Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying Tile and Natural Stone Adhesive
ARDEX S 16 eliminates the risk of water staining, making it ideal for use with moisture sensitive natural stone. For thin bed thicknesses up to 6mm.
The BS EN 12004 C2 T designation for ARDEX S 16/S 16 W classifies the adhesives as “improved fast setting cementitious adhesives with additional characteristics and reduced slip”.
ARDEX S 16/S 16 W is ideal where residual moisture remaining with a normal adhesive could cause efflorescence and water staining marks in some moisture sensitive natural stone tiles. Tiles and mosaics fixed with ARDEX S16/S16 W can be grouted and subjected to loads only 2-3 hours after fixing at 20°C, making it particularly suitable for use in situations where the adhesive bed has to dry quickly, or the tiling has to be grouted and put into use shortly after fixing.
ARDEX S 16/S 16 W is based on special cements, high quality synthetic resins and fillers, which is mixed with water to produce a slump free, easily applied mortar with a working time of approximately 30 minutes. The mortar adheres strongly to most building materials such as concrete, cement/sand render and screeds, brickwork, blockwork, etc. In some cases surface preparation, such as priming may be required prior to fixing.
ARDEX S 16 W is not recommended for fixing tiles in swimming pools, external locations, etc. In these situations we recommend the use of ARDEX X 77 MICROTEC Flexible Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive.
Unit Size Available: 20kg
Coverage: Approximately 5.4m2 at 3mm thick