The base on which tiles are to be fixed should be well compacted, properly cured, free from air voids, dimensionally stable, sound plaster/concrete/screed base. Before applying tiles clean the surface to remove loose sand particles, oil, grease, paint, salt and other contaminants, which may otherwise hamper the adhesiveness of the material. The Water absorption of the surface should be neutralized by applying clean potable water. Allow free water to evaporate from the surface before using the tile adhesive.
For mixing of adhesive material use specified quantity of clean potable water and mix in a suitable round shaped vessel either by hand or with electrical stirrer. Take water in the mixing vessel (always a little less than the actual required for the material as per the specified requirement) put the dry mix material in it. Mix slowly first and then vigorously to make a viscous mortar. Add the remaining quantity of the water and mix to make a homogeneous and workable mortar. Leave the mixed material to stand for about 5 – 10 minutes and then mix well again without adding any extra quantity of water.
Apply the adhesive compounds on the already prepared surface with the help of the smooth side of a combing trowel. Comb the surface of the adhesive with gentle pressure using the notched edge of the trowel. Fix the tiles immediately by pressing them firmly in the position with slight sliding and twisting action. For tiles with deep keys or studs on the back, apply adhesive to the back of the tiles to fill the keys or space between studs. The tile should be firmly tempered with wooden handle of the trowel or pressed home into wet adhesive to ensure firm bedding. For good results do not spread wet mortar on more than 1 m2 area at a time. The process of laying must continue keeping the top surface of tiles in line and level. Tiles should not be fixed on dry and hard adhesive compounds. During the process of laying the tiles the bed of mortar should not have formed a film on it.
Dicofix 210 must be applied strictly according to the method of application mentioned in this technical data sheet. Dicofix will not be held responsible for any claim arising out of non performance of the product due to incorrect application procedure or usage of product for non recommended purpose.
Dicofix 210 contains Portland cement, which after mixing with water becomes strongly alkaline and may cause skin irritation if exposed to such conditions for a long time. Avoid inhalation of dust and in case of contact with eyes and skin, wash with plenty of clean water and take medical help if required. Work in well ventilated condition and use protective kits such as mask, gloves and spectacles. Keep the materials out of the reach of children.