Rapid Setting Flexible Adhesive for Floor and Wall Tiling
ARDEX X 7 R and ARDEX X 7 R W are specifically formulated to have enhanced properties of adhesion and flexibility, and are ideal for fixing fully vitrified or porcelain tiles and other tiles with low porosity, as well as glass and porcelain mosaics, terrazzo and brick slips.
The BS EN 12004 C2T designation for ARDEX X 7 R and C2FTE S1 for ARDEX X 7 R W classifies the adhesives as ‘improved cementitious adhesives with additional characteristics and reduced slip’.
The additional characteristics determined in accordance with BS EN 12004 are a tensile adhesion strength of: greater than 1 N/mm 2 adhesion value, greater than 1 N/mm 2 after water immersion, greater than 1 N/mm 2 after heat aging and greater than 1 N/mm 2 after freeze thaw cycling, making this product suitable for internal and external situations,including swimming pools.
When mixed to a slump free consistency, ARDEX X 7 R and ARDEX X 7 R W have high initial grab enabling heavy wall tiles to be fixed, thus reducing or dispensing with the need for battens and spacers.
ARDEX X 7 R and ARDEX X 7 R W adhere strongly to most construction materials such as concrete, cement and sand renders and screeds, heated sub-floors, brickwork and blockwork, and primed gypsum plaster, anhydrite screeds and plasterboard.
For fixing moisture sensitive natural stone and agglomerated stone tiles, the use of one of the specialist ARDEX Natural Stone tile adhesives is recommended. Please consult the ARDEX Natural Stone Fixing Guide for guidance on adhesive selection.