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Quick renovation for tiling works

12 May 2021 by MAPEI

Why do we need Fast setting systems?

There are various situations whereby fast setting systems are required at job sites. One of the reasons could be that commercial projects require quick turnaround time to open for business operations. Sometimes, the project requires applicators to complete the works in a short notice and they do not have the time to wait for the prior application using normal-setting products to set & cure. Environmental factors play a part, such as high humidity which may compromise drying time. The characteristic of the stone material used – certain stones can be sensitive to humidity causing it to warp. Therefore, it is recommended to use a fast setting adhesive for the stone installation, a rapid-drying screed binder that can achieve a low % of residual moisture in the screed after a few days etc. In this case, the ideal solution will require fast setting system products.

Mapei has developed a range of fast setting products for tiling works, waterproofing, soundproofing, laying screeds and more to meet the demands of quick renovation.

Systems for quick renovation

Fast waterproofing system for renovating wet environments

Quick renovation for tiling works

Prime the substrate with Eco Prim Grip (1 hour)

Waterproof with the first coat of Mapelastic AquaDefense, installing Drain Vertical and applying Mapeband rubber tape. Thereafter, apply the second coat of Mapelastic AquaDefense (4 hours)

Fix tiles with tile adhesive Adesilex P9 Express (4 hours)

Grout tiles with Ultracolor Plus and seal joints with Mapesil AC sealant (3 hours)

Set to foot traffic in only 12 hours.

Fast system for installing or repairing tiles in commercial areas

Quick renovation for tiling works

Install screed using Topcem Pronto (4 days)

Fix tiles using Granirapid tile adhesive (3 hours)

Grout the tiles with Ultracolor Plus and seal the joints with Mapesil AC (3 hours)

Set to foot traffic in only 5 days.

Fast System for fixing tiles on existing tile flooring

Quick renovation for tiling works

Fixing of tiles using Elastorapid tile adhesive (3 hours)

Grouting the tiles with Ultracolor Plus tile grout (3 hours)

Set to foot traffic in only 6 hours.

Fast setting system for swimming pool

The typical system for renovating swimming pool takes 21 days. With Mapei fast setting system, the entire process can be cut down to a minimum of 3 days up to 7 days before filling with water.

Quick renovation for tiling works

Apply cementitious waterproofer Mapelastic or Mapelastic Smart

Use Granirapid or Elastorapid tile adhesive for rapid installation of ceramic tiles and glass mosaics

Grout tiles with Ultracolor Plus tile grout and seal expansion joints with Mapesil AC acetic silicone sealant.

To install and grout lining in environments subjected to aggressive chemical agents and to protect the waterproofing system, an option is to use reaction-type adhesives classified R2 according to EN 12004, such as Kerapoxy or Kerapoxy Design.

Queries? Contact Mapei Singapore for consultation or your project needs.


About Mapei: Founded in Milan since 1937, Mapei is today a world leading producer of adhesives and complementary products for the laying of all types of floor, wall and coating materials. Mapei’s specialty lies in products for ceramics and stone materials, among other product lines. Mapei’s adhesives for tiles and stones are certified according to international standards and are SGBC certified. Experience proven by numerous notable projects worldwide.

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Founded in Milan in 1937, Mapei is today the world leader in the production of adhesives and chemical products for the building industry. We implemented our internationalisation strategy in the 1960’s and this has enabled us to be closer to the needs of regional markets and reduce transport costs to a minimum. The Group now has 89 subsidiaries with 83 production facilities in 36 different countries. We have always placed a lot of emphasis on research. In fact, we channel 5% of annual turnover into Research & Development and 70% of our research work is aimed at the development of eco-sustainable and eco-compatible products.An unrivalled offerOur products offer clients the most specific and most advanced solutions in the world of building. Users of Mapei products can see for themselves, day after day, how this choice leads to optimising work, maximum application yield and perfect results, under all conditions. We are not just a supplier; we are also a partner for all those who operate in this sector with a comprehensive range without rivals. Our name is synonymous with innovation and every year we create thousands of new formulations to meet all your needs. We supply more than 5,000 technologically advanced products worldwide that take into consideration the widest variety of requirements imaginable and, in so doing, we help improve the characteristics of buildings, from anti-seismic upgrading to the healthiness of our surroundings.Expertise in the construction sector born from on-site experienceThrough a constant exchange of ideas and experiences with clients and builders’ merchants, we use their input as a starting point to shape innovation and reformulate their suggestions in the form of new products to expand the range of lines and references. From the smallest to the largest sales points for ceramics and building materials, our quality is not limited to the product itself, but extends to the competence of the sales team, the passion of our retailersand the value of their advice. Our clients can also take advantage of our Technical Services Department and their constant, expert support, from the design phase right up to the execution phase, to guarantee an end result that will always live up to their expectations.


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