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Rapid-Set Wall & Floor Tile Adhesive 20kg Grey Pallet of 54

Code: TF6471

A grey, cement-based, fast-setting; water-resistant tile adhesive suitable for fixing tiles in the interior or exterior applications, giving excellent grab; non-slip properties and workable pot life of about 30 minutes and a set time which allows grouting to proceed just three hours after fixing (pot life assumes application @ 20ºC). Suitable for bonding ceramic floor and wall tiles and mosaics to concrete; floor screeds; sand cement rendering and suitably prepared brick and block-work in situations where a quick setting time is required. RAPID SET conforms to BS EN 12004 Type C1FT.

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PALACE RAPID SET is a cement-based, fast setting, thin-bed wall & floor tile adhesive, which conforms to BS EN 12004 Type C, Class 1FTE). Available in GREY for fixing ceramic and stone FLOOR and WALL tiles, in interior & exterior locations. PALACE RAPID SET has a 1-hour working pot-life with an extended “wettack” open time and rapidly cures to an initial set at 2 hours which allows foot traffic after three hours. PALACE RAPID SET cures to high bond strength, with excellent water resistance and is also recommended in frequently wet & immersed areas.

  • Fast setting adhesive allows grouting 3 hours after fixing
  • Fixes Ceramic & semi-porous natural stone tiles in wall & floor locations
  • Gives a working pot life of up to 1 hour
  • For Interior & Exterior & fully immersed locations
  • Fixes natural stone tiles such a quarry, travertine & terracotta

Surface Preparation: The substrate must be clean, firm and free of dust, dirt, oil, grease and loose flaking coatings. It must also be structurally sound and strong enough to support the expected traffic loading. PALACE RAPID SET can be applied to dry or damp surfaces however moisture-sensitive materials must be dry and remain dry after fixing. Worn or porous surfaces should be sealed with PALACE TILERS PRIMER] diluted as 1 to 3 with water. PALACE RAPID SET can be applied to Tile Backer boards over-laid onto a suitably rigid structure, such as well-braced 15mm waterproof ply-board screw fixed at 300mm centres to supporting battens. PALACE RAPID SET is not recommended for application directly onto surfaces where movement is possible or overheated sub-floors. Do not apply onto bare, un-sealed gypsum plaster or anhydrite floor screed before first priming this type surface with two coats of neat PALACE TILERS PRIMER the first diluted 1 to 1 and the second neat.

Mix Preparation: PALACE RAPID SET should be added to water in a clean container whilst mechanically stirring and mixed thoroughly to give a soft, slump-free, easily worked mortar. The recommended mixing proportions by volume are 1-part water to 3 parts powder (Approximately 5 litres per 20kg sack). The consistency of the paste can be adjusted with slight additions of water or powder at the initial mixing stage, however, the part-used adhesive should never be “freshened up” with later water additions but should always be discarded once it appears to lose its’ workability. In ideal conditions (20’C room temperature), PALACE RAPID SET will remain workable for up to 1 hour at 20’C and then reach the final set after 3 hours, after which time it is sufficiently well cured to permit grout application on both walls & floors.

Application Method: For fixing ceramic tiles or mosaics, use a notched trowel to give a ribbed mortar bed on the substrate, into which the tiles are firmly bedded with a twist and slide action to ensure full contact. Use a 3mm x 3mm notch at 6mm centres for mosaics and thin flat-backed wall tiling, a 5mm x 5mm notch at 10mm centres for general wall tiling and 10mm x 10mm notch at 16mm centres for floor tiling. The position of the tiles can be adjusted up to 10 minutes after initial fixing. The open time of the exposed mortar bed is approximately 30 minutes, depending on surface porosity and site temperatures. It is recommended that tiles with raised or studded back profiles, (or in situations where dampness is likely after tiling), should be back-buttered to ensure solid bed fixing. Do not trowel out an area of adhesive greater than can be tiled over within a 30-minute period. Surfaces, such as tamp-rutted concrete and masonry block-work, that are rough or uneven should be prepared with PALACE SELF-LEVEL floor smoothing & levelling compound and when sufficiently firm (24 – 48 hours later), followed by an application of PALACE RAPID SET adhesive. Do not apply any cement-based adhesive onto bare, unsealed gypsum plaster or anhydrite screeds and do not allow adhesive residues to set & harden on the tile face. Do not mix or apply this adhesive when air or ground temperatures are forecast to be below 5’C or greater than 35’C at any time during the first 24 hours after application.

Coverage: When fixing on a level, even surface using a 10mm notched trowel, PALACE RAPID SET will cover at a rate of about 4kg per sq. meter for heavy-duty, studded tiles. When applying wall tiles, the product will cover at about 2.5 kg per sq. meter.

Grouting: Grouting may proceed as soon as the tile bed is sufficiently firm, which for PALACE RAPID SET will be after 3 hours at room temperature. This period however will be extended in cold conditions. When the adhesive is fully set, wall & floor joints can be grouted using PALACE COLOUR-LOCK GROUT or PALACE ANTI-MOULD GROUT, however, on wider flooring applications, joints of up to 20mm wide can be grouted using PALACE WIDE JOINT FLEXI FLOOR TILE GROUT.

Storage & Packaging: PALACE RAPID SET is supplied in 20kg multi-ply, moisture-resistant paper sacks and has a storage life of not less than 12 months if stored in dry, un-opened conditions


Additional information

Weight 1080 kg

Floor, Wall


Palace Chemicals



Product Type

Ceramic Tile Adhesive

Receiving Surfaces

Anhydrite/Gypsum-based screeds, Cement faced fibre boards, Concrete, Concrete brick/block, Firm and stable plaster, Plasterboard, Sand/Cement Render, Sand/Cement Screed, Tile Backer

Setting time

2 hours at 20°C


20 kg


Water Resistant

Product Form


Unit of Measure


Product Documents

Technical Datasheet


Material Datasheet


Declaration of Performance


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