A three component water washable, chemical resistant epoxy tile grout for joints up to 10mm available in two grades, flexible and trade. From Construction Chemicals. Kemgrout colours available.
EPEGROUT is more difficult to apply and cleanup than normal grouts and requires more care.
– Excellent adhesion to damp and dry surfaces; – Simple 1:1 resin hardener ratio; – Waterproof, hygienic, hardwearing and impact resistant;
– Clean up with water; – Good resistance to chemical attack, i.e. dilute acid and alkaline detergents, oils, fats, salts and solvent.
0.6kg/square metre for 150 x 150 tiles x 3mm gap flexible. 1.2kg/square metre for 200 x 200 tiles x 6mm gap trade.
Compression Strength 20-30Mpa Chemical Resistance
Resistance to mild alkali, acids and petroleum solvents is good Concentrated acids (and prolonged chemical attack) fair.
The grout shall be a chemical resistant water washable epoxy grout with a minimum compression strength of 20Mpa such as EPEGROUT manufactured by Construction Chemicals and shall be applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s application instructions.
Allow the adhesive to cure for 48 hours before grouting. Joints must be free of all loose material and pools of water.
Mix Part A and B individually first if not using complete pack. Remove powder from the container. Mix components A and B together thoroughly and slowly add powder (ensure all powder is added to minimise shrinkage). Mix with a slow speed drill and mixing paddle to thick creamy consistency. Do not entrap air by over vigorous mixing.Thorough mixing is achieved when colour and consistency are uniform. Discard unused material when grout starts to set. Pot life - 60 minutes @25°C.
Apply the EPEGROUT with a grouting tool. Spread only 1-2 square metre sections at a time and clean up after each section. Point the joint with the edge of a grouting tool or piece of rubber to pack the grout firmly into place. Do not allow the grout to cure on the face of the tile. Remove surplus grout when the grout has initially set (10 minutes for flexible, 60 minutes for trade; the grout will pull out of the joint and smear the tile if removed too early) then do a final clean 30 minutes later with a damp cloth or sponge and a bucket of water. Do not flood the surface or use excess water.
Wipe up using diagonal strokes across the joints. Rinse cleaning cloth or sponge frequently. Residue left on the tile can be removed with a clean cloth immersed in methylated spirits before the grout hardens. When mixing or applying EPEGROUT, gloves and protective glasses must be worn to avoid possible irritation to sensitive skin.
EPEGROUT is for use by experienced trade people. It is advisable to use a two/three man team, one applying the grout and the others cleaning off. This will ensure a total clean up before the EPEGROUT sets. For best results, use warm water when cleaning.
Use mild to mid strength detergents only. (Do not use acidic cleaners).
Irritating to the eyes and skin. May cause sensitisation by skin contact. Harmful if swallowed.
Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with the eyes rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.Avoid contact with skin.After contact with the skin, wash immediately with plenty of soap and water.Avoid breathing vapour or spray mist.Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection. Additional information is listed in the Material Safety Data Sheet.
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or poison information centre. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting, give a glass of water. If skin contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly. If in eyes, hold eyes open, flood with water for at least 15 minutes and see doctor.
A three component water washable, chemical resistant epoxy tile grout for joints up to 10mm. Available in two grades, Epegrout Smooth and Epegrout Trade. Epegrout is for use by experienced tradespeople only.