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Mortar - Bagge mortar - Products and recommendations - Valcol Celanic

Product range: Cement-based adhesive

Valcol Celanic

High-performance adhesive for porcelain tiles.

High-performance adhesive cement for indoor use, for use in thin layers for the application of tiles with a low-medium absorbence on rendered substrates.

Type C2T (UNE EN 12004).

Scope of application
Application: indoor and outdoor use
Wall / PavementSubstrate typeTypeSizeAbsorbency
Interior walls.
  • Mortar rendering.
  • Drywall.
  • Concrete blocks.
  • Tiles.
  • Enamel stoneware.
  • Porcelain stoneware.
  • Extruded stoneware.
  • Enamel mosaic. Marble.
  • Porous natural stone.
Medium/large size (≤40x40 cm) (1) (or equivalent surface area)
  • Low, medium or high
  • Group I: E ≤ 3%.
  • Group II: 3% E ≤10.
  • Group III: E ≥10%.
  • Interior or exterior pavement.
  • Indoor and outdoor use.
  • Terraces.
  • Mortar screed.
  • Tiles.
  • Terrazzo(2).
  • Natural stone
  • Tiles.
  • Enamel stoneware.
  • Porcelain stoneware.
  • Extruded stoneware.
  • Enamel mosaic.
  • Marble.
  • Porous natural stone.
Medium/large size (≤50x50 cm) (1) (or equivalent surface area)
  • Low, medium or high
  • Group I: E ≤ 3 %.
  • Group II: 3% ≤ E≤10 %.
  • Group III: E ≥ 10 %.

((1) Apply adhesive to both tile and substrate for large sizes and/or weights of more than 40 kg/m2.

(2) First open the pores of the surface layer or glaze by chemical or mechanical means.

Supply conditions

25 kg bags protected by plastic sheet.


Grey and white.

Mixing instructions

Add approximately 6.5 litres of water per bag of VALCOL CELANIC (C2T). Mix by hand or with a slow electric mixer to obtain a smooth paste. Let stand for 5 minutes before using. Then mix again.

VALCOL CELANIC (C2T) should be used within about 90 minutes of mixing.

Substrate preparation

The substrate must be flat, dry, solid, clean (without dust, surface grout, loose particles or any other material that impedes good adhesion: paint, concrete release agents, etc.).

The substrate must be level. Use a 2 metre ruler to ensure that the substrate surface is even to within 5 mm.

Ensure compatability between adhesive and substrate. It should be applied on cement mortar substrates. If applied directly to brick, it is recommendable to apply 5 mm of screeding mortar or cement-based adhesive 48 h before tiling.

Do not apply on gypsum substrates (use VALCOL YESO instead). For courses > 5 mm, use VALCOL FLEX GRUESA. Check the product datasheets.

Tile preparation

The tile must be completely clean. Ensure that it is flat.


Mortar made from cement, graded aggregate and organic and inorganic admixtures which improve its workability, water retention, adhesion and anti-slumping properties.

Tipo C2T según norma UNE EN 12004
Initial adhesion strength (UNE EN 1348) ≥1 N/mm2 Water proportion 26% ±1%
Tensile adhesion strength after water immersion (UNE EN 1348) ≥1 N/mm2 Apparent density (UNE EN 1015-6) 1,5 ± 0,2 kg/ l
Adhesion strength after freeze-thaw cycle (UNE EN 1348) ≥1 N/mm2 Working temperature +5ºC a +35ºC
Adhesion strength after ageing (UNE EN 1348) ≥1 N/mm2 Grouting time ≥ 24h
Slip (UNE EN 1308) ≤0,5 mm Application thickness ≤ 5 mm
Open time (UNE EN 1346) 20 min. Approximate yield 5 kg/m2
Working time Aprox. 90 min.
Instructions for application

Apply in a single thin layer (on the substrate) or a double layer (on substrate and tile) with a serrated trowel.

Do not exceed the product's open time. Accordingly, application is recommended in small sections, regularly checking the adhesive's stickiness and ensuring that no film forms on the surface. Re-trowel in the event of surface film formation.

Lay the tile and press firmly to flatten the grooves in the cement.

At all times respect structural, perimeter and intermediate joints as well as grout joints. The grout joints must be at least 1.5 mm in indoor applications and 5 mm in outdoor applications. Grout 24 hours after application using VALCOL JUNTA UNIVERSAL.

Do not use the product at an ambient temperature below 5ºC or above 35ºC.


VALCOL CELANIC (C2T) is certified by AENOR as conforming to the obligatory quality requirements under the UNE EN 12004 standard.

VALCOL adhesive cement is produced in industrial dry mortar plants with quality assurance systems certified by AENOR in accordance with the UNE EN ISO 9001:2000 standard.

The data is based on trials performed in our control laboratory and is the result of extensive experience with the products made by the Cementos Portland Valderrivas Group. Variations in working conditions on site may lead to changes in performance.


Store in a dry place, protected from frost and direct sunlight. When stored adequately, it may be used for up to 12 months from the date of manufacture.


This product contains cement. Avoid contact with eyes and skin, and do not inhale the dust. Use rubber gloves and goggles when handling. Keep out of reach of children.

Note: Cementos Portland Valderrivas is not responsible for inappropriate use of the product or for unexpected outcomes arising from its usage, since the application conditions and methods are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for ensuring correct use of the product.

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