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KWIKTILE – 20KG Bag | Mozaic Fix – 5Kg Bag

SURFACE PREPARATION

Ensure the surface is cean and free from dirt, dust, or any old adhesives and weak cement screeds or renders etc. All surfaces must be dry and have a moisture content of 5% or less before tiling begins. All surface beds should have a damp-proof membrane. lf a primer is required, prime the surface with a slurry consisting of 1 part KWIKprime ( Primer) to 2 parts tile adhesive powder or 1.5 parts KWIKBUILD Cement (by volume). Apply using a builder’s block brush and ensure that the entire surface is fully covered with the slurry coat. Allow this slurry coat to dry for 4- 6 hours before applying the adhesive.

Off-shutter concrete, smooth & dense surfaces, powerfloated & steel floated surfaces
Clean thoroughly or mechanically abrade to remove shutter release and curing agents, laitance, etc.
Existing Tiles
Must be in good condition and firmly attached to the substrate, i.e.not cracked, loose, or hollow sounding. Acid wash and neutralize to remove dirt, grease, grime, sealants, polish, etc.
Existing vinyl flooring or carpets
Floor covering must be lifted, and the floor mechanically abraded (chipping, grinding, scabbling, etc) to remove existing fixative.
Existing paint or polish
Existing gypsum skim-coats
Domestic/Interior: Mechanically abrade (chipping, grinding, scabbling, etc) to remove at least 80% of the paint/polish/gypsum skim-coat Commercial/Exterior: Mechanically abrade to remove all traces of paint/polish/gypsum skim-coat.
Bitumen adhesive or waterproofing
Floor covering must be lifted, and the floor mechanically abraded (chipping, grinding, scabbling, etc) to remove existing fixative.

MIXING

Add a 20 kg bag of KWIKtile to approx. 6 L clean, cool water while mixing. For best results use a mechanical mixer.

Mix to a buttery consistency and ensure there are no lumps. Allow the mixture to stand for approx. 5 minutes and then mix again .

For optimal performance use a full bag in one mix and ensure that the water temperature is between 20 -25°C

Pot life after mixing is approx. 1 hour.

For all exterior areas that are exposed to moisture, high traffic areas, areas that can experience significant temperature changes, or where some flexibility is required, replace the water in the mix with KWIKbond (Bonding Liquid) .

For all exterior/exposed and “wet” applications, high traffic areas, areas subjected to thermal stresses or temperature changes, or where some flexibility is required, replace the water in the mix with a BONDING LIQUID.

Important

Once an adhesive mix has been standing for a long time, it is not advised to add more water to the mix as this will negatively affect the performance of the adhesive.
Weather
Setting times may be delayed during winter (cold weather conditions below 15°C), flash setting may occur during summer (hot weather conditions above 25°C). We advise using water of +/- 21 °C for optimum results.

KWIKgrout

Tiling Grout

The minimum joint is 2mm for walls and 3mm for floors . Do not butt joint tiles . The adhesive should be allowed to dry for the minimum prescribed time for the type of adhesive used before grouting . Ensure the tiles and joints are clean and free from grease and any other contaminants. Allow the joints to dry for 24 hours before polishing with a clean, dry cloth. Suitable for: walls and floors, interior and exterior use (mix with KWIKbond), intermittently wet and dry conditions & kitchens, bathrooms and showers.
Add 1 kg of KWIKgrout to approx, 250ml of clean, cool water while mixing. Mix to a buttery, lump-free consistency and allow the mixture to stand for 5-10 minutes and then stir again. For optimal performance use a full bag in one mix and ensure that the water temperature is between 20-25°C. For all exterior areas that are exposed to moisture, high traffic areas, areas that can experience significant tempera­ture changes or where some flexibility is required, replace the water in the mix with KWIKbond (Bonding liquid).
Once a grout mix has been standing for a long time, It Is not advised to add more water to the mix as this will negatively affect the performance of the adhesive.
Setting times may be delayed during winter (cold weathar conditions below 15°C), Flash setting may occur during summer (hot weather conditions above 25°C). We advise using water of+/- 21 °C for optimum results.
Apply the grout liberally to a small, workable area using a soft sponge or rubber float. Remove excess grout immediately. leave the grouted joints to dry for approx. 2 hours and the excess grout can then be cleaned off with a damp (not wet) sponge . Allow the joints to dry for 24 hours before polishing with a clean, dry cloth. Suitable for: walls and floors, interior and exterior use (mix with KWIKbond), intermittently wet and dry conditions & kitchens, bathrooms and showers.

KWIKflex

Latex Additive For Tile Adhesives & Grout

A notched wall trowel, rubber mallet Protective and rubber gloves.
Clean thoroughly to remove all loose particles, dust, residual curing agents, polishes, sealants, surface contaminants etc. All substrates must be dry and integrally sound. Flexible surfaces must be thoroughly braced
None required, ready to use paste.
For lightweight ceramic tiles only. Stir well before use. Apply the adhesive with a notched wall trowel to a minimum bedded thickness of 4mm. Bed tiles securely into the wet adhesive using a rubber mallet
Approx. 1kg / m2 when applied with a notched wall trowel.

KWIKscreet

Self Leveling Screed

New concrete floors should be allowed to cure for a minimum of 6 weeks. Ensure the surface is clean and free from dirt, dust, or any old adhesives and weak cement screeds or renders etc. Painted, bitumen or gypsum plastered surfaces need to be chipped to remove at least 80% of the material. DO NOT use a solvent or heat to remove bitumen from the substrate. Existing ceramic tiles must be cleaned thoroughly with an undiluted tile cleaner and then rinsed with cold clean water. Smooth or power-floated cement floors should be acid washed to remove any latence and then rinsed well with cold water. In very hot weather, dampen the substrate before screeding.
Using a mechanical mixer, add a 20kg bag of KWIKscreed to approx. 4.5 L clean, cool water while mixing. Mix to a buttery consistency and ensure there are no lumps. Allow the mixture to stand for approx. 5-10 minutes and then mix again. For optimal performance use a full bag in one mix and ensure that the water temperature is between 20-25°C. Pot life after mixing is approx. 30 minutes. For “wet” applications, replace the water in the mix with KWIKbond (Bonding Liquid).
Once an adhesive mix has been standing for a long time, It Is not advised to add more water to the mix as this will negatively affect the performance of the adhesive.
Setting times may be delayed during winter (cold weather conditions below 15°C}. Flash setting may occur during summer (hot weather conditions above 25°C). We advise using water of+/- 21°Cfor optimum results.
Pour the KWIKscreed onto the surface to be treated and allow it to spread into uneven areas and voids. KWIKscreed can be applied between 1 mm and 20mm in thickness. The finished thickness can be achieved by light troweling with a steel trowel however precaution must be taken not to over trowel. If levelling more than 5m2 at a time, one must allow for an expansion joint. Allow 24 hours drying time before tiling with KWIKtile adhesives.
20KG’s of KWIKscreed will cover approx. 5m2 at 3mm thickness. Note: Actual coverages will be determined by site conditions, workmanship, surface levels etc.

KWIKbond

Latex Additive For Tile Adhesives & Grout

A mechanical mixer i.e. a paddle mixer or drill with a mix attachment etc. Protective rubber gloves, Protective googles.
Replace the water component of the mix with KWIKbond (See KWIKtile Adhesive or KWIKgrout packaging for correct mix ratios). Ensure to add the tile adhesive or grout to KWIKbond while mixing and continue to mix using a mechanical mixer until the paste is smooth and free of all lumps.
Used for exterior or exposed areas such as permanently wet areas i.e. showers, swimming pools, high traffic areas areas subject to thermal stresses or temperature changes and flexible backgrounds or surfaces.
See KWIKtile Adhesive or KWIKgrout packaging for estimated coverage.

KWIKprime

Latex Primer For Cementitious Products

A Roller or brush. Protective rubber gloves and googles.
All surfaces must have a minimum moisture content of less then 5%. Clean thoroughly to remove all loose particles, dust, residual curing agents, polishes, sealants, surface contaminants etc. All substrates must be dry and integral I sound.
Smooth, dense areas i.e. existing tiles, power-floated floors. Prime surface using 1 part KWIKprime to 1.5 parts KWIKBUILD CEMENT or 2 parts KWIKtile ADHESIVE by volume. For extremely porous areas, prime surface using KWIKprime neat. Allow to dry for 6 hours before any adhesive material is applied.
Approx. 4m2 / L. This can vary depending on surface porosity