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Fantastick – latex modified thin set mortar-Technical Data Sheet.

By  Last updated: 18th January 2013

Fantastick – latex modified thin set mortar-Technical Data Sheet.


Fantastick is a latex modified thin set mortar that provides superior handling, mixing characteristics and increased strength. Fantastick has been specifically formulated for use in tile over tile applications on concrete substrates. All of these features add up to lower costs and trouble free installation. Fantastick exceeds the requirements of Australian Standards AS2358-1990.

Fantastick is unsuitable for:

bonding moisture sensitive green marble;
bonding to painted walls, MDF board, (timber and wax impregnated wood must be sheeted with fibre cement sheeting);
substrates subject to constant water immersion such as swimming pools.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces to be tiled must be flat and true, free from oil, dirt, grease or any other contaminants. Very porous surfaces should be primed with Plastinex (1 part Plastinex mixed with 4 parts water).

Concrete : New concrete must be allowed to cure for 6 weeks and should have a wood flat finish. When finished with a steel trowel, concrete must be acid etched, using Floor Prep.

Cement Render : Render to be left with a wood float finish and allowed to cure for 7 days.

Tile over Tile : Tiles should be thoroughly cleaned with a commercial cleaner such as sugar soap.
Mixing Fantastick

Add Fantastick to clean water at a ratio of 25 kg to 5 litres of water. Mix product to a smooth paste free from lumps by using a drill that has a speed lower than 300 rpm, or mix by hand. Slacken the adhesive and re-mix after 5 minutes.
Pot Life

Fantastick has a pot life of approximately 2 hours at 20oC and 50% relative humidity.
Open Time

Fantastick has an open time of approximately 30 minutes, which can be shortened to just a few minutes by the action of sun, wind, high temperatures or highly absorbent surfaces. Tilers need to constantly check that the adhesive has not formed a surface skin and is still fresh to the touch.

Wetting or priming the substrate prior to tiling prolongs the open time of the adhesive. It is not advisable to wet the adhesive when it has formed a skin as water only increases the rate of cement hydration and will result in an anti adhesive film. Skinned adhesive must always be removed and disposed of.

Always install the tiles in accordance with AS 3958 1:1991 and ensure the backs of the tiles are free of dust. Spread Fantastick evenly across one square metre at a time with a 6 x 6 x 6 notched trowel for walls or a 10 x 10 x 10 notched trowel for floors. The choice of trowel should be governed by the depth of the knobs, grooves or ridges on the back of the tile and the evenness of the substrate.

Lay the tiles with a fair pressure and at right angles to the notched pattern.

The final bed of adhesive should be between 2mm and 4mm. Wall tiles should have a finished joint width of 2mm – 4mm and floor files a finished joint width of 3mm – 6mm. Tiles can be adjusted for approximately 60 minutes after laying.

25 kgs of Fantastick will cover approximately 6 – 7 square metres with a 10mm notched trowel for floors and/or 8 – 9 square metres with a 6mm notched trowel.
Dry Time

Fantastick dries in approximately 6 hours at 23oC and 50% relative humidity. It may require longer times to cure for denser tiles and substrates or at installation temperatures below 10oC.
Expansion Joints
Joint Grouting

Grouting may commence after approximately 24 hours (depending on variables such as sun, heat, wind, etc.)
Shelf Life

Fantastick can be stored in the original packaging in a dry elevated position for 12 months.

Fantastick is available in 25kg paper sacks.


Product Datasheet

Morgan Ceramic Tile Adhesives

11 Raymond Avenue
Bayswater 6053
Western Australia

Telephone +61 8 9272 4666
Facsimile +61 8 9370 1744

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