StoneFix S2 Natural Stone White Rapid Set Flexible Adhesive is a professional and highly flexible wall and floor tile adhesive designed for fixing tiles to a variety of substrates including timber surfaces where slight movement can occur such as floating floors, tongue and grooved floorboards, chipboard and plywood. Designed for natural stone and fully vitrified, high density tiles such as porcelain, ceramics and mosaics, Eco friendly natural stone tile adhesive.
DO NOT apply if frost is forecast within 24 hours, in wet conditions, in temperatures below 5°C or above 25°C, to areas in direct sunlight or to substrates that are hot. Never add water or fresh adhesive and or powder to the adhesive mix which has already started to set.
Surfaces, including existing tiles, must be clean sound and strong enough to support the weight of the tiles and the adhesive. Curing compounds, oil stains, wax residues, laitance and other contaminants must be removed. StoneFix S2 White Rapid Set Flexible Adhesive can absorb minor surface irregularities provided that the bed thickness does not exceed 20mm. Gypsum based substrates, aerated concrete and interior asphalt should be primed with StoneFix Acrylic Primer.
Porous substrates must be primed with a suitable StoneFix Acrylic Primer. Non porous substrates such as ceramics, should be primed using a slurry coat of StoneFix S2 White Rapid Set Flexible Adhesive and StoneFix Acrylic Primer. The slurry coat should be one part powder to one part liquid by volume. Apply thinly with a brush and allow to dry. Existing Glazed, Unglazed Tiles, Terrazzo and Quarry Tiles Apply slurry coat: 1 part adhesive to 1 part StoneFix Acrylic Primer, apply a thin coat with a brush and allow to dry.
The surface should be roughened up using a wire brush or other abrasive tool as this will remove the surface laitance. Then apply 2 neat coats of StoneFix Acrylic Primer.
The substrate must not leach moisture. Anhydrite screeds must not have a moisture content greater than 0.5% or 75% relative humidity (RH) is required. This can easily be tested with a hygrometer. Once the screed has dried it is essential that surface laitance is removed. This is achieved by scabbling, followed by vacuum cleaning to remove any dust, then followed by either a suitable epoxy or StoneFix Acrylic Primer.
Skimming is not required, ensure boards are dry, securely fixed and rigid. Prime with StoneFix Acrylic Primer.
The surface should be prepared to provide a rigid and secure base without deflection. The face, reverse and edges of the boards must be primed with StoneFix Acrylic Primer, to prevent the ingress of ambient moisture.
Mix 20kg of StoneFix S2 White Rapid Set Flexible Adhesive with approximately 5 litres of cold clean water until a smooth creamy consistency is achieved using a suitable drill with whisk attachment, mix for 2 minutes, allow to stand for 2 minutes then re-mix. This process allows the polymer additives to dissolve and activate.
The mixed adhesive is applied to the prepared surface with a trowel and then combed through with a suitably sized notched trowel in straight ribs to create a ribbed adhesive bed. The tiles should be pressed into place with a twisting and sliding action to achieve full adhesive to tile transfer. For tiling to walls in dry internal locations the adhesive contact should be at least 65% of the back of the tile. When tiling to floors and all external situations, 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 the notched trowel chosen depends on the size of the tile, the surface being tiled, the profile on the back of the tile and the degree of coverage area required. Remove and inspect a tile occasionally to check that adequate bedding is being achieved. Expansion joints must be provided according to the relevant Part of BS 5385. Test open time by touching the adhesive bed with a finger; if adhesive transfers to the finger a safe bond is assured, if not, the adhesive must be removed and replaced with fresh material. Never add water or powder to a mix that has begun to set. Do not apply at substrate temperatures below 5oC or in conditions of extreme heat. Exterior installations must be protected from direct sunlight, wind or rain.
The surface should be prepared to provide a rigid and secure base without deflection and suitable to support the intended weight. Tongue and groove / chipboard (moisture resistant quality) must be dry, rigid and securely fixed and screwed to joists at 300mm centres. Overlaid timber floors must be over boarded with exterior or marine grade plywood with a minimum thickness 15mm. All boards must be screwed at 300mm centres and the face, reverse and edges of the boards must be primed with StoneFix Acrylic Primer, to prevent the ingress of ambient moisture.
1kg of the mixed material will cover approximately:
Coverage is dependent on the application technique, substrate and the type of tiles used and these figures are therefore only a guide.
Conformity: Conforms to the requirements of BS EN 12004 / 12002 C2 FT S2
Tensile strength: 6 hrs >0.50N/mm2, 12 hrs >0.75N/mm2, 24 hrs >1.00N/mm2
Transverse deformation: Classification S2 (deformation greater than 5mm)
Application temperature: 5oC to 25oC
Service temperature range: -20oC to +80oC
Bed thickness: Up to 20mm
Mixing ratio: 5 litres of water to 20kg powder
Open time: 45 mins at 20oC
Set time: 3 hrs at 20°C
Ready for grouting: 3 hrs at 20oC
Fully load bearing: 24 hrs at 20oC
Shelf life: 12 months in cool dry area
Ecotek technology has been developed as part of our commitment to the environment, in particular
the use of sustainable products within our manufactured materials. This technology uses the highest quality pure plate clear recycled glass and offers the following advantages:
Mechanically improves the workability of the product.
Compatible with white / light coloured cements.
Less absorption of water, therefore improves structural strength and performance of the product.
Non-crystalline nature of the glass improves its waterproofing properties and is non-toxic.
StoneFix S2 White Rapid Set Flexible Adhesive is supplied in 20kg heavy duty clay coated sacks, palletised (56) and shrink wrapped. When stored unopened in a dry place at temperatures above 5°C, shelf life is 12 months from date of manufacture.
For further information, please request the material safety data sheet for this product.
StoneFix S2 White Rapid Set Flexible Adhesive is factory blended, tested and packaged to quality control procedure in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 series.