ARDEX A 48 - Rapid-Set, Pre-Mixed Cement Screed

Product Description

ARDEX A 48 is a premixed, rapid-set cement screed preparation that has been designed for all types of floor coverings and is especially effective when installing moisture sensitive coverings. The rapid cure allows floor coverings to be installed quicker than regular screeds.


  • Working Time: 60 minutes
  • Packaging: 20kg triple layered bag
  • Location: Internal and external


  • New and existing concrete
  • For other substrates contact ARDEX Technical Services (0800 227 339)

The nominal screed thickness is: 

  • Unbonded at least 35mm; and preferably 40mm thick
  • Bonded screed it must be at least 15mm

Floor Coverings:

  • Tiles
  • Non-moisture sensitive Natural Stones
  • ARDEX WeldTec Membranes (ARDEX WPM 750 and ARDEX WPM 1000)
  • ARDEX approved liquid undertile membranes
  • Resilient and textile floorcoverings
  • Parquet

Drying Times:

  • Can be walked on and is ready to receive tiles and non-moisture sensitive natural stone after 4 hours
  • Ready to receive ARDEX WPM 750 and smoothing cements after 24 hours
  • Ready to receive ARDEX approved liquid undertile membranes, resilient and textile floor coverings and parquet after 2 day