Stone Mate

April 25, 2018 admin 0 Comments

Premium Modified tile Adhesive
Special formulation for natural stone tile installation; minimized efflorescence

  • Optimized for natural stone, marble, and granite tile installations
  • Rugged weather resistance; great for high humidity areas
  • Minimized efflorescence with WCAC technology
  • Suitable for interior and exterior use on floors and walls
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Description

How to use

Stone Mate  Crocodile is powered latex-enhanced dry-set mortar composed of special Portland white cement and excellent for natural stone installation to protect from efflorescence.

Preparation

  • All surfaces on which tile is to be set must be dry, structurally sound, free of all grease, oil, dirt, dust, curing compounds, sealers, coating, efflorescence, old adhesive residues, gypsum-based underlayment and any other foreign matter.

Proportion of Mixing

  • Stone Mate Crocodile Tile Adhesive 20 kg (per bag) per 4.6-4.8 L of water or 2.8-3.0 parts of Stone Mate Crocodile Tile Adhesive per 1 part water by volume.

Mixing

  • Mix Tile Adhesive with clean, potable water thoroughly until smooth with a mechanical mixer at a low speed (150 rpm).
  • Let mortar slakes for 15 minutes before mixing a second time.
  • Do not add water, latex, or additional powder after slaking period.

Application

  • Spread mortar with flat side of trowel to key-in substrate, and then apply additional mortar to ensure that it cover 100% at the back of tile.
  • During the setting of tiles, it is advised to occasionally remove a tile to be sure mortar has not skinned over and sufficient transfer is being made.
  • It is also required that tile be embedded to obtain good transfer of mortar to the tile and for proper alignment.
  • Do not adjust tiles in mortar after they have been set for longer than 15 minutes.

Curing and Grouting

  • A minimum cure is obtained in 24-48 hours, depending on ambient temperatures.
  • For better quality, Crocodile Grout should be chosen to suit each type of tiles. Crocodile Grout has many types and color for each joints and places

Suggestion

  • Grouting after tile installation at least 48 hours to achieve maximum efficiency

Limitations

  • Do not use tile adhesive with wood, asphalt, plastic coat or PVC, metal and mirror. (Do not allow frost within 72 hours)

Caution

  • May be harmful to the eyes, skin, or lungs. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, and eye/face protection
  • In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water and seek medical advice
  • After contact with skin, wash immediately with water
  • Keep out of reach of children

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