TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS
TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS
P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS TILING RENDER WATERPROOF COATINGS NATURAL STONE PRODUCT SELECTOR GUIDE TILING SYSTEM DIAGRAMS January 2013 Product Selector CI/SfB Y 43
FOR OVER 50 YEARS ARDEX has been synonymous with the development and manufacture of premium quality specialist construction materials to the tiling and flooring industries. Through gold standard technical and specification support, and reliable, high performance products, ARDEX consistently meets the modern demands of contractors, specifiers and distributors.
This brochure will guide you through the range of ARDEX High Performance Tiling Products, and allow you to make an informed specification choice, through the provision of technical product information and tiling system diagrams, for your tiling projects.
3 ARDEX tiling products are designed to work together for peace of mind. Each product is the result of research and development with the help f contractors and specifiers to ensure product compatibility and market leading performance. We call this SYSTEMARDEX – A system of high quality, compatible products, matched to unparalleled technical and field support. Tile Adhesive Selector Chart 4 Tile Fixing and Grouting Techniques 5 - 6 Movement Joints 7 Natural Stone 8 ARDEX Product Case Studies 9 - 11 Tile Adhesives 12 - 18 Tile Grouts 19 - 22 Renders 22 Waterproof Coatings 23 Smoothing and Levelling Compounds 24 Concrete Resurfacer, Patch & Repair Mortar 25 Fast Track Floor Screeds 26 - 27 Schlüter Ditra Matting Adhesive 28 Admixes 28 Primers 29 Floor Tiling Systems 30 - 47 Wall Tiling Systems 48 - 66 Grout Selector and Coverage Table 67 Grout Colours Guide 68 - 69 The ARDEX Pool System 70 - 71 The ARDEX Wet Room System 72 - 73 British Standards 74 ARDEX Technical Services, ARDEX Online 75 P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E
4 Tile Adhesive Selector Chart SELECTING THE CORRECT ARDEX TILE ADHESIVE ARDEX ADHESIVES ARDEX D 30 ARDEX X 7 G or X 7 W ARDEX X 7 G PLUS ARDEX X 7 R / X 7 R W ARDEX X 7 G / E 90 or X 7 W/E 90 ARDEX S 16 / E 90 or S 16 W/E 90 ARDEX S 16 or S 16 W ARDEX S 21 ARDEX S 21/E 90 ARDEX X 78 S / X 78 W S ARDEX X 77 / X 77 W ARDEX X 77 S / X 77 W S ARDEX X 7001 / X 7001 W ARDEX S 20 / S 20 W ARDEX EG 8 TILE TYPE Ceramic/Porous Bodied ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Vitrified Fully Vitrified/Porcelain Internal Fully Vitrified/Porcelain External Large Format Floor Tile (Fluid Bed) Slate Quarry Tile Terracotta Vitrified Mosaic Glass Mosaic Marble and Natural Stone Tiles Brick Slips (External) Check for moisture staining – consider use of Rapidry Formula adhesive or ARDEX EG 8 For a full explanation on the benefits of the Rapidry Formula see page 8 White adhesive recommended for light coloured and translucent mosaics, marble and natural stone tiles Must be suitable for fixing with tile adhesive On absorbent substrates only Maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm Further advice on the fixing of natural stone or marble is described in the ‘Natural Stone Fixing Guide’ 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 ✓ 4 ✓4 4 ✓ ✓4 4 ✓ ✓ ✓ ARDEX X 32 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 4 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ARDEX X 78 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 ARDEX D 20
5 Tile Fixing and Grouting Techniques Tile Fixing Techniques The adhesive is applied to the prepared surface with a trowel and then combed through with a suitably sized notched trowel in straight ribs to give a ribbed mortar bed. The tiles should be fixed within the open time of the applied adhesive and pressed into place with a twisting and sliding action to achieve the required contact. For tiling to walls in dry internal locations the adhesive contact should be at least 50% of the back of the tile. When tiling to floors and all external locations, or in wet areas such as showers and swimming pools, solid bed fixing should be achieved.
To achieve a solid bed usually requires the tiles to be buttered immediately prior to placing into the ribbed bed so no voids are left beneath the tiles.
The size of notched trowel chosen depends on the tile size, the surface being tiled, the profile on the back of the tile and the degree of coverage required. When fixing floor tiles, a pourable adhesive can be used if preferred to enable solid bedding of the tiles without the need to butter the backs of the tiles. For Natural Stone fixing - see page 9. Tile Grouting Technique with Cement-Based Grout Using a rubber squeegee work the cement-based mortar into the tile joints ensuring they are completely filled, deep joints can usually be filled in one operation without the grout sagging in the joints.
When the mortar firms up in the joints this allows for washing down to produce a virtually flush finish, with a smooth surface by using just a wet sponge.
If an area is left with dried residue on the tile face prior to cleaning, the grout residues may, within the working time of the grout mortar, require moistening in order to make washing off easier. Any dry film remaining on the tile face after cleaning down can be easily removed by using a damp sponge once the mortar has hardened in the joints.
Tile Fixing and Grouting Techniques 6 Tools required Apply ARDEX EG 8 with a standard squeegee Remove excess ARDEX EG 8 from the surface Emulsify ARDEX EG 8 residue with an ARDEX sponge and water Clean down the tile surface, to remove emulsified residues Finished application Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 APPLICATION ARDEX EG 8 has been formulated to resist chemical attack and to provide a durable, abrasion resistant waterproof finish that is hygienic and impervious, making it ideal for use in: • Swimming Pools • Hydrotherapy and spa baths • Domestic and commercial food preparation areas where chemical resistance and hygienic joints are required • Hospitals • Bathrooms & showers Once hardened, ARDEX EG 8 can withstand full loads after 2 days curing, and after 7 days is resistant to aqueous salt solutions, chlorine water, commercial cleaning agents, alkalis and a wide range of dilute mineral acids.
ARDEX EG 8 can also be used as a floor tile adhesive or a mosaic wall tile adhesive in areas where a chemically resistant adhesive bed is required. ARDEX EG 8 is a cement/epoxy hybrid grout and adhesive with excellent resistance to most chemicals but, unlike traditional epoxy grouts, ARDEX EG 8 is easy to apply, requires no special tools, and can be cleaned off the tile surface up to 45 minutes after application. NO SPECIAL TOOLS REQUIRED ARDEX EG 8 Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout and Adhesive
7 Movement Joints Movement Joints The incorporation of movement joints is an important part of a ceramic floor or wall tiling project and should be detailed at the commencement of work.
Movement joints are incorporated to accommodate moisture or thermal movement and drying shrinkage of the background or substrate to be tiled. Detailed advice is given in the relevant sections of BS 5385 parts 1, 2 and 3, extracts of which are given here. Internal Wall Tiling BS 5385-1 : 2009 6.5 Movement Joints 6.5.1 – General Consideration should be given at the design stage to the provision of movement joints; the type and location of movement joints involve considerations of construction materials, bedding systems, anticipated temperature and humidity conditions, areas concerned and the setting out of the tiling.
Note: Stresses occur in the tiled installation as a result of background movement due to such factors as drying shrinkage and moisture and thermal changes. These stresses can sometimes cause loss of adhesion, bulging or cracking of the tiling, but can be localised by incorporating movement joints. Where the background is mature and stable, e.g. existing rendering or plaster, the movement joints in the tiling, which are not to be confused with structural movement joints, might need to extend only through the tiling and its bed, and should be a minimum of 6mm wide.
Materials for movement joints should conform to 5.9.
6.5.2 – Location Movement joints should be located in the tiled installation to coincide and be continuous with all existing structural movement joints, although they are actually formed as separate joints isolated by suitable thicknesses of back-up material. The movement joints should be able to accommodate expected movement and when detailing the location of movement joints in tiling, the designer normally specifies that they are positioned in the following locations.
a) Over existing and/or structural movement joints; b) Where tiling abuts other materials; c) Where tiling is continuous across junctions of different background materials; d) In large tiled areas, at internal vertical corners and at 3m to 4.5m centres horizontally and vertically; e) Where stresses are likely to be concentrated, for example at changes of alignment. Where large degrees of thermal movement or vibration are expected, the frequency of movement joints should be increased to accommodate the movement. Movement joints in the tiling should be of a suitable width to permit the sealant to accommodate the expected structural movement.
Conversely, in small tiled areas in normal conditions, intermediate joints should not be necessary on walls up to 6m long provided the background is strong and dimensionally stable, there is adequate compressible joint width around each tile and movement joints are included at internal angles. External Wall Tiling BS 5385-2 : 2006 10 Movement Joints 10.1 – General Consideration should be given at the design stage to the provision of movement joints. The type and location of movement joints are influenced by considerations of construction, materials, bedding systems, anticipated temperature and humidity conditions, areas involved and the setting out of the tiling.
Sealants and back-up materials for movement joints should be in accordance with 5.9. Note: Stresses occur in the tiled installation as a result of movement due to such factors as drying shrinkage and moisture, thermal changes and creep. These stresses can cause loss of adhesion, bulging or cracking of the tiling but they can be localised by incorporating movement joints. 10.2 – Location Movement joints should be located in the tiled installation to coincide and be continuous with all existing structural movement joints, although they are isolated by suitable thicknesses of back-up material.
Where tiles are fixed to an intermediate substrate, the movement joint should extend through the intermediate substrate.
Where backgrounds are mature and stable, the movement joints in the tiling, which are not to be confused with structural movement joints, should extend only through the tiling and its bed, and should be a minimum of 6mm wide. 10.3 – Disposition and Forming When detailing the disposition of movement joints, the designer should consider the following locations in relation to their effect on the setting out of the tiling: a) Over existing and/or structural movement joints; b) Where tiling abuts other materials; c) Junctions between different background materials, where tiling is continuous across them; d) Storey heights horizontally and approximately 3m to 4.5m apart vertically; ideally, they should be located over movement joints in the structural background and at structural material changes; for example, horizontal joint at top and bottom of floor slab, vertical joint at internal corners and at junctions with columns; e) External angles, vertically between 0.25m and 1m from the angle and symmetrically wherever possible.
Where movement joints in tiling occur over movement joints in the background, they should coincide and be continuous with these joints and should be of a suitable width to permit the sealant to accommodate the expected movement. Interior and Exterior Floor Tiling BS 5385-3 : 2007 6.8 Movement Joints 6.8.1 – Types of movement joints 184.108.40.206 – General Stresses can result from factors such as drying shrinkage, deflection and moisture movements in the base and thermal and moisture changes affecting the flooring. These stresses can sometimes cause loss of adhesion and bulging or cracking of the flooring.
To counteract this, movement joints extending through the tiling and its bed should be incorporated in the installation.
The building designer should assess the magnitude of any stresses and decide where movement joints should be located, having regard to all the relevant factors including the type of flooring and bed. Movement joints for the floor tiling are as follows: a) Flexible joints aligned to structural movement joints; b) Flexible joints to accommodate smaller movements than structural joints. Note: For movement joints in special conditions refer to BS 5385-4. 220.127.116.11 – Structural movement joints Structural movement joints in the bed and tiling should be sited immediately over and be continuous with structural movement joints in the base.
This procedure might not be acceptable if the base joints are not straight and parallel, or if their layout does not coincide with that of the floor tiles; in these circumstances, guidance should be sought from the building designer or engineer.
18.104.22.168 – Other movement joints Flexible joints should be inserted over supporting walls and beams at intermediate positions to accommodate deflection of the base and movements in the flooring. Flexible joints should be used at floor perimeters and to divide the floor into bays at the intervals recommended in 22.214.171.124. Wherever possible they should coincide with structural features, e.g. columns and door openings, or they can be planned to provide a decorative panelled effect. Where high temperatures are expected, for instance around boilers, over heating installations or from strong sunlight, an assessment of the likely temperature range and corresponding linear changes in the flooring should be made to determine whether and where any additional allowance for movement is necessary.
In floors that have to withstand hard-rimmed wheel traffic or the dragging of heavy loads, the position of movement joints should, where possible, be planned so that they do not occur in the traffic area. Where this is not practicable the joints should be of types having their edges reinforced with metal or rigid plastic sections. Joints other than those protected by metal or rigid plastics edging, subject to traffic heavier than light pedestrian, should not be wider than 10mm. Information on the permissible maximum and minimum joint widths should be obtained from the manufacturer of the particular joint filling selected.
7.1.6 – Movement joints 126.96.36.199 – General Care should be taken to ensure that levelling screeds or tile beds adjacent to movement joints are fully compacted. Movement joint cavities should extend through the tiling, tile bed and levelling screed and should be completely filled and sealed after the grouting of the normal joints. Where separating layers are incorporated, however, the movement joint should extend to this layer but should not penetrate it. Prior to the filling and sealing operation, the joints should be thoroughly cleaned of all extraneous matter, excess grout, dust, etc. 188.8.131.52 – Structural movement joints Movement joints should be inserted in the bed and tiles over movement joints and/or contraction joints in the base.
They should be continuous with the base joints and should be of sufficient width to permit the joint filling to accommodate the expected movement. In the event of the base joints not being true, e.g. not straight and parallel, or their layout not coinciding with that of the tiles, the siting of the movement joints in the finish as stated might not be acceptable and a decision as to any alternative procedure should be obtained from the building designer or engineer or their agent.
184.108.40.206 – Perimeter joints Movement joints should be inserted where the tiling abuts restraining surfaces such as perimeter walls, columns, curbs, steps and plant fixed to the base. In floors with dimensions of 2m or less between restraining surfaces, perimeter joints are not necessary unless the conditions that can generate stresses are likely to be extreme, for example, violent temperature changes or prolonged immersion in liquid. 220.127.116.11 – Intermediate joints The need for intermediate joints between perimeter joints depends on the dimensions of the floor; for example, with the exception of those on suspended construction, in floors with less than 10m between perimeter joints no intermediate joints are necessary but in larger floors should be employed to divide the area into bays of size not greater than 10m x 10m.
On suspended floors, stress-relieving joints should be inserted where flexing is likely to occur, e.g. over supporting walls or beams.
For floors which might be subjected to significant thermal changes, i.e. direct sunlight in atria, or underfloor heating, etc., the floor area should be divided up by movement joints into bays of size not greater than 40m2 with an edge length not greater than 8m.
8 Natural Stone ARDEX Natural Stone Systems with ‘Rapidry Formula’ technology for the complete solution: FLOOR PREPARATION ARDEX K 15-HB Pump or hand applied levelling mortar which can be tiled on in 3-4 hours. ARDEX A 35/ Rapid hardening and drying cement for floor screeds, which can be tiled on 24 hours after application.
ARDEX A 38 Rapid Hardening and Drying Cement for floor screeds in internal and external locations. Can be tiled on 4 hours after application. ADHESIVES ARDEX S16 Grey rapid hardening and drying wall and floor natural stone tile adhesive for internal use in dry or intermittently damp locations. Can be trafficked and grouted 2-3 hours after fixing. ARDEX S16W White rapid hardening and drying wall and floor natural stone tile adhesive for internal use in dry or intermittently damp locations. Ideal for fixing translucent marble, glass mosaics and light coloured natural stone tiles. Can be trafficked and grouted 2-3 hours after fixing.
ARDEX X 7001/X 7001 W Grey or white rapid hardening and drying, flexible floor tile adhesive for fixing natural stone tiles to most surfaces GREY or WHITE including wood-based sheets and boards. Natural stone tiles can be grouted and trafficked 2 hours after fixing. ARDEX S 20/S 20 W Rapid drying and hardening natural stone tile adhesive for bed thickness between 5mm and 20mm. GREY or WHITE Can be trafficked and grouted 3 hours after fixing, ideal for uncalibrated natural stone tiles. ARDEX X 32 Rapid hardening and drying white natural stone adhesive. Use for uncalibrated stone for internal and external areas.
Adhesive bed between 3-30mm. Ideal for moisture sensitive stone. Grout after 3 hours. GROUT ARDEX MG Rapid drying marble and natural stone tile grout. Ideal for grouting natural stone tiles, virtually eliminates the risk of water staining to the tile edges. Walkable after only 90 minutes.
Fixing Natural Stone Tiles When fixing and grouting natural stone wall or floor tiles that are prone to water staining, reference should be made to the use of the 'Rapidry Formula' range of products as described in the table below. The ARDEX natural stone range is designed to work together as an integrated system solution for total peace of mind. Each ARDEX natural stone product is the result of continuous research and development, with the help of natural stone tile manufacturers and fixers, to ensure product compatibility and market leading performance, courtesy of the innovative ARDEX Rapidry Formula technology.
The 'Rapidry Formula' system binds the mix water within the adhesive or grout virtually eliminating the risk of water staining and guaranteeing the best possible finish to all natural stone tile applications. The added benefits of rapid drying and rapid hardening make the full range of products ideal for the demands of working environments when downtime needs to be minimised.
ARDEX Rapidry Plus has all the benefits of Rapidry but can also be used for external applications. Moisture sensitive natural stone tiles grouted with a traditional cement-based grout, resulting in unsightly water staining at the tile edges. Moisture sensitive natural stone tiles grouted with ARDEX MG Rapid Drying Marble and Natural Stone Grout. ARDEX ‘Rapidry Formula’ technology locks the mix water into the grout, eliminating water staining at the tile edges. For more information please refer to the ARDEX Natural Stone Installation Brochure ARDEX A 35 MIX
ARDEX Product Case Studies 9 Olympic Park Aquatics Centre London, UK Contractor: W B Simpson Limited Products used: ARDEX X 77, ARDEX-FLEX FL, ARDEX S 7, ARDEX S 21, ARDEX WPC Lark Hill Village Nottingham, UK Contractor: Telling (Finishings) Ltd of Mansfield Products used: ARDEX K301, ARDEX X 7 R, ARDEX-FLEX FL Tonbridge School Centre for Sports & Media Tonbridge, Kent, UK Contractor: Cerface Limited Products used: ARDEX X 7 R, ARDEX WPC, ARDEX-FLEX FL, ARDEX X 7 G PLUS, ARDEX WA
10 ARDEX Product Case Studies The Savoy London, UK Contractor: Mega Marble Ltd Products Used: ARDEX A 35, ARDEX X 7001, ARDEX S 16, ARDEX E 90 McDonalds Products used: ARDEX DGR Degreaser, ARDEX ARDURAPID A 45, ARDEX P4, ARDEX X 77, ARDEX X 78 S
11 ARDEX Product Case Studies Kings Cross London, UK Contractor: DMC Rail Ltd ARDEX A 35, ARDEX S 21, ARDEX E 90, ARDEX-FLEX FL Guess Store Regent Street, London, UK Contractor: Collards Floors & Walls Ltd, Bristol Products used: ARDEX X 78 S, ARDEX-FLEX FL BBC SCOTLAND Glasgow, Scotland, UK Contractor: Watson Stonecraft Products used: ARDEX S20
Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesives ARDEX D20 is a ready mixed adhesive for fixing ceramic tiles and mosaics to all internal walls in dry or intermittently wet locations, e.g. domestic showers, kitchens and bathrooms. No primer required, easy to apply with excellent slump resistance and offers up to 20 minutes open time and 40 minutes tile adjustability. Tremendous adhesion strength and reliability. Fix porcelain: Yes, if background absorbent Grout after (walls): 24 hours External use: No Bed thickness: 1 - 3mm Adjustment time: 40 minutes Open time: 20 minutes Colour: Off White Pack size: 10ltr, 5ltr or 2.5ltr plastic tubs Coverage: A 10 litre tub will cover approximately 10m2 at 1mm thick Storage: Store out of direct sunlight.
Protect from frost. Storage life not less than 12 months in unopened containers NOTES: For tile sizes above 300mm x 300mm we recommend the use of the appropriate ARDEX cement-based tile adhesive. Porcelain tiles should be no larger than 150mm x 150mm ARDEX D 20 Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesive ARDEX D30 is a water resistant, non-slip ready mixed wall tile adhesive ideal for use in commercial and domestic showers, kitchens and bathrooms. Suitable for virtually all substrates and tile types, including porcelain, ARDEX D30 does not need a primer and is easy to use with excellent application properties.
Fix porcelain: Yes, if background absorbent Grout after (walls): 24 hours External use: No Bed thickness: 1 - 3mm Adjustment time: 20 minutes Open time: 20 minutes Colour: Off White Pack size: 10ltr plastic tub Coverage: A 10 litre tub will cover approximately 10m2 at 1mm thick Storage: Store out of direct sunlight. Protect from frost. Storage life not less than 12 months if stored in original unopened containers.
ARDEX D 30 Commercial and Domestic Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesive D1 T T D2 TE TE 12 ARDEX D 15 is a ready mixed adhesive for fixing ceramic tiles and mosaics to gypsum plaster, paper-faced plasterboards, concrete, cement and sand renders, as well as fixing porous bodied tiles to existing ceramic tiling. No primer required, easy to apply with excellent slump resistance and offers up to 20 minutes open time. Fix porcelain: Yes, if background absorbent Grout after (walls): 24 hours External use: No Bed thickness: 1 - 3mm Open time: 20 minutes Colour: Off White Pack size: 10ltr plastic tub Coverage: A 10 litre tub will cover approximately 10m2 at 1mm thick Storage: Store out of direct sunlight.
Protect from frost. Storage life not less than 12 months in unopened containers ARDEX D 15 Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesive D1 T T
Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives Versatile, multipurpose adhesives for internal/external applications, swimming pools etc., suitable for floors and walls. Now fixes porcelain and fully vitrified tiles without the need of an admix. Fix porcelain: Yes External use: Yes* Grout after (walls): 24 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 24 hours Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm Working time: 5 hours Adjustment time: 10 minutes Open time: 30 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 20kg Coverage: 1.3kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately Coverage 15.3 litres of mortar i.e. 5.1m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.
ARDEX X 7 G / ARDEX X 7 W Tile Adhesive White or grey rapid hardening and drying wall and floor adhesive for fixing ceramic and natural stone tiles, glass mosaics, porcelain and fully vitrified tiles in internal dry or intermittently damp locations. Can be grouted or trafficked 2-3 hours after fixing. ARDEX S16W is ideal for fixing translucent marble and glass mosaics. Fix porcelain: Yes Grout after (walls): 2 - 3 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 2-3 hours External use: No Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm Working time: 30 minutes Adjustment time: 10 minutes Open time: 10 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 20kg bags Coverage: 1.35kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness.
A 20kg bag will yield approximately 14.7 litres of mortar i.e. 4.9m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes, with the addition of ARDEX E90 Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.
ARDEX S 16 / ARDEX S 16 W Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying Tile and Natural Stone Adhesive NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc. use with ARDEX E 90 Tile Adhesive Improver. C2 TE TE C2 TE TE Grey White C2 FT FT 13
14 Specifically formulated to have a very high yield per bag (Ceram Research has confirmed approximately 20% more coverage per kg compared to traditional tile adhesives) along with enhanced properties of adhesion and flexibility. Ideal for fixing fully vitrified or porcelain tiles (internal areas only) and other tiles with low porosity as well as glass and porcelain mosaics without the need for an admixture.
Fix porcelain: Yes, internal only Grout after (walls): 8 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 24 hours External use: Yes*, except for porcelain Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm Working time: 5 hours Adjustment time: 20 minutes Open time: 10 minutes Colour: Grey Pack size: 18kg bag Coverage: 1kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. An 18kg bag will yield approximately 18 litres of mortar i.e. 6m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.
Use with all tile types including fully vitrified, porcelain and mosaics. For internal and external applications including swimming pools, etc. Suitable for walls and floors, built-in admix. Tiles can be grouted and trafficked only 2 hours after fixing. Fix porcelain: Yes External use: Yes* Grout after (walls): 2 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 2 hours Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm (3mm on timber) Adjustment time: 10 minutes Working time: 30 minutes Open time: 10 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 20kg bag grey / 20kg bag white Coverage: (Grey). 1.4kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 14.3 litres of mortar i.e.
4.7m2 at 3mm thick (White). 1.2kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 16.7 litres of mortar i.e. 5.6m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: (Grey) 12 months, (White) 6 months from the date shown on the packaging. ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Rapid Setting and Hardening Flexible Tile Adhesive with Built-In Admix NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc. C2 TE S1 TE S1 ARDEX X 7 G PLUS Flexible Adhesive with Built-In Admix for Floor and Wall Tiling in Internal/ External Locations Grey White Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives with Built-In Admix C2 T