A full range of adhesives for tiles and resilient flooring from Tilemaster
Tilemaster Adhesives no longer offers just tiling adhesives, but we still have a full range of excellent professional adhesives for tiling with ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles, and Tilemaster Eco-3000, a universal high-temperature flooring adhesive for installing LVT, PVC, vinyl and rubber flooring, carpet, textiles and uncoupling membranes onto a wide variety of substrates. Eco-3000 has excellent adhesion properties with a high bond strength and is rated EMICODE EC1 Plus. Flooring can be installed after as little as 10 minutes, when the adhesive is semi-tacked off and has reached its ‘anti-slide’ state. Full tacking off takes 40 minutes and the floor is ready for light foot traffic after 12 hours.
The tiling range includes a large variety of adhesives suitable for all substrates, tiling materials and site conditions. The company also offers a selection of rapid setting products, but here we take a closer look at adhesives for sites where speed is not the over-riding priority. Where a flexible adhesive is required, Tilemaster Adhesives has a choice of standard and semi-rapid setting products in the Setaflex range, a polymer modified, flexible cement-based wall and floor tile adhesive. Both Setaflex Standard Set and Semi-Rapid Setaflex have been specially developed to give an extended pot life, making them ideal for working with larger, difficult to manoeuvre tiles. They can be used both internally and externally on almost all substrates, including timber, and are excellent for use in areas exposed to prolonged wet conditions. Tilemaster Standard Setaflex has a pot life of 3 – 4 hours and can be grouted after 24 hours. The Semi-Rapid version offers a great compromise between extended workability, with a pot life of 90 – 120 minutes, and a fast setting time, as it will accept light foot traffic and grouting after 6 hours.
Where no flexibility from the product is required, Tilemaster Standard Set Extrabond has been specially formulated with increased adhesion and non-slip properties. It has the same 3 – 4 hour pot life as Standard Setaflex and is suitable for fixing a wide variety of tiles to solid substrates.
The Tilemaster Magix range, available in both standard set (Magix-S) and rapid set (Magix-R) versions, is perfect for use with large tiles or natural stone, as these light-weight adhesives put less strain onto the substrate and have exceptional wetting out properties ensuring full coverage.
After fixing, tiles should be grouted with Tilemaster Grout 3000, a flexible, fast setting wall and floor grout which can be used for joints between 1mm and 20mm.