FARCOTILE BK2 is a one component adhesive consists of different mineral powders, cement, thixotropic agents and polymer modifiers and adhesion promoters.
BK2: EN 12004 – TYPE C2TES1
Physical and Chemicals Characteristics
Gray and white powder
Specific Gravity (powder)
(1.5 ± 0.02)
Specific Gravity (paste)
1.8 ± 0.03
open time (N/mm2)
0.7 After20 min
Tensile adhesion strength (N/mm2) 28 days standard condition
Water immersions (N/mm2)
Freeze –thaw (N/mm2)
Glazed tile (N/mm2)
BK2 is suitable for fixing absorptive or non-absorptive tiles, natural stone, glass mosaics, cement mosaics, decorative bricks on walls or floor on various
Substrates Especially where high adhesion and moisture resistance are required such as old tile layers, floors with in floor heating, swimming pools, cement boards, gypsum boards. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Suitable for water immersion tiling
Easy mixing and easy to apply
One component Mixture, just add water
High final bond strength
Preparation of Adhesive
Ready to use just add water
Add 20kg of BK2 to approx 4.6 to 4.9 liters of cool and clean water and stir for 2-3 minutes to a smooth and homogeneous mixture.
After stirring, wait for 5 minutes, and then stir the adhesive once again.
In case of small amounts it can be mixed with gloved hands.
The consistency of the prepared paste must be adjusted to make the highest wet adhesion and not to be deboned easily and after removing the tile, the back of the tile must be fully covered with the adhesive.
If the consistency of the paste be too high the adhesion of tile on the substrate will be not good enough.
BK2 is applied to the substrate using a notched trowel; choose a trowel in order to achieve the maximum coverage of the back of the tiles. In some cases it is applied by spot bonding system
The pot life of the prepared adhesive is 2hours at 25°c
It is not recommendable to apply adhesive on larger surfaces that it is possible to fix tiles before the skin effect appears on the adhesive surface, first spread the adhesive with the smooth side then draw the notched side through the mass.
The tiles are Pressed / Twisted in place in the wet adhesive.
The maximum thickness of applied BK2 is 5mm therefore for leveling and smoothing the substrate, it is recommend using modified motors with SA12 or SA46 or applying FARCOTOP 110.
For highly absorbent substrates, wet the surface with clean water in addition dip the dusty or highly absorbent tiles in clean water prior to installation.
As BK2 contains cement and emulsion polymers it is necessary to be applied at temperatures higher than 5°c.
At cold condition and/or walls that the height is too high, install with at least one interval, minimum 6 hours.
At present the dimension of the new designed tiles and their weight are high and also have the lowest absorbency, therefore for preventing sagging and highest efficiency it is needed to be applied in intervals.
3 to 5 kg per m2 depending on the substrate condition.
Grout the joints 1 to 3 days after setting of the adhesive.
Other product info
FARCOTILE BK2 is supplied in 20kg bags.
SA12 is supplied in 1, 3,8kg pails.
SA46 is supplied in 4,20kg gallons.
Storage store cool, dry and in closed packaging.
FARCOTILE BK2 Can be stored 6 month in a normal environment in original packaging.
The SHIMISAKHTEMAN Technical Service Department is available to assist you in the correct use of our products in the field.
Office Address: No. 242, First floor, Mirdamad Blvd, Tehran, Iran
Contact Number: +98-21-27427
Factory address: East third and second, Simin Dasht Industrial Town, Shahriar Road, Karaj, Iran.
Contact number: +98-26-36670012-3-4
The company has been operating since 1972 under the management of Massoud Honarmand. Shimisakhteman holds a production license from the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade and has a mandatory standard certification of 2930. We have been selected as a standard sample unit every year since the 90’s.