ARDEX ENDURA (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED
Corporate Office & Regd. Office:
Unit No. 406 & 407, “Brigade Rubix”,
No. 20, Yeshwanthapur Hobli, HMT Campus,
Bangalore - 560022. Karnataka, INDIA.
CIN No: U24233KA1997PTC022383
Tel: +91 80 66746500
Fax: +91 80 66746540
Visit us: www.ardexendura.com
Very High Polymer Modified Adhesive
WHITE / GREY CEMENT BASED, HIGHLY POLYMER MODIFIED, HIGH PERFORMANCE, WALL
AND FLOOR ADHESIVE, SPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR FIXING DIFFERENT KINDS OF TILES /
Very high performance and strength
White / grey cement based
Premium multi use adhesive
Excellent water and frost resistance
Excellent tensile & shear adhesion
Specially formulated for installation of different kinds of tiles /
stones in interior & exterior locations
Very High Polymer Modified Adhesive
WHITE / GREY CEMENT BASED, HIGHLY POLYMER MODIFIED, HIGH PERFORMANCE, WALL AND FLOOR
ADHESIVE, SPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR FIXING DIFFERENT KINDS OF TILES / STONES
PLATINUM STAR is a premium (white / grey),
water & frost resistant, highly polymer modified
cementitious wall and floor tile adhesive
specially formulated for fixing mosaic tiles
including glass mosaics. It is also suitable
for fixing ceramic, vitrified wall and floor tiles,
metal or glass tiles, marble, granite, terrazzo
and other natural stone in interior and exterior
locations. Suitable for use in swimming pools.
PLATINUM STAR exceeds the requirements of
IS 15477 : 2004 Type 2 “Specification for
adhesives for use Ceramic Tiles and Mosaics”.
Complies with EN 12004 : 2007 C2ES1
Suitable for fixing at 2 - 6 mm bed thickness
(can be extended up to 12 mm in area of
limited extent) wall and floor vitrified tiles
and glass mosaics in interior and exterior
situations. The set adhesive is water-resistant
and non - slip.
AREAS OF APPLICATION
Work Tops ü
Dry areas ü
Wet areas ü
Swimming Pools ü
Hydrotherapy Pools ü
Heated Screeds ü
Limited Movement / vibration ü
ü = Suitable
BACKGROUND / BASES
Plaster ü (1), (2)
Plaster Board ü (1), (2)
Tile Backer Boards ü
Existing Ceramic Tiles ü
Existing Hard Natural Stone ü
Vinyl Tiles ü
Overlaid Timber Floors ü (3)
Plywood / Chipboard ü (3)
MDF (Internal Dry Areas) ü (3)
Mastic Asphalt ü
ü = Suitable
(1) In wet condition tank out with ARDEX ENDURA
(2) Prime with ARDEX ENDURA ADMIX AD1.
(3) Seal reverse side and edges with ARDEX ENDURA
Do not seal or prime surfaces to be tiled.
Before starting any work ensure that the
base is :
• Sufficiently flat to permit the specified
flatness of finished tiling, bearing in mind
the permissible minimum and maximum
thickness of the bedding material.
• Suitable for tiling in the service conditions
to which it will be exposed.
• Free from efflorescence, laitance, dirt and
other loose material. Remove thoroughly by
• Clean: All tile and other non-porous surfaces
should be cleaned down by washing with
water containing detergent, then with clean
SITE WORK INSTRUCTIONS
New Concrete / Brick / Block Wall:
Before rendering / plastering / tiling, allow
walls to dry out by exposure to air for at least
New Cement / Sand Rendering:
Before commencing tiling, allow new rendering
to dry out by exposure to air for at least
2 weeks. (3 weeks for swimming pools).
New Concrete Bases
Before commencing tiling ensure that bases
have been allowed to dry out by exposure to
air for at least 4 weeks.
Existing Concrete / Screed Bases:
Cut out all loose or hollow portions and make
good with a 1:3 cement : sand mortar applied
over a slurry bonding coat*. Carefully remove
any soft or unsound residues of existing
adhesive without damaging the bases. Ensure
remaining adhesive residue is sound and firmly
bonded to the base.
Ceramic / Vitrified & Fully Vitrified Tile /
Terrazzo / Hard Natural Stone Bases:
Check that existing finish is firmly adhering
to the base. Remove any loose or hollow
sounding areas and make good with a
1:3 cement : sand mortar applied over a
slurry bonding coat*. Any surface
contamination should be removed with
ARDEX ENDURA HEAVY DUTY TILE CLEANER /
TILE & STONE CLEANER.
*Slurry bonding coat is prepared by mixing 2 parts by
weight of portland cement to 1 part of ARDEX ENDURA
ADMIX AD1. Brush on the base immediately before applying
Overlaid Timber Floors:
Timber floor / Metal boards must be rigid and
stable to receive tiles and capable of carrying
the additional load without deflection. Adequate
ventilation must exist beneath the timber /
metal board. Overlay existing floor with WBP
grade or marine grade plywood, at least 15mm
thick, timber/metal boards should be screwed
down (not nailed) at 300 mm centres. All timber
surfaces should be primed on the reverse side
and edges with ARDEX ENDURA ADMIX AD1.
Fibre Cement Boards / Tile Backer Boards:
Ensure that boards are dry, securely fixed,
rigid and fixings do not protrude. Do not seal
or prime surfaces that are to be tiled. The
suitability of the boards as a background for
ceramic tiling should be confirmed with the
MDF (Internal Dry Areas Only) / Plywood / Chip
Ensure that sheets are capable of carrying the
expected load without deflection, dry securely
fixed and rigid and that fixings do not protrude.
Where necessary insert noggings to support
all board edges and to allow screw fixing at
300mm centres. Seal the reverse side and
edges with ARDEX ENDURA ADMIX AD1.
Do not seal or prime surfaces that are to be
Asphalt (internal Use Flooring Grade): Asphalt
must be in sound condition and have adequate
cohesive strength. In shower areas, it is
recommended to waterproof the background
with ARDEX ENDURA waterproofing products.
For further information on other substrates
and preparation, consult the ARDEX ENDURA
Technical Service Department.
Add PLATINUM STAR to clean water and mix
thoroughly until slump-free mortar is obtained.
A 20kg bag will require approximately
5 - 5.5 litres of water. The adhesive is
immediately ready-for-use and has a pot-life
of 3 hours at 27 ± 1 C.
1. Spread not more than 1 sq.m. at a time,
apply the adhesive to the wall or floor
2. Comb the adhesive to the required depth
(between 3 - 6mm) using a suitable trowel.
3. Press the tiles firmly into position with a
slight twisting action, checking periodically
that good contact is maintained with the
back of each tile. Leave no voids behind
tiles when solid-bed fixing.
4. Tiles should be fixed within 20 minutes of
adhesive being applied, depending on the
porosity of the surface and atmospheric
PLATINUM STAR @ 27±
Complieswith EN 12004 : 2007 C2ES1
Shear Adhesion (air)
1 Day Air 7.00 kN
14 Day Air 15.00 kN
IS 15477:2004 min. Type 2
1 Day Air 4.00
14 Day Air 10.00
Pack size Coverage
20kg & 5kg 3kg/m
Coverage will depend on the nature and
flatness of the surface and the method
of application. For good coverage, it is vitally
important that all surfaces should be clean,
smooth, plumb, level and free from defects
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE
PLATINUM STAR has a shelf life of 12 months
when stored in normal dry conditions.
Keep out of reach of children, wear suitable
protective clothing. gloves and eyes/face
protection. After contact with skin, wash
immediately with plenty of clean water.
In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately
with plenty of clean water and seek medical
For more details please refer the relevant
product safety datasheet
CONDITIONS OF SALE
Sold subject to the Company's conditions
of sale which are available on request.
The information supplied in this datasheet
is based upon extensive experience and is
given in good faith in order to help you.
Our Company policy is one of continuous
Research and Development; we therefore
reserve the right to update this information
at any time without prior notice. We also
guarantee the consistent high quality of our
products; however as we have no control over
site conditions or the execution of the work,
we accept no liability for any loss or damage
which may arise as a result thereof.
conditions. Tiles can be adjusted up to
20 - 25 minutes after fixing. Touch the
adhesive ribs periodically and if a skin has
formed, remove the adhesive and apply
a new layer of adhesive.
5. Leave adequate joints between individual wall
and floor tiles unless self spacing tiles are
6. Clean off surplus adhesive from the tile face
and between joints.
7. Do not use in damp conditions and 0
temperature less than 5
8. Use suitable clamps along with adhesive at
the time of installation of tiles / stones at
height of more than 20 feet. If the tile /
stone size are bigger, use clamps from 10
9. Leave movement joints at every 10 meters
height as per standard BS 5385.
Grouting should not be carried out for at least
24 hours. Use the appropriate grouting
material from the range of cementitious and
NOTE: The addition of ARDEX ENDURA
ADMIX GT1 to cement-based grouts will
enhance adhesion to tile edges,
water-resistance and improves flexibility
PLATINUM STAR @ 27±
Bed Thickness Up to 2 -
Walls* Use Thin-bed Trowel
(Dry wall areas)
Floors* Use Thick-bed Trowel *Suitability depends on (Floor areas)
surface level / flatness
Mixing Ratio 1 p.b.w. Water to
(p.b.w = Parts by weight) 4 p.b.w. Adhesive
Open Time 20 - 25 minutes
Pot Life 3 hours
Setting Time 24 hours 0
Temperature -30 C to 150
Mixed Density 1.75 g/cc
(4) Up to 12mm in areas of limited extent.
(5) Use thick-bed trowel for floor tiling
Grey 1.82 g/L
White 3.78 g/L