High performance, capillary passive surface drainage system for solid-bed tiling on balconies, patios and roof terraces. Available in 8mm and 16mm thickness, the mat quickly drains seepage water and provides three-dimensional water management to prevent trapped water which could lead to discolouration, staining, frost damage and efflourescence of moisture-sensitive natural stone, ceramic and concrete coverings. Can be used with 50mm cement-based drainage mortar, or 25mm epoxy MorTec® DRAIN system for variable height build-up.
Available in 10m rolls and 1x2m sheets (8mm only) the AquaDrain® EK drainage system is suitable for the installation of natural stone, concrete pavers , extruded and dry press ceramic tiles. Use with AquaDrain® drain grates, ProFin® edge profiles and ProRin® guttering for balcony and patio installations. Join roll edges with AquaDrain® SK sealing tape.
High performance capillary passive surface drainage system for direct point adhesion of slabs, natural stone, 20mm porcelain and other outdoor coverings on balconies, terraces and roof terraces. Providing the same benefits as a solid-bed system, AquaDrain® T+ has complete build up from only 23mm depending on matting and tile thickness chose, making it ideal for renovation projects.
Available in 8mm and 16mm thickness, AquaDrain® T+ ensures rapid and permanent drainage of the covering structure. The system also serves as a protective layer and filter layer and due to the large contact areas of 66%, high point loads are avoided. Use with AquaDrain® drain grates, ProFin® edge profiles and ProRin® guttering for balcony installations. Join roll edges with AquaDrain® SK sealing tape. Use with direct point adhesive method for thin build-ups.
The AquaDrain® FLEX drain grate allows easy drainage of water at low door/wall connections with the AquaDrain® surface drainage systems for external tiling, while it prevents dirt from entering the drain grate guaranteeing permanent drainage performance. Thanks to moveable legs, AquaDrain® FLEX drain grates can be cut individually on site.
Available in steel, hot-dipped galvanised, or stainless steel, AquaDrain® FLEX provides quick and umimpeded guidance of surface and façade water into the attached drainage system preventing water seepage into internal areas. AquaDrain® FLEX allows for practical and standard-compliant reduction fo door threshold heights from 150mm to 50mm.
The AquaDrain® TM drain grate, with its extremely shallow frame, perfectly matches with the AquaDrain® T+ thin-laying drainage system for direct point adhesion of thin/lightweight coverings. Easy to cut on site, with adjustable legs, AquaDrain® TM allows the easy drainage of water at low door/ wall connections, while it prevents the back-up of dirt and grime from entering the drainage mat.
Available in steel, hot-dipped galvanised steel, or stainless steel, AquaDrain® TM allows safe drainage of outdoor surfaces and door joints at only 31mm construction height. Variable cut to length, it is easily height adjustable thanks to six adjustable screw feet. An integral dirt trap prevent fouling, while it is wheelchair accessible.
For use as part of the AquaDrain® FLEX drain grate system for AquaDrain® EK capillary passive drainage system for external tiling.
The AquaDrain® Lochwinkel perforated screed angle ensures the drainage mortar does not fall into and block the drain grate.
The Gutjahr modular system of balcony profiles is a unique system of flexible, combinable drain profiles and fascias. Not only does it give you a combined drain and uncoupling profile when used in conjunction with the AquaDrain® drainage system, different heights can be realised with the easy slip-on ProFin® BL appatures, for height build-up from 21mm to 79mm.
Available in 11mm, 21mm and 30mm profiles, 90° corner units and affiliated connectors, ProFin® DP end profiles have unpunched legs for safe simple waterproof attachment of seals with DiProtec® AB-KV sealing tape technology. Height can be extended with the addition of ProFin® BL push-on facing plates. While the system includes support for ProRin® balcony gutters. Use with AquaDrain® EK and T+ matting systems, BAL adhesives and grouts for full external tiling solutions.
The ProFin® V drain end profile is available in 22mm and 55mm in height. For use as part of the AquaDrain® surface drainage systems, each edge profile provides a clean finish and façade. The protuding profiles allows easy drainage of surface water, keeping the drainage channels free and protecting the natural stone coverings from water and frost damage.
Simple and easy to install, profiles can be linked with supplied profile connectors. Each 3m profile is prefabricated with seal-tight welded corner for easy assembly. Use if seal is already present on site.
Easy to install gutter system for ProFin® DP edge profiles. Simply fit into the profile support – no soldering, no gluing, no welding thanks to intelligent connection technology. A compact system for narrow railing it can be combined with all Gutjahr profiles. The system is durable and damage-free, as the gutter connections serve as expansion joint zones.
MorTec® DRAIN is a two-part epoxy resin drainage mortar for use in combination with AquaDrain® EK surface drainage mat for thin-layer, lightweight solid-bed fixing of natural stone and ceramic coverings on balconies, patios, terraces and roof terraces. MorTec® DRAIN reduces required height construction by at least 25mm compared to cement-based drainage mortar systems, making it ideal for renovation work of if necessary construction height is lacking.
Lime-free, meaning no efflorescence due to water damage, MorTec® DRAIN assists rapid-drainage and speeds drying of natural stone avoiding water and frost damage. For lightweight constructions and low door height connections less than 50mm use with AquaDrain® EK 8mm sheets and AquaDrain® TM drain grates and associated edge profiles.
In combination with Gutjahr surface drainage systems, “the joint filler that comes in a tube” enables stress-free and therefore reliable laying of large formats and natural stone tiles outdoors. The elastic, silicon-based joint filler reduces tension and can be used for covering and connecting joints or expansion joints. Its special feature: thanks to the fine grain structure of the material, the joints have a cement-like appearance.
Available in Grey, Anthracite and Dark Brown, MorTec® SOFT joint silicone sealant is neutral and solvent-free with added fungicide meaning it is suitable for natural stone, ceramics and porcelain. Absorbing movement from thermal changes and reducing tension, it can be used internally and externally. Use externally ONLY as part of Gutjahr external tiling systems.
An integral part of the Gutjahr external tiling system, DiProtec® AB-KV self-sealing adhesive tape technology ensures that balcony edge profiles are seamlessly connected with cement-based waterproof coatings such as BAL TANK-IT to create a permanent seal. Half of the sealing tape is attached to the edge profile, while the other half is connected to the corresponding seal.
Use as an edge insulation tape for AquaDrain® EK laying system for large format and natural stone tiles. Creates a movement joint between the tile and edge profile.
Can also be used as a movement joint between drainage and parapet walls or walls in general.
Non-woven self-adhesive tape for covering the joints between AquaDrain® T+ and AquaDrain® EK capilliary passive drainage mats ensuring rapid and permanent drainage of the covering structure.
BAL Tank-it is the ultimate waterproofing kit providing complete protection in any environment. It is suitable for use internally or externally to waterproof areas prior to tiling. Rapid-setting, BAL Tank-it can be tiled after only 90 minutes for fast-track project completion – what’s more no priming or matting is required. Available in a simple two-part mix (plus scrim tape), BAL Tank-it is easy to use and will fully seal walls and floors of total immersion areas such as pools, fountains, spas , balconies and terraces (approved design required).
For a total tanking solution then look no further than BAL Tank-it. With EN Classification BS EN 14891, BAL Tank-it is suitable for a wide range of internal and external tiling projects – including total immersion. Easy to use it can be applied simply using a standard notched trowel, brush or roller. As well as outstanding performance, Tank-it comes with a full back-up technical support and a 25 year guarantee for complete peace of mind.
The maximum performance, all-in-one floor leveller with Fibre Strand Technology (FST). BAL Level Max has a maximum bed depth up to 80mm in a single application – the largest in the market. It is suitable for use over timber at 3mm, accepts foot traffic in three hours and can be tiled after only four hours at any depth saving significant project time and reducing costs.
BAL Level Max provides the perfect start to any flooring project with key features including added flexibility and strength, self-smoothing capability, low shrinkage and a protein free formulation. Easy to use, BAL Level Max is extremely versatile making it suitable for domestic and commercial projects as it is pumpable and achieves excellent coverage of 5m² at 3mm bed depth. Available in 25kg packs it is perfect prior to the installation of tiles or floor coverings even on key installations such as Under Floor Heating.
BAL Rapid-Mat is an innovative fast-track uncoupling system to accommodate lateral movement for tile installations on floors with limited movement. Reducing adhesive consumption relative to other systems and with minimal mat compression, BAL Rapid-Mat is lightweight and easy to install, with minimal height build-up with only 1mm thickness. BAL Rapid-Mat is suitable for internal flooring, renovation and new construction, domestic and commercial areas in medium/heavy duty applications. It is particularly recommended for heated floors and timber floors.
Providing the ultimate fail-safe for tilers, BAL Rapid Mat lays down a new benchmark in uncoupling systems. BAL Rapid Mat helps protect against lateral movement, uses 20% less adhesive when compared to using a cavity mat systems and is easy to install producing significant cost and time savings. Suitable for problematic floors, BAL Rapid Mat protects against cracks, fractures and other damage and is available to purchase by the roll or metre.
BAL Acrybase is a fast-hardening two-part (powder and liquid) self-smoothing compound suitable for laying on absorbent and non-absorbent substrates to prepare floor surfaces for installing ceramics, natural stone, sheet and soft furnishing in dry or wet interior and exterior enviornments. Recommended for heavily-trafficked areas and exterior floors it can be laid at bed depths from a feather edge up to 10mmm and from 10mm to 20mm with the addition of 3mm granite chippings.
BAL Acrybase offers outstanding benefits for the tiler, allowing the quick installation of most tile types. A high performance leveller, BAL Acrybase has high strength properties making it perfect for internal or external use. Easy to use, BAL Acrybase comes in handy 23.5kg packs and 5 litre bottles for the perfrect mixing ratio. Suitable for key installations such as underfloor heating and swimming pools, BAL Acrybase is a true multi-purpose product.
BAL Waterproof Plus provides a complete waterproofing kit for the protection of substrates (when used as part of a tanking system) prior to the installation of wall and floor tiles in dry or wet interior or exterior environments. The kit will fully seal walls and floors with an approved design for showers, wet rooms, swimming, hydrotherapy and spa pools, fountains, water features, terraces and balconies. Includes a two-part quick drying cementitious coating product, scrim tape and applicator tool.
The complete waterproofing kit in one bucket, BAL Waterproof Plus is a fixer’s dream. Providing complete waterproof protection for internal and external areas, BAL Waterproof Plus is rapid-setting and can be tiled after less than two hours (at 20°C), with a pot life of 45 minutes. Suitable for domestic and commercial projects, BAL Waterproof Plus is easy to use and has no weight restriction from the use of the product, with the weight allowance dependent on the background or substrate.
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A waterproof protection system for walls and floors, our BAL Waterproofing Kit provides complete protection of substrates (when used as part of a tanking system) prior to the installation of wall and floor tiles in dry or wet interior environments. Not suitable for exterior use or total immersion, it is recommended for showers, bathrooms, kitchens and laundry/utility room. Includes acrylic-based primer and coating, with polyester tape and matting.
If you’re looking for a complete tanking solution for domestic showers and wetrooms then look no further than our BAL Waterproofing Kit. Coming in handy 5kg kits for 2.7-3.5m2, additional sizes are also available in 8kg (coating) and 2.5 litre (Prime APD). Dry in 24 hours, the coating can be easily applied with either a brush or steel float.
BAL’s WP1 coating provides flexible and seamless waterproofing before tiling in showers, bathrooms, kitchens and laundry/utility rooms. BAL WP1 sets in 24 hours and is suitable for use on most substrates in dry or wet interior areas, including areas where movement may occur such as drainage channels, upstands, pipes and floor wastes. If required it may be reinforced with polyester matting and tape.
BAL WP1 provides complete waterproof protection when used as part of a tanking system. WP1 is suitable for areas where movement may occur and for preventing water penetration through suspended floors. Available in 8kg packages, or as part of our Waterproof Kit, BAL WP1 is pourable and easy to use when applied with a brush or steel float.
A fast-setting, rapid-strength, low shrinkage cement for use in screeds and renders, BAL Quickset Cement accepts foot traffic in just three hours and is suitable for installations such as swimming pools or underfloor heating. It has a number of benefits including a 60 minute pot life, and 80% less shrinkage than a standard OPC screed. BAL Quickset Cement is water/frost resistant when set and can be pumped for fast track installation.
Fixers will appreciate BAL Quickset Cement for its versatility and on-site performance, providing a fast-track screed that accepts foot traffic sooner than other products. Crucially on key installations significant time savings are made compared to using traditional OPC screeds, for example three weeks on swimming pool installations or 15 days for under floor heating. It’s improved flexural and compressive strength allowing for learner mix ratios helping to reduce your costs.
A pre-mixed rapid-setting polymer-modified cement:sand render mortar, BAL Quickset Render sets in only two hours at bed depth of 2 – 20mm. Suitable for preparing wall surfaces for installing ceramics or natural stone in dry or wet interior or exterior environments, it is also suitable as a patch repair mortar. This product can be used on backgrounds including concrete, brickwork, blockwork, lightweight concrete blocks, glazed tiles and plaster surfaces.
Get the job done faster and easier by using BAL Quickset Render to help prepare wall surfaces prior to tiling. Unlike other renders, BAL Quickset Render is ready-mixed and sets in only two hours, giving you the ability to finish jobs in hours rather than days, saving you time and money. With a pot-life of 30 minutes, BAL Quickset Render can also be used as a spot-repair mortar for external and internal damage.
BAL Prime APD is a rapid-drying acrylic primer suitable for priming wall and floor backgrounds prior to the fixing of ceramics, mosiacs and natural stone tiles in dry or wet interior and exterior environments. BAL Prime APD stabalises dusty surfaces and reduces the porosity of backgrounds and may be used undiluted on plaster walls and plasterboard, tongue and groove floorboards and anhydrite screed floors. Use diluted on plaster walls (if dusty or porous) and cement floors.
Perfect for priming walls and floors, BAL Prime APD offers a number of benefits for the fixer. Available in 2.5 litre bottles, the product can also be used with BAL levelling compounds and the BAL WP1 Waterproofing Kit for showers. BAL Prime APD can be used undiluted and diluted and helps stabilise backgrounds prior to tiling in interior or exterior environments.
BAL Primer is a rapid-drying acrylic primer suitable for priming wall and floor backgrounds prior to the fixing of ceramics, mosiacs and natural stone tiles in dry or wet interior and exterior environments. BAL Primer stabalises dusty surfaces and reduces the porosity of backgrounds and may be used undiluted on plaster walls and plasterboard, tongue and groove floorboards and anhydrite screed floors. Use diluted on plaster walls (if dusty or porous) and cement floors.
Perfect for priming walls and floors, BAL Primer offers a number of benefits for the fixer. Available in one litre bottles the product can also be used with BAL levelling compounds and the BAL WP1 Waterproofing Kit for showers. BAL Primer can be used undiluted and diluted and helps stabilise backgrounds prior to tiling in interior or exterior environments.
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A multi-use synthetic polymer primer and admixture, BAL Bond SBR can be used as a bonding agent for adding to mortars used in screeding, plaster, rendering, bricklaying, pointing and repairs and as a primer for tile fixing onto timber, plaster, screeds, rendering or vinyl tiles. BAL Bond SBR is suitable for swimming pools and as a slurry coat of cement or plaster mix for wall and floor backgrounds.
A must-have for any tiler’s toolkit, BAL Bond SBR enhances the physical performance of mortars including adhesion, durability, flexibility, waterproofing and workability. Adding BAL Bond SBR helps permit feather edging of repair mortars, and prepares backgrounds and substrates for wall or floor tiling. BAL Bond SBR is also useful as a primer before tile fixing, providing extra protection for peace of mind.
A water-based polymer additive for cementitious walls and floor adhesives, BAL Admix AD1 improves adhesion and flexibility, enhancing physical properties and performance. Suitable for use with BAL CTF4, BAL Rapidset and BAL Supercover Rapidset. Not suitable for use with highly polymer-modified cementitious adhesives and ready-mixed products.
A water-based polymer additive for cementitious walls and floor grouts, BAL Admix GT1 improves grout flexibility, physical properties and performance and is ideal for use with porcelain tiles. Suitable for use with BAL Grout, and Wide Joint Grout. Not suitable for use with highly polymer-modified cementitious adhesives and ready-mixed products.
If your looking to improve the performance of cementitious BAL wall and floor grouts then consider BAL Admix GT1. Available in handy 2.5 litre and 1 litre, BAL Admix GT1 provides added flexibility and is perfect to add to grouts for use in projects including showers, swimming pools, heated screed and areas with limited movement or vibration.
Newly formulated with our advanced Fibre Strand Technology, BAL White Star Plus is a ready-mixed adhesive for walls. Highly flexible and non-slip, BAL White Star Plus is water-resistant and suitable for fixing ceramics, mosiacs and porcelain tiles and some natural stone in dry or wet interior environments. Ready to use and easy to apply, it offers extended open-time of more than 30 mins, higher grab and higher bond strength.
A fixer’s favourite, BAL White Star Plus is one of the leading ready-mixed wall tile adhesive on the market. Exceeding British and European standards, BAL White Star Plus offers excellent properties for the professional fixer including high bond-strength, excellent non-slip qualities, and light weight rheology for easier and faster application saving you time on that project. BAL White Star Plus comes in an enhanced white colour and can be grouted after 24 hours.
BAL Grip Plus is a ready-to-use high strength, highly flexible and non-slip tile adhesive for walls. BAL Grip Plus is suitable for fixing ceramics, mosiacs, porcelain and some natural stone and offers extended opening time (over 30 minutes), higher grab and an easy to apply formula. BAL Grip Plus can be used for domestic and commercial areas, heavy duty wet areas and backgrounds subject to limited movement and/or vibration.
An acrylic-based ready-mixed adhesive, BAL Grip Plus offers tilers outstanding benefits to help them get the job completed in super-quick time, safe in the knowledge their project will last the test of time. BAL Grip Plus is formulated with Fibre Strand Technology (FST) making it highly flexible with excellent non-slip capability. BAL Grip Plus’ lightweight rheology makes for improved consistency and smoother troweling. Grip Plus can be grouted after 24 hours and comes in 15, 10, 5 and 2.5ltr packs.
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BAL Blue Star is a non-slip ready to use tile adhesive for walls. Easy to apply and offering high grab and high bond strength, BAL Blue Star is suitable for fixing ceramics (up to 300x300mm), mosiacs and some natural stone in dry and wet interior environments and can be used for domestic areas, such as showers, kitchens and bathrooms and heavy duty communal dry areas.
Ready to use and easy to apply, BAL Blue Star provides the fixer with numerous benefits and comes in handy tubs of 10ltr, 5ltr, and 1ltr. Its excellent non-slip capability means that no battens are required. BAL Blue Star exceeds British and European Standards and can be grouted after 24 hours at 20C. BAL Blue Star is suitable for communal dry areas and can be used on a variety of backgrounds and bases.
BAL Green Star is a ready to use and easy to apply tile adhesive for walls. Suitable for fixing ceramics, mosiacs and some natural stone in dry or wet interior environments, it can also be used for domestic areas including showers, kitchens and bathrooms. BAL Green Star offers extended open time of 30 mins and can be grouted after 24 hours.
A simple, but effective ready-mixed tile adhesive, BAL Green Star has become a fixer’s favourite down the years and is perfect for fixing ceramics up to 300mm by 300mm, mosiacs and natural stone. Ready-to-use straight from the tub with no mixing required, BAL Green Star provides the fixer with numerous benefits including excellent non-slip properties and extended open time for larger installations.
BAL Tile & Grout is a ready-to-use all-in-one adhesive and grout for walls. Non-slip with high bond strength, BAL Tile & Grout is perfect for fixing ceramics (up to 300x300mm), mosiacs and some natural stone in dry and wet interior environments. Suitable for domestic areas including showers (not power showers), kitchens and bathrooms, BAL Tile & Grout can also be used for heavy duty wet areas including communal showers and commercial kitchens.
If your looking for an all-in-one tile adhesive and grout for domestic and commercial walls, then look no further than BAL Tile & Grout. This ready-mixed product provides tilers with a number of benefits including an easy-to-use formulation with improved characteristics including extended open time. As an adhesive BALTile & Grout can be grouted after 24 hours. Available in 10ltr, 5ltr and 2.5ltr pack sizes .
Standard setting and highly flexible, BAL Max Flex Fibre have been developed with our Fibre Strand Technology for improved flexibility and strength. With and extended open time of more than 40 minutes and a pot life of five hours, BAL Max Flex Fibre is suitable for use fixing most tile types (except natural stone), BAL Max Flex Fibre is recommended for large format wall tiles, areas of total immersion, heated screeds and plywood walls. Also suitable for installations subject to limited movement and vibration and for tiling on existing glazed ceramic tiles.
BAL Max-Flex Fibre offers fixers outstanding benefits helping them get the job done easily and efficiently. BAL Max-Flex fibre is formulated with lightweight rheology for easy mixing and application and its extended open time allows for a greater area to be fixed in one mix. Available in white and grey, BAL Max-Flex Fibre comes in pack sized of 20kg and 5kg (20kg only in Grey). For use on walls and floors, it can be grouted in 16 hours.
BAL Single Part Flexible is a highly flexible, standard-setting tile adhesive for walls and floors, offering users an extended open time of 30 minutes and pot life of five hours. BAL Single Part Flexible is recommended for fixing most types of tile, large format wall tile and areas of total immersion in water such as swimming pools and showers. It is also suitable for installations subject to limited movement and vibration, and heated screeds.
If you’re looking for a standard-setting flexible wall and floor tile adhesive then look no further than BAL Single Part Flexible. Offering tilers a number of benefits to aid fixing including extended open time and pot life, BAL Single Part Flexible is available in white and grey and can be used on difficult floors such as those with limited movement, vibration, underfloor heating. BAL Single Part Flexible can be grouted in 16 hours and is developed with PorcelBond technology for use with porcelain.
Developed over more than 50 years, BAL CTF4 is a standard-setting, polymer-modified cementitious tile adhesives for walls and floors. Offering extended open time of 30 minutes, and pot life of five hours, BAL CTF4 is suitable for fixing ceramics, porcelain andvitrified tiles, mosaics, certain natural stones, terrazzo, rigid foam insulating materials and brick slips in dry or wet interior and exterior environments. Recommended for large format wall tiles and showers, BAL CTF4 is highly water and frost resistant.
BAL CTF4 provides the fixer with a number of benefits. Formulated over many years with a trusted heritage, BAL CTF4 is polymer-modified producing improved characteristics included reduced slip and extended open time. Please note that while BAL CTF4 is suitable for certain natural stone, the product should not be used for translucent or water sensitive stone. BAL CTF4 is suitable for bed thickness 2mm – 6mm and can be grouted after 16 hours.
BAL Wall & Floor Professional is a standard-setting, cementitious tile adhesives for walls and floors. Suitable for most tile types, including porcelain, BAL Wall & Floor Professional is non slip, frost resistant and can be used for interior or exteriors. Suitable for grouting after 16 hours, BAL Wall & Floor Professional has good bond strength and achieves coverage of 6.6m² for walls and 5m² for floors.
BAL Wall & Floor Professional offers a number of outstanding benefits for the fixer including reduced slip, extended open time of 30 minutes and pot life of 5 hours. Highly water resistant, it is specifically recommended for use with large format wall tiles, and showers. BAL Wall & Floor Professional is also suitable for swimming pools when modified with BAL Admix AD1. When tiling onto floors, we recommend the use of an uncoupling system, such as BAL Rapid Mat.
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Enhanced with BAL Fibre Strand Technology (FST) for improved flexibility and strength, BAL Rapidset Flexible Fibre can be grouted after only three hours, and provides extended open time of 30 minutes and working time of 60 minutes. For use on interior or exterior floors and walls to fix most tiles types, most natural stone, terrazzo, rigid foam insulating materials and brick slips, BAL Rapidset Flexible has a smoother consistency for easier mixing and application.
BAL Rapidset Flexible Fibre offers the fixer major advantages over other adhesives. A true rapid-setting adhesives, it allows for fast grouting, producing significant time savings for the tiler at no extra cost. An extended pot life of 60 minutes allows applications of adhesive to larger areas for easier tile adjustment and reduced installation time. With its working time also extended, fixers can use larger mixes reducing costs for the customer and allowing more jobs to be completed each week.
BAL Rapid-Flex Fibre Plus is a non-slip cementitious tile adhesive for walls and floors formulated with BAL Fibre Strand Technology (FST) for improved flexibility, strength and grab. Fast-setting in three hours, it provides extended open time of 30 minutes and pot life of 60 minutes, and is formulated for easier mixing and application. A high polymer content allows for tiling direct onto plywood walls, while it is recommended for large format tiles, areas of total immersion, limited movement and heated screeds.
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Polymer-modfied and water-frost resistant, BAL Rapidset Flexible sets in only three hours making it ideal for fast-track tiling on walls or floors. Recommended for areas of total immersion, heated screeds and installations subject to limited movement and vibration, BAL Rapidset Flexible can be used to fix ceramics, porcelain and vitrified tiles, mosaics, natural stone including marble (excluding translucent), terrazzo, rigid foam insulating materials and brick slips in dry or wet interior and exterior environments.
BAL Rapidset Flexible has a number of key features to assist the tilers including rapid-setting properties for quicker installations. BAL Rapidset Flexible has enhanced adhesion for use with fully vitrified/porcelain tiles and low porosity substrates. Its highly flexible nature makes it perfect for installations with difficult backgrounds, where movement, vibration or total immersion could cause a typical C1 adhesive to crack and de-bond. BAL Rapidset Flexible comes in 20kg and 10kg packages in grey and white (20kg only).
BAL Turbo Set allows fast track completion of projects with the ability to grout tiles after just 30 minutes. With a working time of 15 minutes, conditions dependent, BAL Turbo Set is ideal to finish your last 1-2m2 of tiling to allow for same day grouting or to fast-track minor repairs. BAL Turbo Set is flexible and suitable for most backgrounds, areas of total immersion, heated screeds and installations subject to limited movement or vibration.
A unique flexible cementitious adhesives for walls and floors, BAL Turbo Set offers the fixer ultra-setting qualities superior to other rapid-setting tile adhesives. Use BAL Turbo Set to complete your job in super-quick time, giving you more time to work on other projects. Fixers can use Turbo Set for fixing ceramics, porcelain and vitrified tiles, mosiacs, most types of natural stone (excluding translucent), terrazzo and granite, rigid foam materials and even brick slips. BAL Turbo Set is perfect for dry or wet interior and exterior environments. Available in Grey and White.
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BAL Supercover Rapid Flex is a rapid-setting, highly flexible tile adhesive for walls and floors and provides a higher yield for further coverage per bag. Available in grey and white, BAL Supercover Rapid Flex is suitable for fixing ceramics, porcelain and vitrified tiles, mosaics, certain natural stones, terrazzo, rigid foam insulating materials and brick slips in dry or wet interior and exterior environments. Also recommended for large format wall tiles, areas of total immersion, installations with limited movement/vibration and heated screeds.
BAL Supercover Rapid Flex provides outstanding benefits for the fixer, including a high yield for further coverage per bag, rapid-setting in only three hours for quick installations, and highly flexible nature for with difficult backgrounds which may be subject to total immersion, lateral movement or vibration. Typical coverage on a dry wall and mosaic trowel is 1m2 per kg, meaning you get more for your money and get the job done in double-quick time.
A cementitious non-slip wall and floor adhesive, BAL Supercover Rapidset provides outstanding yield and sets in double quick-time – suitable for grouting after only two hours. Providing an extended open time of 20 minutes and pot life of 45 minutes, BAL Supercover Rapidset is suitable for fixing ceramics, porcelain and vitrified tiles, mosaics, certain natural stones, terrazzo, rigid foam insulating materials and brick slips in dry or wet interior and exterior environments. Also recommended for large format wall tiles and showers.
BAL Supercover Rapidset offer fixers outstanding benefits for large installations which require completion in double-quick time, by providing high yield with typical coverage of .96m2 per kg with a mosiac trowel and quick drying capabilities. BAL Supercover Rapidset is suitable for commercial and domestic projects but not areas of total immersion, heated screeds or limited movement/vibration unless modified with BAL ADMIX AD1 for extra flexibility. Available in pack size 15kg and colour grey.
BAL Rapidset is a long-standing and trusted wall and floor adhesive with rapid-setting and reduced slip properties. Setting in only two hours, BAL Rapidset features a pot life of 30-45 minutes and is suitable for fixing ceramics, porcelain and vitrified tiles, mosaics, certain natural stones, terrazzo, rigid foam insulating materials and brick slips in dry or wet interior and exterior environments. Available in grey and white, BAL Rapidset is highly water and frost resistant.
BAL Rapidset offers fixers a number of benefits to help them get the job done in time and on budget. Most notably BAL Rapidset has an ultra-quick setting time, meaning tiles can be grouted in only two hours reducing costs for the customer and allowing more jobs to be completed each week. BAL Rapidset is suitable for commercial and domestic projects but not areas of total immersion, heated screeds or limited movement/vibration unless modified with BAL ADMIX AD1 for extra flexibility.
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A pourable tile adhesive for floors, BAL Stone & Tile PTB is perfect for fixing large and small format ceramics, porcelain and vitrified tiles, most natural stones, terrazzo in dry or wet interior and exterior environments. Rapid-setting in three hours and highly flexible, it can be used up to 25mm bed thickness in one application and is ideal for patch repair. BAL Stone & Tile PTB is ideal for underfloor and undertile heating, areas of total immersion, heated screeds and installations subject to limited movement and vibration.
BAL Stone & Tile PTB provides the perfect answer for fixers installing large format tiles and natural stone onto internal or external screeds. Suitable for most types of substrates it is especially recommended for tiles/slabs of uneven thickness such as slate, and difficult backgrounds which may cause traditional adhesive to crack or de-bond from the tile. Available in grey and white, BAL Stone & Tile PTB sets in three hours, whether 3mm or 25 mm thick thanks to its rapid-setting formulation.
A pourable tile adhesive for floors, BAL PTB Fibre Plus offers improved strength, flexibility and performance thanks to its Fibre Strand Technology (FST) formulation. Ideal for most tile types, especially large format and natural stone tiles, including those of uneven thickness, it is suitable for most installations even swimming pools and wet rooms. It’s versatility means it can even be used on timber floors, over under tile heating systems and other substrates subject to limited movement and vibration.
BAL PTB Fibre Plus offer unique benefits for the fixer including extending open time of 30 minutes, and extended working time of 60 minutes, meaning less mixes. Thanks to its rapid-setting formulation BAL PTB Fibre Plus can be grouted in only 3 hours , whether 3mm or 25 mm thick. Suitable for fixing cement boards, (min 10mm), it is also perfect for levelling uneven floors, while it can be used for most tile types including porcelain thanks to its in-built PorcelBond technology.
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Featuring sound-reduction properties, BAL Single Part Fastflex is highly flexible and can also be utilised as isolating, anti-fracture underlay for ceramic tiles. Recommended for areas subject to limited movement and vibration, BAL Single Part Fastflex is water/frost resistant and is suitable for fixing ceramics, porcelain and vitrified tiles, mosaics, slate and certain natural stones including marble, terrazzo in dry or wet interior and exterior environments.
If you’re looking for an highly flexible, sound-deadening floor tile adhesive then this is the product for you. Available in 12.5kg packs, BAL Single Part Fastflex can be grouted after five hours. Please note this product is not suitable with BAL Rapid Mat, and when used on walls, battons will be required. Contact TAS when recommending approved sound-reduction systems.
BAL Green Screed is a standard-setting, flexible tile adhesive for new cement and concrete floors. Allowing fast-track installations on new concrete after seven days, and new cement:sand screeds after 24 hours, BAL Green Screed is suitable for fixing ceramics, porcelain and vitrified tiles, mosaics, certain natural stones and terrazzo, rigid form insulating materials and brick slips in dry or wet interior and exterior environments. Water and front resistant it can be grouted after 24 hours.
A deformable tile adhesive for floors, BAL Green Screed is perfect for tiling to new cement and concrete screeds. Flexible and water/frost resistant, BAL Green Screed has an open time of 20 mins, with pot life of 5 hours allowing for larger installations. BAL Green Screed is particularly recommended for swimming pools and showers, areas of limited movement/vibration and low porosity substrates. BAL Green Screed is suitable for bed thickness 3-6mm (up to 12mm in localised areas) and typical coverage is approximately 3.5 to 4kg per m2 .
New and improved BAL Easypoxy AG is a high strength, chemical-resistant and solvent free epoxy adhesive and grout for walls and floors in hygiene critical locations such as kitchens, industrial/chemical plants, showers, swimming pools and hospitals. The new formulation provides users with an epoxy that is easier to mix, apply and clean-off during installations. Now available in 4kg tubs and in white, black and grey, BAL Easypoxy AG has an excellent set time of only 12 hours, compared with 24 hours previously. The new formulation also has an extended pot life of 45 minutes for easier mixing.
BAL Easypoxy AG provides tilers with a two-in-one adhesive and grout solution that is perfect for hygiene critical environments where additional chemical resistance is required. BAL Easypoxy AG is waterproof and crucially does not permit the entry of bacteria or dirt. As a two-in-one product, BAL Easypoxy AG produces significant time and cost savings for the fixer. BAL Easypoxy AG is suitable for ceramics, porcelain and fully vitrified tiles, mosaics and glass or translucent tiles including glass mosaics.
BAL Total Bond provides a number of benefits for the user. Extremely versatile with high initial tack and bond strength, BAL Total Bond is extremely flexible and can be used to seal movement joints in domestic installations. Suitable for most surfaces, BALTotal Bond can be used in dry and intermittent wet environments and can be over-painted. The complete construction adhesive and sealant.
A must-have in every fixer’s toolbox, BAL Total Bond is perfect for use as a super-strength adhesive for fitting bathroom accessories and bonding most construction materials including glass, metal, PVC, acrylic or wood materials for wall and floor installations and for the fixing of mirrors (excluding plastic type safety backed mirrors) to suitable substrates. Coming in 310ml cartridges, it has a Typical Shore Hardness rating of 50 and achieves typical coverage of 8.5m with a 6mmx6mm bead size.
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Rapid-setting and highly flexible, BAL Micromax2 is formulated with built-in Microban antimicrobial protection for walls and floors. Suitable for joint widths from 1mm to 20mm, BAL Micromax2 sets in two to three hours, enabling faster completion. An efflorescence-free formulation minimises risk of patchy discolouration. A built in admixture ensures a clean and even finish for grout joints. Available in White, Manilla, Gunmetal, Pebble, Jasmine, Ebony, Smoke, Chocolate, Cocoa and Anthracite. For large projects, additional colours are available upon request.
Designed with the fixer in mind, BAL Micromax2 ticks all the boxes for a flexible grout providing all-round protection against mould. Setting in only 2-3 hours, BAL Micromax2 is recommended for domestic and commercial installations due to its enhanced durability , making it suitable for power showers, wet rooms, heated floors and timber screeds. Recommended applications areas include leisure centres, bathrooms, changing rooms, restaurants/food consumption areas, domestic kitchens and shopping malls.
NOW AVAILABLE: Micromax2 mortar inspired grout colours. A collection of authentic colours inspired by traditional mortars, exclusive to Topps Tiles. The range features all of the benefits of Micromax2 and is available in four colours: Lime, Clay, Cement and Ash. Colour-matched Micromax Sealants also available.
BAL Microflex is a highly flexible grout suitable for joints up to 5mm. Formulated with built-in Microban antimicrobial protection for walls, BAL Microflex is water and frost-resistant and offers high bond strength. Recommended for swimming pools and power showers,BAL Microflex can also be used on some floors depending on tile type, area and traffic. Not suitable for food preparation, storage areas, spas, jacuzzis, chemical plants, power showers with body jets and areas requiring waterproof grouting.
A flexible grout, BAL Microflex offers the tiler improved characteristics for grouted porcelain, glazed and fully vitrified tiles, glass and ceramic mosiacs, marble and natural stone in dry and wet environments. Available in white and ivory, BAL Microflex comes in handy pack sizes of 10kg and 3.5kg. It’s highly flexible nature makes it perfect for areas of limited movement/vibration and total immersion. Suitable for commercial and domestic environments inlcuding leisure centres, bathrooms, changing rooms, restaurants, domestic kitchens and shopping malls.
Highly flexible and water/frost-resistant, BAL Superflex is suitable for grouting wall tiles with joints up to 5mm. Recommended for swimming pools, power showers and areas of limited movement, BALSuperflex has a built-in admixture for increased flexibility and high bond strength at the edges of tiles or mosiacs. Please note this product is not suitable for food preparation/storage areas and areas requiring waterproof grouting.
Fixers are sure to welcome the many benefits of BAL Superflex which is perfect for grouting porcelain, glazed and fully vitrified tiles, glass and ceramic mosiacs, marble and natural stone with joints up to 5mm. As a highly flexible grout, BAL Superflex is perfect for domestic and commercial environments where heavy use is expected. Available in 10kg and 3.5kg packs, BAL Superflex has a pot life of 30 minutes for extended working and cures in 24 hours.
For use on walls and floors, BAL Superflex Wide Joint is perfect for grouting porcelain, glazed and fully vitrified tiles, glass and ceramic mosaics, marble and natural stone in dry or wet interior and exterior environments. BAL Superflex Wide Joint is perfect to use for joints up to 3mm to 20mm and is recommended for swimming pools and for limited movement areas including overlaid plywood floors (minimum 15mm) and heated screeds.
If you’re looking for a flexible grout for use on super-wide joints, then BAL Superflex Wide Joint is the grout for you. Perfect for commercial or domestic installations, BAL Superflex Wide Joint has a pot life of 30 minutes and cures in 24 hours. Available in pack sizes of 10kg and 3.5kg, it comes in six handy colours white, ivory, grey, charcoal, limestone and sandstone. Typical coverage of 2.24m2 per kg can be achieved with a 3mm joint width with 200x200x9mm tiles.
A classic tile grout, BAL Grout is water and frost resistant and can be used for joint widths up to 3mm. Suitable for grouting ceramics and mosiacs in dry or wet interior and exterior environments, BAL Grout is recommended for swimming pools. Further applications are possible by adding BAL Admix GT1 to provide flexibility, increased adhesion and high bond strength. Available in white, ivory and grey.
A fixers’ favourite for many years, BAL Grout exceeds the standard for a CG1 grout and is perfect for commercial and domestic situations. BAL Grout has a pot life of 60 minutes and cures in 24 hours. Temperature resistant from -30C to 150C, BAL Grout is available in 20kg, 10kg, 3.5kg and 1.5kg. Typical coverage of 6.4m2 per kg can be achieved for 200x200x6 mm tiles with joint widths of 2mm.
BAL Wide Joint is a water and frost resistant cementitious tile grout for walls and floors and is suitable for joint widths from 2mm to 12mm. Suitable for grouting ceramics, mosiacs and natural stone/quarry tiles, in dry or wet interior and exterior environments, BAL Wide Joint comes in four colours: ivory, grey, limestone, and sandstone. While recommended for swimming pools, BAL Wide Joint is not suitable for power showers, food preparation/storage areas and areas requiring waterproof grouting.
When grouting floor and wall tile projects with wide joints consider BAL Wide Joint. Perfect for swimming pools, areas of movement and heavily trafficked floors, BAL Wide Joint is suitable for both commercial and domestic projects. With a pot life of 30 minutes and curing in 24 hours, Wide Joint comes in 10kg and 3.5kg packs depending on colour. Further applications are possible by adding BAL Admix GT1 to provide flexibility, increased adhesion and reduced water permeability.
BAL Floor Epoxy is a three-part hygenic impervious epoxy resin tile grout for floors. For joint widths up to 20mm, BAL Floor Epoxy is recommended for large installations including food preparation/processing plants, swimming pools/sports and leisure centres, shopping malls/supermarkets, hospitals and industrial/chemical plants. It is also suitable as a tile adhesive for chemical plants with metallic backgrounds, and for areas requiring chemical resistance.
With a resin-based formulation comprising liquid resin, liquid hardener and powder filler, BAL Floor Epoxy offers numerous benefits for the fixer working on large-scale commercial projects. Suitable for most tile types, Floor Epoxy cures in 24 hours and has a pot life of 60 minutes. In addition BAL Floor Epoxy is hard-wearing and offers high resistance to abrasion and impact, as well as providing protection against bacteria and chemical attack. Available in grey, BAL Floor Epoxy comes in 10kg packs.
BAL Micromax Sealant is a unique high performance ready to use silicone sealant with built-in Microban® antimicrobial protection for walls and floors. Waterproof and providing excellent adhesion, BAL Micromax Sealant is perfect for sealing movement joints in floor and wall installations. Suitable for surfaces including sanitary, acrylic, fiberglass, glass, glazed, porcelain and painted in dry and wet interior and exterior environments.
Formulated with you in mind, BAL Micromax Sealant is the perfect finishing product for your project. Colour-matched with our Micromax2 grout, BAL Micromax Sealant offers excellent bond unaffected by weathering, UV radiation and immersion in water. With built-in anti-microbial protection it is also protected against black mould and mildew and is perfect for any commercial or domestic environment.
NEW IMPROVED FORMULA – Better bonding and less shrinkage, plus extended 24 month shelf-life
A waterproof ready-to-use sealant, BAL Silicone provides firm bonding for use sealing movement joints in floor and wall tiling installations. For use on surfaces including acrylic, ceramic, fibreglass, glass, porcelain in dry or wet interiors and exteriors, BAL Silicone is suitable for domestic and light commercial applications.
An affordable and reliable silicone product, BAL Silicone is available in 310ml cartridges and white, cream and transparent colours. Curing in 24 hours (per 4mm thickness) BAL Silicone is perfect for showers, areas of movement and where chemical resistance is required. Application areas including breweries, leisure centres, bathrooms, restaurants and food production areas, kitchens and hospitals.
NEW AND IMPROVED FORMULA – Better bonding and less shrinkage
A water-based temporary protection for tiles, BAL Protective Sealer protects surfaces against discolouration when using pigmented grouts. For use with all BAL grouting products, it can be removed by washing-off after grouting.
Suitable for most tile types, BAL Protective Sealer is an essential part of any tilers’ toolbox removing any potential need to re-grout or re-tile which could add significant costs and time to your job.
An alkaline tile cleaner with Microban antimicrobial action, BAL Microshield Plus fast-action formula removes grease, dirt and stains from all types of wall and floor tile. Formulated to maintain tile joints with BAL grouting, BAL Microshield Plus leaves hygienically clean surfaces and helps inhibit growth of mildew and black mould, providing added hygiene protection for bathrooms, showers and food consumption areas.
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