Building product solutions provider, Mapei, has developed an easy-to-use, high grip-strength cementitious adhesives system for the tiling of walls, floors and ceilings, ideal for the homeowner / DIY market.

Kerabond T-R (C1T) and Kerabond TR Express(C1FT) are cementitious adhesives with no vertical slip and composed of fine grade resins and materials that lend extraordinary strength bonds and making them suitable for ceramic, porcelain, natural stone tiles and mosaics.

Kerabond T-R Express also offers the added benefit of a fast curing time of just 6-hours where speed is essential. These adhesives can also be used in either internal or external applications on walls or floors.

“What makes these adhesives unique is their anti-slip and high grip strength on almost any surface. This makes them a must-have for contractors working on multiple surface types or where instant adhesion is required without the risk of slippage,” says Ntobela Zamaswazi, product manager ceramics Mapei South Africa.

The products are manufactured to the company’s international standards at its advanced Roodekop facility which ensures cost effective pricing and ensures availability throughout the country. The products take their place among Mapei’s wide range of cementitious products which includes Keracolor FF tile grout, a polymer modified cementitious grout for joints up to 6mm with DropEffect® water-repellent technology and is available in a variety of different colours.

Mapei’s range also includes more technical adhesives and grouts such as Ultracolor Plus which is a polymer modified, fast-setting and dryable flexible grout with Bioblock technology that protects against mold and mildew. It is also available in various colours and has anti-efflorescence properties for joints from two to 20 millimetres”.

To meet more specialist requirements, epoxy grouts are used. The Kerapoxy range has several products available in various colours. One product is Kerapoxy Design which has a decorative finish for grouting glass mosaic, ceramic tiles and stone material with an aesthetic look. It can also be used with Mapeglitter in silver or light gold which adds a sparkle to metallic and glass tiles. A water-based epoxy grout, Kerapoxy CQ, is a two component, bacteriostatic, acid resistant high-performance grout that is easy-to-clean.

More information from Mapei, Tel: 011 552 8476 / www.mapei.co.za