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August 11, 2016 23:10

Grout for tile joints in bathroom

Although the bathroom is usually not differ too much space, repair it is possible to name rather consuming process.One of the stages of work - it is lining the walls and floor tiles, which is best suited for finishing the interior surfaces with high humidity.

Grout for tile joints in bathroom

Grout for tile joints in the bathroom

However, in order to finish was durable and tile does not start to fall off some months later, few will choose the right glue and produce a clutch in accordance with the requirements of technology. No any case, we can not allow the ingress of moisture into the joints between the installed tiles.The penetration of water and steam under a finishing material threatens that underneath will begin to develop a fungus that will impress not only the tile adhesive, and wall and by a microflora is very difficult to get rid of completely, especially if it penetrates deep into the substrate material.From excessive moisture syreet adhesive composition losing its original quality, and lining may start to fly off.In addition, the surface gently with embedded joints between the tiles will look much more advantageous than the gaps left empty or filled their ordinary cement mortar.

Grout for tile joints in the bathroom chosen by adhesive reliability and its ability to withstand the aggressive wet environment with temperature changes.And, of course, in color and structural composition of the mixture.

Leading manufacturers of such finishing materials

Article Contents

  • 1 Leading manufacturers of such finishing materials
  • 2 Features grouts for ceramic tiles from leading manufacturers
    • 2.1 Production company «Knauf»
    • 2.2 Trowels materials companies« Ceresit »
      • 2.2.1 « Ceresit CE 40 Aquastatic »
      • 2.2.2 « Ceresit CE 33 Super »
      • 2.2.3 « Ceresit CS 25 "
    • 2.3 Grouts company «Weber vetonit»
    • 2.4 «Atlas» company products
    • 2.5 domestic brands - «Unis Color»
    • 2.6 compositions «Kiilto» company
  • 3 Video: review of grout formulations «Litokol» and «Kerapoxy»

first thing that interested buyers when choosing any finishing materials - is their manufacturer, as products must pass the test of time.This is absolutely correct, because by acquiring part, made a proven company that has won credibility in the market, you can be sure that the specifications indicated on the package, fully comply with its content.

the Russian market of finishing materials their products is quite a lot of companies, but the most popular and well- known are a few of them:

  • «Knauf» - grout manufacturer of cement-based .
  • «Ceresit» - produces one- and two-component grouting, a mixture of cement and silicone-based .
  • « Atlas, - manufacturer of two-component epoxy and cement mixtures .
  • «Weber Vetonit » - manufactures cement grout .
  • «Kiilto» - manufacturer mixtures based on cement and support structures for them .
  • «Unis» - also produce a cement mixture.

Features grouts for ceramic tiles from leading manufacturers

Products Company «Knauf»

«Knauf» - German company, which is popular for its quality of construction productsnot only in Russia - at her well-deserved prestige in many countries in Europe and the world.

filler for joints Company «Knauf» has the name «Knauf Fugenbunt".It is produced on the basis of cement and is used for internal and external works.

Упаковка затирки "Knauf Fugenbunt"

Packaging grouting «Knauf Fugenbunt»

Such grout sealed seams width to 6 m m m ezhdu tiles, laid on the walls and on the floor.For applications in areas where there may be linear deformation of surfaces due to changes in temperature, for example, heated floors, balconies, terraces and bathrooms, it is recommended to mix the dry mixture with the addition of "Knauf Fugen-Elast".

Application of grouting possible only at temperatures below 8 ÷ 10 degrees, after drying glue, on which is laid tile.

Цветовая палитра "Knauf Fugenbunt"

color palette «Knauf Fugenbunt»

«Knauf Fugenbunt" has a high elasticity and reliable adhesion to surfaces, so with the use of this mixture of work will go quickly and easily.

main characteristics of the material:

Criteria Evaluation indicators
Colours 15 shades of pastel colors.
Water resistance High
basic substance Cement
Filler Limestone
size fractions of dry mixture Maximum 0,25 ÷ 0,3 mm
Operating Temperature Minimum 8 ÷ 10 degrees during the grout work and 48 hours after its completion.
temperature of the water in the manufacture of the solution. not more than 30 degrees.
Prepared mortar usage time One hour.
curing time Cleaning tiles is carried out after 20 ÷ 30 minutes, complete hardening occurs after 48 hours.
solution consumption 0,7 ÷ 1,2 kg / m², depending on the thickness and size of the tiles and the joint width.
fluid flow when mixing. 7,5 l of water per 25 kg of dry mixture;4,5 l "Knauf Fugen-Elast" 15 kg.
Possible joint width 2 ÷ 6 mm
Packaging Paper Bag 5 or 10 kg
shelf life of the dry mixture 12 months in undamaged packaging.

Trowels materials companies «Ceresit»

«Ceresit» - this is one of the oldest companies in Europe, focused on the manufacture of a wide variety of mortars.Founded in 1876 in Germany, it has been successful to this day, extending its representation and opening manufacturing facilities around the world.

As mentioned above, the company «Ceresit» produces aggregates, cement joints and silicone based.

«Ceresit CE 40 Aquastatic»

This trowel mix designed for outdoor and indoor applications.It is made on the basis of cement with mineral fillers and polymer, and is ideal for rooms with high humidity, even for showers and pools - when used it in combination with a silicone grout, which is used for grouting joints on planes.

Grout increased hydrophilicity «Ceresit CE 40 Aquastatic»

Grout increased hydrophobicity «Ceresit CE 40 Aquastatic»

composition has a pronounced hydrophobic properties and enhanced antifungal effect.The mixture may be applied in the joint width 10 mm.

Grout «Ceresit CE 40 Aquastatic» elastic, easily and accurately fills joints during solidification is resistant to dirt, easy to clean, frost resistant and environmentally safe.

dry mixture is diluted with water having a temperature of not lower than 18 ÷ 20 degrees, and is mixed as dry materials, and most of by-mixer nozzle.If you made a small amount of grout, you can use for mixing spatula - important to obtain a homogeneous mass, and had no lumps.

Ready solution should be used within a 120- five minutes after it is shut.for grouting works can only be carried out at a temperature no lower than 10 degrees Celsius, while the dried adhesive composition under the tile.

The color palette «Ceresit CE 40 Aquastatic»

color palette «Ceresit CE 40 Aquastatic»

Features in grout «Ceresit CE 40 Aquastatic» following:

Evaluation Criteria Indicators
Colours 30 different tone colors, which are shown in the table presented above.
Water resistance High
basic substance Cement
Filler Mineral and polymer modifiers
size fractions of dry mixture Maximum 0,2 ÷ 0,25 mm
Operating temperature 5 ÷ 20 degrees during the grout work and 48 hours after its completion.
temperature of the water in the manufacture of the solution. not more than 20 degrees.
Prepared mortar usage time two hours.
curing time Cleaning tiles is carried out after 20 ÷ 30 minutes, complete hardening occurs after 48 hours.
solution consumption 0,5 ÷ 1,0 kg / m², depending on the thickness and size of the tiles and the joint width.
fluid flow when mixing. 0,32 ÷ 0,33 liters per 1 kg of dry mixture or 0,6 ÷ 0,64 l to 2 kg of dry mix
Possible joint width 2-6 mm
Packaging Polymerbucket 2 kg
shelf life of the dry mixture 24 months in original, unopened and undamaged packaging.
Achieving full hydrophobicity. After 7 days.
«Ceresit CE 33 Super»

This type of grout used to seal narrow joints - up to 5 mm.If seams wider, it is necessary to apply the grout already mentioned «Ceresit CE 40 Aquastatic» or «Ceresit CE 35 Super».

Filler for narrow joints «Ceresit CE 33 Super»

filler for narrow joints «Ceresit CE 33 Super»

joint filler has excellent hydrophobic properties and is suitable for use in the bathroom, showers or baths.It is cold-resistant and easily withstands temperature extremes - can be operated at lower them to - 50 and increasing to 70 degrees.

mixture has his part of anti-fungal additives, suitable for indoors and outdoors, during solidification has a smooth surface.At the junction of the walls and the floor is recommended to use this composition in combination with a silicone grout «Ceresit CS 25» , the characteristics of which are presented below.

The colors of grout «Ceresit»

Colors grout «Ceresit»

Key Features «Ceresit CE 33 Super»:

Evaluation Criteria Indicators
Colours 26 different tone colorswhich are shown in the table presented above.
Water resistance High
basic substance Cement
Filler Mineral and polymer modifiers
size fractions of dry mixture Maximum 0,1 ÷ 0,15 mm
Operating temperature 5 ÷ 30 degrees during the grout work and 48 hours after its completion.
temperature of the water in the manufacture of the solution. not more than 20 degrees.
Prepared mortar usage time One hour.
curing time Cleaning tiles is carried out after 20 ÷ 30 minutes, complete hardening occurs after 48 hours.
solution consumption 0,5 ÷ 0,7 kg / m², depending on the thickness and size of the tiles and the joint width.
fluid flow when mixing. 0,32 ÷ 0,33 liters per 1 kg of dry mixture or 0,6 ÷ 0,64 l to 2 kg of dry mix
Possible joint width not more than 5 mm
Packaging Paperpackage weight of 2.5 to 25 kg.
shelf life of the dry mixture 12 months in undamaged packaging
Achieving full hydrophobicity. After 7 days.
«Ceresit CS 25»

This type of joint filler is made of silicone-based.In fact - this grout sealant, which is great for sealing joints between tiles, laid on the interface space bathrooms, baths, showers and etc .

Tuba ( cartridge) with a silicone grout «Ceresit CS 25 "

Tuba (cartridge) with a silicone grout «Ceresit CS 25»

operating temperature of the material varies from - 40 to 120 degrees. This type of grout is made in colors, presented 16th shades:

№ color Colours № color Colours
Transparent 43 Bahamas
1 White 46 Caramel
7 Grey 49 Brick
16 Graphite 55 Light brown
25 Sahara 58 Dark brown
28 Peach 64 Mint
31 Rosa 79 Crocus
40 Jasmine 82 Blue

«Ceresit CS 25» - this one-component silicone grout with an acid curing.It is elastic and waterproof, has antifungal effect and resistance to UV radiation, so it can be used not only in the performance of internal, but also for outdoor use.

composition has impeccable adhesion, including porcelain, ceramic, glass, enamel and porcelain surface.However, it is important to know that this is bad grout adheres to asphalt, rubber, Teflon, tar, polyethylene and oily surfaces, so before its application need to check tiled floor in the fat content, and, if necessary, to carry out degreasing with an organic solvent.

material comprises fungicides and during solidification allocates acetic acid, therefore not suitable for sealing the walls of tanks, surfaces in contact with drinking water and food as well as limestone, marble and corrosive metals such as lead, zinc, iron and copper.

Key Features:

Evaluation Criteria Indicators
Colours 16 different tone colors that are shown in the table presented above.
Water resistance High
basic substance liquid silicone rubber
Filler Curing Agent (atsetoksisilan)
Operating temperature from +5 to +40 degrees
Prepared mortar usage time One hour.
curing time Creating a surface film - 15 minutes.The thickness of 3 mm -24 hours.
consumption solution of 25 to 150 ml / p. M. The seam.
fluid flow when mixing. 0,32 ÷ 0,33 liters per 1 kg of dry mixture or 0,6 ÷ 0,64 l to 2 kg of dry mix
Possible joint width 5 to 30 mm
Packaging Polymeric cartridge capacity of 280 t.