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  1. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    North wales
    WOW tried this stuff today... its the business! easier on the arm, faster to spread, lighter to get out of the van. tilemaster take a bow.
    when I first mixed it up I didn't know whether to spread it on top of a cake or fix tiles with it, creamy or what. give it a go, great stuff.
     
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  2. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Is it standard setting? How well does it collapse get good coverage compared to regular setaflex ?
     
  3. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    North wales
    in my opinion I wouldn't like to build up an uneven floor with it, you'd get more control with a setaflex, but if your floor is bang on then spread away with ease. really nice to spread without the solid forearm from pushing the trowel around. fills in the waffles on ditra piece of cake.
     
  4. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    North wales
    standard setting yes, and when you back butter the tile and lift its given total coverage. its excellent stuff. I don't think it would be much good on a wall that you'd need grab on as its a bit thin for that, but a great plus is the effort it takes to spread, I noticed that immediately... effortless
     
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  5. Mighty manc

    Mighty manc Member of Tilers Forums

    Location:
    Macclesfield
    mapei ultralite s1/s2 are pretty good , used it with 1200 x 600 porcelain wall tiles 6mm thick , the extra coverage you get from them is bonkers !!!
     
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  6. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    North wales
    that's what I was using it on too but 10mm really impressed
     
  7. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    It stays "green" for a long time. Not a problem unless you're fixing water-sensitive stone, but don't be surprised if you remove a tile after a couple of days and the adhesive is still damp.
    Full bond strength takes a while.
    A very nice adhesive though and it gets my confidence.
     
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  8. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    North wales
    i know, I forgot to put the clips in for the following day... they slipped in no problem in the morning. have you tried the rapid set? maybe its like normal setting ;)
     
  9. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    I didn't know there was a rapid lightweight Chris.
    I can't buy it in Preston (where it's made) without special ordering - crazy I know!
     
  10. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    North wales
    I didn't know either, but the salesman said did I want normal or rapid setting. I think he's getting confused personally
     
  11. Middlesex Tiles

    Middlesex Tiles Company Support

    Location:
    Ruislip
    They definitely make a Light Weight Rapid.
     
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  12. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    like all lightened adhesives.
     
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  13. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    North wales
    every day is a school day ;)
     
  14. Glynn

    Glynn Company Support

    Location:
    LEYLAND
    Thanks for the comments Chris. We find that most fixers that use Lightweight then stay with it. Impish is correct in checking the suitability of some moisture sensitive natural tiles because of the large water content of the adhesive. It has been described to us has "like working with Angel Delight". If you mix at eight litres of water it will hold a 600x6000 porcelain on a flat wall without slippage.
     
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  15. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    BELFAST
    600x6000, wow thats a big tile!
    Sorry I couldn't help myself:(:(:)
     
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  16. Glynn

    Glynn Company Support

    Location:
    LEYLAND
    "Wow" is what we hear a lot of when fixers see it demonstrated. We had a fixer who accused us of using "a special tile" so went and got a tile from his van. Glad to say he is now a convert. It is good to use and the coverage is what it says on the packaging. I am not going to say any more has I may get accused of promoting the product.
     
  17. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Glynn, you typoed! 6 metres!
     
  18. aytiling

    aytiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I've used it on walls before, I prefer bagged to ready mix anyway because you can mix it up to suit what you're fixing. N
    ice and easy on the arm and mixes up well. I've been advised not to use it on natural stone though
     
  19. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    BELFAST
    Yeah I think @impish@impish mentioned something about that earlier :thumbsup:
     
  20. Rosco100

    Rosco100 Professional tiler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Inverurie
    Have been using this for a a few years now and all the tilers love it,As previously said easy on the arms And easy to mix.
     
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