Tile Adhesive Classification
Tile Adhesive Classification - whether you’re working with ready-mix or powder adhesives, there’s a method of classification that means it’s quick and easy to choose the right adhesive for the job.
Normal or improved cementitious (C)
C1 (normal cementitious) and C2 (improved cementitious) classifications refer to the strength of powder adhesives.
Normal or improved dispersion (D)
D1 (normal dispersion) and D2 (improved dispersion) classifications regard the strength of ready-mix adhesives.
Extended open time (E)
E classifications are used for tile adhesives which have an extended open time, meaning the product won't start to set too quickly after being spread with a notched trowel – useful for larger jobs.
Fast setting adhesives (F)
An F classification refers to a tile adhesive which is fast-setting in nature, this is useful when tiling in lower temperatures where the setting process may take longer, or where there is a tight deadline.
Improved flexibility (S)
Flexible tile adhesives are denoted with two classifications: S1 (improved flexible tile adhesive) and S2 (ultra-flexible tile adhesive), which are suitable on substrates which are subject to deflection and movement.
Reduced Slip (T)
T classifications refer to tile adhesives which have reduced slip – useful for applying larger or heavier tiles onto walls, keeping them firmly in place throughout the tiling process.