Reliabond Ceramic Tile Adhesive is an all-purpose pro-formula adhesive that is formulated for use on wall, floor and countertop installations of ceramic and stone (walls only) tile. Its smooth, creamy acrylic formula spreads easily and offers great slip resistance on vertical applications. It exceeds ANSI A136.1 Type I requirements for organic adhesives. Protected by MoldGard® Technology to resist mold and mildew growth.
APPLICATION INSTALLATION TO CONFORM TO ANSI A108.4. Using flat side of trowel, apply skim coat of adhesive with appropriate size trowel. Apply additional adhesive with notch side of trowel held at a 45° angle to the surface combing in one direction. Press tile firmly into place in a perpendicular motion across ridges, moving back and forth. Perpendicular pressing flattens ridges and closes valleys allowing maximum coverage. With some tile, back buttering is advisable. Adjust tile promptly and beat in with block and rubber mallet. Periodically pull up a tile and check the back to ensure complete coverage with the adhesive. Do not apply more adhesive than can be covered with tile in 30 minutes. If adhesive starts to skin over (not sticky), retrowel before setting tile.
Sq ft / gal (sq meter / 3.78L) trowel size and coverage:
3/16" x 5/32" V-Notch 40 - 60 sq. ft. (5 x 4 mm) (3.7 - 5.6 M2) for tile up to 6" x 6" (15 x 15 cm)
1/4" x 1/4" x 1/4" Square-Notch 15 - 25 sq. ft. (6 x 6 x 6 mm) (1.4 - 2.3 M2) for tile up to 12" x 12" (30 x 30 cm)