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Adhesive For Tiles Arc Pro Flex 20kg

23.44 (Inc. VAT)

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Delivery time: 1-2 Days

Wall Tile Adhesive

Key features:

  • Fast acting
  • White
  • Cement based
  • 20kg bag

17 in stock

Brand:Arc

Product Description

Wall Tile White Adhesive Arc Pro-Flex – Also Suitable for Underfloor Heating and Timber Floors – 20kg

Arc Pro-Flex is a white, flexible, regular-setting, cement-based, highly polymer modified, thin-bed ceramic tile adhesive. It is suitable for fixing all types of ceramic floor and wall tiles, including;

  • Mosaics
  • Porcelain
  • Fully vitrified tiles
  • Marble
  • Natural stone
  • Slate

Arc Pro-Flex is ideally suited for application onto timber panels, plywood, concrete, blockwork, floor screeds and power-floated concrete without the need to include a flexible admixture in the mix. It has improved flexural strength, water-resistance and is suitable for swimming pools, underfloor heating applications and both interior and exterior use.

Arc Pro-Flex White Tile Adhesive features:

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Surface Preparation:

The substrate must be clean, firm and free of dust, dirt, oil, grease and loose flaking coatings. Surfaces must also be structurally sound and strong enough to support the traffic loading expected for the area concerned.

Pro-Flex can be applied to dry or damp surfaces, however, moisture sensitive materials must be dry and remain dry after fixing. Worn or porous masonry surfaces and old concrete floors should be sealed with Arc Tiler’s Primer.

Arc Pro-Flex can be applied to waterproof plywood. These should be dry, sealed on all exposed faces and edges and primed using Arc Tiler’s Primer. Plywood must always be waterproof rated, 18mm thick, screw fixed at 150mm centres and rigidly
braced to provide a dimensionally stable background as described in BS 5385.

Not suitable for application directly onto tongue and groove or floating floors.

Gypsum plaster should be scored with a wire brush and primed with Arc Tilers Primer diluted 3 parts water to 1 part primer followed by a second neat coat.

New concrete floors should be allowed 28 days to fully cure. Do not allow any tiled area to be water immersed for 14 days after fixing.

Underfloor heating areas should be turned off 48 hours prior to laying product, and for 1 week after the work has been completed. The temperature should be increased gradually (5ºC per day) until the desired temperature is achieved.

All paint coatings should be removed from surfaces prior to tiling. Anhydrite screeds must be confirmed dry via consistent moisture readings.

The residual moisture content must be less than 0.5%. Remove any laitance from the surface and ensure the surface is free of any contaminants, loose dust or dirt. Prime with 2 coats of Arc Tiler’s Primer, the first diluted 3 parts water to 1 part primer followed by a neat coat. Allow to dry in between coats.

When tiling onto existing tiles, ensure existing tiles are firm, stable and securely fixed. The tiles must be free of any contaminants, loose dust or dirt and all existing coatings and sealers must be removed.

Prime the surface of the existing tiles with Arc Tilers Primer diluted 1 part water to 1 part primer mixed with 1 part adhesive to form a brush on slurry coat. Allow to dry before tiling.

Mix Preparation:

Do not use when temperatures are below 5°C. Arc Pro-Flex should be added to water in a clean container whilst mechanically stirring and mixed thoroughly to give a soft, slump-free, easily worked mortar. The recommended mixing proportions by volume are 1 part water to 3 parts powder.

The consistency of the paste can be adjusted with slight additions of water or powder at the initial mixing phase, however, part-used adhesive should never be “”freshened up”” with later water additions. In ideal conditions, Arc ProFlex has an open time of 20 to 30 minutes and can be grouted and take light foot traffic after 24 hours.

Application Method:

For fixing ceramic tiles or mosaics, use a notched trowel to give a ribbed mortar bed on the substrate into which the tiles are firmly bedded with a twist and slide action to ensure full contact. Use a 3mm x 3mm notch at 6mm centres for mosaics and thin flat backed wall tiling, a 5mm x 5mm notch at 10mm centres for general wall tiling and 10mm x 10mm notch at 16mm centres for floor tiling.

The position of the tiles can be adjusted up to 10 minutes after initial fixing. The open time of the exposed mortar bed is approximately 20 minutes, depending on surface porosity and site conditions.

It is recommended that tiles with raised or studded back profiles, (or in situations where dampness is likely after tiling), should be buttered to ensure solid bed fixing. Do not trowel out an area of adhesive greater than can be tiled over within a 10
minute period. Surfaces such as rutted concrete and masonry block-work which are rough and uneven may first be levelled with Arc Floor Levelling Compound. The adhesive should not exceed 10mm in depth. Back-butter large format tiles and natural stone tiles to achieve maximum bonding.

Coverage:

When fixing on a level, even floor surface using a 10mm notched trowel, it will cover at a rate of about 4kg per square metre for heavy duty studded tiles. When applying wall tiles, the product will cover at about 3kg per square metre.

Grouting:

Grouting may proceed as soon as the tile bed is sufficiently firm. This will depend on temperatures and site conditions but is normally around 24 hours. Arc have a range of recommended floor and wall grouts.

Storage:

This product has a shelf life of 12 months if stored in its original unopened packaging in normal dry conditions. It is supplied in 20kg multi-ply moisture resistant paper sacks.

Delivery charge information:

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  • Orders of €150 inc VAT or over will get free delivery nationwide. (Please see notes below for exceptions)
  • All orders under €150 inc VAT incur a standard delivery charge of €10 including VAT
  • (Please see below for exceptions)
  • We deliver to anywhere in Ireland.

Bulky items:

Bulky items may incur delivery surcharges (see below) as extra courier costs unfortunately are often unavoidable. If the order is over €150 only the bulk delivery charge will apply. The final delivery charge for bulky products will be calculated when all items have been added to the shopping cart.
All efforts are made to indicate where products are subject to delivery surcharges.

Special Order items:

We are in regular contact with our suppliers and we try our best to make sure that all “special order items” on our webstore are available from our suppliers within the timeframe advertised. If, for some reason our supplier is out of stock and you have ordered the product we will let you know immediately and give you the option to either wait until it’s back in, upgrade to a better model at little or no extra cost or receive a full refund. See more info on Special Order products here.

Timeframe:

All nationwide deliveries will be delivered within 2-3 working days.

(Local deliveries within 1-2 working days.)

Special order items may take longer to deliver but this will be indicated on the product information page. You can see more info on Special Order products here.

Working days are Monday through Friday excluding public holidays. Orders placed on Saturday/Sunday will be deemed as being placed on the following Monday.

Some items may take longer to ship. If this is the case, we will notify you by phone/email of this delay.

If your delivery is urgent please contact us by phone or email and we will do our best to expedite it.

Please indicate on your order any specific delivery instructions.

Bulky goods:

Bulky goods will be delivered on pallets and will be unloaded by the courier. All bulky goods are delivered kerbside. Unfortunately, the delivery company will not convey the goods into premises for storage unless agreed in advance. Access to the delivery location must be suitable for a truck and failure to provide suitable level ground for operating pallet truck may result in refusal to deliver by the courier. Please note delivery operators will apply safe procedures in relation to ongoing Public Health considerations..

Exceptional Goods:

Some building materials are extremely bulky and not practical to deliver outside Co. Sligo e.g. concrete blocks, tonne bags of sand or gravel or some lengths of timber. We have highlighted where this is the case in bold red writing. If you do order these products we will contact you to see if you want to pay an additional delivery charge or if you wish to cancel the order. Please do not take offence to this as some bulky goods may cost much more to deliver than the value of the goods. We are based in Sligo so can offer a local delivery service in this area using our own vehicles.

If there is a forklift or teleporter available onsite, we would appreciate if you could tell us in advance by filling out the special delivery notes when completing the order.

The Seller or the courier company will not be held responsible for any damage to goods or persons caused by the goods being unloaded by the buyer.

**Please contact us in advance of ordering if unsure of the above**

Damaged goods:

Where goods are damaged on delivery the Buyer has the right to refuse delivery. Damaged goods should be photographed on delivery and photos emailed to sales@mybuildingsupplies.ie straight away. If goods are damaged on delivery, we will replace the goods in as timely a manner as possible at no extra cost.

Once the goods are signed for it will be deemed that goods were in good state when delivered.

General:

Delivery shall be within a time period agreed between the Buyer and Seller and the Seller shall use its best endeavours to ensure that delivery takes place within the period agreed. Failure by the Seller to deliver the Goods within the agreed time period shall not amount to a breach of this contract by the Seller and the Buyer shall not be entitled to damages or other compensation or to cancel this contact by reason of such failure.

The Seller reserves the right to deliver in instalments. Each part delivery shall be deemed to constitute a separate contract, the fulfilment or non-fulfilment of which shall not affect any other part of the contract or the contract as a whole. Where any order involves more than one delivery and default is made on payment on the due date (either under this contract or any other contract made between the Seller and the Buyer) the Seller shall have the right to suspend all further deliveries until payment is made or to terminate the contract without prejudice to any existing claim.

The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage which may be suffered by the Buyer as a direct or indirect result of the supply of the Goods by the Seller being prevented, hindered or delayed by reason of any circumstances whatsoever which are outside the control of the Seller. Once delivery has been accepted the Buyer shall not be entitled to withhold or postpone payment of all or any portion of the price agreed, therefore.

1. Where goods are damaged on delivery the Buyer has the right to refuse delivery. Damaged goods should be photographed on delivery and photos emailed to sales@mybuildingsupplies.ie. If goods are damaged on delivery, we will replace the goods in as timely a manner as possible at no extra cost.

2.  If goods are signed for and later found to be faulty/damaged, notice must be given in writing within 24 hours and photos will be required to be emailed to sales@mybuildingsupplies.ie.

3. All faulty/damaged goods issues will be dealt with on a case by case basis and best endeavours will be made to rectify within a timely manner. Manufacturers’ warranties will apply in certain cases.

4. Any returned items which are not faulty or damaged will incur full carriage costs which must be paid for by the customer.  Notice of intention to return unwanted goods must be given within 14 days of receiving goods. Returned goods must be in original packaging and in original condition before refunds can be given.

5. All returned goods to be sent to Patrick Rogers Ltd., O’Connell St., Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Returns of Special Order Items

All “special order items” are subject to the same product returns policy as stocked items. However, items which are returned that are not faulty or damaged on delivery will be subject to a 10% restocking fee.

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