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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

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.


ARDEX Americas is a leading provider of innovative building systems. We develop, manufacture, and distribute high-performance specialty building products, including flooring solutions, concrete repair, self-leveling underlayment, moisture control systems, tile adhesives, grouting systems, screeds, surface preparation, waterproofing solutions, and decorative concrete. As a family-owned company, ARDEX prioritizes local customer interaction, ensuring jobs are done right the first time to specification and on schedule while minimizing risk and costly callbacks. Our commitment to excellence is backed by industry-unique warranty systems covering products and labor costs.

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