Rapid waterproofing with Mapei’s Mapelastic AquaDefense tanking kit

The new Fast Track Ready tanking kit from Mapei provides rapid waterproofing of bathrooms, wet rooms and showers without the loss of Mapei’s emblematic quality. Mapelastic AquaDefense Tanking Kit components are supplied ready to use, and areas can be ready to tile after just 4 hours without the need to prime.

The tanking kit comprises of Mapelastic AquaDefense and Mapeband PE 120, which is used to form waterproofing layers before applying ceramic, stone and mosaic coatings to areas in contact with moisture and running water. The former’s second coat can be applied 1 hour after the first coat, and 3 hours after the second coat; when applied on a suitable substrate, such as dry screed with less than 3% residual moisture, tiles may be bonded after 4 hours. The kit is also suitable for application on concrete; cementitious screeds and screeds made using special binders – including Topcem, Topcem Pronto, Mapecem and Mapecem Pronto; internal applications to plasterboard; to existing coatings in ceramic, terrazzo and stone, and cementitious render.

Mapeband PE 120 is a waterproof tape made from polyester mesh and PVC fabric; elastic and deformable, it is used to waterproof corners between adjacent walls, and between walls and floors to be treated with Mapelastic AquaDefense. When working together, the kit creates a highly waterproof system.

For use on substrates that have been well-cured, and are sound, clean and free of substances which could compromise the bond. Tiles installed on floors waterproofed with Mapelastic AquaDefense Tanking Kit can be opened to foot traffic within 12 hours from the start of installation.

For more information on Mapelastic AquaDefense Tanking Kit, visit www.mapei.com/gb