RAPID WATERPROOFING WITH MAPEI’S MAPELASTIC AQUADEFENSE TANKING KIT

January 13, 2021

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.

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Products mentioned in the article

Mapelastic AquaDefense Tanking Kit
Mapelastic AquaDefense Tanking Kit
A ready to use kit for the rapid waterproofing of bathrooms, wet rooms and showers to receive tiles after 4 hours. The tanking…
MAPELASTIC AQUADEFENSE
MAPELASTIC AQUADEFENSE
Ready to use, flexible, ultra rapid drying waterproofing membrane for interior and exterior use in showers, wet rooms and on balconies*.…
MAPEBAND PE 120
MAPEBAND PE 120
PVC tape for waterproofing systems made from liquid membranes. TECHNICAL DATA: Thickness of tape: approximately 0.7 mm. In service…
TOPCEM
TOPCEM
Special fast drying hydraulic binder for producing bonded, unbonded or floating screeds, including those with piped underfloor heating. For…
TOPCEM PRONTO
TOPCEM PRONTO
Ready to use, pre-packed mortar for normal setting, fast drying screeds with controlled shrinkage. For the formation of bonded, un-bonded,…
MAPECEM
MAPECEM
Fast-setting and drying (24 hours) hydraulic binder for shrinkage compensated screeds. For the formation of bonded, un-bonded, floating and…
MAPECEM PRONTO
MAPECEM PRONTO
Pre-blended, ready to use, fast-setting and drying hydraulic binder for shrinkage compensated screeds. For the formation of bonded,…

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