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Contents European Standards 2 Introduction 3 Primers, Admixtures & Surface Membranes 5

Contents

European Standards

2

Introduction

3

Primers, Admixtures & Surface Membranes

5

Waterproofing & Tanking

9

Levelling & Smoothing Compounds

10

Ready Mixed Adhesives

14

Cementitious Powder Adhesives

17

2 Part Flexible Adhesives

23

Acrylic Adhesives

24

Cementitious Powder Grouts

25

Fixing Guide

29

Wall Backgrounds

33

Floor Bases

37

Tiling onto Wooden Surfaces

41

Movement Joints

43

Calcium Sulphate Screeds

45

Fixing Schlüter ® -Ditra Uncoupling Membrane

47

Watertite Tanking & Wetroom Kit

49

Adhesive Selector Guide

51

Grout Selector Guide

53

Grout Usage Calculator

54

Adhesive & Grout Flexibility Chart

54

54 Adhesive & Grout Flexibility Chart 54 European Standards European Standards Type Class C

European Standards

European Standards

Chart 54 European Standards European Standards Type Class C 1 Normal cementitious adhesive

Type

Class

C

1

Normal cementitious adhesive

C

1 F

Fast-setting cementitious adhesive

C

1 T

Normal cementitious adhesive with reduced slip

C

1 F T

Fast-setting cementitious adhesive with reduced slip

C

2

Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics

C

2 E

Cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics and extended open time

C

2 F

Improved fast-setting cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics

C

2 T

Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip

C

2 T E

Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics, reduced slip and extended open time

C

2 F T

Fast-setting cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip

D

1

Normal dispersion adhesive

D

1 T

Normal dispersion adhesive with reduced slip

D

2

Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics

D

2 T

Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip

D

2 T E

Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics, reduced slip and extended open time

R

1

Normal reaction resin adhesive

R

1 T

Normal reaction resin adhesive with reduced slip

R

2

Improved reaction resin adhesive with additional characteristics

R

2 T

Improved reaction resin adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip

Type

Class

C

G 1

Normal cementitious grout

C

G 2

Improved cementitious grout with additional characteristics

R

G 1

Reaction resin grout

Type

Class

C

S 1

Deformable adhesive

C

S 2

Highly deformable adhesive

Bostik technical support The Bostik promise Bostik’s aim is to provide the tiling industry with
Bostik technical support The Bostik promise Bostik’s aim is to provide the tiling industry with

Bostik technical support

The Bostik promise

Bostik’s aim is to provide the tiling industry with products that deliver quality and consistent results. Throughout our history we have provided technical excellence and innovative solutions.

Bostik products

We strive for technical excellence and to provide solutions to the specific needs of the tiler and tiling market. We can draw on Bostik’s global research, development and manufacturing resources to provide better technology and performance to complement trends and developments within tile technology. All of this backed up by our 10 year product guarantee.

Bostik’s new range meets almost every tiling requirement.

Adhesives and Grouts that are formulated for performance. Domestic, commercial or industrial installations are secure with Bostik. The comprehensive range allows the contractor to select the most appropriate solution for each project:

User friendly, easy to use ready mixed products

Strong, durable powdered adhesives and grouts designed for specific environments

Rapid setting grouts for fast track installations

Professional primers and underlayment products

We’ve got it covered

The Bostik technical department provides a source of valuable information to designers, specifiers, distributors, stockists and end users. The department is continually looking to develop the existing range of primers, additives, tile adhesives, grouts and screeds to improve the user characteristics, whilst developing new ranges in conjunction with market trends.

Website : Advice and information

www.bostik.co.uk

Online NBS M40 format tiling specification system

Downloadable technical bulletins & data sheets

Adhesive & grout calculators

Health & safety data sheets

call on: 01785 272727

• Health & safety data sheets call on: 01785 272727 SUITABLE FOR UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS PORCELAIN
• Health & safety data sheets call on: 01785 272727 SUITABLE FOR UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS PORCELAIN
• Health & safety data sheets call on: 01785 272727 SUITABLE FOR UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS PORCELAIN

SUITABLE FOR

UNDERFLOOR

HEATING SYSTEMS

PORCELAIN TILE

FORMULATION

SUITABLE FOR

SWIMMING POOLS

EXTRA
EXTRA

STRENGTH

TILE FORMULATION SUITABLE FOR SWIMMING POOLS EXTRA STRENGTH FIBRE TECHNOLOGY FLEXIBILITY SUITABLE FOR HIGH STRESS AREAS

FIBRE

TECHNOLOGY

FLEXIBILITY

TILE FORMULATION SUITABLE FOR SWIMMING POOLS EXTRA STRENGTH FIBRE TECHNOLOGY FLEXIBILITY SUITABLE FOR HIGH STRESS AREAS

SUITABLE FOR HIGH STRESS AREAS

Primers , Admixtures & Surface Membranes

SCREEDMASTER

EPOXY PRIMER

Admixtures & Surface Membranes SCREEDMASTER EPOXY PRIMER tWo coMPoNENt WAtEr dISPErSIBLE PrIMEr recommended as a

tWo coMPoNENt WAtEr dISPErSIBLE PrIMEr

recommended as a barrier primer on calcium Sulphate Screeds 2-part epoxy primer Water dispersible Exceptional adhesion Suitable for all subfloor types For use as a bonding aid

A non-flammable, two component, water dispersible epoxy primer containing exact quantities of resin and hardener, ready for mixing together. Curing is by chemical reaction, producing a semi-gloss film finish. The primer is coloured to identify coated areas. Screedmaster Epoxy Primer can be used as a primer / bonding agent prior to the application of any of the Screedmaster range of smoothing compounds. It can be used on all smooth and dense surfaces, power floated concrete, ceramic tiles, quarry tiles, terrazzo, rigid metal, asphalt and surface membranes. Screedmaster Epoxy Primer may be used as a barrier primer when diluted on anhydrite (calcium sulphate) screeds prior to application of cementitious materials

screeds prior to application of cementitious materials Tested for use on Lafarge Gyvlon screeds www.gyvlon.co.uk

Tested for use on Lafarge Gyvlon screeds www.gyvlon.co.uk

Type of Solvent:

Part A Solvent-free Part B Water based

Coverage:

50 - 60 m 2 up to 100 m 2 diluted (approx.)

Flashpoint:

Part A > 150ºC (approx.) Part B Non-flammable

Application

5ºC to 40ºC

Temperature:

Drying Time:

Overnight (13ºC or above)

Packaging:

6 kg unit (5 kg resin and 1 kg hardener)

Product Code:

108103

Primers , Admixtures & Surface Membranes

SCREEDMASTER

ONE COAT MEMBRANE

EPoXY SurFAcE dAMP ProoF MEMBrANE For cEMENtItIouS SuBFLoorS

two part solvent free epoxy membrane

Suppresses sub floor moisture

up to 97% relative humidity

Single coat

Suitable for concrete & sand/cement screeds

Accelerator available for fast track installations

• Accelerator available for fast track installations For suppressing residual construction moisture in

For suppressing residual construction moisture in cementitious subfloors enabling floor coverings to be installed earlier in building projects. Screedmaster One Coat DPM and Screedmaster One Coat Accelerator are both solvent free products and are suitable for use in all project work including hospitals, schools, retail outlets and commercial projects. On a smooth, power floated concrete base, a single coat application can provide protection up to a maximum hygrometer reading of 97% RH. Moisture readings quoted are based on BS 8203 using a properly calibrated and insulated surface hygrometer.

Type of Solvent:

Solvent-free

Coverage:

Up to 25 m 2 per 10 kg kit (approx.) Up to 12.5 m 2 per 5 kg kit (approx.)

Service Temperature

10ºC to 30ºC

Limits:

Application

-20ºC to 60ºC

Temperature:

Pot Life:

Approx. 30 minutes at 20ºC.

Curing Time:

8

Hours @ 20ºC, 16 Hours @ 10ºC

(at given floor temp)

Curing Time:

3

Hours @ 20ºC, 6 Hours @ 10ºC

(with Accelerator)

Film Thickness:

Approx. 290 microns minimum at 25 m 2 per 10 kg kit

Packaging:

10 kg and 5 kg kits

Product Code:

108066 / 108073 (10 kg), 108004 (5 kg)

Primers, Admixtures & Surface Membranes

BOSTIK

FLEXIBOND

• • • •

PrIMEr ANd FLEXIBLE AdMIXturE For tILE AdhESIvES ANd GroutS

Improves flexibility, shear modulus and tensile strength giving greater resistance to minor movements and vibration

cement pores are part filled with the polymer, reducing the permeability and therefore reducing any damage by liquid transfer

Adhesion is enhanced when fixing to non-porous substrates and tiles

It can further be used as

a primer / sealer for tile

adhesives and floor underlayment screeds can improve the deformability of c2 Adhesives to meet the requirements of class S1 according to EN12002

Bostik Flexibond is an acrylic dispersion for use as a flexible admixture with cement based tile adhesives and or grouts. It can further be used as a primer / sealer for ready mixed tile adhesives and floor underlayment screeds. The addition of Flexibond to a non-polymer modified adhesive or grout is required where surfaces are prone to very minor movement and vibration, or where direct fixing to glazed or other impermeable surfaces is required.

Constitution:

Acyclic dispersion polymer

Appearance:

White liquid

Coverage:

As a diluted primer 2.5 litres will cover 75 m 2 approx.

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

Temperature:

Mix Ratio:

1 part Flexibond to 2 parts water when using as a flexible additive and as a primer.

Packaging:

2.5 litres x 6 boxes

Product Code:

068919 (2.5 litres x 6 boxes)

Primers, Admixtures & Surface Membranes

SCREEDMASTER

UNIVERSAL

PRIMER

vErSAtILE PrIMEr For uSE WIth ALL ScrEEdMAStEr SMoothING coMPouNdS

Modified acrylic primer

Multi-functional

Bonding aid

Excellent coverage

cost effective

Bonding aid • Excellent coverage • cost effective Use as a primer/bonding agent prior to the

Use as a primer/bonding agent prior to the application of any of the Screedmaster range of smoothing compounds. In undiluted form it can be used on all smooth and dense surfaces, power floated concrete, ceramic tile, quarry tile, rigid metal, terrazzo, asphalt and surface membranes. In diluted form (1:2 with clean water) it can be used on porous substrates, including sand/cement and wooden boards etc.

Type of Solvent:

Water based

Coverage:

Undiluted as a bonding aid 75 - 100 m 2 approx. Diluted as a primer 120 - 150 m 2 approx.

Specific

Approx. 1.0

Gravity:

Service Temperature

Up to 40°C

Limits:

Drying Times:

1 hour under good drying conditions

Packaging:

5 litre (x 4)

Product Code:

11830

Waterproofing & Tanking

BOSTIK

WATERTITE TANKING & WETROOM KIT

& Tanking BOSTIK WATERTITE TANKING & WETROOM KIT For INduStrIAL, coMMErcIAL ANd doMEStIc INStALLAtIoNS Fast

For INduStrIAL,

coMMErcIAL

ANd doMEStIc

INStALLAtIoNS

Fast drying, typically touch dry in 1 hour tough, flexible, good crack bridging properties Good bond to many substrates Apply by spray, brush or roller Easy to use Ideal for power showers and wet rooms

Suitable for use with underfloor heating systems

Blue liquid to indicate total coverage

Non-toxic, non-hazardous, solvent and plasticiser free

Bostik Watertite Tanking & Wetroom Kit is a comprehensive tanking and waterproofing system. It is recommended for all installations where water penetration is a risk to sensitive backgrounds on gypsum plaster, plasterboards, WBP plywood in power showers, wet rooms, steam rooms etc. Bostik Watertite Tanking & Wetroom Kit is ideal for use in hotels, leisure centres, garages and homes.

Colour:

Liquid: light blue

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

Temperature:

Coverage:

Liquid: 5 m 2 per kit Matting: 1 m 2 per kit (required on floor only) Tape: 10 m x 10 cm Flanges: For pipes between 10 and 50 mm

Packaging

5 litre kit supplied in a 15 litre outer bucket containing:

Contents:

• 5 litre Watertite liquid applied membrane

• 2 x 10 cm x 5 m rolls fleeced/flexible tape

• 3 x fleeced/flexible pipe collars

– hot and cold water inlets and waste outlet

• 1 m 2 fleece matting

• 2 x fleeced/flexible internal 90 o angles

For larger installations the components are available separately as required.

Product Code:

067073

Levelling & Smoothing Compound

BOSTIK

LOW ODOUR LATEX

Levelling & Smoothing Compound BOSTIK LOW ODOUR LATEX 2-PArt cEMENtItIouS SMoothING coMPouNd • Self-smoothing

2-PArt cEMENtItIouS SMoothING coMPouNd

Self-smoothing

From feather edge to 10 mm

Blend with 0 - 5 mm aggregate for 10 - 20 mm depth

Suitable for underfloor heating*

Interior use only

*Please call the Bostik Technical Department on 01785 272727 for more information.

Bostik Low Odour Latex is a two-part, cementitious smoothing underlayment. The powder is a grey cement based material which is mixed with synthetic latex liquid. It is ideal for use in both new build and refurbishment projects. Formulated for smoothing most common subfloors including cementitious screeds, concrete floors, specially prepared calcium sulphate screeds, sound strong asphalt and other strong rigid subfloors. Its excellent adhesion characteristics also make it suitable for use on floors where old adhesive residues have been removed and 75% of the subfloor exposed. Bostik Low Odour Latex is suitable for application by trowel.

Composition:

Specially modified cement powder Synthetic rubber low odour gauging liquid

Colour:

Grey (powder) White (liquid)

Coverage:

Approx. 5 - 6 m 2 @ 3 mm thickness

Application

Preferably between 15ºC and 20ºC Not below 5ºC or above 30ºC

Temperature:

Working Time/Flow Life:

Approx. 15 minutes @ 20ºC

Set Time

After approx. 2 hours @ 20ºC and 3 mm thickness

(Foot Traffic):

Dry for Floor Covering:

On an absorbent subfloor:

After approx. 12 hours @ 20ºC and 3 mm thickness

Compressive Strength:

After:

1 day = 6 N/mm 2 28 days = 22 N/mm 2

(approx.)

7 days = 16 N/mm 2

Flexural Strength:

After 28 days 7 N/mm 2

(approx.)

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 6 months

Packaging:

Powder: 23 kg paper bag, 42 units per pallet Liquid: 5 L poly jerry, 4 x 5 L cartons, 30 per pallet

Product Code:

Powder: 303492 Liquid: 303294

Levelling & Smoothing Compounds

Levelling & Smoothing Compounds

BOSTIK

300

BOSTIK

FA 600

Levelling & Smoothing Compounds BOSTIK 300 BOSTIK FA 600 cEMENtItIouS FLEXIBLE WAtEr MIX SMoothING

cEMENtItIouS

FLEXIBLE

WAtEr MIX SMoothING

FIBrE-rEINForcEd

coMPouNd

uNdErLAYMENt

Self-levelling

From feather edge to 10 mm

Pumpable

Blend with 0 - 5 mm aggregate for 10 - 20 mm depth

Suitable for warm water underfloor heating

Suitable under parquet/wood floors > 2 mm

Interior use only

Fibre-reinforced

highly flexible

Self-levelling

Suitable for underfloor heating

Suitable under parquet/wood floors > 3 mm

Interior use only

parquet/wood floors > 3 mm • Interior use only Bostik 300 is a high strength, polymer

Bostik 300 is a high strength, polymer modified, cementitious underlayment. It is recommended for the smoothing and levelling of most common subfloors including cementitious screeds, concrete floors, specially prepared calcium sulphate screeds, sound, strong asphalt and other strong, rigid subfloors. Bostik 300 is suitable for application by trowel and by pump.

Bostik FA600 Fibre-Reinforced Underlayment is a flexible levelling compound reinforced with glass fibre, especially for smoothing and levelling of wooden floorboards, moisture resistant particleboards, mastic asphalt screeds and metal decking. It is suitable for normal wear in commercial locations. Bostik FA 600 can be applied in layers between 3 - 15 mm thickness in one work step (5 mm maximum total thickness on mastic asphalt screeds). Suitable under parquet/wood floors. Not to be used as a wearing surface. For interior use only.

Composition:

Polymer modified cement powder

Colour:

Grey

Coverage:

Approx. 5 m 2 @ 3 mm thickness

Application

Preferably between 15ºC and 20ºC Not below 5ºC or above 30ºC

Temperature:

Mix Ratio:

25 kg Powder to 5L Water

Working Time/

Approx. 15 minutes @ 20ºC

Flow Life:

Set Time

After approx. 2 hours @ 20ºC and 3 mm thickness

(Foot Traffic):

Suitable for

Yes (warm water systems)

Underfloor Heating:

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 6 months

Packaging:

25 kg

Product Code:

303034 (25 kg) 19300 (25 kg 3 mm Granite Chippings)

Colour:

Grey

 

Coverage:

Approx. 1.6 kg/m 2 per 1 mm layer thickness (unblended)

Application

Preferably between 15ºC and 20ºC Not below 5ºC or above 30ºC

Temperature:

Mix

Ratio:

5.5 litres of water per 25 kg bag

Working Time/

15 minutes after mixing at 18ºC

Flow Life:

Set Time (Foot Traffic):

4 hours at 18ºC and 3 mm thickness

Dry

for Floor Covering:

24 hours at 18ºC and 3 mm thickness

Compressive Strength

After:

 

(DIN 1164):

1

day = 9.1 N/mm 2

3 days = 10.2 N/mm 2

7

days = 13.3 N/mm 2

28 days = 28.7 N/mm 2

Applicable under castor wheels (DIN 68131):

At 3 mm or above

 

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 6 months

Packaging:

25 kg

 

Product Code:

303058

 

Levelling & Smoothing Compounds

SCREEDMASTER

RAPID REPAIR MORTAR

& Smoothing Compounds SCREEDMASTER RAPID REPAIR MORTAR rAPId curING PAtchING coMPouNd For FILLING hoLES ANd crAckS

rAPId curING PAtchING coMPouNd For FILLING hoLES ANd crAckS ANd For StEP rEPAIrS

cementitious

repair compound

Water mix

Any thickness

rapid hardening

Suitable for holes, slopes, repairs

Interior use only

Screedmaster Rapid Repair Mortar is a rapid curing, sag-resistant, cementitious compound with a high polymer content. It is mixed with water and can be applied at any thickness. Excellent slump characteristics enable Screedmaster Rapid Repair Mortar to be used in vertical and horizontal applications. For the levelling of steps, pedestals, holes and cracks and larger uneven areas of any thickness in screed, raw concrete floors and foundations. Suitable for use in interior applications only. Screedmaster Rapid Repair Mortar is not suitable for use as a final floor covering. Screedmaster Rapid Repair Mortar is suitable for use with underfloor heating installations provided a surface temperature of 27ºC is not exceeded.

Gauging Liquid:

Water

Coverage:

1.6 kg of powder is sufficient to cover 1 m 2 at a 1 mm thickness

Application

Minimum 5ºC (floor temperature)

Temperature:

Mix Ratio:

Maximum 1 Litre water per 5kg

Working Time:

Approx. 15 mins

Compressive Strength:

30N/mm 2 after 28 days

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 6 months

Packaging:

5 kg

Product Code:

119130

Ready Mixed Adhesives

BOSTIK

SHOWERPROOF

NoN-SLIP

WALL tILE AdhESIvE

Adhesives BOSTIK SHOWERPROOF NoN-SLIP WALL tILE AdhESIvE CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : D1T • Easy

CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : D1T

Easy to apply

White no grout discolouration

Excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates

high bonding strength

Good non-slip properties

Bostik Showerproof is unique, gypsum PVA, thin bed, ready mixed adhesive designed for fixing wall tiles and some stone to most rigid internal surfaces. It should not be used externally or in areas where tiling is continuously immersed in water.

Bostik Showerproof is suitable for most surfaces including:

gypsum plaster, cement rendering, plasterboard, old glazed tiles, and rigid tile backerboards. Bostik Showerproof can be used in kitchens, toilets, bathrooms areas and in domestic shower areas. Grout after 24 hours.

Composition:

Gypsum based formulation

Appearance:

White paste

Coverage:

2 - 3 kg/m 2

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

Temperature:

Open Time:

20 minutes at 20ºC

Set time:

24 hours at 20ºC on standard backgrounds 72 hours at 20ºC on impervious backgrounds

Packaging:

15 litre, 10 litre, 5 litre, 2.5 litre buckets

Product Codes:

068636 (15 litres), 068629 (10 litres), 068643 (5 litres), 068650 (2.5 litres)

Ready Mixed Adhesives

BOSTIK

SUPER-GRIP

Ready Mixed Adhesives BOSTIK SUPER-GRIP NoN-SLIP WALL tILE AdhESIvE CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : D1TE

NoN-SLIP WALL tILE AdhESIvE

CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : D1TE

Super non-slip Excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates high bonding strength Good initial grab Easy to apply

Bostik Super-Grip is a thin bed, ready mixed wall tile adhesive formulated for fixing ceramic tiles and some stone onto most internal surfaces. With its advanced acrylic formula giving exceptional non-slip properties and high initial grab characteristics.

Bostik Super-Grip is suitable for most internal rigid surfaces including:

gypsum plaster, cement rendering, plasterboard, old glazed tiles, and rigid tile backerboards. Bostik Super-Grip can be used in domestic bathrooms, showers, kitchens and toilets. Grout after 24 hours.

Ready Mixed Adhesives

BOSTIK

POWER

SHOWERPROOF

WAtEr-rESIStANt WALL tILE AdhESIvE

CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : D2TE

WALL tILE AdhESIvE CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : D2TE • Flexible • Water resistant •

Flexible

Water resistant

White

Excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates

Ideal for bonding mosaics

Bostik Power Showerproof is a water resistant, thin-bed adhesive specifically designed for fixing wall tiles in areas where movement/vibration exists. In addition, it can be applied to most types of sound interior surfaces, including: plaster, cement rendering, plasterboard, old glazed tiles, timber and wood composite panels.

Bostik Power Showerproof is suitable for use in commercial and domestic installations in areas subject to frequent and prolonged wetting and in domestic power showers. Grout after 24 hours.

Composition:

Acrylic dispersion based formulation

Composition:

Acrylic dispersion based formulation

Appearance:

Off white paste

Appearance:

Brilliant white paste

Coverage:

2 - 3 kg/m 2

Coverage:

2 - 3 kg/m 2

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

Temperature:

Temperature:

Open time:

20 minutes at 20ºC

Open Time:

20 minutes at 20ºC

Set time:

24 hours at 20ºC on standard backgrounds 72 hours at 20ºC on impervious backgrounds

Set time:

24 hours at 20ºC on standard backgrounds 72 hours at 20ºC on impervious backgrounds

Packaging:

10 litre buckets

Packaging:

10 Litre and 5 Litre buckets

Product Code:

068599

Product Code:

068674 (10 litres), 068759 (5 litres)

Cementitious Powder Adhesives

BOSTIK

OPF

ONE PART FLEXIBLE

• • • • • • • •

SINGLE PArt FLEXIBLE thIN & thIck BEd FLoor & WALL tILE AdhESIvE

CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : C2TE

totally non-slip

Internal and external

Extended open and working time

24 hour set

very high bond strength incorporates fibre technology

compatible with most underfloor/tile heating systems

Swimming pool grade

Flexible, can be used with correctly installed WBP plywood overlay

thin & thick bed up to 12 mm

Bostik OPF is a non-slip, fibre-reinforced, polymer enhanced adhesive suitable for adhering porcelain, fully vitrified, glass, stone, marble and ceramic tiles to most standard wall and floor substrates such as dense concrete, cement sand screed, masonry, gypsum plaster, plasterboard, tile backerboards, existing tiles bases, vinyl tiles, dry prepared calcium sulphate based screeds. Bostik OPF is a flexible adhesive and can be used on more demanding bases such as WBP plywood overlay and other substrates subject to limited vibration or movement.

Composition:

Polymer modified cement powder

Colours:

Grey and White

Coverage:

Approx. 1.8 m 2 /kg per millimetre thickness

Application Temperature:

5ºC to 25ºC

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 5.6 litres of water to 20 kg bag

Open Time:

Approx. 20 minutes @ 20ºC

Pot

Life:

Approx. 3 hours @ 20ºC

Set Time:

Approx. 24 hours @ 20ºC

Underfloor Heating:

Yes

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 12 months

Packaging:

20 kg polylined paper sacks

Product Codes:

068865 (Grey 20 kg), 068858 (White 20kg)

Cementitious Powder Adhesives

BOSTIK

VITRI-FLEX

rAPId SEt FLEXIBLE thIN & thIck BEd WALL & FLoor tILE AdhESIvE

CONFORMS TO:

BS EN 12004 : C2FT S1 - GREY BS EN 12004 : C2F - WHITE

Fast track sets in 2 - 3 hours

Polymer modified for use on non-porous tiles and stone

Flexible, can be used with correctly installed WBP plywood overlay

compatible with most underfloor/tile heating systems

Interior & exterior use

Water and frost resistant

thin & thick bed up to 12 mm

and frost resistant • thin & thick bed up to 12 mm Bostik Vitri-Flex is a

Bostik Vitri-Flex is a rapid setting adhesive suitable for adhering most non-porous tiles such as porcelain, fully vitrified, natural and artificial stone tiles, to most standard wall and floor substrates such as concrete, cement/sand screeds, dry prepared calcium sulphate based screeds, masonry, sand/cement renders, plasterboard, tile backerboards and existing tiles bases. Bostik Vitri-Flex is ideal for fast track applications as it is sufficiently hard that tiles can be grouted after only 2 - 3 hours. Bostik Vitri-Flex is a flexible adhesive and can be used on more demanding bases such as WBP plywood overlay and other substrates subject to limited vibration or movement.

Composition:

Polymer modified cement powder

Colours:

Grey and White

Coverage:

Approx. 1 m 2 /kg per millimetre thickness

Application Temperature:

Between 5ºC & 25ºC

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 4.4 litres of water to 20 kg bag

Open Time:

Approx. 20 minutes @ 20ºC

Pot

Life:

Approx. 30 minutes @ 20ºC

Set Time:

Approx. 2 - 3 hours @ 20ºC

Underfloor Heating:

Yes

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 6 months (Grey) 12 months (White)

Packaging:

20 kg, Grey & White polylined paper sacks 10 kg Grey polylined paper sacks

Product Codes:

068612 (Grey 20 kg), 068742 (Grey 10 kg), 068735 (White 20 kg)

Cementitious Powder Adhesives

BOSTIK

PORCELAIN STANDARD SET

Cementitious Powder Adhesives BOSTIK PORCELAIN STANDARD SET PoLYMEr ModIFIEd thIN & thIck BEd WALL & FLoor

PoLYMEr ModIFIEd thIN & thIck BEd WALL & FLoor tILE AdhESIvE

CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : C1TE

Polymer modified for use with large format non-porous tiles and stone

Interior & exterior use

Water and frost resistant

thin & thick bed up to 12 mm

Bostik Porcelain Standard Set is a 24 hour setting cement based tile adhesive for floors and walls. It is especially suitable for large format, porcelain, fully vitrified, ceramic and natural stone tiles on walls to most rigid substrates in domestic and industrial areas. Can be made flexible with the addition of Bostik Flexibond.

Composition:

Polymer modified cement powder

Colour:

Grey or White

Coverage:

Approx. 1.8 kg/m 2 per mm thickness of adhesive

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

Temperature:

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 5.6 - 6 litres of water to 20 kg bag

Open Time:

Approx. 20 minutes @ 20ºC

Pot

Life:

Approx. 5 hours @ 20ºC

Set Time:

Approx. 24 hours @ 20ºC

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 12 months

Packaging:

20 kg polylined paper sacks

Product Codes:

068896 (20 kg Grey), 068902 (20 kg White)

Cementitious Powder Adhesives

BOSTIK

PORCELAIN

RAPID

PoLYMEr ModIFIEd thIN & thIck BEd tILE AdhESIvE For FLoorS & WALLS

thIN & thIck BEd tILE AdhESIvE For FLoorS & WALLS CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 :

CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : C2FT - GREY BS EN 12004 : C2F - WHITE

Sets in 2 - 3 hours

Internal and external

Water and frost resistant

Polymer modified - excellent bond strength

thin & thick bed up to 12 mm

Bostik Porcelain Rapid is a fast setting, polymer enhanced, cementitious adhesive suitable for external and internal applications of non-porous tiles such as porcelain, fully vitrified, natural and artificial stone, quarry tiles and ceramic to most standard wall and floor substrates such as concrete, cement/screed, dry prepared calcium sulphate based screeds, masonry, sand/cement render and existing tiles. Bostik Porcelain Rapid is ideal for fast track applications as it is sufficiently hard so that tiles fixed can be grouted after only 2 - 3 hours. Bostik Porcelain Rapid can be used with correctly prepared WBP Plywood and other substrates, subject to limited vibration or movement with the addition of Bostik Flexibond.

Composition:

Polymer modified cement powder

Colours:

Grey and White

Coverage:

Approx. 1.8 m 2 /kg per millimetre thickness

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

Temperature:

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 4.4 litres of water to 20 kg bag

Open Time:

Approx. 20 minutes @ 20ºC

Pot

Life:

Approx. 30 minutes @ 20ºC

Set Time:

Approx. 2 - 3 hours @ 20ºC

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 6 months (Grey) 12 months (White)

Packaging:

20 kg polylined paper sacks

Product Codes:

068605 (20 kg Grey), 068728 (20 kg White)

Cementitious Powder Adhesives

BOSTIK

STONE-FLEX

• • • • • • • • • •

SINGLE PArt FLEXIBLE thIck BEd FLoor ANd WALL tILE AdhESIvE

CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : C2TE

Sets in 24 hours

thick bed up to 30 mm

contains fibres, non-slump

Polymer modified for use on non-porous stone and tiles

Excellent flexibility

compatible with most under floor/tile heating systems

Interior and exterior use

Water and frost resistant

Extended open and working time

White - No tile or grout discolouration Suitable for use with correctly installed WBP plywood overlay

Bostik Stone-Flex is a specially formulated white adhesive for adhering larger format natural stone and non-porous tiles where a thicker bed may be required up to 30 mm. Bostik Stone-Flex is fibre-reinforced, flexible, water resistant and non-slump. Bostik Stone-Flex can be used for fixing tiles to most standard wall and floor substrates such as sand/cement rendered surfaces, concrete, tile backerboards, dry prepared calcium sulphate based screeds, aerated concrete and brickwork. Bostik Stone-Flex is a flexible adhesive and can be used on more demanding bases such as WBP plywood overlay and other substrates subject to limited vibration or movement.

Composition:

Polymer modified cement powder

Colour:

White

Coverage:

Approx. 1.8 kg/m 2 per mm thickness of adhesive

Application Temperature:

5ºC to 25ºC

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 4.8 litres of water to 20 kg bag

Open Time:

Approx. 20 minutes @ 20ºC

Pot

Life:

Approx. 3 hours @ 20ºC

Set Time:

Approx. 24 hours @ 20ºC

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 12 months

Packaging:

20 kg polylined paper sacks

Product Code:

068704 (20 kg White)

Cementitious Powder Adhesives

BOSTIK

STONE-FLEX

RAPID

SINGLE PArt FLEXIBLE thIck BEd FLoor ANd WALL tILE AdhESIvE

CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : C2FT

FLoor ANd WALL tILE AdhESIvE CONFORMS TO BS EN 12004 : C2FT • Fast track sets

Fast track sets in 2 - 3 hours

Polymer modified for use on non-porous stone and tiles

White - No tile or grout discolouration

Excellent flexibility

compatible with most underfloor/tile heating systems

Interior and exterior use

Water and frost resistant

thick bed up to 20 mm thickness

Suitable for use with correctly installed WBP plywood overlay

Bostik Stone-Flex Rapid is a white polymer enhanced adhesive which is ideal for fixing lighter coloured natural stone, marble and mosaics. Bostik Stone-Flex Rapid has a 2 - 3 hour set for fast-track tiling installations of natural stone, porcelain, fully vitrified, ceramic tiles, onto most standard wall and floor substrates such as concrete, sand/cement screeds, tile backerboards, dry prepared calcium sulphate based screeds. Bostik Stone-Flex is a flexible adhesive and can be used on more demanding bases such as WBP plywood overlay and other substrates subject to limited vibration or movement.

Composition:

Polymer modified cement powder

Colour:

White

Coverage:

Approx. 1.8 kg/m 2 per mm thickness of adhesive

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

Temperature:

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 4.4 litres of water to 20 kg bag

Open Time:

Approx. 20 minutes @ 20ºC

Pot

Life:

Approx. 30 minutes @ 20ºC

Set Time:

Approx. 2 - 3 hours @ 20ºC

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 6 months

Packaging:

20 kg polylined paper sacks

Product Code:

068711 (20 kg White)

2 Part Flexible Adhesives

BOSTIK

2 PART FLEXIBLE

2 Part Flexible Adhesives BOSTIK 2 PART FLEXIBLE FLEXIBLE ruBBEr cruMB, rAPId curING AdhESIvE or FLoorS

FLEXIBLE

ruBBEr cruMB,

rAPId curING

AdhESIvE

or FLoorS

Ideal for surfaces subject to movement and vibration

igh flexural

& shear strength

Sets in 3 - 4 hours

Internal and external

Water and frost resistant

Acoustic properties

Lightweight fillers

Bostik 2 Part Flexible rapid setting, lightweight, rubber crumb adhesive is formulated to withstand greater deformability and lateral stresses than standard cementitious adhesives. It is suitable for most types of tile and substrate including more demanding installations, such as steel, GRP, epoxy coatings, tile backerboards, dry prepared calcium sulphate based screeds WBP plywood, chipboard, fibre-reinforced sheets, vinyl tiles/sheets, mastic asphalt and other substrates where movement or vibration may occur.

Composition:

Cement based formulation and acrylic dispersion

Appearance:

Grey powder and white liquid

Coverage:

Approx. 3 - 4 m 2

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

Temperature:

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 20 minutes @ 20ºC

Open Time:

Approx. 20 minutes @ 20ºC

Pot

Life:

Approx. 30 minutes @ 20ºC

Set Time:

Approx. 3 hours @ 20ºC

Colour:

Grey

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum 6 months

Packaging:

7.5 kg powder to 5 litre liquid with mixing bucket supplied

Product Code:

068681

Acrylic Adhesives

LAYBOND

L80

MULTIBOND GOLD

MuLtI-PurPoSE AdhESIvE For BoNdING dEcouPLING MAttING SYStEMS

Acrylic adhesive

Long open time

Excellent residual tack

Suitable for Pvc sheet and tile

Suitable for carpets

Suitable for Pvc sheet and tile • Suitable for carpets An acrylic dispersion adhesive, formulated to

An acrylic dispersion adhesive, formulated to produce a high degree of tack in dry film and to minimise the effects of plasticiser migration. It has an off white appearance and minimal odour. L80 Multibond Gold is a multi-purpose floor covering adhesive for internal use. It will bond most PVC sheet (including cushion types) and tiles as well as most carpets to most common substrates. It can be applied to asphalt, concrete, sand/cement screeds, chipboard, hardboard, plywood and smoothing compounds.

Type of Solvent:

Water borne, containing some aromatic hydrocarbon

Approx. Coverage:

40 to 50 m 2 per 15 kg

Approx.

1.2

Specific Gravity:

Service Temperature

Up to 40°C

Limits:

Packaging:

15, 5, 2.5 kg

Product Codes:

14404 (15 kg), 14403 (5 kg), 14402 (2.5 kg x 6)

Cementitious Powder Grouts

BOSTIK

SMOOTH FINISH GROUT

Cementitious Powder Grouts BOSTIK SMOOTH FINISH GROUT MouLd rESIStANt WALL & FLoor tILE Grout FOR JOINTS

MouLd rESIStANt WALL & FLoor tILE Grout

FOR JOINTS BETWEEN 2 MM AND 12 MM

CONFORMS TO BS EN 13888 : CG2

Polymer modified for porcelain tiles ultra smooth finish Interior and exterior use colourfast Slump-free contains biocide :

Mould resistant

Efflorescence resistant

Bostik Smooth Finish Grout is a professional quality, cementitious, polymer enhanced grout for walls and floors. It is formulated to provide smooth narrow to wide joints. It is easy to clean off, non-slump and dries with a very hard finish. Bostik Smooth Finish Grout is suitable for use with all types of ceramic and porcelain tiles, mosaics, natural stone, marble, quarry tiles etc.

Composition:

Cement based formulation

Colour:

White, Jasmine and Grey

 

Coverage:

Coverage is dependent on the tile dimensions and joint width. It can be calculated using the formula below

 

(L + B) x W x

D x 1.8

(L x B)

= kg/m 2

 

L

– Length of tile in mm; B – Breadth of tile in mm; W – Width of joint in mm;

D

– Depth of joint in mm; 1.8 – Specific Gravity of SMOOTH FINISH GROUT

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

Temperature:

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 2.75 litres of water to 10 kg of powder

Pot

Life:

Approx. 2 hours @ 20ºC

 

Set

Time:

12 hours (walk on) @ 20ºC and 72 hours (full cure) @ 20ºC

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 12 months

Packaging:

 

10 kg and 3.5 kg polylined paper sacks

Product Code:

068780 (10 kg White), 068773 (3.5 kg White),

068964

(10 kg Jasmine), 068797 (3.5 kg Jasmine)

069008

(10 kg Grey), 068995 (3.5 kg Grey)

Cementitious Powder Grouts

BOSTIK

FLEXIBLE

GROUT

MouLd rESIStANt WALL & FLoor tILE Grout

FLEXIBLE GROUT MouLd rESIStANt WALL & FLoor tILE Grout quality, cementitious, flexible FOR JOINTS BETWEEN 2

quality, cementitious, flexible

FOR JOINTS BETWEEN 2 MM AND 15 MM

CONFORMS TO BS EN 13888 : CG2W

Fills deep joints in one application

Extremely water resistant

Faster clean off

Interior and exterior use

Slump-free

contains biocide :

Mould resistant

Efflorescence resistant

Bostik Flexible Grout is a professional

grout for walls and floors. It is formulated to provide narrow to wide joints. It is easy to clean off, non-slump and dries with a very hard finish. It is suitable for use with all types of ceramic and porcelain tiles, mosaics, natural stone, marble, quarry tiles etc.

Composition:

Polymer modified cement based formulation

Colours:

Grey, White, Jasmine, Limestone, Sandstone, Anthracite, Black

Coverage:

Approx. 0.4 kg/m 2 (150 x 150 x 6 mm tiles, 3 mm joints)

Coverage is dependent on the tile dimensions and joint width.

It

can be calculated using the formula below

(L + B) x W x D x 1.8

= kg/m 2

 

(L x B)

 

L

– Length of tile in mm; B – Breadth of tile in mm; W – Width of joint in mm;

D

– Depth of joint in mm; 1.8 – Specific Gravity of FLEXIBLE GROUT

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

 

Temperature:

 

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 1.1 litres water to 5 kg grout

Pot

Life:

Approx. 2 hours @ 20ºC

 

Set

Time:

12 hours (walk on) @ 20ºC 72 hours (full cure) @ 20ºC

 

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for

 

a

maximum of 12 months

Packaging:

10 kg & 5 kg polylined paper sacks

Product Codes: 068933 (10 kg Grey), 068805 (5 kg Grey),

 

068957

(10 kg White), 068766 (5 kg White),

068940

(10 kg Jasmine), 068812 (5 kg Jasmine),

068829

(5 kg Limestone), 068836 (5 kg Sandstone),

068843

(5 kg Anthracite), TBC (5 kg Black)

Cementitious Powder Grouts

BOSTIK

WIDE JOINT GROUT

Cementitious Powder Grouts BOSTIK WIDE JOINT GROUT MouLd rESIStANt WALL & FLoor tILE Grout FOR JOINTS

MouLd rESIStANt WALL & FLoor tILE Grout

FOR JOINTS BETWEEN 3 MM AND 20 MM

CONFORMS TO BS EN 13888 : CG1

Fills deep joints in one application

Water resistant

Faster clean off

Interior and exterior use

Slump-free

Mould resistant

Bostik Wide Joint Grout is a professional quality, cementitious, polymer modified grout for walls & floors. It is colourfast, water resistant and suitable for ceramic tiles, stone, porcelain, slate, terracotta, etc. Bostik Wide Joint Grout can be made flexible with the addition of Bostik Flexibond.

Composition:

Polymer modified cement based formulation

Colours:

Grey

 

Coverage:

Approx. 0.4 kg/m 2 (150 x 150 x 6 mm tiles, 3 mm joints)

Coverage is dependent on the tile dimensions and joint width. It can be calculated using the formula below

(L + B) x W x D x 1.8

= kg/m 2

 

(L x B)

 

L

– Length of tile in mm; B – Breadth of tile in mm; W – Width of joint in mm;

D

– Depth of joint in mm; 1.8 – Specific Gravity of WIDE JOINT GROUT

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

 

Temperature:

 

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 1.1 litres water to 5 kg grout

Pot

Life:

Approx. 2 hours @ 20ºC

 

Set Time:

12 hours (walk on) @ 20ºC 72 hours (full cure) @ 20ºC

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 12 months

Packaging:

5 kg & 10 kg polylined paper sacks

Product Codes:

068889 (10kg Grey), 068872 (5 kg Grey)

Cementitious Powder Grouts

BOSTIK

SGS POURABLE GROUT

FLEXIBLE MouLd rESIStANt FLoor & WALL tILE Grout

GROUT FLEXIBLE MouLd rESIStANt FLoor & WALL tILE Grout FOR JOINTS BETWEEN 3 MM AND 15

FOR JOINTS BETWEEN 3 MM AND 15 MM

CONFORMS TO BS EN 13888 : CG2

Pourable

rapid setting – for fast track installations

Fills deep joints

in one application

Extremely water resistant

Flexible

Interior and exterior use

Slump-free

Bostik SGS Special Grouting System is a pourable cement based, high polymer content grout which is rapid setting and exceptionally flexible and durable. Ideal for high traffic areas and suitable for ceramic and porcelain tiles, stone, marble, etc.

Composition:

Polymer modified cement based formulation

Colours:

Grey

 

Coverage:

Coverage is dependent on the tile dimensions and joint width. It can be calculated using the formula below

(L + B) x W x D x 1.6

= kg/m 2

 

(L x B)

 

L

– Length of tile in mm; B – Breadth of tile in mm; W – Width of joint in mm;

D

– Depth of joint in mm; 1.8 – Specific Gravity of SGS

Application

5ºC to 25ºC

 

Temperature:

 

Mix

Ratio:

Approx. 1.8 litres of water to 10 kg powder

Pot

Life:

Approx. 30 minutes @ 20ºC

Set Time:

3 - 4 hours at 20ºC (walk on) 72 hours at 20ºC (full cure)

Storage & Shelf Life:

Store in dry conditions for a maximum of 6 months

Packaging:

10 kg & 5 kg polylined paper sacks

Product Codes:

068926 (10 kg Grey), 056020 (5 kg Grey)

Fixing Guide GENERAL FIXING: There are a wide range of adhesives in the Bostik range,
Fixing Guide GENERAL FIXING: There are a wide range of adhesives in the Bostik range,

Fixing Guide

GENERAL FIXING:

There are a wide range of adhesives in the Bostik range, both powders and pastes, for wall and floor applications.

Adhesives should not be used as anything other than a method of fixing

a tile to a substrate. They are not structural materials and they do not improve the substrate onto which they are applied. If the substrate

is poor, failures are likely to occur.

Preparation Fixing and grouting should not be carried out if the material, substrate or ambient temperature are below 5ºC. Doing so will significantly retard the setting times. At temperatures in excess of 30ºC it is likely that setting times will be accelerated to such a level that the material becomes impossible to use. All substrates should be sound, rigid and free from oils, chemicals and other materials that can act as parting agents.

PRIMING:

Primers are designed to allow adhesives to perform as designed or to dry correctly:

They also :

Reduce porosity of backgrounds

Increase adhesion on non-porous backgrounds

Isolate surfaces from each other as not to cause a chemical reaction that could cause a failure

Add surface strength to friable surfaces

Prepare the surface for waterproofing

Sealing a surface is different to priming in that the substrate may need more than two applications to achieve a barrier or reduce porosity

Despite misled beliefs that priming WILL ALWAYS improve a tiling job, this is not always correct.

Unnecessary priming can add two potential failure points - the bond of the adhesive to the primer and of the primer to the substrate.

It is not always necessary to prime everyday tiling jobs on good surfaces.

Under more demanding circumstances special primers may be required.

If a background is unsecure it should be repaired or replaced rather than just primed.

Primer Selection Guide

Flexibond

Universal

Epoxy

Primer

Primer

Acrylic

Acrylic

Epoxide

WALL BACkGROUNDS

Gypsum Plaster

u

1

u

1

-

Gypsum Skimmed Plasterboard

u

1

u

1

-

Cement Render

u

3

u

3

-

Fibre-reinforced Cement Sheets

u

3

u

3

-

Plywood WBP

u

2

u

2

-

Lightweight Blocks

u

u

-

Dense Concrete Blocks

u

u

-

 

FLOOR BASES

 

Sand:Cement Screed

u

3

u

3

-

 

Concrete

u

3

u

3

-

 

Asphalt (internal)

u

u -

 
 

Calcium Sulphate (Anhydrite)

-

 

- u

 

Plywood WBP

u

2

u

2

-

1

= If using cementitious adhesives. 2 = Apply 1 coat to the reverse and sides of boards only.

3

= If required i.e surface is dusty or friable.

APPLICATION:

Adhesives should be mixed to a thick, smooth, slump-free consistency. Suggested mix proportions should be given on the adhesive packaging. The use of a mechanical stirrer for at least five minutes will help in obtaining a suitably useable mix. For paste adhesives, contents of buckets should be stirred well before use. Once mixed, the adhesive should be applied to the correctly prepared substrate surface, using the correct tools. The correct tool will be a notched trowel of some description, suitable for the material, the application and the application method i.e. thin bed (up to 3 mm) or thick bed (over 3 mm). Use of the correct tool will help to ensure a full bed of adhesive is applied between the tile and the substrate. Combing the adhesive with a notched trowel will form ribs, which will be squashed down to form a solid bed when the tiles are applied. Tiles should be applied to the adhesive with a twisting or sliding action to bed them in fully. This should be undertaken generally within 20 minutes of mixing the adhesive. Depending on the adhesive and substrate this open time may be increased or reduced. The open time of an individual adhesive should be checked before use. Subsequent tiles should be laid by placing the tile adjacent to the previous tile and twisting away slightly. This ensures that a clean grout joint is formed to enable later works to be completed satisfactorily. It is good practice to remove a tile occasionally as fixing proceeds, to check that adequate contact and wetting is being maintained with the adhesive.

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thin Bed Solid Bed for Floors For thin bed method of application, the adhesive should
thin Bed Solid Bed for Floors For thin bed method of application, the adhesive should

thin Bed Solid Bed for Floors For thin bed method of application, the adhesive should be applied to the substrate using the flat edged side of the trowel. A thin coat at a uniform thickness of about 3 mm is spread, then ribbed using the notched side. The tiles should then be pressed into the ribbed adhesive with a slight twisting action within the open time of the adhesive. In situations where the installation is subjected to frequent or occasional wetting and areas of high humidity, the adhesive should be applied as a solid bed by spreading the adhesive in a thin layer, or alternatively, as a ribbed bed, but to ensure solid bed- ding a thin coating may be buttered over the backs of the tiles before fixing.

thick Bed Solid Bed for Floors For thick bed application, in the case of surfaces that are not sufficiently true or flat to permit thin bed fixing, traditional floor adhesives may be applied as a floated 3 - 6 mm thickness not exceeding 12 mm. When using tiles such as uncalibrated stone or slates, consideration should be given to the use of a thick bed adhesive such as Stone-Flex or a pourable thickbed where the adhesive can be laid in a single application up to a thickness of 25 mm. This will help in giving full coverage in awkward positions or with uneven tiles.

Before the adhesive is set, spare material should be removed from the surface of the tile and the grout joints.

tiling Large Format Wall & Floor tiles Over recent years, the combination of improved tile manufacturing technology and interior design trends has seen a huge increase in demand for larger format tiles. A large format is considered to be a tile with the length of at least one edge greater than 600 mm (nominal) or a facial area greater than 3,500 cm² (nominal). Therefore a nominal 600 mm x 600 mm tile would be considered to be large format.

Prior to fixing large tiles, it is important to ensure the suitability of the surface to be tiled. There are industry specifications for weight per m² depending on the surface being tiled. Time should be spent checking the flatness of the wall or floor, the larger the tile, the flatter the surface will have to be.

Ready mixed adhesives are not recommended as they are thin bed and rely on water loss to achieve full bonding. The cure time is severely retarded with any type of large format tile therefore we only recommend a polymer enhanced adhesive.

Suitable Bostik adhesive are:

Walls

Bostik Porcelain

Standard Set

Bostik OPF

Bostik Stone-Flex

Floors

Bostik Vitri-Flex

Bostik Porcelain Rapid

Bostik Stone-Flex Rapid

Bostik Porcelain Standard Set

Bostik OPF

Bostik Stone-Flex

Full guidance is given in British Standard, BS5385 Wall and Floor Tiling.

GROUTING:

A range of coloured grouts and silicones are available for both walls and

floors and it is, therefore, important that the correct material is chosen.

In general it is the tiles that are selected for colour and pattern though

the colour and joint width of the grout can have a significant effect on the overall appearance. Where possible, a trial area should be viewed using the tile grout combination chosen. The following guidelines are general to nearly all tiles, though special consideration should be made when tiling natural tiles such as terracotta and marble, or specialised tiles such as mosaics as well as to special grouts such as epoxy systems.

Preparation The grouting process will result in some pressure being applied to the tiles already affixed and it is, therefore, important that the adhesive is left sufficiently long before the grouting operation commences. This can

range from 2 hours for a fast set application, to in excess of 24 - 48 hours for a paste adhesive application. If the grouting is undertaken too soon, the pressures applied can cause the bond between tile and adhesive

to break. Once broken the bond will never be reformed. For fixing

guidelines see the relevant section. The joints to be grouted should be

clean and free from adhesive, dust or dirt. As a general rule of thumb the grout depth should be twice the desired grout width. Where white grout

is to be used it is often considered that the use of a white adhesive will

result in less grout and a neater job. Unless the material is a fix and grout system, this should not be done. A thinner layer of grout will be less stable

and may result in the need to re-grout at an early age.

Application Grouts should be mixed to a thick, smooth consistency. Excess water

should be avoided as this will give rise to increased risk of cracks forming

in the joints and will produce a weaker mix that will be less permeable

and less durable. If the grout is mixed too dry it will be hard to apply and may result in an unsightly finish. Suggested mix proportions should be given on the grout packaging. The use of a mechanical stirrer for at least five minutes will help in obtaining a suitably useable mix. Grout should be thoroughly worked into the tile joints with a grouting trowel or rubber faced float until the joints are completely filled to the face of the tile. Surplus grout should be removed from the tile face with a rubber squeegee. When the joint is finger hard, i.e. stiff enough to withstand the pressure of a finger, the joints can then be pointed by compressing the joint with a rounded piece of wood or pointing trowel or other suitable material. Before grouting highly glazed tiles, a small test area should be sampled to ensure that the glaze is resistant to scratching.

If Flexibond is mixed in with the grout or polymer modified grouts

are used, any surplus material should be cleaned off the tile surface immediately with a sponge and clean water. This mix should not be allowed to dry on the surface of the tile or it will be difficult to clean off.

Grouting Mosaics Mosaics are usually used to give a different appearance to larger format tiles. Because of their small size, attempts to grout them in the normal

manner can prove onerous and is often, therefore, not undertaken as precisely as required. However, mosaics should be grouted in the same manner as larger format tiles. With paper faced mosaics a different fixing method needs to be followed. The mosaics are, as described, attached

to

a paper sheet for ease of storage etc. To grout these tiles, the grouting

is

undertaken prior to fixing, from the rear of the tile. A full grout joint

is

applied from the rear and the back of the tile cleaned thoroughly.

The paper adhered sheet of mosaics is then affixed as normal ensuring

a full bed of adhesive is used. Once set the paper face can then

be removed, the tiles cleaned up and full grout joints are ensured.

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Wall Backgrounds GYPSUM PLASTER • Max weight: 20 kg/m² Including Adhesive & Grout. • Allow
Wall Backgrounds GYPSUM PLASTER • Max weight: 20 kg/m² Including Adhesive & Grout. • Allow

Wall Backgrounds

GYPSUM PLASTER

Max weight: 20 kg/m² Including Adhesive & Grout.

Allow minimum 4 weeks drying for new plaster.

Make good any unsound areas.

Apply to finishing coat only.

If surface is polished/shiny, brush with a stiff bristle brush and prime with diluted Flexibond (see primer guide page).

When fixing porcelain and large format tiles use Bostik Porcelain Standard Set.

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Blockwork

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Plaster

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3 Bostik Flexibond Primer

Bostik ShowerproofBlockwork 2 Plaster 5 Tiles 6 3 Bostik Flexibond Primer Bostik Smooth Finish Grout PLASTERBOARD •

Bostik Smooth Finish Grout

PLASTERBOARD

Max weight: 32 kg/m² Including Adhesive & Grout.

Frames or batons, 12.5 mm board should be specified as a minimum thickness and ring nails or screws must be used to positively fix the boards over the complete area.

Ensure no fixings are protruding.

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SAND : CEMENT RENDER

For new render allow

2 weeks minimum drying time.

Prime if dusting or suction is high (see primer guide page).

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Blockwork

2
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Sand : Cement Render

5 Tiles
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Bostik Showerproof / Bostik OPF

3 Bostik Flexibond Primer

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Bostik Smooth Finish Grout

LIGHTWEIGHT BLOCkWORk WALLS

Installation must be

internal dry environments unless rendered.

Allow new blockwork

to dry for a minimum

of 6 weeks before rendering or plastering.

Surface must be flat when direct fixing.

Prime if dusting or suction is high (see primer guide page).

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Rigid Framework

2
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Plasterboard on timber frame

1
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Lightweight Blockwork

Bostik Flexibond Primer

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Bostik Super-Grip / Bostik Showerproof

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Tiles

3
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Bostik OPF

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Tiles

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Bostik Flexible Grout

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Bostik Smooth Finish Grout

 

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Wall Backgrounds EXISTING GLAzED TILES • The main consideration with tiles is to ensure the
Wall Backgrounds EXISTING GLAzED TILES • The main consideration with tiles is to ensure the

Wall Backgrounds

EXISTING GLAzED TILES

The main consideration with tiles is to ensure the surface is perfectly dry and clean. Particular attention should be paid to cleaning, ensuring grease, grime and any parting agents are removed.

Tile on tile applications can present problems with regard to weight if on plaster or plasterboard backgrounds.

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20 kg per m 2 and 32 kg

per m 2 are the maximum weights recommended to be applied to plaster and plasterboard respectively.

Remove any loose or hollow sounding tiles and make good the area with a Rapid Repair mortar.

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Blockwork

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Existing Glazed Tiles

TilesRapid Repair mortar. 1 Blockwork 2 5 Existing Glazed Tiles Bostik Smooth Finish Grout 3 Bostik

Bostik Smooth Finish Grout

2 5 Existing Glazed Tiles Tiles Bostik Smooth Finish Grout 3 Bostik OPF PLYWOOD WALLS •

3 Bostik OPF

PLYWOOD WALLS

15 mm – 18 mm exterior grade plywood

Max weight:

Approx. 30 kg/m² Including Adhesive & Grout.

Also leave provision for ventilation behind the boards to prevent warping from atmospheric changes.

Once boards have been fixed it is necessary that they are stabilised to the ambient humidity and conditions, otherwise warping can occur.

screwed down at maximum centres of 300 mm is usually sufficiently rigid to receive tiles.

Use moisture resistant or exterior grade boards.

Seal sides and reverse edges only.

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Rigid Framework

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Plywood

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Bostik Power Showerproof / Bostik OPF

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4

Tiles

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5

Bostik Flexible Grout

 

TILE BACkERBOARDS ONTO FRAMEWORk, RENDER, CONCRETE, BLOCkWORk, BRICkWORk

(DUkkABOARD TM , WEDI ® , kNAUF AqUAPANEL, HARDIBACkER250 ® , M ARMOX , N O M ORE P LY TM )

All recommendations given

by the board manufacturer should be followed, though

in general, when fixing to

timber frames or batons, 12.5 mm board should be specified as a minimum thickness and ring nails or screws must be used to positively fix the boards over the complete area.

Ensure that the boards are rigid and the fixings do not protrude.

Backerboards fixed by adhesives to render, concrete, blockwork etc. should be allowed to stand for a minimum period of 10 days prior to the commencement of tiling.

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Where tiling exceeds a height of 2.4 m, reference should be made to the board supplier/manufacturer.

The weight of the tiling should not exceed 50 kg/m 2 .

Do not seal or prime the surface.

Rigid Framework

Tile Backerboard

Bostik OPF

Tiles

Bostik Flexible Grout

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Floor Bases CONCRETE • New concrete should be exposed to air drying after the end
Floor Bases CONCRETE • New concrete should be exposed to air drying after the end

Floor Bases

CONCRETE

New concrete should be exposed to air drying after the end of curing for at least 6 weeks before a screed or directly bedded materials are applied.

Prime if dusting or suction is high (see primer guide page).

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Concrete Base

Bostik Flexibond Primer

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Bostik Porcelain Rapid

Tiles

5
5

Bostik Wide Joint Grout

SAND : CEMENT SCREED

New sand/cement screeds should be cured for at least 7 days by covering with polythene or other impermeable membrane and be subject to continuous air drying after curing for at least 2 weeks before tiling is applied.

Prime if dusting or suction is high (see primer guide page).

As an existing screed is not fresh, no additional drying period is required.

The screed should be sound, clean and free from loose deposits of dirt, dust, grease and residual adhesives.

If the surface of the screed is poor, the affixing of ceramic tiles may result in a loose top

layer, or laitance being removed, exhibiting itself as a tiling failure.

Whenever possible, existing screed

surfaces should be mechanically abraded to ensure a sound clean bond can be achieved with the adhesive.

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Concrete Base

Bostik Porcelain Rapid

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Sand/Cement Screed

Tiles

6
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3 Bostik Flexibond Primer

Bostik Wide Joint Grout

ASPHALT (INTERNAL ONLY)

The asphalt surface must be regular, clean and free from any loose material or contaminants which can cause a weak adhesive surface bond.

Asphalt is not the strongest of surfaces and an even 3 - 4 mm

bed of tile adhesive should be used. Varying thicknesses of adhesive can cause stresses to build up, which can result in differential movement and

ultimately failure of the tiling.

Prime (see primer guide page).

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Bostik Vitri-Flex
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Tiles
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Bostik Flexible Grout

EXISTING TILES, qUARRIES & STONE BASES

The main consideration with tiles is to ensure the surface is perfectly dry and clean. The previous usage of the floor should be checked and particular attention paid to cleaning. Ensuring grease, grime and any parting agents are removed. Remove any loose or hollow sounding tiles and make good the area with Rapid Repair Mortar.

It may be found with existing quarry tiles that the previous usage has ingrained sufficient grease or polish that the only way to obtain a sound clean surface on which to apply the new tiles is by physically removing the surface.

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Concrete Base

Tiles

Existing Tilesremoving the surface. 5 4 3 2 1 1 4 Concrete Base Tiles 3 Bostik Vitri-Flex

the surface. 5 4 3 2 1 1 4 Concrete Base Tiles Existing Tiles 3 Bostik

3 Bostik Vitri-Flex

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Bostik Wide Joint Grout

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Floor Bases VINYL TILES • The main consideration with vinyl is to ensure the surface
Floor Bases VINYL TILES • The main consideration with vinyl is to ensure the surface

Floor Bases

VINYL TILES

The main consideration with vinyl is to ensure the surface is perfectly dry and clean.

Particular attention should be paid to cleaning, ensuring grease, grime and any parting agents are removed.

Remove any damaged, loose or hollow sounding tiles and make sure they are firmly

bonded to a solid base.

Make good the affected areas with Bostik Low Odour Latex screed.

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Base

2
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Vinyl Tiles

3 Bostik Vitri-Flex

3 Bostik Vitri-Flex

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4

Tiles

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5

Bostik Flexible Grout

 

HEATED SCREEDS

With any new screed, time must be allowed for curing and drying. Screeds should be kept covered with waterproof sheeting for at least 7 days after laying to prevent drying out.

After this period, screeds should be subjected to continuous air drying for at least a further 2 weeks.

The screed should then be gradually heated by no more than 5ºC per 24 hours up to 25ºC then and maintained for a couple of days. Then allowed to cool to room temperature.

Ensure that the heating has been turned off at least 24 hours before any tiling work is carried out and not turned on until at least 24 hours after the work has been completed.

After tiling, when the heating is turned on, ensure that the temperature is again increased by no more than 5ºC per 24 hours

up to 25ºC.

This is to prevent delamination and cracking caused by thermal shock.

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Heated Screed

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Bostik Vitri-Flex

shock. 4 3 2 1 1 Heated Screed 2 Bostik Vitri-Flex 3 Tiles 4 Bostik Flexible

3 Tiles

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Bostik Flexible Grout

UNDER TILE HEATING ON SAND : CEMENT SCREED

(WITH A TILE BACkER BOARD AS INSULATION)

The base must be rigid and flat enough to allow tiling

Free from contamination

Tile backerboard insulation board can be fixed to the base

with Vitri-Flex

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Concrete Base

Bostik FA600 Flexible Screed

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Tile Backerboard

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3 Matting

Bostik Vitri-Flex

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Tiles

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Bostik Flexible Grout

UNDER TILE HEATING (OVER TIMBER FLOORS)

Wooden floors, in particular, are prone to movement and rebracing.

Strengthening or overlaying with a suitable material such as a tile backerboard (minimum thickness 10 mm)

is a possible option to improve the condition of the substrate, or if using Plywood minimum

15 mm.

Screw boards to both noggins and joists at 300 m centres.

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Timber Base

Bostik FA600 Flexible Screed

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Tile Backerboard

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3 Matting

Bostik Vitri-Flex

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Tiles

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Bostik Flexible Grout

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Tiling onto Wooden Surfaces WBP PLYWOOD OVERLAY • Minimum thickness 15 mm exterior grade plywood
Tiling onto Wooden Surfaces WBP PLYWOOD OVERLAY • Minimum thickness 15 mm exterior grade plywood

Tiling onto Wooden Surfaces

WBP PLYWOOD OVERLAY

Minimum thickness 15 mm exterior grade plywood screwed down at maximum centres of 300 mm is usually sufficiently rigid to receive tiles.

If the plywood is not rigidly fixed any deflection exhibited can cause a failure to occur in the tiling.

Prior to fixing the boards seal the reverse side and edges with Flexibond at a dilution rate of 1: 2 parts clean water.

Also leave provision for ventilation behind the boards to prevent warping from atmospheric changes.

Once the boards have been fixed it is necessary that they

are stabilised to the ambient humidity and conditions otherwise warping can occur.

Ensure that no fixings are

protruding.

There should be no necessity to prime the surface unless the substrate is extremely dusty or highly porous.

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Joistsis extremely dusty or highly porous. 6 5 4 3 2 1 2 Existing sub-base 5