Evo-Stik Fast Set Floor Tile Adhesive Off-White 5Ltr
Good, but sets very fast
The best thing about this product is that it does exactly what it says on the tin. That is, it starts to set in 40 minutes. Be warned though that this is 40 mins from when you first start mixing it, so you could have less than 30 minutes to lay it.
I mixed it by hand and it was quite hard work, a drill attachment would be way better and quicker.
It also works out very expensive at Â£7.50/sq m. But I only used it for re-tiling a small patch, and I am sure this is the kind of thing it is designed for,.
9 Mar 2014
Great adhesive for floor tiles
I bought this to finish laying the floor tiles in my bathroom.
On opening the tub you'll immediately discover a smaller tub within which contains a poly bag of accelerant powder. Lift this smaller tub out of the main one and you'll see the pre-mixed adhesive. You need to pour the contents of the bag of accelerant powder into the pre-mixed adhesive, stirring all the while (I used an old wooden spoon for this job).
When the mixing of accelerant with adhesive is finished you have roughly two hours in which to use the resultant mix. This is plenty of time as you'll probably only lay approximately twelve - fifteen 30cm x 30cm floor tiles with this amount of adhesive at a depth of 3 - 5mm (despite the 2m sq. claim).
It does go off pretty quickly - I would agree with the 4 hour claim for being able to walk on it but this is dependant on the temperature of the room in which it is being used. At least two days are required for it to appear to be thoroughly set.
Altogether an excellent product that appears to work as claimed by the manufacturer.
25 Oct 2013
Used a couple of tubs on a recent job. Works well and goes off pretty quick. I used a separate bucket to mix it up in as didn't want it to go off in tub. No problems and would use again
27 Mar 2013
Good honest product!
We used this for fixing quarry tiles in an outside porch exposed to the elements.
It certainly did the job. Mixing easy and application was a singe.It kept its moisture long enough to enable final adjustments to be made without loss of adhesion.
There was more value to be had by saving the unused powder and putting this in a shrinkbagger so we can use for another job!
Note for Screwfix execs!!!
HeyScrewfix!!!!what about exploring the shrink-bagging market? I used a kitchen machine to bag up the remaining powder but there must be something more nsubstantial for you to source that DIYers and tradesmen can use???? Grout...cement...adhesives..Some jobs take longer than a few days to complete so there's a need for safe and simple storage. And 'help the planet' is another reason.
23 Oct 2012