In an age where time is money, drywalls are a boon. From enabling faster construction to being relatively lightweight and accommodating several paints, textures, and lightweight applications,drywalls are finding their way into interior walls and ceilings.Today’s generation of drywall substrates have seen some game-changing evolution and have branched out to cater to a range of spaces and activities. They are being made to handle varied conditions such as dry, wet, and limited water exposure.
When injected with some personality through the use of finishes such as glass mosaic tiles, drywalls can really hit the ball out of the park in terms of their design and aesthetic capacity while also being cleaner and faster than conventional brick wall constructions. Since they can be dismantled and altered easily, they enable remodelling/refurbishing across a range of décor elements to reflect the changes in mood. And while drywalls and finishes have come a long way, the traditional adhesives that bring the two together and hold them in place, haven’t.
There are quite a few options available when it comes to installing tiles on drywall substrates, such as mastic and sand-cement mixtures, but their end-use can be narrow and limited to certain types of tiles and at other times, they can simply fall short on performance. Moisture can be a huge pain point in traditional drywalls, both from within the sand-cement mixture and its application to areas that encounter a lot of moisture. It is heavily likely to compromise the integrity of the drywall. To hold all that weight, applications need something to grip onto when installed on these boards. The sand-cement mixture tends to be weak in both flexural strength and tension making it prone to cracking, and consequently leading to de-bonding. Stones such as green marble can flake with mastic or mortar and not all glass tiles adhere well when bonded with these materials. Given that the physics doesn’t work in a lot of these cases, it’s logical to assume that the market required a high-performance adhesive that was versatile.
MYK LATICRETE thereby created a product that increases the lifecycle of the application by great lengths through high bond strength. The MYK LATICRETE DWA 215 Modified Polyurethane adhesive was developed for fixing ceramic, vitrified, andglass mosaic tiles onvarious types of drywall boards.Further, borrowing inspiration from drywalls itself and their ability to withstand high tension environments such as earthquake prone zones and high rise buildings, MYK LATICRETE developed a green product that holds its own even in areas where installations are subject to physical abuse, shock, and mild chemicals on all kinds of drywall substrates including gypsum wall board and calcium silicate boards. It also helps slash down hours of manpower seeing as this single component adhesive is easy to use and doesn’t require any more than simply opening and putting to use. All in all, the DWA 215 is a well-rounded product. Going forward, MYK LATICRETE aims to continue bringing contemporary world standards to the tile and stone installation and maintenance industry in India through such products.