The application process of epoxy grout, Litokol

by Jhon Harry Digital Marketing

active form "epoxy" called grout used because such a solution is captured much faster than the usual cement composition. More than one correct name species grouting - two components because it consists of two parts: an epoxy resin filled with flint and a special hardener. As a result of intimate mixing and obtained plastic mass, perfectly suited to sealing tile joints.

Reminder: the cement mortar, even with the addition of latex, can not be described as a two-component, since latex is an optional element, but the "epoxy" grout is always composed of two parts.

The color of such a grout does not fade over time, because it is not the dye that gives it its color, but the colored quartz sand, acting as a mineral filler. This provides not only shade, but also a transparent or even sparkling grout for metal seams, gold or silver.

Sewing width

Previously, the question of the width of the joint to solve quite simple: fine seams (2-2.5 cm) for walls, large (3-4 cm) - floor. It is linked to the fact that the quality of the floor tiles for a long time has given way to the wall, in addition, it has had to withstand heavy loads, variations in humidity and temperature, and the thick seams possible to compensate for these processes.

Reminder:   the final width of the seam is always prescribed on the grout packaging, if desired, it can reach 8-10 mm.

At this point, the traditional options add to the fashionable opportunity of laying 'knuckle' tiles. For this installation only suitable tiles with carefully calibrated geometry (rectified). When making the edges of these tiles are additional calibration and trimming and its faces in close contact with each other, imitating natural marble. In fact, this is only a visual effect, because the minimum seal (about 0.5 mm) is still there, which avoids the swelling "Parsuna" jumping sheets of tiles from moisture and temperature. According to the experienced artists, leave enough space between the tiles corresponding to the folded masking tape to avoid other problems and to obtain a visually unified fabric.

Cement grout

Cement grout - the most common budget and type of material, usually made in the form of particles, which must be diluted with water or a liquid latex to the desired consistency. There is cement grout, which includes Portland cement, Portland cement and sand. In addition, the grout is specially treated with impregnation against the appearance of mold, dirt, etc. 

  Simple cement grout is suitable for joints of no more than 0.5 cm. For wider joints need a grout with the addition of sand, however, it must be remembered that it is absolutely not suitable for tiles with an enamel coating, as sand grains can significantly scratch the finish .  If you use cement grout then what is the best opinion about epoxy grout vs cement grout. Who is the better grout?

It is more expensive and difficult to apply the material because it requires the strict respect all the proportions when applied to have, that less positive qualities. Epoxy grout does not fade in the sun, it does not respond to chemical detergents, the temperature changes does not change color after drying and prevents the formation of mold.

Quartz sand to create unusual grout, Litokol

Tip:   for mosaic panels to choose the optimum color of the grout is very difficult. Experts recommend using a two-component transparent grout in this case, able to reflect the color of the closest elements, fusing visually with them.

At first glance, the cement and epoxy grout will not differ significantly, but after several years of operation, the cement composition will certainly lose its original appearance and will require a renovation, unlike its two-part analog.

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