Product Innovation – LATICRETE® DWA 215

The development of innovative building materials allows architects to design stunning structures which would not have been possible to create a few decades ago. With concentration on improved strength, flexibility and durability, construction and installation materials are bringing what seems like novel concepts to life.

One of these concepts is the installation of tiles and stones on dry walls. Cement plaster and concrete,though very strong in compression, don’t perform well under tension and high shear. MYK LATICRETE’s Research and Development facility in Hyderabad took note of this and decided to create a high quality, high bond strength adhesive.

MYK LATICRETE’s state of the art R&D facility – ISO 9001 2015 quality certified – specializes in developing innovative, cost effective, user and eco-friendly products for Tile and Stone Installation System, by using the latest technology and resources. When the R&D facility realized the new techniques of installation of tiles and stones on dry walls had become increasingly popular with builders, contractors, as well influencers like architects and structural engineers, they brought the BRAND CHAMP LATICRETE® DWA 215 to life.

LATICRETE® DWA 215 is a modified Polyurethane Adhesive designed for the installation of glass mosaic tile, ceramic tile, vitrified tile and natural stone on most drywall boards and clean dry cement based surfaces. LATICRETE® DWA 215 is a factory made pail consisting of pre-blended single component adhesive which is ready to use.

It is for commercial and residential installations of ceramic tile, vitrified tile and natural stone over most drywall boards and clean cement based surfaces. It can be and is used where installations must resist physical abuse, shock, and mild chemicals (Interior & Exterior).

The product specifications are as listed below:

Advantages:

– Single component/ Ready to use – High bond strength
– No on-site mixing | Fast installation – Saves time
– Economical – Can be used on various dry wall boards

Suitable Substrates:

Concrete* – Cement mortar beds*| Plywood – Gypsum wallboard | Calcium silicate board 0 Bison panel board | Concrete masonry* – Cement plaster*|AAC Block masonry* – Cement terrazzo*| Cement backer board** |Existing ceramic tile | Other resilient tile and stone

With research driving anew understanding of what is required MYK LATICRETE’s penchant for improved and innovative of tile and stone installation materials is evident. A fact which is underlined by LATICRETE® DWA215.

Synthesis of Luxury and Innovation – Hotel ITC Kohenur, Hyderabad.

ITC Hotels added another jewel “ITC KOHENUR” to its luxury chain. Overlooking the
Durgam Cheruvu lake, the hotel is located in IT Hub HITEC city area of Hyderabad. The
new hotel houses spa, meeting and convention centre, suites and serviced apartments and
271 rooms.

ITC Hotels being a prestigious name in the global hospitality industry, had a very high
standard of product specification. Architect firm W.S. Atkins – United Kingdom, who
handled this project, made certain that MYK LATICRETE products were definitely used in
this project, considering company’s successful history of executing similar projects both in
India and abroad.

The areas of tile & stone installation comprised of swimming pools, guest rooms,
bathrooms, reception and corridor areas spreading to 2 lakhs sq. ft.

MYK LATICRETE System proposed:

LATICRETE® DWA 215

– a speciality adhesive for fixing tiles on dry wall boards was recommended for installing Italian marble on calcium silicate boards in reception area,
conference rooms & bathrooms covering an area of 60000 sq.ft. LATICRETE® DWA 215 is
a modified Polyurethane Adhesive which is pre-blended single component and ready to use
adhesive.

MYK LATICRETE PUA 212

– a two component modified Polyurethane Adhesive designed for installation of tiles on various substrates was recommended to fix natural stone on
metal surface.

LATICRETE® 335

Multipurpose Thin-set Adhesive was used for fixing glass mosaic tiles in swimming pool. This multipurpose polymer fortified thin-set adhesive is single component with high adhesion suited for demanding applications like swimming pools & water bodies
LATICRETE® polymer modified thin-set adhesive creates a tenacious bond for the glass
mosaic tiles. Superior strength, flexibility to handle structural movements, non-sag
property are among the features of LATICRETE® 335 Multipurpose Thin-set adhesive.

SP-100

Stainfree Grout for Floor N’ Wall was used to fill the joints between glass mosaic tiles. SP-100 stainfree grout provides superior resistance to chemicals used for water treatment, pH imbalance & delamination from movement.
Latex fortified thin-set adhesive LATICRETE® 111 Crete Filler powder mixed with Latex 73
admix was used to clad Italian marble of size 3’x4′ on pillars.

LATICRETE® 252

Ag Silver Thin-set Adhesive was used for fixing vitrified tiles on plastered walls in bathrooms spanning an area of 15000 sq.ft.

MYK LATICRETE ability to provide single source responsibility for these demanding, high performance applications dovetailed with technical & after sales service makes it the ‘Numero Uno’ choice of clients.