About this Product
weberfix WR is a non-slip, acrylic ready-mixed thin bed ceramic wall tile adhesive for interior use, in areas where intermittent wetting is expected.
Features and Benefits
- Manufactured under BSI Quality Assurance Scheme ISO 9001
- Non slip
- Low colour formulatio
- High initial grab
- Increased water resistance for intermittently wet conditions
Not suitable for floors, exteriors use or in very wet areas such as communal showers or pools.
Weber's Customer Services Department has a team of experienced advisors available to provide on-site advice both at the specification stage and during application. Detailed specifications can be provided for specific projects or more general works. Site visits and on-site demonstrations can be arranged on request.
Tel: (01525) 722110
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Material Safety Datasheet
Declaration of Performance (DoP)
Preparation & Application
Ensure that all surfaces are clean, dry, sound, free from grease, dust or any other contaminating barrier and capable of supporting the weight of tiling.
Make good any unsound areas before tiling. Remove flaking or peeling layers.
Prime dusty or porous surfaces with weber PR370 or weber AD250 and allow to dry before tiling.
Do not use at temperatures below 5°C.
Spread the adhesive onto the wall, rather than onto the tiles, using a suitable notched trowel. Do not spread an area larger than can be tiled in approximately 20 minutes. Larger or studded-backed tiles may also need to be buttered with adhesive.
Fix the tiles within 20 minutes of applying adhesive (less at elevated temperatures). If lightly pressed, the adhesive should still stick to the fingers. If not, then it should be removed and more applied. Firmly press the tiles into the adhesive bed, with a twisting or sliding action, leaving at least 2 mm gaps for grout joints.
For dry areas, the contact area between the adhesive and tile must be at least 70%, uniformly over the whole tile. In intermittently wet areas, it is essential that there are no voids under the tiles. The final bed thickness should be no more than 3 mm.
It is good practice to occasionally remove a tile to check that the required contact is being achieved.
Remove any excess adhesive from the tiles and joints before it sets and remove any tile spacers after approx. 1 hour.
Ready-mixed adhesives gain strength on drying, so leave for a minimum of 24 hours before grouting. On non-porous surfaces, leave for at least 3 days. These times should be extended in poor drying conditions such as when using larger tiles or tiling at low temperatures.
For wet areas, particularly power-showers, an appropriate grout should be used to minimise water penetration. Leave for 2 weeks after grouting, before using the shower.
Tile onto a plaster finish coat. Leave new plaster for at least 4 weeks so that it will be strong enough to support the tiling weight. Priming with weber PR360 is recommended. Plaster can support 20 kg of tiling per m2.
Securely fix and brace all boards to ensure stability. They should be screwed, not nailed, at 300 mm centres horizontally and vertically. Plasterboard can support 32 kg of tiling per m2.
Leave new surfaces to dry for at least 2 weeks before tiling.Brickwork/blockwork
Leave new surfaces to dry for 6 weeks before tiling. Ensure that the surface is sufficiently flat. Lightweight blocks must be primed and are not suitable for large tiles.
Plywood/fibre-particleboard/ fibre reinforced cement sheets
Securely fix and brace all sheets and boards to ensure stability. They should be screwed (not nailed) at 300 mm centres horizontally and vertically. Preferably use exterior grade plywood and prime the reverse face and edges with weber AD250 to prevent distortion. Avoid large tiles.
Existing ceramic tiling/paint
The surface should be clean, dry, sound and capable of supporting the expected loads. Any unsound areas should be removed and made good. Existing tiles must be firmly adhered. Existing paint should be resistant to water (e.g. not emulsion), lightly abraded on the surface and then any dust removed before tiling. Drying times will be significantly extended, therefore fixing large tiles is not advised.
Allowance for movement
Flexible joints should be incorporated to allow for slight movements due to changes in temperature, humidity etc. as indicated by BS5385:
a) where the tiling meets other materials (e.g. floor perimeters)
b) along all internal corners - vertically and horizontally
c) over existing movement joints or changes in background material
d) dividing large tiled areas into bays (every 3 - 4.5 m)
Packaging, Health & Safety
Storage and Shelf Life
When stored airtight in a cool, dry place at temperatures above 5°C and protected from frost, shelf life is 12 months from date of manufacture.
Health and Safety
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