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August 12, 2017 18:08

Epoxy grout - rugged frame for tiles

Why epoxy grout for a mosaic?

cement-sand mixture as pour accumulates strength and, in the end, is almost indestructible monolith.However, as is known, the water sharpening stone, and frequent contact with water in the gaps between the tiles unclosed cement may start to crumble.Being the most expensive and at the same time the most reliable among others, epoxy grout for joints thanks to its high density differs excellent moisture resistance as well as resistance to sudden temperature changes.

grout containing epoxy resins are only suitable for cladding with wide gaps between the tiles.The gaps have six millimeters, with the same depth, seam sealant completely fills.

addition to the main components for our current grout frequently added pigments, thus edging tiles can have contrasting colors, creating a very striking combination of colors.Due to its aesthetic kind, smoothing epoxy is the most preferred for the treatment of the walls covered with mosaics, granite and even a glass or mirrored tiles.

So Grout, odorless and are environmentally friendly product that will be used not only in living rooms, but also in offices, as well as in shopping malls, hospitals and laboratories.

As used grout epoxy?Viscosity

wash tile depends primarily on the composition of the component, and the highest level of ductility and adhesion have undoubtedly compositions based on epoxy resins.But it was such a density of grouting makes the job particularly difficult with her, and, as mentioned earlier, does not allow for filling narrow joints.

Yet with epoxy putty, you can work, and they are essential where the grout is required by frost resistance and durability.To obtain a working composition, it is necessary to mix components that are sold already dosed.For kneading need a narrow rectangular plastic trowel or any little foldaway plastic plate, the absolute mass necessary to achieve homogeneity, which takes usually 1-2 minutes.

Time pour grout is usually indicated on the package, but it is desirable to handle faster without bringing before the deadline .Seams are filled with a rubber spatula, the excess is better to shoot the same tool.Horizontal work easier by flushing with tiles already frozen around her weight streaks ended, you do not need to see to it that the water did not get to just nipped seam.

Vertical best to move from top to bottom, so putty drops did not fall on the finished surface.Clean the tile grout composition from the need in two stages: a sponge using a hot water for washing and rough acetic acid dissolved in an amount of 100 grams per 10 liters of water for finishing.Water is often desirable to change.

Some subtleties of working with epoxy daubing

There are several types of grout with an epoxy base, among which not the last place in popularity is modified with a coating of Portland cement in the composition. If you have worked with stucco, modified composition is familiar to you, while its performance far exceeds the properties of cement. only thing it gives ordinary epoxy putty - resistance to chemicals.

What else is important to know about the wash with an epoxy resin, is unstable, they react on contact with certain metals, which change color composition collapsing under its influence.Typically, such reactions are observed when working with specialized grout, so it is always better to use a rubber or plastic tools.Agree, yellowing epoxy grout will not be too nice contrast.

When improper cleaning tile on it will remain sticky stains that do not have dried up as a mixture in the joints.To avoid this, use as much as possible and clean cloth trim carefully, not missing a single centimeter.Often, the entire surface of the tile abundantly wetted with water when dried up around the joints, and then gently, being careful not to disturb the integrity of the wash, begin to rub moistened sponge.The composition dries on average for 6-7 hours, and facing long before it has to be clean.