A new quick-setting, shrinkage compensated, high-strength cement-based adhesive has been introduced to Tal’s tile adhesive product range. TAL Goldstar 18 is suitable for fixing porcelain, ceramic and dark-toned natural stone tiles such as marble, sandstone or granite to walls and floors.

“TAL Goldstar 18 is designed for ease of use and has an 8-hour pot life. Tiles can be grouted after 14-16 hours, and trafficked 18 hours after installation,” says Gela Ohl, Marketing Manager for TAL.

The new adhesive complements the current range of TAL Goldstar tile adhesives, which includes the TAL Goldstar 2, an ultra-rapid setting tile adhesive that sets within two hours; TAL Goldstar 6, a rapid-setting tile adhesive that sets within 6 hours; TAL Goldstar 12 that sets within 12 hours and now the new TAL Goldstar 18.

TAL Goldstar 18 is available in a 20kg pack size and can be applied in thicknesses between 3mm-6mm and in isolated areas, up to 12mm. Replace the water in the mix with TAL Bond for all exterior/exposed and “wet” applications, in high traffic areas, areas subject to thermal stresses or temperature changes, or where some flexibility is required. Alternatively, TAL Bond Powder may be added to the adhesive mixing water.

The TAL Warranty Programme offers a 10-year warranty on any tiling installation. This warranty is applicable provided a Materials and Methods specification is issued by TAL for the project, which ensures that TAL products are used in strict accordance with specifications and the installation is undertaken by a TAL Registered Tiler and monitored by TAL.

For more information, contact Tal on Tel: +27 (11) 206 9700 or via www.tal.co.za.