Tile Fixing Comparision


TILE FIXING COMPARISION
SAND / CEMENT ( TRADITIONAL ) ULTRA FIX ADHESIVES
WEAK BOND STRONG BOND - 4 times sand / cement
SLOW FIXING RATE FASTER FIXING RATE - 4 times sand / cement
TILES NEED SOAKING - Messy TILES ARE FIXED DRY, NO SOAKING - No Mess
THICK BED OF 15 - 40 mm - Adds to weight / thickness THIN BED OF APPROX. 6 mm - Reduces weight of the structure
RIGID AND SHRINKS - cracks due to physical, thermal & moisture movement FLEXIBLE, ANTI - SHRINK PROPERTIES - allows physical, thermal & moisture movement
LIMITED USE - weak or no bond to some materials and backgrounds UNIVERSAL USE - adhesive range strongly bonds to all materials (tiles, stones) and backgrounds
CURING IS REQUIRED ADHESION CAN LESSENSTAINS, SEEPAGE WHITE DISCOLOURATION IS POSSIBLE INITIAL SET 20 MINUTES, CURES IN 24 HOURS HIGHLY DURABLE BOND RESISTANT TO STAINS, SEEPAGE & DISCOLOURATION
POOR WORKABILITY / APPLICATION

- thin / runny

- no 'grab', high slip

- poor water retention

- short open time

- hard to use and apply

GOOD WORKABILITY / APPLICATION

- thick / sticky

- good 'grab' , non – slip

- good water retention

- long open time

- easy to use and apply

VARIABLE QUALITY FINISH GOOD, CONSISTENT, QUALITY FINISH
VARIABLE MATERIALS - poor mixing control CONSISTENT, QUALITY PRODUCT - easy to mix
CLAMPS REQUIRED TO FIX BIGGER SLABS NO CLAMPS REQUIRED UP TO 20FT
HOLLOWNESS BEHIND TILES / STONES & BACKGROUND SURFACE 100% BONDING BETWEEN TILES / STONES & BACKGROUND SURFACE
NOT WATER RESISTANT WATER - RESISTANT