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BAL Turbo Set - Highly Polymer-Modified Tile Adhesive

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Building Adhesives Ltd

Highly polymer-modified cement-based extremely rapid-setting tile adhesive.

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Use for:

  •  Fixing ceramics; porcelain and vitrified tiles; mosaics; certain types of natural stone including marble, terrazzo and granite; rigid foam insulating materials and brick slips in dry or wet interior and exterior environments. 
  •  Certain types of natural stone (i.e. limestone, travertine, granite and some marble) may be susceptible to staining. In this case, use of a BAL rapid-setting white adhesive e.g. BAL TURBO SET WHITE or BAL RAPID-FLEX FIBRE PLUS is recommended. 
  •  Recommended for total immersion areas/showers. Also suitable for installations subject to limited movement and vibration. 
  • Heated screeds.

Suitable surfaces:

  • Plaster.
  • Plasterboard. 
  • Lightweight blockwork/walling.
  • Concrete; cement: sand screeds and rendering.
  • BAL QUICKSET CEMENT: sand screeds and rendering. 
  • Asphalt (Flooring grade only).
  • Fibre reinforced cement boards and lightweight tile backer boards (Walls). 
  • Anhydrite/calcium sulfate and hemi-hydrate screed.
  • Using onto BAL FLEXBONE 2Easy over Anhydrite/calcium sulfate and hemi-hydrate screed.
  • Overlaid timber floors (min. 15 mm).
  • Tongued and grooved floorboards with BAL RAPID-MAT or BAL FLEXBONE 2Easy.
  • Existing Unglazed ceramic tiles, quarry tiles, terrazzo and natural stone.
  • Existing vinyl tiles.
  • Heated Screeds.
  • Undertile electrical heating systems.

See manufacturer's literature for further information.


Highly polymer-modified water/frost-resistant cementitious extremely rapid-setting tile adhesive for walls and floors.

Features and benefits:

  • Allows fast track completion of projects with the ability to grout tiles after just 30 minutes at 20ºC (working time 15 minutes). 
  • Ideal to finish last 1-2 m² of tiling to allow same day grouting or to fast-track minor repairs.
  • Flexible; Suitable for most backgrounds and for installations subject to limited movement/vibration and heated screeds.
  • Enhanced adhesion to fully vitrified/ porcelain tiles and low porosity substrates.
  • Highly water/frost resistant. 

Not suitable for metal, painted, glass/metal tiles with water-sensitive coating on back, plywood walls, existing glazed tiles, (3 m x 1 m in size) and large areas to tile.

General information







Polymer-modified cement



Warranty description

25 year


Pr_20_31_02_12 Cementitious adhesivesPrimary


M40/5 Tiling to

M40/110 Tiling to

Specification data - Cementitious adhesives

Open time (minimum)

10 minutes at 20°C.


Grey, white.

Pack size

5 kg.

Setting time

30 minutes at 20°C.

Pot life

15 minutes at 20°C.


To BS EN 12004, BS EN ISO 9001, ISO 14001.

Temperature resistance

-30°C to 100°C.

Bed height

2—10 mm.


Guidance for specification option:

May vary dependent on nature and flatness of surface, and on  trowel used:

  • Dry wall: 6 mm notched, 0.5 m²/kg.
  • Wet wall: 6 mm notched (solid bed), 0.4 m²/kg.
  • Exteriors/ floors: 10 mm notched (solid bed), 0.26 m²/kg.


Highly polymer-modified cement-based powder.

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