Floor and Wall Thin Set Adhesive
LATAFIX® 305 Floor and Wall Thin Set adhesive is a bagged
cementitious powder to be mixed with water for installing
ceramic tile and natural stone using the thin-set method of
Can be used for interior applications on floors and walls
over masonry, concrete, mortar beds and cement plaster
• Dual Purpose – for walls and floors
• Easy to use – Plastic Consistency
• Consistent quality, ready to use
• Proven performance
•Cement Mortar Beds
•Ceramic Tile and Stones^
^When mixed with LATICRETE® 73 Crete Admixture.
Packaging - 20 kg and 50 kg bag
Approx 55 - 60 sft per 20 kg bag when trowelled with
1/4” x 1/4”(6mm x 6 mm) square notch trowel
Coverage will vary depending on trowel notch size, type and size of tile and
Factory sealed bags of this product are guaranteed to be of first
quality for one (1) year* if stored off the ground in a dry area.
*High humidity will reduce the shelf life of bagged product.
•Use LATAPOXY® 300 Epoxy Adhesive for installing green marble
or water sensitive natural stone and agglomerates.
•Adhesives/mastics, mortars and grouts for ceramic tile, paver
brick and stone are not designed as replacements for
waterproof membranes. When a waterproof membrane is
required, use a LATICRETE® 9237 / Hydroban Waterproof
•Note: Surfaces must be structurally sound, stable and rigid
enough to support ceramic/stone tile, thin brick and similar
finishes. Substrate deflection under all live, dead and impact
loads, including concentrated loads, must not exceed L/360 for
thin bed ceramic tile/brick installations or L/480 for thin bed
stone installations where L=span length.
•Contains Portland cement and silica sand. May irritate eyes
and skin. Avoid contact with eyes or prolonged contact with
skin. In case of contact, flush thoroughly with water.
•Do not take internally. Silica sand may cause cancer or serious
lung problems. Avoid breathing dust. Wear a respirator in dusty
•Protect finished work from traffic or damage by other trades
for an extended period of time during cold weather conditions.
At room temperature conditions 70°F (20°C), protect overnight.
•Keep out of reach of children.
ANSI A 118.1 – 1999; EN 12004 & ISO 13007
LATAFIX® 305 Floor and Wall thinset adhesive mixed with Water
Test Test Method Results
28 day cure
ANSI A 118.1-
Complies to EN: C1T
Working Properties at 700
F ( 21 0 C )
LATAFIX 305 Floor and Wall thinset adhesive when mixed
Open Time Approx 20 minutes
Pot Life Approx 4 hours
Time to Heavy Traffic 16-24 hours
Specifications subject to change without notification.
Results shown are typical but reflect test procedures used.
Actual field performance will depend on installation
methods and site conditions.
All surfaces should be between 40° F(4° C) and 90° F(32° C)
and structurally sound, clean and free of all dirt, oil, grease,
loose peeling paint, laitance, concrete sealers or curing
compounds. Rough or uneven concrete surfaces should be
made smooth with LATICRETE® Latex Portland Cement
underlayment to provide a wood float (or better) finish.
Dry, dusty concrete slabs or masonry should be dampened
and excess water swept off. Installation may be made on a
damp surface. New concrete slabs shall be damp cured and
28 days old before application. *No minimum cure time for
concrete slabs when thin-set mortar is mixed with latex
additive. All slabs must be plumb and true to within
¼”(6mm) in 10 ft(3m). Expansion joints shall be provided
through the tile work from all construction or expansion
joints in the substrate. Follow ANSI Specification AN-3.8
“Requirements for Expansion Joints” or TCA Detail EJ171
“Expansion Joints”. Do not cover expansion joints with
adhesive, tile or stone.
Stir LATICRETE admix thoroughly before use.
Place clean, potable water or LATICRETE® latex admix into a
clean pail. Add LATAFIX ® 305 powder to the liquid. Use
approximately 6L of water for 20 kg of powder.
Mix by hand or with a slow speed mixer to a smooth,
trowelable consistency. Allow adhesive to slake for 5-10
minutes. Adjust consistency if necessary. Remix and apply
with the proper sized notched trowel.
Apply adhesive to the substrate with the flat side of the trowel,
pressing firmly to work into surface. Comb on additional
adhesive with the notched side. Use the proper sized notched
trowel to insure full bedding of the tile. Spread as much
adhesive as can be covered with tile in 10 minutes. Back butter
large tiles (> 12”x12”) to provide full bedding and firm support.
Place tiles into wet, sticky adhesive and beat in using a beating
block and rubber mallet to imbed tile and adjust level. Check
adhesive for complete coverage by periodically removing a tile
and inspecting bedding adhesive transfer onto back of tile If
adhesive is skinned over (not sticky), remove and replace with
Grout installation after a minimum of 24 hours curing time at
70° F(21° C). Grout with LATICRETE® Sanded or Unsanded Grout
mixed with LATICRETE® 1776 Grout Admix Plus . For maximum
stain resistance use LATAPOXY® SP-100 Stainfree Grout or
SpectraLOCK® Pro Premium Grout.
Cold Weather Note: The setting of Portland cement adhesives
and grouts are retarded by low temperatures. Protect finished
work for an extended period when installing in cold weather.
For faster setting, use LATICRETE® 252 Fast Set or LATICRETE® 73
Rapid admix with LATICRETE® 111 Crete filler powder.
Do not set tile when surface temperature is below freezing or
when substrate is frozen.
Hot Weather Note: The evaporation of moisture in Portland
cement adhesives and grouts is accelerated by hot, dry
conditions. Apply to dampened surfaces and protect freshly
spread adhesive and finished work when installing in
temperatures over 95°F (35°C).
Clean tools and tile work with water while adhesive is fresh.
AVAILABILITY AND COST
LATICRETE and LATAPOXY® materials are available worldwide.
For distributor information:
Contact a MYK LATICRETE® Distributor in your area.
LATICRETE® and LATAPOXY® grouts require routine cleaning
with neutral pH soap and water or MYK LATICRETE Clenza
series suitable cleaners. All other LATICRETE® and
LATAPOXY® materials require no maintenance but proper
installation as per instruction.
Performance and durability may depend on properly
maintaining of Installed area.
MYK Laticrete India Pvt Ltd warrants that LATIAFIX ® 305
Floor and Wall thinset adhesive is free from manufacturing
defects and will not break down, deteriorate or disintegrate
under normal usage for a period of one (1) year from
manufacturing of the product subject to the terms and
conditions stated in MYK LATICRETE® Product Warranty.