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USE OF PRODUCTS

  • How deep should the adhesive be?
    Mosaic tiles are usually laid on a layer of adhesive spread with a 3.5 mm notched trowel. This provides a layer of adhesive which is sufficiently deep to let the tiles adhere properly without coming out from between the gaps. In this case, the adhesive is about 1 mm deep. For 5x5 mosaic and Opera 25, a 5 mm notched trowel is used: In this case, the adhesive is about 2 mm deep.
  • How long do I have to wait before laying tiles with AD HOC?
    Once the substrate has been skimmed to make it whiter and smoother, you must wait until the surface is dry before you start to lay tiles. The waiting period varies with the temperature and humidity in the area to be tiled.
  • How much time do I have when laying tiles with AD HOC?
    The waiting period varies with the temperature and humidity in the area to be tiled. Once mixed with water or ULTRA, the adhesive has an exposure time of 30 minutes at 20°C / +68°F. It is best to mix just a little adhesive at a time.
  • How much time do I have when laying tiles with EGLUE?
    The waiting period varies with the temperature and humidity in the area to be tiled. Once the two components of EGLUE have been mixed, the adhesive has an exposure time of 60 minutes at 20°C / +68°F.
  • How long do I have to wait before grouting with FILLGEL PLUS?
    The waiting period varies with the temperature and humidity in the area to be tiled. The minimum time is 24 hours. In all cases, make sure that the adhesive is perfectly dry before grouting.
  • How much time do I have when grouting with FILLGEL PLUS?
    The waiting period varies with the temperature and humidity in the area to be tiled. Once the two components of FILLGEL PLUS have been mixed, the grout has an exposure time of 40 minutes at 20°C / +68°F.
  • Can I use FILLGEL PLUS to grout products other than glass mosaic tiles?
    FILLGEL PLUS was designed for grouting glass mosaic tiles; as it is an epoxy product, it is not to be used for grouting natural products such as marble, granite, parquet etc..
  • How long do I have to wait before using the newly tiled area?
    For swimming pools, wait 7 days before filling the pool. For other places, it is important do not cover tiled, grouted flooring for 4 days. In all cases, avoid creating dust in the 4 days following grouting.
  • Can I use AD HOC to lay ECO sheets?
    Yes
  • Can I use AD HOC to lay GLASS TILE sheets?
    No, use a concrete or a fast setting polyurethane adhesive.
  • What is E REMOVER?
    It s a bottled remover product that was replaced by a more efficient product: E REMOVER PLUS.
  • What is E REMOVER PLUS?
    It is a stripping gel designed for removing epoxy products.
  • I've run out of Fillgel Plus!
    The amount of grout provided allows for some waste. If there isn't enough left to grout the surface, mistakes have been made:

    during laying: laying paper backed mosaic upside down; laying with a 3.5 mm notched trowel leading to a waste of grout.

    during grouting: using too much grout.
  • I've run out of AD HOC adhesive!
    The amount of adhesive provided allows for some waste after two layers of white skimming. If there isn't enough left to make the surfaces adhere, mistakes have been made:

    during mixing: after mixing, the adhesive was not allowed to sit for at least 3 minutes before being used.

    in the choice of tools: the wrong size of notched trowel was used.

    during skimming: the skimmed layer is thicker than the 2 mm required.
  • Adhesive is coming out from between gaps, what should I do?
    Check the notches on the trowel, you are probably using the wrong trowel or the trowel is right but you are using it at the wrong angle (the right angle of use is 45°). You may have spread the adhesive badly leading to too much in one area and not enough in another.
  • Can I use AD HOC to lay ORO in a swimming pool?
    If you are laying ORO GIALLO, you can use AD HOC mixed well with ULTRA. Remember that you will however get the best results using EGLUE. If you are laying ORO BIANCO, the same advice applies to ONLY the FLOORING version.