TILING IN COLD WEATHER

CEMENT BASED TILE ADHESIVES & FLOOR

LEVELLING COMPOUNDS

Internally used cementitious tile adhesives and floor

levelling compounds, as with all cement based materials,

are affected by cold temperatures, resulting in extended

setting times.

Minimum air temperature for use is 5ēC, and product

storage should also be in conditions above 5ēC. Where

conditions fall below this temperature it is common

practice, and advisable, to use room heaters to raise and

manitain air and substrate temperatures above this

minimum level, while work is in progress and until cured.

OTHER ULTRA TILE AND ULTRA FLOOR

PRODUCTS

Associated epoxy Damp Proof Membranes, water based

primers, ready mixed tile adhesives and our WaterShield

TM wet room kit, will all have extended drying times when

used in cold temperatures due to slow reactivity or slow

evaporation, depending on the particular product. The

consistency of these liquid group of products will increase

in thickness the colder the temperature.

Room heaters, as mentioned opposite, will improve

application and curing. Minimum temperature for storage

should again be 5ēC, and frost should be avoided as this

can seriously damage water-based liquid products.