Tile Adhesives and Grouts
Vetoset CA542

Antimicrobial cementitious tile adhesive for health related construction

Laying most types of tile including marble, granite, natural stone, glass mosaic and porcelain.
Laying of large format heavy tiles in internal and external applications.
Tile over tile applications & with heated screeds.
Laying on flexible substrates as well as dry walls (gypsum and cement boards)
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reference projects
Um Alqurra University, Hospital Project
Saudi Arabia
Alarrab Contracting Co.
Saudi Consultants
Technical Information
Product Description

Vetoset CA542 is a cement based thick-bed tile adhesive that works with most types of tiles and flexible substrates. The product is composed of a blend of cements, carefully selected aggregates, special additives and polymers that provide Vetoset CA542 with its uniqe properties. The product is suitable for internal as well as external use and contains special biocides that kill biological agents as well as preventing bacterial and algai growth.

  • Easy to apply single component.
  • High bed thickness.
  • Used internally and externally.
  • High bond strength to a variety of tiles.
  • Anti microbial, does not support growth of microbes, algae or fungi.
  • Superior workability
  • Water & weather resistant.
  • Suitable for horizontal as well as vertical surfaces.
Compiliance Standard
  • BS EN 12004:2010 as C2TE
  • ISO13007: 2010 as C2TE
  • ANSI 118.4
Packaging & Coverage

Vetoset CA542 supplied in 25 Kg Bag. Yield: 18 Liters

Shelf Life & Storage

Original sealed container of Vetoset CA542 has a shelf life of 12 months provided it is stored clear of ground in a dry shaded place below 25ºC.

Grey Powder
Application Information
Instructions for use

Add to the mixing container 7-7.5 liters of water for each 25 Kg bag of Vetoset CA542. Add the powder to the water and mix with a mechanical mixer or low speed heavy duty electric drill fitted with a suitable paddle for 3-4 minutes, until a uniform, lump-free consistency is achieved.

Apply a thin layer of the adhesive onto the substrate using the flat edge of the trowel.Comb the adhesive with a suitable notched trowel horizontally to achieve a bed thickness of 2 - 5 mm. Place the tiles with firm pressure to ensure proper contact with the adhesive.
It is always better to work in a manageable area that can be tiled within the open time of the adhesive. Leave the tiled surfaces for 24 hours before grouting.

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

Surface Preparation

Substrate should be sound, clean, free from loose material, grease, laitance, dirt, curing compound, or any other substance that might impair the quality of bond with the substrate.
Concrete, hollow blocks and cement based substrates must be sufficiently cured and irrigated by water 1 hour prior to application. Gypsum boards, plaster boards, anhydrite screeds, must be sufficiently dry and free from dust. These substrates must be primed with Vetobond AB432.

Additional Information
Health & Sefety

Vetoset CA542 is highly alkaline therefore avoid direct contact with eyes or skin. It is recommended to use protective gloves and goggles during application. Any skin contact should be washed with soap and water. In case of eyes irritation, immediately wash with copious amount of clean cold water. Seek medical advice.
Vetoset CA542 is non-flammable.
For further information, please refer to material safety data sheet.

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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