Tile Joint Grout is a flexible multipurpose tile grout suitable for use in the following:-
• For indoor and outdoor use
• For internal and external walls and floor
• Suits any kind of joints in between tiles
• Application up to joint width of 8 mm
Ready to Use, Only Water to be Added
Suitable for Wide Grouting up to 8mm
Non-Sagging: Easily Applied to Verticle Surfaces
Sufficiently Workable to Spread & Smooth
Can be Used Indoors & Outdoors
Method of Application
A. Surface Preparation
• The surface to be grouted should be clean & sound, free from all kinds of dirt. Old surfaces must be free from any kind of laitance, grease, oils, wax, polish etc.
• Allow tile adhesive a minimum of 24 hours to be cured before grouting.
• It is recommended to moisten tile joints before applying the grout so as to assist the flow of the grout into the joints & to reduce shrinkage of the grout at the tile-grout interface for unsealed tiles (water absorption). Do not moisten joints if a ready mix tile adhesive was used to place the tiles.
• Do not grout over expansion or movement joints.
• It is advisable that quarry/porous non-glazed tiles are sealed prior to grouting in order to prevent any staining.
• Take 0.3 liter clean water in a pot (Powder : Water = approx. 3 : 1 by volume), gradually start addition of 1 Kg. TILE JOINT GROUT powder under continuous stirring to a homogeneous, lump free, soft & smooth paste-like consistency, mix for 3-5 minutes. A trowel or a slow speed drill (100-250) rpm should be used for mixing.
• Allow it to flatten for 5 minutes. Remix before use.
• Hand mixing with trowel is recommended for small quantities only.
• Mix as much quantity, which can be used within 25-30 minutes.
• Apply TILE JOINT GROUT to the surface to be grouted & work the grout into the joints with a rubber sponge trowel or rubber grout squeeze. Cover an area of approx. 0.9 mt2 at a time.
• Ensure joints are completely filled in a compact way.
• Excess grout should be removed as much as possible in this stage without hampering the compactness of the application.
• The grouted joints must be left to dry & harden for around 2 hours before removing excess grout with a damp (not wet) sponge. Do not leave any excess moisture on the surface of the grouted joints which may cause efflorescence on drying.
• Allow the joints to be dried for 24 hours before polishing with a clean dry cloth.
• For exterior applications, ensure that the application is protected from direct sunlight; rain etc. for initial 24 hours.
TILE JOINT GROUT : Water = Approx. 3:1 (by vol.)
• Not suitable for joint widths wider than 8 mm.
• Not suitable for wall joint widths less than 2 mm & floor joint widths less than 3 mm.
• Always add powder to water and not water to powder.
• Do not use more water than specified.
• Do not grout over expansion & movement joints.
• The possibility for efflorescence in cement-based product is innate & should not be considered as a manufacturing defect.
Grout Coverage is dependent on the size of the tile, the width of joint and thickness of the tile.
Approximate Coverage = [(L+ B) x W x D x 1.7] / [(L x B)] kg/m2
Where, L = length of tile (mm) ; B = breadth of tile (mm) ; W = width of joint (mm); D = thickness of the tile (mm)
e.g. For [300 x 300 x 8 mm ] with 5 mm wide joint,
Coverage = [(300 + 300) x 5 x 8 x 1.7] / [(300 x 300)]= 0.45 kg/m2
|Open Time @ 30°C||Around 30 minutes|
|Initial Set @30°C||Around 2 Hrs.|
|Final Set @30°C||Around 8 Hrs.|
• Best before 12 months from the date of manufacturing in unopened condition.
• Store in cool & dry place.
Health & Safety Precautions
• While using TILE JOINT GROUT use rubber hand gloves, dust mask & safety goggles.