints as soon as possible, as set adhesive will prove very difficult to remove later. Clean tools immediately after use with clean 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 3 hours. If you are tiling an area of limited movement and/or vibration then you must use a flexible grout such as Tilemaster Grout 3000.