Python RS


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A cement based tile adhesive with increased adhesion and non-slip properties specially formulated for fixing a large variety of tiles including ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles.

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Product Details

Rapid setting capability allows for light foot traffic and grouting after 3 hours

Developed for fixing to timber substrates

Floors and walls, for internal and external use

Suitable for use with underfloor heating systems

Ideal for areas subject to prolonged or permanent wet conditions such as wet rooms and swimming pools

Unaffected by frost after setting

Suitable for natural stones, ceramic and porcelain

Technical Specification


Python RS is a polymer modified, flexible rapid setting cement based floor and wall tile adhesive with increased adhesion and non-slip properties.

Python RS has been specially formulated for fixing a large variety of tiles including ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles to substrates subject to limited movement and/or vibration such as plywood overlay and underfloor heating systems as well as for fixing to solid substrates such as concrete and sand/cement screed. Its rapid setting capability allows for light foot traffic and grouting after 3 hours.

Python RS is ideal for areas subject to prolonged or permanent wet conditions such as swimming pools. RS can be used internally and externally and it is unaffected by frost after setting.


Python RS is suitable for use with natural stone tiles but suitability with very porous and sensitive natural stone tiles must be tested prior to use. Confirmation of suitability should be sought from the supplier of the natural stone tiles or alternatively, please contact our technical department on 01772 456831, we will be happy to assist.

Suitable Tiles
  • Ceramics
  • Porcelain
  • Glass
  • Mosaics
  • Marble
  • Travertine
  • Granite
  • Limestone
  • Terracotta
  • Quarry
  • Slate
  • Quartz
  • Brick slips
Suitable Substrates
  • Sand/Cement Screed
  • Concrete
  • Plywood Overlay (15mm min)
  • Tile Backer Boards
  • Cement faced fibre boards
  • Anhydrite/calcium sulphate/gypsum based screeds
  • Tile on Tile*
  • Firm and stable Plaster
  • Cement/Sand Render
  • Concrete Brick/Block
  • Floating Floors
  • Hard Vinyl Tiles
  • Flooring grade asphalt

*Existing ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles (overlay) known as “Tile on Tile”


Before starting, all substrates must be clean, dry and strong enough to support the weight of the tiles, tile adhesive and grout. Remove all dust, dirt, oil, grease and other contaminants that may affect adhesion.

Mixing and Application

Only mix small quantities at a time until you have become accustomed to the fast setting nature of the product. Always mix powder to water and mix to a smooth and lump free consistency. As a guide for powder to water ratio, 20kg of powder requires approximately 4.4 - 4.6 litres of water. Never add water after initial mixing, as this will impair the strength of the adhesive. Product that has started to set must be discarded.

NB. When fixing large format tiles, natural stone tiles and tiles that have deep studs on the back, you must skim the back of the tile with a thin 1 –2mm layer of adhesive, this is referred to as back buttering. This will significantly improve the bond strength.

On a flat, even substrate where dry conditions exist, apply adhesive to the substrate as a thin floated coat at a uniform thickness of 3mm – 6mm and then rib / comb out using a suitable notched trowel. Where substrate conditions do not allow thin bed fixing, Python RS can be applied to a maximum bed thickness of 12mm. Ensuring the adhesive is still moist, bed tiles into adhesive using a twisting action ensuring full coverage of adhesive between tile and substrate. Regular checks should be made to make sure that there are no voids in the adhesive bed.

NB. When fixing tiles externally or in areas subject to prolonged or permanent wet conditions, you must ensure that you achieve 100% adhesive coverage between tile and substrate.

Clean surplus adhesive from the tiles and joints as soon as possible as set adhesive will prove very difficult to remove later.

Clean tools after use with water.


Do not start grouting until the adhesive has set. This time can vary depending on temperature and site conditions. Impervious surfaces may extend the set time. In ideal conditions grouting can begin after 3 hours. If you are tiling an area of limited movement or underfloor heating, you must use a flexible grout such as Python CS.

If you are unsure with any of our instructions please consult our Technical Department on 020 8778 9000, we will be happy to assist.

Technical Data

ClassificationEN12004 Class C2FT S1
Bed Thickness3mm – 20mm
Coverage4.5kg / m² at 3mm bed thickness
Grout After*4 hours
StorageThis product must be stored in unopened bags, clear of the ground in dry conditions. Avoid frost. Ideal storage temperatures are between 5˚C and 25˚C
Shelf LifeUnder the above storage conditions this product has a shelf life of 12 months.
Pot Life*60 Minutes at 20°C
Set Time2.5 Hours at 20°C
Application Temperatures5°C to 25°C
ColoursGrey and White
Pack sizes20kg bags
NoteAll work must be carried out in accordance with British Standard Code of Practice for floor and wall tiling BS5385


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