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Product Info

Installation Products
Type 1 Premixed Tile Adhesive (Mastic)
Tile Adhesives
Open Time
None – sets tiles immediately
1 or 3.5 gallon pail
Shelf Life
One year
Store in a cool dry area Do not expose container to sun
Time to Grout
Walls after 24 hours; Floors after 48 hours
175 sq. ft. per pail using a ” V-notch trowel 105 sq. ft. per pail using a 4”x4”x4” square notch trowel


Type 1 Premixed Tile Adhesive

  • Use for setting quarry, ceramic, mosaic and moisture-insensitive stone tile.
  • Also sets porcelain tile over absorbent surfaces.
  • Use for interior walls, floors, and countertops.
  • Use to install tile in tub surround applications.
  • Easy to use and apply.
  • Good sag resistance. Hangs up to 12” x 12” tile.


For setting quarry, ceramic, mosaic and moistureinsensitive stone tile over interior surfaces. Also use for setting porcelain tile over absorbent interior surfaces.

Use over interior concrete, concrete block, drywall, plaster, brick and existing tile. ARDEX D 14TM TYPE 1 PREMIXED TILE ADHESIVE can be used for tub surrounds and in intermittent wet areas.

Substrate Preparation

All surfaces should be structurally sound, solid and free from any contaminant that can act as a bond breaker, including excessive moisture and/or alkali. Remove dirt, wax, loose paint and all foreign matter that would interfere with a good bond, such as curing agents and sealers. Glossy painted surfaces and glazed ceramic must be abraded.

Refer to ANSI A 108 AN-2 “General Requirements for Subsurfaces” and the Tile Council of North America’s “Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation” for detailed information on surface preparation and guidelines for substrate construction. The plane of wall surfaces must be plumb and true. Floor surfaces must have minimal variation in plane or slope.

Should pre-leveling be required, use ARDEX AM 100TM PRE-TILE REPAIR MORTAR or ARDEX TL 1000TM TILE LEVELER. Tiling with ARDEX D 14 may proceed in 24 hours.

Expansion joints must be provided over existing moving joints and cracks, and where substrate materials change composition or direction, per ANSI A 108 AN-3.7.


Stir any liquid that may have pooled on the surface into the adhesive. Select the proper trowel notch based on the tile being installed. Spread the adhesive fully and evenly with the flat side of a trowel to obtain a good mechanical bond. Do not leave any bare spots. Comb back through the adhesive with the notched side of the trowel. Apply to an area no greater than can be covered with tile while the adhesive remains plastic (approximately 1 hour open time, depending on substrate and job site conditions). Install tile immediately. Do not spread more adhesive than can easily be covered in 60 minutes. Do not allow the adhesive to skin over.

Most wall tiles up to 12” x 12” should be able to be installed without slipping. Quarry tiles over 8” x 8” may slip slightly while being installed. Very heavy tiles may also slip slightly.

The maximum size of floor tile to be installed is 6” x 6”. Firmly press the tile into the adhesive to obtain maximum contact between the back of the tile and adhesive. Remove any adhesive residue from the face of the tiles and the joints immediately after setting the tile.

Installation should proceed in accordance with ANSI A 108.5. High temperatures will shorten the working and drying times. Low temperatures will extend these times. Use ARDEX D 14 only when the substrate and ambient temperatures are over 50°F (10°C).


Allow floor tile installations to dry for 48 hours before grouting. Wall tile installations can be grouted after 24 hours. ARDEX recommends the use of ARDEX FLEX SANDEDTM and ARDEX FLEX UNSANDEDTM grouts in accordance with ANSI A 108.10.


Do not use for lug-back ceramic tile or pre-grouted wall tile sheets.

Glossy painted surfaces and glazed ceramic tile must be abraded.

Do not use over mortar beds, in gang showers, or over walls made of plywood, or particleboard.

Use ARDEX X 701TM SUPER FLEX MORTAR to set non-porous tile on non-porous substrates and in wet areas requiring a waterproofing membrane. In cases requiring waterproofing, refer to the ARDEX technical brochures for ARDEX waterproofing compounds.

For setting moisture-sensitive stones on interior applications, use ARDEX S 16TM or ARDEX S 20TM. For setting and grouting tiles in high stress areas, hot tubs and water-holding tanks, use ARDEX WATM Epoxy Grout and Adhesive.

ARDEX recommends the installation of test areas to confirm the suitability of the product for the intended use. ARDEX D 14 must be worked at temperatures over 50°F (10°C).

For complete safety information, please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet, or visit our website at www.

1 Gal - $15.67

3.5 Gal - $37.11

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