PREPACKED CONCRETE AND MORTAR

FAIRMATE PREMIUM EPOXY TILE GROUT

PREMIUM GRADE, WATER CLEANABLE, HIGH STRENGTH, CHEMICAL RESISTANT, NON SAGGING TILE GROUT

DESCRIPTION
FAIRMATE PREMIUM EPOXY TILE GROUT is a thixotropic, 3 Packs Water dispersible Epoxy based tile grout ideal for all type of tile joints. FAIRMATE PREMIUM EPOXY TILE GROUT is an eco friendly & also it provides excellent adhesion even under damp condition. FAIRMATE PREMIUM EPOXY TILE GROUT is available in range of colours, easy to mix and apply. Tile gap width of 3 mm to 12mm gap can be filled easily with FAIRMATE PREMIUM EPOXY TILE GROUT. Excellent resistant to acids & chemicals.
FAIRMATE PREMIUM EPOXY TILE GROUT is conforming to ISO 13007, ANSI A118.3 & ASTM C 267-1982

BENEFITS
 Stain Free
 Eco-friendly
 Low odour
 NON Sagging
 Early development of hardness
 Easy to Apply
 Water cleanable when fresh
 Excellent resistance to Water, diluted acids & other chemicals
 Excellent adhesion to damp surface and green concrete
 Rapid curing
 Cost Effective

RECOMMENDED USES
FAIRFIX PREMIUM EPOXY TILE GROUT is used for all types of Tile Joints including ceramic, porcelain, vitrified tiles, marbles & stones. It can used in residential and commercial floor/wall applications, swimming pools, kitchens, bathrooms heavy traffic areas such as subway stations, shopping malls and airport terminal buildings.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Surface Preparation: Substrates (tile joint) should be sound, clean and free from dust, dirt, grease, oils and other contaminants. A roughened or profile surface will ensure optimum adhesion.

Mixing: Empty entire base and hardener components into a clean mixing pail. Mix thoroughly using a stiff spatula or slow speed drill with paddle attachment to get homogeneous mix. Then add the coloured aggregates until a uniform colored mixture is obtained.

Application: Immediately pour the entire mixed FAIRMATE PREMIUM EPOXY TILE GROUT to the prepared substrate by using spatula, trowel, serrated trowel or stiff bristled brush depending on the gap of joint to be treated. Remove as much as excess material as possible before initial cleaning with grout float. Do not leave excess grout on the face of tile. After 45 minutes of the application of the grout scrub the surface of the tile & joint with clean water and scrubber to remove any excess grout. After 24 hours clean with soap water to remove any undesired spot from the tile.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PREMIX MORTAR IN THE PRESENT SCENARIO

The importance of premix mortar in present days is inevitable. Depending on the type of products we are dividing it 4 categories
a) Readymade Plaster
b) Block Jointing Mortar
c) Cementitious Tile Adhesive
d) Cementitious Underlayment

A. Readymade Plaster

Plaster is a mineral coating with protective and decorative functions. Plaster is applied at a thickness that can vary from a few millimetres to a few centimetres, for the purpose of levelling off masonry surfaces in order to make them even. The widespread use of this type of coating is due to the fact that it is economical, quick to prepare and easy to apply. Since it was first introduced at the end of the nineteenth century, plaster has been subjected to substantial variations regarding both its composition and its function. Initially the so-called “gauged” mortars (a mixture of lime, cement and sand) were formulated, while from the second half of the twentieth century the ready-made, “pre-mixed” plasters started to be developed.

Readymade plasters are ready-made, powder compounds consisting of binders, aggregates and additives which serve to improve both the performance and the laying of the product. Once water has been added, they are ready for use. The majority of plasters produced using ready-made mortars require the application of a plaster undercoat and a skim or finishing plaster. In the choice of the various types of material, it is of fundamental importance to ensure compatibility among the various product types. The composition of the mix may vary depending on the type of application – by hand or by machine – and according to the coats and thicknesses to be applied.
The name of our readymade plaster is Readyplast which is available in 25 kg and 40kg bags and one 40 kg bag can cover approx 15 sqft at the thickness of 15mm.

B. Block Jointing Mortar

AAC blocks is a new kind of building materials which has heat preservation, thermal insulation, sound insulation, light weight, fire prevention and so on. It is a very ideal wall material simultaneously with high heat preservation and good surrounding protection function and is only one able to satisfy 65% energy savings index and has good developing prospects. However, AAC blocks is a silicate materials with very porous structure, the porosity reaches 70~80%. If the mortar usage and job practice are unsuitable, cracking and leaking in wall, hollowing and spalling in plastering layer and other quality defects are often rise, which affects seriously the application of AAC blocks.

For jointing those blocks the mortar should have excellent workability, good water retention high cohesiveness, small shrinkage. Mortar joint thickness is only 3~5mm and much smaller than that of traditional construction (level joint about 15mm, vertical joint about 20mm), not only saving raw materials but also facilitating the manage and construction. Furthermore, Block Jointing Mortar could reach a high wall-construction quality for its excellent workability, good water retention, higher cohesiveness and high crack resistance. It avoids piling up massive raw material in job location, reduces environment influence, especially in building face-lifting and improvement project in big or medium cities. Besides, the AAC blocks needn’t to sprinkle before building into wall, which can save water.

The reasons of mortar quality defects cause by traditional construction

AAC block is a porous silicate material with many internal isolated pores. The pores can be divided into “bubble pores” and “micro pores”. “Bubble pores” are formed from gas-forming reaction of aluminum powder, its majority shape is like “ink bottle”. “Micro pores” includes “gel pores” and ” capillary pores” forming from the evaporation of water, most of them exist in wall between bubble pores. Although all these pores make AAC blocks having high porosity from 70% to 80%, most of the pores are isolated one another, interconnected pores are little, many capillary pores are separated by the bubble pores, so the capillary action is weak; as a result, the absorption of water by AAC blocks is rather slow resource and avoid sewage pollute the job site, facilitating civilized production.

The pore structure and slow absorbent property of AAC blocks lead it to have a characteristic of “water could not pour through”. Therefore, relevant regulations require the AAC blocks for “twice wetting”: firstly wetting AAC blocks at 1 or 2 days before construction, secondly wetting at about an hour before construction. But, it is difficult to make AAC blocks absorbing enough water in practice. If a mortar with poor water retention and bad workability is used in this case, AAC blocks will constantly absorb the water from mortar, so that the mortar cannot fully hydrate and produce enough amount of cementing products, as a result, compressive strength and bond strength of the mortar cannot reach engineering requirements and widespread cracks and leaks in wall, hollowing and spalling in plaster layer and other defects would rise.
We have eco friendly sand free block jointing mortar named Readyplast Block Bond Powder which is available in 5kg & 25 kg pack size.

C. Cementitious Tile Adhesive

From the early beginnings until the middle of last century cement based mortar p.e tilling mortar prepared by basically mixing cement, sand and water in the appropriate ratio by hand at the jobsite. The quality of the site-mixed mortar depended on the quality of the raw materials and on the correct batching ratio which could not be controlled easily. However in 1950 s two major innovations revolutionized tiling mortar technology.
The first revolution was the development of redispersible polymer powder. Polymers are added to cementitious tile adhesive in order to improve their elasticity and bonding to the substrate with the tiles. The advent of this technology enabled to produce polymer modified dry mix adhesive.
The second revolution was the improvement of the substrates. Due to modern plaster and dry construction technologies substrate got more and more even. Therefore the thick bed mortar was required to level the substrate for laying tiles were necessary.

We have 3 categories of cementitious tile adhesives
Fairfix Mortar: It is general purpose tile adhesive and conforms to IS 15477 : 2004, ANSI A118.1-1999 & Type C1 of EN 12004. It is available both grey & white colour.

Fairfix TA STD: It is medium quality tile adhesive and conforms to IS 15477 : 2004 and C2TE of ISO 13007. It is available both grey & white colour.

Fairfix TA Ultra: It is very high quality tile adhesive and conforms to IS 15477: 2004 and C2TESI of ISO 13007. It is available both grey and white colour.

D. Cementitious Underlayment

Laying a concrete floor slab or floor screed over a fairly large area lends itself to a little inaccuracy simply because of the difficulty in moving and laying an extremely wet and heavy material like concrete.
Traditional methods of leveling and repairing concrete floors are both labor intensive and require the use of screeds, trowels and sanders that are less than desirable because of site mixing, waves, cracks, etc. Self-leveling products have a variety of advantages over trowelable underlayment.

The flooring industry has always placed a strong emphasis on smooth and level concrete surfaces upon which to install resilient flooring. With today’s large amount of commercial remodeling/renovation projects, the attempts to reduce costs in the new construction market and the declining availability of competent cement finishers, you need a product that help to solve most problems related to floor leveling and repair. Fortunately, modern self-leveling cements provide you with solutions that are technically sound and cost effective.
Fairmate has very economical self-leveling cementitious screed named “Fairfix Underlayment Screed” which is having the following benefits.

• Prepack and ready to use
• Fast setting
• Foot traffic after 4 hours
• High Early strength
• Outstanding resistance to cracking
• Application thickness is 20mm to 50mm
It is available in 25kg and 40kg bag.

FAIRFIX TA ULTRA

ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE CERAMIC TILE ADHESIVE

DESCRIPTION
Fairfix TA Ultrais a polymer rich, cementitious tile adhesive for thin or thick bed fixing of ceramics tiles in interior or exterior situations and ensures excellent bonding on concrete and plasters conforming to BS 5980 TYPE 1 CLASS AA , BS 5385 PART 1 & IS:15477:2004.

BENEFITS

• High adhesive bond strength.
• Excellent waterproofing characteristics.
• Non-slip and has excellent grab properties.
• Excellent tensile strength.
• Prepacked factory controlled.
• Ensures consistent quality.
• Easy to use.
• Waterproof immersion does not affect adhesion.

RECOMMENDED USES
FAIRFIX TA ULTRA can be used for fixing tile on tile applications, ceramics, glass mosaics, swimming pools, bathrooms, kitchens, laboratories, canteens, etc. It provides strong adhesion to cement / sand screeds, concrete and brickwork. It is also suitable for substrate such as glazed tiles, terrazzo and suitably prepared timber.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Surface Preparation:
All surfaces should be sound and thoroughly cleaned before FAIRFIX TA ULTRA is applied. All traces of greases or oil must be removed with degreaser. All loose particles of mortar must be physically removed.

Surfaces
FAIRFIX TA ULTRA can be applied directly on concrete, cement screeds, cement, lime mortars andexisting tiles. Timber surfaces should be checked to ensure rigidity and soundness to accept the additional loading without deflection. Provision must be made to ensure adequate ventilation beneath tiled timber flooring.

Mixing:
FAIRFIX TA ULTRA should be mixed with water in the ratio of 3:1 by volume. Place gauging water in a clean mixing vessel. Add powder and mix with a suitable stirrer or mixer mounted on slow speed electric drill until a plastic, lumps free consistency is achieved. Hand mixing may be allowed if drill/paddle is not available. Allow to stand for 5 mins before use.

Application:
Apply thin bond coat to the substrate with the straight edge of the trowel. Then comb mortar on to the fresh bond coat with the notched edge of the trowel working in the direction. Apply only that much mortar which can cover the tiles within the open time. Open time can be checked by touching the adhesive bed with fingertip.
Position tiles in the adhesive bed and align with a slightly pushing motion, ensuring the tile back achieves full contact with the adhesive.

Finishing:
Remove excess adhesive with a damp cloth before material has set. Joint grouting may be commenced24 hours after tiles have been laid.

FAIRSCREED TG (WB)

Two Component Water Dispersible Epoxy Based Acid & Chemical Resistance Tile Grout

DESCRIPTION
FAIRSCREED TG (WB) is a thixotropic, Two Pack Water dispersible Epoxy based tile grout ideal for all type of tile joints. FAIRSCREED TG (WB) is a V.O.C. free product, so it is Eco friendly. Also it provides excellent adhesion even under Damp Condition. Tile gap width of 10 to 50 mm gap can be filled easily with FAIRSCREED TG (WB).

BENEFITS

• Excellent resistance to Water, diluted acids & other chemicals
• Excellent adhesion to damp surface and green concrete
• Thixotropic in nature, so suitable for application in both Vertical & Overhead locations.
• V.O.C. Free Product
• Early development of hardness
• Low Odor
• Rapid curing
• Cost Effective and Eco-friendly

RECOMMENDED USES
• FAIRSCREED TG (WB) is a Water Base Epoxy paste adhesive particularly suitable for all types of Tile Joints.
• FAIRSCREED TG (WB) can also be used for thin section concrete repairs.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Surface Preparation: Substrates (tile joint) should be sound, clean and free from dust, dirt, grease, oils and other contaminants. A roughened or profile surface will ensure optimum adhesion.

Mixing: The Base and Hardener components should be mixed thoroughly using a stiff spatula or slow speed drill with paddle attachment, until a uniform colored mixture is obtained.

Application: The application of FAIRSCREED TG (WB) is best using Spatula, Trowel, Serrated trowel or Stiff bristled brush depending on the gap of joint to be treated.

PACKING AND COVERAGE

FAIRSCREED TG (WB) is supplied in 1Kg & 5Kg Pack. 1 kg of FAIRSCREED TG (WB) covers 13-15 running feet at 5mm x 5mm groove size.

FAIRMATE WALL PLASTER

A READY TO USE POLYMER BASED WALL PUTTY

Description

FAIRMATE WALL PLASTER is a polymer based Off- White colored wall putty. It has excellent adhesion on any cement surfaces.

Benefits

1. Excellent adhesion.
2. Excellent thixotropicness.
3. Excellent bonding & finishing.
4. No curing is required.
5. Excellent consistency hence suitable for application.
6. Can be used in Interiors.
7. Cost-effective.
8. Easy to apply.
9. By using FAIRMATE WALL PLASTER less coats of FAIRCOAT of certain color needed to apply. Almost replaces the
application of Primer Coat.
10. It has an excellent coverage of 11 Sq. Ft. per kg of the product.

Recommended Uses

1. FAIRMATE WALL PLASTER is suitable for use on both precast and conventional building areas on new internal
surfaces of precast concrete, sand cement plaster etc.
2. Can be used as putty before applying FAIRCOAT of related color. E.g. Off White
3. Can be used in Interiors and Exteriors.

Application Instructions
Surface Preparation :

The surface for the application should be absolutely dry. There should be at least 10 days gap before FAIRMATE WALL PLASTER is applied for newly plastered surfaces. Remove all loose material and wipe off the powder with cotton cloth.

Application :

Apply FAIRMATE WALL PLASTER with painter’s putty knife or mason’s steel trowel on the surface. Allow to dry it completely and rub the surface with emery paper No. 320. The loose powder on surface should be wiped off with cotton waste.

FAIRFIX MORTAR – CERAMIC AND VITRIFIED TILE MORTAR

Why do we need to use tile adhesive to lay tiles, what are the benefits?
SAND-CEMENT conventional way of tile fixing
• Sand cement composes of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and sand. OPC is used for rendering and masonry while sand is normally river sand, which is hard to control grain size, cleanliness, and quality.
• Inconvenience to work with OPC comes in form of small bags and sand must be bought in huge quantity, which extensively occupy storage areas. OPC and sand must be relocated to another area for mixing and the process is dirty and dusty. Tiles need to be soaked in water for at least one day before being laid with sand-cement, and this is time consuming.

Tiles soaking in water

Time consuming and inefficiency

• To lay tiles with sand-cement traditional way is to apply the mixture of sand-cement in lump on tiles’ back so it has to be done with one tile at a time.

Aesthetic and de-bonding problem

• Without additive to help retaining water, mixture of sand-cement dries fast and then causes the difficulty to adjust the tiles after being laid. This leads to aesthetic problem of the line of tiles and also poor bonding strength, which will be the reason of de-bonded tiles later. Laying tiles traditional way by applying sand-cement mixture in lump at tiles’ back will create voids underneath the tiles and water can seep through. This creates white stain problem. Moreover, tile will be fragile at the area without any adhesive underneath.

Limitation of application

• Poor bonding strength of sand-cement mixture causes by dirt(mitti) in the sand and uncertain proportion of the mixture. Besides, there are limitations to use the mixture for laying following tiles in the following conditions.
• Low absorbent tiles
• Granito with 60 x 60 cm or greater size
• Glass mosaics – On polished substrates
• On existing tiles
• On substrates where subject to movement
• On the areas with high pressure and impact

Material wastage

Thick layer of sand-cement mixture must be used to lay tile traditionally in lump and/or to adjust the floor level, in order to gain its bonding mechanism. There will then be more loads onto structure. Moreover, there will be material wastage since the mixture dries faster than the application.

TILE ADHESIVE – FAIRFIX MORTAR – TECHNICAL WAY OF TILE FIXING

Tile adhesive is ready-mixed and specially formulated from special cement grade, selected fine sand, and additives to improve its essential properties for laying tiles. High performance tile adhesive can be used to lay tiles on existing tiles, on polished cement, on wooden substrates (with the use of primer), or on other special substrates.

Easy to use

It’s very easy to use tile adhesive, it will be already ready to use after just mixing with water. Bagging product makes it convenient for transportation process, providing low dust and clean working space. Tiles are not needed to be soaked, just un-box them and lay.

Fast

Notched trowel is normally and efficiently used to apply the mixture of tile adhesive on the area of about 1 m2. Tiles are then continuously laid onto notched adhesive and quickly adjusted into the lines.
Working quality
Optimum setting time of tile adhesive allows tiles to be easily adjusted within a certain period of time. It makes tiles being laid in line and gives the aesthetic final look. Applying tile adhesive with notched trowel provides full spread on back of tiles and will reduce many problems like broken tiles esp. on the corner, water seeping, and stain or efflorescent. Full contact of the adhesive on tiles’ back and substrate provides strong bonding strength and long lasting tiling work.

Variety of work

Tile adhesives are formulated according to specific applications such as to lay tiles, glass mosaics, large-size granito (up from 60 x 60 cm), to lay tiles on polished substrates, on dry wall system, on existing tiles without removing them, on external areas, parking areas, industrial areas, in swimming pools, and many more.

Economical reasons

Laying tiles by using tile adhesive with notched trowel requires less amount of material. Adhesive layer is a lot thinner than the mixture of sand-cement, and this leads to lighter load to building structure. A bag of 20 kg tile adhesive can be used to lay tiles on the average area of 4 – 5 m2. A bag of 25 kg tile adhesive can be used to lay tiles on the average of 6 – 7 m2. Area coverage depends on substrate smoothness, working tools, and skill of tilers.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF TILE ADHESIVE- FAIRFIX MORTAR VS SAND-CEMENT CONVENTIONAL FIXING

Tile Adhesive- FAIRFIX MORTAR

Advantages
• Fast and efficient
• Easy to use, only mix with water
• Better bonding strength
• Can be grouted within 24 hours without waiting for the moisture to evaporate
• Applicable on existing tiles, many special substrates like polished cement, dry wall system, etc.
• Thinner layer

Disadvantages
• Higher price per bag
• Substrate needed to be proper leveled

Sand-cement Conventional way

Advantages
• Cheaper
• Laying tiles and leveling at the same time

Disadvantages
• Time consuming
• Tiles must be soaked
• Moisture can be accumulated beneath tiles
• Tiles are easily de-bonded
• Not applicable to lay low absorbent tiles like 60 x 60 cm granite or any larger sizes
• Not applicable to lay tiles on existing tiles, and on polished cement
• Not applicable to lay glass mosaics

FAIRFIX MORTAR confirms to IS 15477: 2004. It is approved by Bureau of Indian Standard vide ISI registration no. CM/L 3717363.

FAIRFIX MORTAR is composed of ordinary Portland cement properly selected & graded aggregates, polymer, rheology modifier & additives. It is used for fixing of ceramic tiles, glaze tiles, natural stones, etc. internally & externally over walls & floors with an added application of tile on tile because it gives excellent bond on cementitious surfaces like, concrete, plaster, etc. It forms a waterproof barrier between two surfaces and has excellent ‘grab’ properties of tiles to the substrate. It is specially designed for heavy-duty tile applications like granite, mosaic on internal/external vertical surfaces. Highly flexible adhesive also has an excellent waterproofing ability.

Areas of Application

• Permanent fixing of ceramic tiles.
• Fixing of insulating and acoustic boards.
• Swimming pool tile fixing.
• Large format tiles on internal/external applications.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES
Physical Appearance : Grey Powder
Mix ratio product: water parts : 3: 1 by volume
Open time@30 0C : 25 min
Adjustability time : 20 min
Trafficable time : 24 hrs