Tile Adhesives

Cement Based Adhesive

Monneli Maxicol

Polymer Modified Floor Tile Adhesive Up To 15 mm Thick Mortar

MAXICOL is used for fixing of ceramic tiles in interior and exterior bonding of tiles. It is suitable for use for the following;
Tiles with deep recessed backs on substrates
Double fired and single fired tiles in interiors
Natural stones
Ceramic tiles with large thickness variation
Ceramic tiles on irregular substrates for thickness up to 15mm
Large-format size tiles on substrates
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Technical Information
Product Description

MAXICOL is a polymer modified single component tile adhesive. It is water resistant and does not contain fiber, asbestos & other harmful components.

MAXICOL hardens without significant shrinkage and without reduction in thickness. It becomes very resistant as adheres perfectly to all conventional building materials.

  • Enhanced bond and tensile strengths
  • Water resistant (suitable for submerged conditions)
  • Eco-friendly
  • Safe, economical and easy to use
  • Formulated to suit Middle East conditions
Compiliance Standard
  • EN 12004 – C1
  • ISO 13007-C1
  • ANSI A 118.4 – 1999
  • EN 1346
  • EN 1348
Packaging, Coverage / Consumption


MAXICOL is packed in 25 Kg bags.



Approximately 4.0 to 4.5 Kg of MAXICOL per m² using toothed spatula on smooth surface. Consumption will vary according to type of tiles and support condition.

Shelf Life & Storage


Store in dry covered place in the original closed bags


Shelf life:

12 months if stored as recommended.

Technical Properties






Dry density

1.55 kg/L

Wet density

1.70 kg/L


< 2.0 g/L

Open time


30 minutes

Workable time

45 minutes

Floor grouting

After 24-36 hours

Final hardening

14 days

Shear strength

1.5 N/mm²

Adhesion strength (EN 1348)
Initial adhesion at 28 days 1.3 N/mm²    
Adhesion after heat ageing 0.7 N/mm²
Adhesion after water immersion 1.0 N/mm²
Adhesion after freeze-thaw cycle 0.9 N/mm²


All values are subject to 5-10 % tolerance

Application Information
Instructions for use

Surface preparation

All surfaces should be sound, clean & uncontaminated.  This preparation should leave an exposed concrete surface free from dust, loose particles, deleterious matter, oil, grease, chemical films & other contaminant.
Cementitious substrates must be not subject to shrinkage once the tile is been installed Allow substrates to cure for a minimum of 21 days. The surface of substrates must be moistened slightly with clean water to reduce the absorption of water from the mortar.  Do not moisten the tiles.


MAXICOL should be mixed with clean water (about 5 to 5.25 Liters per bag of 25 Kg). Mix it carefully with a mechanic mixer at low number of turns (200 - 300 turns per minute) till a uniform lump free consistency is achieved. Remix briefly before application.


Apply MAXICOL with a toothed spatula, spreading the first pass with its straight edge and then a second pass immediately after, to the desired thickness using the toothed part.

Place the tiles onto the adhesive bed. Apply sufficient pressure on the tile during fixing with slight twisting movement in order to ensure good contact with the mortar.

In case of large size tiles, it is necessary to spread the adhesive also to the backside of the tile and then place the tiles into the adhesive bed.

Apply enough material that can be tiled during the adhesive's open wet time. Spreading large areas may result in drying the adhesive before tiles can be fixed causing poor adhesion.


Remove excess adhesive with damp cloth before the material has set. Joint grouting between tiles may be commenced 24 hours after tiles are laid on the floors.


Tools and equipment should be cleaned with water immediately after use. Hardened materials should be mechanically removed.


  • For improved adhesion strength, it is recommended to replace water with ELASTOKOL
  • Stiffened mortar must neither be diluted with water nor with fresh mortar
  • Do not use MAXICOL on metal, wood or non-absorbing surfaces
  • Do not apply MAXICOL in rainy weather, high winds and sand storms
  • Do not use to stone material subject to efflorescence or staining
  • Do not apply under direct sun
  • Do not install over existing flooring
  • Keep equipment cool and use cold water
  • Porosity of tiles and substrates has significant effect on adhesive strength of tiles
Additional Information
Health & Safety

MAXICOL can be harmful to skin as it contains cement powders which may releases alkalis when mixed with water.

During application, wear appropriate protective clothing, goggles, gloves and respiratory equipment if necessary.

In case of contact with skin, rinse with water and again wash thoroughly with soap and water. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water and seek medical advice accordingly.

If ingested, obtain medical attention immediately. Do not induce vomiting.

Important note

The information in this Technical Data Sheet is based on Colmef Monneli’s experience. Colmef Monneli does not accept any liability arising from the use of its products as it has no direct or continuous control over where or how its products are applied. All Colmef Monneli’s Data Sheets are updates on regular basis. It is the user’s responsibility to obtain the latest version.

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