No prep, no primer, super-quick setting
In what is a first for South Africa, the newest product from Saint-Gobain Weber is Renovate, a tile adhesive that allows renovators to tile directly onto existing substrates without priming.
“This exciting new development means that tiling upgrades can now be managed in ways that are simpler, cleaner and faster, providing more peace of mind for home, shop or office renovators during what is generally a stressful process,” says Saint-Gobain Weber’s product manager, Tiisetso Mokotjo.

Simpler and cleaner: No chipping old tiles
Thanks to its exceptional strength, Renovate allows tiling onto existing tiles and other substrates without primer, eliminating the need to chip out old tiles, which in turn significantly reduces dust and mess, the bane of most renovations. It is also waterproof and comes in both grey and white colours to match with tiles.

Quicker and convenient
Amplified by the fact that it sets in only six hours, Renovate saves significant time and money. Not only does it provide a more agreeable alternative to tiling upgrades on a comfort level, but by eliminating surface preparation products such as latex bond liquid, primer and waterproofing, labour costs are also reduced and an estimated 55% in monetary value is saved. It also saves about 87% in time value, thanks to the reduction of preparation work such as breaking out tiles and priming surfaces, as well as decreasing the setting and curing process.

This combination of practical and aesthetic characteristics means an upside for homeowners or contractors doing tiling alterations from a convenience, time and cost-saving perspective.

Less disruption
“Performed traditionally, tiling renovations are incredibly disruptive, but Renovate minimises downtime,” notes Mokotjo.

“For example, a store owner can now lay tiles immediately after closing shop and leave the product to dry overnight, in time to trade the following morning. The same principle can apply to office managers who need to maximise productivity in the work place, despite renovations. For homeowners, the project can also be timed to be more orderly and convenient, a necessity in busy households, especially those with young children and pets,” she explains.

“We’re delighted to be launching a product that will make such a significant difference to modern renovators, and that can contribute towards alleviating pressures that can come with home alterations,” Mokotjo concludes.

Weber Saint-Gobain
Tel: 08600 WEBER (93237)

Caption: Renovate tile adhesive allows renovators to tile directly onto existing substrates without priming.