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Fast Drying Elastomeric Crack Isolation Membrane

SikaTile®-200 Fracture Guard Rapid is a single component, fast-drying thin, liquid applied crack isolation membrane for installation under ceramic tile or stone in residential, commercial, and industrial environments. With excellent elongation, adhesion, and high strength properties, SikaTile®-200 Fracture Guard Rapid provides a thin, continuous barrier providing up to 1/8” (3 mm) of in-plane crack isolation.  SikaTile®-200 Fracture Guard Rapid dries in 1 to 2 hours depending on ambient conditions and is then ready to receive any Sika polymer or epoxy mortar.

  • For use on all sound common surfaces 
  • Crack isolation up to 1/8” 
  • Excellent elongation will inhibit the transfer of cracks

SikaTile®-200 Fracture Guard Rapid may be installed over any sound substrate normally acceptable to receive ceramic, quarry, porcelain, and stone tiles. When installed in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications, SikaTile®-200 Fracture Guard Rapid will inhibit transferring of shrinkage and non-structural cracks caused by horizontal movement, when tile and stone finishes are used. Ideal for both residential and commercial applications.   RECOMMENDED SUBSTRATESSikaTile®-200 Fracture Guard Rapid can be installed in most interior and exterior residential and commercial installations on floors over the following recommended substrates:


  • Coverage: 80 sq. ft. per gallon at 30 mils thick
  • Ready to use - stir by hand prior to use
  • Excellent elongation will inhibit the transfer of cracks
  • Crack Isolation up to 1/8”
  • Rapid drying – Begin tile and stone installation in 1 – 2 hours
  • Excellent adhesion – bonds to most flooring surfaces
  • Does not increase surface elevation
  • Easy installation with brush, roller, or trowel
  • Low VOC’s
  • Interior or exterior
  • Color Yellow (Dries to a Darker yellow)
  • Meets A118.12 standard (Crack-Isolation Membranes for Thin-Set Ceramic Tile)
  • 15 months from date of production when stored in original, sealed package

Suitable Substrates

  • Brick Masonry
  • Cement Backer Board
  • Cement Mortar Beds (cured)
  • Cement Terrazzo
  • Concrete
  • Exterior Grade Plywood (interior use only)
  • Gypsum Drywall (interior use only)
  • Gypsum Mortar Bed
  • Gypsum Oriented Strand Board
  • SikaLevel Products
1 Consult cement backer board manufacturer for installation recommendations and to verify acceptability for exterior use
2 Interior Use Only


1 Gallon and 3.5 Gallon Pails


Yellow (Dries to a Darker yellow)


Sika® is committed to environmental responsibility in both products produced and in manufacturing practices. Use of this product can contribute towards LEED® v4.1 certification:

  • Up to 2 points towards MR Credit 5, Regional Materials


American National Standards Institute (ANSI) — ANSI A108.01, A108.17, and A118.12 of the American National Standards for the Installation of Ceramic Tile ASTM International (ASTM)

  • Resilient Floor Covering Institute - (RFCI) Recommended Work Practices for Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings 
  • Tile Council of North America (TCNA) - TCNA Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation, TCNA F125, F125A and EJ171 Movement Joint Guidelines.
  • ASTM D638 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics.
  • ANSI: Meets A118.12 standard (Crack-Isolation Membranes for Thin-Set Ceramic Tile)

Chemical Base

Emulsion polymer with additives

Shelf Life

15 months from date of production when stored in original, sealed package

Storage Conditions

Store in undamaged, original, sealed package, in dry conditions

Tensile Adhesion Strength

> 350 psi (2.41 MPa) - ASTM D412

Slant Shear Strength

Property Test Method Results

Seam Strength

ASNI A18.10 Section 4.2


Breaking Strength

ASNI A18.10 Section 4.3


Dimensional Stability

ASNI A18.10 Section 4.4


Layer Thickness

30 - 35 mils

Final film thickness ≥ 15 Mils

Cure Time

1 - 2 hours

*When cured at 70 º F (21 º C) and 50% RH.  Ambient conditions may speed or slow drying times.


80 sq. ft. per gallon at 30-35 mils thick



Read all installation instructions before installation. Ready to use product, do not dilute and stir by hand prior to use. Fill all cracks with SikaTile®-200 Fracture Guard Rapid using a flat trowel. Apply SikaTile®-200 Fracture Guard Rapid to the surface with a trowel, brush, or roller. Normal coverage is approximately 80 sq. ft. per gallon at 30-35 mils thick. After SikaTile®-200 Fracture Guard Rapid has dried (approximately 1 hour depending on surface porosity and ambient conditions; cool and wet weather may delay drying time), tile or stone may be installed directly over the membrane using a polymer modified tile setting adhesive.

Finish Surface Installation
Apply finish flooring in compliance with methods of installation over crack-isolation membranes. Do not install any defective, damaged, or any finish flooring surface not for its intended use. The installation of this product does not eliminate the need for movement joints, including perimeter joints with a tiled surface.  Provide for expansion and control joints as specified per TCNA Method EJ171. Do not cover expansion joints with mortar.

SikaTile® elastomeric membranes, when properly installed in accordance with the following installation guidelines, will provide years of protection for finish flooring installations. In addition to these instructions, installers shall also reference the most current edition of American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installations, The Marble Institute of America (MIA) Dimension Stone Design Manual, NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) and Manufacturer's instructions of selected setting materials, substrates, sub-floors, or other manufacturers being used in total, or any part of, an installed flooring system with SikaTile®. Consult your selected manufacturer of these above mentioned components to ensure selected products are compatible with SikaTile® elastomeric membranes.


Clean tools and tile with water before the material dries.