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ARDEX S48™ 10lb Rapid Thin-set/Mastic Hybrid

SKU 12475
by Ardex
Original price $38.80 - Original price $38.80
Original price
$38.80 - $38.80
Current price $38.80

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ARDEX S 48 Hybrid: Speed and Versatility for Tile Setting

Accelerate your interior tile projects with ARDEX S 48™ Rapid-Set Mortar / Mastic Hybrid, a versatile and rapid setting solution perfect for glass tiles and backsplashes.


  • Rapid Setting Formula: Ideal for fast-track installations, allowing grouting within 1 to 5 hours.
  • Versatile Applications: Suitable for porcelain, glass, ceramic, quarry, mosaics, and most natural stone tiles.
  • Creamy Consistency: Offers the ease of application similar to a pre-mixed mastic.
  • Ideal for Intermittent Wet Areas: Perfect for residential bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Time-Efficient: Install tile and grout on the same day, streamlining project timelines.
  • Smooth Application: Its smooth consistency ensures easy spreading and positioning.
  • Multipurpose Use: Can be used over all common substrates in interior tile applications.
  • High-Performance: Combines the benefits of both mortar and mastic for superior bonding.


  • SystemOne
  • Meets or Exceeds ANSI A 136.1 Type 1
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI 118.4
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI 118.11
  • ISO Classification: 13007 C2 FT S2


  • Mixing Ratio: 3 quarts (2.8 L) of water per 10 lb. (4.5 kg) package
  • (For smaller batches, use 2 parts powder to 1 part water by volume)
  • Approximate Coverage per 10 lb. (4.5 kg) package:
  • 1/4” x 1/4” Sq. Notch trowel; 30 sq. ft (2.7 sq. m)
  • 5/32″ V-Notch trowel; 80 sq. ft. (7.4 sq. m)


  • Open Time: Up to 20 minutes
  • Pot Life: 30 minutes
  • Working Time: Up to 10 – 20 minutes
  • **Time to Grout: Walls: 1 – 3 hours
  • Floors: 5 hours
  • Color: White
  • VOC: 0
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry area. Do not leave packages exposed to sun.
  • Shelf Life: 1 year, if unopened
  • Warranty: ARDEX L.P. Standard Limited Warranty Applies
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ARDEX S 48™ Rapid-Set Mortar / Mastic Hybrid is a game-changer in the world of interior tile setting. This innovative product combines the rapid-setting properties of a polymer-modified, Portland cement-based mortar with the ease of use of a pre-mixed mastic, making it an ideal choice for fast-track installations. Its unique formulation allows for grouting within just 1 to 5 hours, enabling tile installers to complete projects, including tile and grout, in the same day. This versatile product is suitable for a wide range of tile types, including porcelain, glass, ceramic, quarry, mosaics, and most natural stone tiles, making it an all-in-one solution for various tiling needs. Its creamy, smooth consistency ensures a hassle-free application, particularly advantageous for intricate areas like backsplashes. ARDEX S 48 is perfectly suited for intermittent wet areas, such as residential bathrooms and kitchens, providing a reliable and efficient solution for modern tiling projects. By incorporating ARDEX S 48 into your workflow, you can expect not only speed and efficiency but also a high-quality finish that stands the test of time.

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