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Fast and perfect tile fixing with time constraints

Constraints on job sites frequently involve to put the site back in service quickly, especially in public areas like restaurants, airports, hospitals, etc… but also in commercial (shops,supermarkets) and residential buildings (corridors, living-rooms, etc…). The longer the works, the more it costs and disturbs the inhabitants and customers. Some fast solutions exist to reduce the time taken to fix and grout the tiles.




Timing constraints

Corridors, stairs, halls… need to be back in service rapidly, in order not to slow the works progress.

For small rooms : bathrooms, toilets,... the possibility to perform tile fixing and grouting on the same day allows to optimize the works organization and reuse of the facility.

In renovation works, in inhabited houses,… the rapidness of works is a must

In renovation of public places, like in shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, airports, etc… each hour of unavailability due to the works causes a loss in sales.



The classical solution involves many constraints

Eliminate the old coating, break existing tiles : these works are always hard to perform, and costly.

Sometimes it requires to renovate (or even re-do) the whole substrate, instead of doing only some small patching works.

Furthermore, all these heavy works require a certain curing and waiting time before beginning the tiling works.

Finally, the use of fast-setting tile adhesives can help to do the job faster than with other adhesives.




S = Old substrate, existing tiles or coating

1 = Fast-setting tile adhesive weber.col fast or weber.col F1

2 = New tiles

3 = Tile grout weber.joint perfect

Substrate preparation


• Check cohesion of the substrate and eliminate all parts that are not well bonded.

• With a high-pressure jet, eliminate dust and loose parts.

• Eliminate all traces of oil and cleaning products as well, rinse and let it dry.

• In case the substrate needs to be patched, apply a suitable repair mortar such as a thixotropic repair mortar Conrep.331 TX

(until 50mm thickness in one coat).

Method of application

Tile adhesive

• Use a fast-setting tile adhesive that will allow to set rapidly and perform the grouting job only 3 hours after tiling! (the usual waiting time between tiling and grouting is 24 hours).

• For tiles over 900cm² surface (30x30cm), apply tile adhesive on both the substrate and the back of the tiles.

Press well the tiles to ensure full adhesion of the tiles with the substrate.


Tile grouting

• Wait 3 hours after the tiles were laid on the substrate.

• We recommend weber.joint perfect, a high performance grout with Hydro Repell® and Mould Stop® technologies, at a width between 1.5 and 20mm.



Important Note

The faster the problems are noticed, the easier it will be to replace or fix. A misplaced tile

after 24 hours or more cannot be easily removed as the adhesive would have hardened. to ensure a solid flat surface as concrete floor on which tiling can be applied.

Solution with the following weber products


webercol F1

Fast-setting high performance tile adhesive with low dust technology

webercol fast

Fast-setting high performance tile adhesive with low dust technology


weberjoint perfect

High performance, Low Stain, cementitious tile grout with Hydro Repell and Mould Stop technologies