Tile Adhesives and Grouts
Vetoset CA548

Modified cementitious tile adhesive and grout for gypsum substrate

Fixing of most type of ceramic tiles on gypsum board or gypsum based substrates without the need of primer
Vetoset CA548 can be used as an adhesive as well as joint grout
Suitable for dry & wet conditions in internal and external applications
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Technical Information
Product Description

Vetoset CA548 is a polymer modified cement based adhesive mortar composed of waterproof polymer, hydraulic binders, synthetic resins, selected aggregates, and special additives. It is supplied as a dry powder in pre-weighed bags ready to use on site, which required only addition of clean water to produce easily creamy paste with thixotropic effect. Vetoset CA548 specially formulated to fix ceramic tiles on all types of gypsum substrate. Vetoset CA548 is generally applied at a nominal thickness of 3 mm.

  • Excellent adhesion to all gypsum based substrates used in building
  • Highly thixotropic, no vertical slip
  • Good Elasticity
  • Extended open time, adjustability time, making installation easier
  • Single component easy to mix & apply
  • No special primer is required
  • Suitable for floor tiles as well as wall tiles
Compiliance Standard
  • EN 12002, as S1 if mixed with Vetobond AB432 diluted 1:1
  • EN 12004, as C2TE
  • ANSI A118.4
  • ISO 13007—C2TE
Packaging & Coverage

Vetoset CA548 supplied in 25 Kg Bag, Coverage: 6-8 m2 @ 3mm thickness

Shelf Life & Storage

Original sealed container of Vetoset CA548 has a shelf life of 12 months provided it is stored clear of ground in a dry shaded place below 25ºC.

White powder
Application Information
Instructions for use

For the preparation of mortar adhesive, pour into a container 5.0-5.25 litres of water for each 25 Kg bag of Vetoset CA548. Add the powder to the water and mix with a low speed (200-300 rpm) electric drill fitted with a suitable paddle for 3-4 minutes, until a uniform, lump-free consistency is achieved. Allow the mixed material to stand for about 5 minutes and briefly remix with no extra water added.

Spread mixed Vetoset CA548 n the substrate to a uniform thickness of 3 mm using a toothed spatula or trowel, the first pass use smooth side and the second pass use toothed side. Place the tiles onto the fresh adhesive mortar with a firm pressure & slight twisting to ensure a good contact of the adhesive.
Apply enough material that can be tiled within its open time. Spreading large area may result in surface drying the wet adhesive bed before tiles can be fixed, will cause in poor adhesion.
In case of large size tile, it is necessary to spread the adhesive also onto the backside of tiles and then place into fresh adhesive bed.
Remove excess adhesive with a damp cloth before it dries. Joints grouting between tiles may be commenced after 10 hours for walls and 24 hours for floors using Vetoset CA548 or other compatible grouting materials.
Tools should be cleaned with water before the mortar hardens. After the hardening its residuals can be removed mechanically only.

Tools and equipment can be cleaned with water immediately after use. Hardened materials will require removal by mechanical means.

Surface Preparation

The surface should be sound, clean free from loose material, grease, laitance, dirt etc. Gypsum substrates should have been allowed to cure sufficiently and should not have humidity more than 10%. All cracks and joints should be treated with Saveto crack filler and Saveto joint fillers.

Additional Information
Health & Sefety

Vetoset CA548 is cement based and therefore it is highly alkaline. Avoid direct contact with eyes & skin. It is recommended to use protective gloves and goggles during application. Any skin contact should be wash with soap & water. In case of eyes irritation, immediately wash with copious amount of clean cold water. Seek medical advise.

Vetoset CA548 is non-flammable.

Important note

Saveto endeavors to ensure that any advice, recommendations, information it may give, is accurate and correct. It cannot accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of its products, because it has no direct or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by us. Saveto has the right to change any of the specifications mentioned in the Technical data sheets upon its discretion without prior notification.

Hard copies of TDSs are printed once or twice a year, while our technical data sheets are continuously being updated as per R&D improvements and new 3rd party testing; kindly refer to our website for the latest updated TDSs.


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