In compliance with EN (EN C1 E)

Adhesive for fixing of all type of absorbent ceramic & porcelain tiles

Calcibond Smart is an Eco friendly, polymer modified, light weight, based on high quality mineral, ready to use adhesive for fixing of all kind of absorbent ceramic, porcelain, glazed and other tiles. Suitable for internal & external areas.

Calcibond Smart Data sheet

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Advantage of Calcibond Smart over the normal adhesive

  • Guaranteed fixing for all types and sizes of absorbent ceramic tiles & mosaic.
  • Absorbent porcelain tiles of big size on the wall can be fixed with ease in areas such as the bathroom, lobby, etc.
  • Exceed strength of class C1 E adhesive as per European norms.
  • Semi-tixo properties for ease of application with absorbent tiles on floor and wall.
  • Polymer modified for improved working.
  • High speed of work with the ease of application.
  • No water curing required.
  • High coverages with a minimum thickness of 3 mm. and maximum up to 10mm.
  • No need to mix any extra cement or sand. Ready to use.
  • Very high mineral content.
  • Very low VOC and suitable for green building.
  • Lightweight

Suitable Areas

  • Internal & external wall & floor.
  • Residential & commercial buildings
Suitable surfaces:
  • Fully dry and sound new or old traditional plaster.
  • New or old absorbent IPS or PCC floors which are sound and stable.
  • Absorbent concrete.
  • Screed made with Zeorich Base, Zeorich Base Rapid, or similar kind.
Suitable covering material:
  • All kinds of absorbent ceramic & porcelain tiles.
  • Large format absorbent tiles on the wall.
  • Ceramic mosaic.
Surface Preparation:
  • Ensure that the plaster/screed surface is sound, clean, and free from all foreign material such as oil, grease, dust, etc.
  • If surface is uneven of more than 10 mm. then first do the leveling by using correct leveling material in order to avoid using the excess thickness of adhesive or apply a first thin coat of the same adhesive to level the surface and wait for 24 hours.
  • Onto dry clean surface, splash enough water and let it surface dry to improve the workability of adhesive.
  • In case working in the external environment, avoid direct sun exposure to the surface and to finishing material. Let cool the surface before starting the application. A hot surface may compromise final performance.
  • If the surface area is larger, provide movement joint every 3 meters.
  • Follow the concrete expansion joint and connection joint as per standard.
Mixing:
  • Mix Calcibond Smart 20 kg. grey bag with approx. 5 lt. and white with 5.25 lt. of clean water. Use slow speed electric stirrer to have desirable results. Manual mixing can compromise the performance of adhesive.
  • Adjust the water quantity as per the ambient temperature and dryness of the surface. The final mix must be a workable paste.
How to apply:
  • Spread the adhesive in desire thickness from 3 to 10 mm. onto cement surface using proper notch trowel.
  • Once adhesive is applied, fix the tiles or stone onto adhesive before skin formation and press firmly. In case tiles or stone are of big size, also apply the adhesive layer at the back of the tiles.
  • Leave the space between tiles to have proper grouting and to accommodate surface movement.
  • Leave the tiles for 24 hours to bond well and then follow the grouting process.
Technical Performances & Working data

Norms: In compliance with EN 12004 for Class : (EN C1 E)

  • Tensile Adhesion : ≥ 1 N / mm2 @ 28 days EN 1348
  • Adhesion after heat/water immersion/freeze-thaw cycle: ≥ 0.5 N / mm2 @ 28 days EN 1348
  • Coverage : 60 sft. per bag using 3 mm thick (1.2 kg/m2/mm)
  • Water Ratio : Approx. 6.5 lt. per bag of 20 kg Data at 23℃. & 50% humidity)