Selecting tiles for a house is always a big deal. From finalising the application areas to choosing from numerous designs, lot of effort is spent on it.
But not enough focus is given on successful tile installation, which guarantees years of trouble-free performance and improves the home’s value and aesthetics. A tiled surface typically has to stand up to wet conditions, frequent cleaning, contraction and expansion of the substrate and range of pressures, which can create severe stress on the bond between tiles and the substrate. Traditional sand & cement mortar is often unable to sustain its bond with tiles, under demanding circumstances.
GECO TILEBOND tile adhesives are polymer-modified cementitious adhesive suitable for fixing tiles and natural stones. GECO TILEBOND tile adhesives provides a durable bonding of tiles with the substrate that can withstand the different types of stress and keep the tiles intact.
TILEBOND replaces the traditional thick bed process with thin bed that allows tiles & stones to be laid more easily and faster. The advanced polymers deliver excellent adhesion, and its selfcuring properties doesn’t leave air pockets resulting in stronger anchoring of tiles & stones.
Advantages of using TILEBOND are:
- Needs no curing
- Slip resistant
- Durable adhesion
- Water resistant
- Improves aesthetics
- Saves time
- No need to procure sand & cement separately
- No wastage of sand procured in loads
Comparison of installing tiles with sand & cement and GECO TILEBOND is given below:
|Property||Sand & Cement||GECO TILEBOND|
|Tile fixing rate||Slow||Fast|
|Bed thickness||15 to 40 mm, adds to weight||2 to 6 mm, reduces weight of the structure|
|Adhesion||Will weaken over time||Very durable|
|Background||Weak to no bond in some surfaces||Strong bond in all surfaces|
|Variable materials||Poor mixing control||Easy to mix|
GECO TILEBOND conforms to IS 15477:2004 Type 1 and TILEBOND PLUS & TILEBOND CLASSIC conforms to IS 15477:2004 Type 2.
For more information about TILEBOND or about the GECO range of products, please visit www.geco.build.