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Discuss Adhesive on a wooden substrate. in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I normally use bal single part fast flex on wooden substrates over boarded with Hardie.
    I need an adhesive that's as flexible, but more rapid setting than the 5 hours fast flex takes to dry...
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...:)
     
  2. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Mapei's ultralight S2 quick is rapid, but in this weather probably the same.
    Have you tried mixing with warm water Andy? That can speed it up.
     
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  3. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Uk
    Tilemaster Ultimate S2 sets pretty quick.
     
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  4. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    It's every bit as strong but not as rubbery. I have my doubts that it's as "deformable" as Fastflex.
     
  5. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    But would you tile a over boarded floor where ultimate wouldn't be adequate?
    I know I wouldn't
     
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  6. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    maybe Andy would? ;)
     
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  7. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    He's after your tag Andy
     
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  8. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Hence my question....
    I've always gone with the belt and braces approach to a wooden substrate, using, imo the most flexible adhesive I know.

    Some adhesive is sold as flexible, but imo only flexible enough for UFH...
     
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  9. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Billy no mates. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    I thought a S2 adhesive wasn't more flexible the a S1 it had a stronger bond strength. They are very different from a Fastflex which is more rubbery/flexible.
     
  10. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    S1 has always served me well with timber floors. If I need an s2 my go to is now rocatex. They've a standard set one which I'll be trying shortly
     
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  11. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Keraquick and latex plus :D

    Sets while your mixing it. :):thumbsup: Haha
     
  12. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I never ever use an S2 unless I'm sticking to metal or something like that. Also, I can't remember the exact names for it but deformable means it will bend to some extent before breaking but it won't go back to its original form, so pointless really. Isn't kerakolls adhesive mega flexible I've seen them jumping on a board with tiles on ?
     
  13. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I don't know about flexibility but what they quote for differences between s1 and s2 is deformability and s2 is more deformable therefor I would think it is more flexible . In a recent test using s2 I can confirm it has a higher bond strength as It was on my hands for 3 days
     
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  14. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Uk
    Topps used to sell a 2 part flexi, when mixed it was like liquid rubber in a bucket.
    Bloody awful stuff.
     
  15. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Thats becsuse it was rubber .
     
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