Mapei Adhesives Quick Guide

Selecting the correct adhesive products is essential for a successful installation but for the uninitiated, choosing the right type of adhesive for your tiling project can be a minefield. Thankfully though, top adhesive and grout guys Mapei are on hand to give you the lowdown on which type of adhesive does what (and when to use them). Read on to find out which Mapei products are right for you…

Priming

 

 

 

Primer G Priming is essential where absorption needs to be reduced on surfaces such as render, plywood, plaster, plasterboard and sand:cement screeds. Anhydrite screeds and gypsum plaster must be sealed before application of any cement based adhesives or failure may occur.

Ready Mixed Adhesives (Ceramic Wall Tiles Only)

 

 

Mapestik is a budget adhesive for fixing porous bodied glazed wall tiles in internal domestic or light duty commercial installations.

 

 

 

 

Mapegrip D2 is a water resistant adhesive for fixing porous bodied glazed wall tiles in internal domestic or commercial installations. Suitable for use in showers. Both adhesives have coverage of approximately 6m2 when using a 6mm notched trowel, and can be grouted after 24 hours.

Powdered Floor Adhesive (Walls & Floors)

 

 

Keraquick Grey/White is a rapid setting flexible adhesive for use with ceramic, porcelain and natural stone including mosaics in wet or dry areas. Suitable for use on plywood overlay and underfloor heating systems, it has a working time of 30 mins once mixed, a coverage of approximately 5m2 using a 10mm notched trowel and can be grouted after 2 hours. Remember to always use white adhesive with light coloured natural stone products such as travertine.

 

 

 

 

Keraflex Maxi S1 Grey/White is a slow setting flexible adhesive for use with ceramic, porcelain and natural stone including mosaics in wet or dry areas. Suitable for use on plywood overlay and underfloor heating systems, it has a working time of 8 hours once mixed, a coverage of approximately 5m2 using a 10mm notched trowel and can be grouted after 24 hours. It is also ideal for fixing large format tiles up to 600x600mm on walls without slippage. Remember to always use white adhesive with light coloured natural stone products such as travertine.

 

 

 

Adesilex P9 White is a slow setting non flexible adhesive suitable for ceramic, porcelain and mosaics in wet or dry areas (not suitable for swimming pools). Suitable for use on plaster, plasterboard, render concrete, sand cement screed and tile backer boards. It has a working time of 8 hours once mixed, a coverage of approximately 5m2 using a 10mm notched trowel and can be grouted after 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

Mapeker Rapidset Flex Grey is a fast setting flexible grey adhesive suitable for ceramic, porcelain, mosaics and natural stone, (e.g. slate) in wet or dry areas. Suitable for use on concrete, sand/cement screed, plywood overlay and underfloor heating. It has a working time of 20 mins once mixed, a coverage of approximately 5m2 using a 10mm notched trowel and can be grouted after 3 hours.

 

 

 

So there you have it – you needn’t be stuck when it comes to choosing the right adhesive any longer! If you need any further help though, don’t hesitate to give our friendly customer services guys a call on 01782 223822 and they’ll see you right.

 

 

Here at Tile Mountain, we not only have a huge range of tiles to suit every purpose, we also have a wealth of tiling knowledge gained from over 30 years in the tile industry, (which we’ll do or best to share with you across these very pages).

Whether you’re looking for the perfect tiles for your next home improvement project, are searching for some style inspiration, or simply need a bit of help and advice, you’re in the right place.