PERMACOL® DATA SHEET
High performance tile adhesive. For setting indoor and outdoor porcelain flooring, indoor walls. Specially recommended for tiling swimming – pools with vitreous mosaic tiles. Suitable for bonding porcelain tiles with a low-medium absorption rate, marble, mosaic tiles and glass blocks.
Product based on high resistance cement, selected aggregates, additives and synthetic resins which give excellent bonding, good workability and resistance to ageing.
Features and applications
To be applied on interior walls and floors or on exterior floors.
Suitable for porcelain tiles with a low-medium absorption rate.
No need to wet tiles or substrates thanks to its high water-retaining capacity.
Non slip. Excellent initial adherence.
Long open time. Allows rectification.
Resistant to humidity. Swimming pool tiling.
Conventional cement-based substrates.
Substrates must be resistant, stable, sound and clean, free of dust, de-molding agents, organic products, etc.
All substrates must be have the appropriate flatness. Otherwise, smooth down up to 5 cm where necessary with the same product 48 hours prior to bonding.
For greater thickness, use Mortar Mix® dry mortar for leveling.
In case of hot or windy weather conditions or when applying over absorbent substrates, it is advisable to wet the substrate and wait till the thin layer of water disappears.
Do not apply on clay or on paint. On outdoor flooring, substrates must have a gradient equal or superior to 1%.
Instructions for use
Add water and mix by hand or mechanically until a well-mixed, workable consistency is obtained. Now, let the mixture stand for 5 minutes and remix.
Spread the mixed product over the surface with a trowel, covering an area not greater than 2m².
Use a notched trowel to adjust thickness (see chart).
Lay the tiles, applying pressure and making small rotation movements to ensure that the glue gets in total contact with the whole surface.
Observe construction joints (expansion, contraction, fraction, perimeter corner joints) and the joints between the cement slabs (minimum 2mm).
Joints should be grouted 24 hours after if on vertical surfaces, and 48 hours after if on floorings. Use Permafix® Grout (white or coloured) for all the joints – depending on the type of grouting.
NOTE: For better results lay tiles as soon as possible after spreading.
< 100 cm2
U4 (4 x 4 x 4)
< 450 cm2
U6 (6 x 6 x 6)
< 900 cm2
U6 (6 x 6 x 6) / U9 (9 x 9 x 9) ó n10
> 900 cm2
U9 (9 x 9 x 9) ó n10
Cautions and recommendations
Do not apply below 5°C nor above 30°C.
Do not apply when there is a risk of rain, strong wind or direct sunlight.
Do not apply in areas where water may accumulate.
Under extreme weather conditions (gusty winds or high temperatures) drying may occur faster.
On floor areas larger than 30 m², leave partition joints to be filled with a flexible material.
On interior floorings larger than 15 m², it is advisable to keep a free perimeter expansion joint between the floor and the wall or pillar, hidden by a baseboard.
(Statistical data obtained under standard conditions)
Apparent density of powder
1.6 ± 0.2 g/cm³
Density of mixed product
1.8 ± 0.2 g/cm³
Approx. 30 min. (depending on weather conditions)
Paste shelf life
Approx. 2 hours (depending on weather conditions)
Initial tensile adhesion strength
> 0.5 N/mm²
Tensile adhesion strength after water immersion
> 0.5 N/mm²