Nova Mastic is a White non slump cement
based tile adhesive.
It is designed for bonding Ceramic tiles Marble
Porcelain Vitrified stone and mosaic tiles with
the exception of green marble onto concrete
render rendered brickwork and block work.
Nova Mastic can be used for internal and
Nova Mastic can be applied over most acrylic
based waterproofing membranes Contact the
manufacturer prior to commencing application.
Do Not apply Nova Mastic in temperatures
above 38°C and below 5°C.
For fixing tiles in permanently immersed
situations like swimming pools mix 1 part
Novamix additive to 2 parts water then add
powder while mixing.
For applications/situations not mentioned in this
data sheet please contact Novatex Products Pty
For a full MSDS on this product please contact
Novatex Products Pty Ltd.
Nova Mastic being cement based is alkaline in
nature and therefore may cause dermatitis. It is
recommended that applicators wear PVC gloves
or similar and safety goggles.
Technical Data Sheet
New Generation Building Products
Ensure new concrete is allowed to cure for a minimum of 6 weeks in
accordance with AS 3958.1-1991.
Allow rendered surfaces to cure for a minimum of 7 days prior to tiling.
Ensure surfaces are sound dry and free from movement oil grease wax
dust and any curing and release agents.
Steel toweled finished concrete surfaces must be mechanically or
chemically abraded prior to tilling.
The concrete must not exceed 5mm in 3meters maximum variation of
plane for floors and 4mm in 2 meters for walls.
Pour primer onto floor surface and spread the primer using a brush roller
or broom ensuring the entire area is primed.
Allow primer to dry for approximately 5 minutes before commencing tiling.
Must be applied as follows:
Over existing joints in substrate.
Between two different substrates meet e.g.: Timber to concrete.
Around fixed elements e.g.: Columns.
At internal vertical corners.
Around the floor perimeter.
If Internal substrate dimensions exceed 15m or 9m if subjected to sun.
External floor dimensions exceed 6m.
Expansion joints must go through the adhesive bed to the background and
kept from adhesive or dirt. Expansion joints must not be less than 5mm or
greater than 100m in thickness.
Expansion joints must be filled with flexible filler like Polyurethane. All
expansion joints should be installed in accordance with AS 3958.1-1991.
20kg of Nova Mastic powder requires 4.5 lts of water.
Add water into a clean container and sprinkle Nova Mastic slowly into liquid
while mixing continuously until a smooth lump free mix is obtained .Always
add powder to liquid.
Allow to stand for 5min and then restir. Adhesive is now ready to use.
Once the substrate has been appropriately prepared in accordance with the
above instructions then apply the adhesive onto surface.
For floor tiles up to 330 x 330 in size a 10mm trowel should be used For
larger tiles a 12mm trowel should be used.
A 6mm trowel should be used when tiling Mosaics on floor .
For wall tiles up to 200 x 250 in size a 6mm trowel should be used for
larger tiles a 8mm to 10mm trowel should be used.
Do not apply more than 1m2 of Nova Mastic at a time applying rates
greater than this could result in adhesive skinning over.
To ensure no voids occur and full coverage of adhesive is achieved press
tile into adhesive giving a twisting and front and back sliding motion.
For tiles with uneven or lugs on the rear it may be required to butter the
rear of the tile in addition to applying adhesive on substrate.
Adhesive bed thickness should be at least 2 to 3mm.
Commence grouting after 24hrs when tile work is firm (refer to grout data
sheet for correct applications).
Excess adhesive can be remover using a clean damp cloth while still wet.
Rake adhesive that has come out in-between joints using a knife or trowel.
Tools and other equipment can be cleaned up using water while the
adhesive is still wet.
A 20kg bag of Nova Mastic will cover approximately 10m2 using a 6mm
Nova Mastic is available in a 20kg bag.
A bag of Nova Mastic when kept in a cool dry environment and stored
above ground level will have a shelf life of approximately 12 months.
Open Time Approx. 25 minutes @ 20°C
Dry Time @ 20°C 24hrs
Pot Life 45min pending conditions