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Questions about Grouting with Epoxy Grout


Is there a video that I can watch showing how to mix and install SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout or SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout?

Yes! Click this LINK to view a video showing how to mix and then install SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout.

Click this LINK to view the first of two videos showing how to mix SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout
Click this LINK to view the second of two videos showing how to install SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout.


When should I use SPECTRALOCK® 2000 IG in lieu of SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout or SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout?
For installations where superior chemical, stain and heat resistance is mandated, use SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG. Ideal projects for SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG in lieu of SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout or SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout include, but may not be limited to; dairies, breweries, bakeries, commercial and institutional kitchens, veterinary clinics and hospitals, operating rooms, all types of food processing areas, chemical manufacturing plants, etc...

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout and SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout are ideal for residential and light commercial applications. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout and SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout can be used on interior (residential kitchens, showers, countertops, bathroom floors, hotel lobbies, elevators, restaurant common area floors, etc...) and exterior applications, as well as submerged tile installations (e.g. swimming pools, fountains, etc...)


Related Documents:

SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG DS 030.0
SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout DS 681.0
SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout DS 685.0
SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG Installation Instructions DS 004.5
SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout Installation Instructions DS 681.5
SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout Installation Instructions DS 685.5
Installation of Tile In Commercial Kitchens TDS 160


How much epoxy grout do I need for my project?
This will vary depending on the tile size, thickness of the tile and joint width. Please visit our website http://www.laticrete.com/coverage to download or use the LATICRETE Grout Coverage Calculator. You can also download the LATICRETE App for your iPhone or iPad (Click Here) for a handy, easy-to-use grout coverage calculator. The LATICRETE Grout and Sealant Colors card (DS 254.3) also contains grout coverage calculations for some common tile sizes.

Please note that grout coverages are approximate and can vary based on jobsite conditions, actual grout joint width and depth, and type of tile or stone being grouted.


Related Documents:

LATICRETE Grout and Sealant Colors Card DS 254.3


Do I need a grout release when grouting with epoxy?
Generally no. However, porous and textured tiles and stones may be easier to clean when the tiles are treated with a high quality grout release or pre-sealer. It is always recommended to conduct a test area to verify results.


Can I use a sealer on epoxy grouts?
Due to the low absorption rate (<0.5%) LATICRETE® and LATAPOXY® epoxy grouts never require sealing. However, if the tile or stone grouted with a LATICRETE or LATAPOXY epoxy grout requires sealing, allow the grout to fully cure for 10 days at 70°F (21°C) prior to applying sealer.


How long do I need to allow my SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout and SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout to cure before I take a shower?
Your shower should be available for use in 48 - 72 hours when cured at 70°F (21°C). However, SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout and SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout do not reach full stain resistance for 7 days at 70°F (21°C) so please use caution when using heavily dyed cleansing products (e.g. shampoo, soap, tile/grout cleaners, etc...).


Can I use SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout or SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout to grout marble?
Some polished or soft marble/stone can be scratched by an epoxy grout. Always conduct a test area to verify suitability, acceptability and results, prior to proceeding with the actual grout job. "Picture-framing" (a darkening or discoloration of the stone edges) may occur with some absorptive stone (e.g. Thassos white marble, some Carrara whit emarble, other statuary marbles, soft porous stone) or agglomerate stone. Conducting a test area, preferably under actual in place conditions and lighting, will help to determine if "picture framing" will take place.


Related Documents:

SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout DS 681.0
SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout DS 685.0
SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout Installation Instructions DS681.5
SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout Installation Instructions DS685.5
Grouting Stone With SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout TDS 191



How do I remove cured epoxy grout film from the face of tiles?
Use a neutral pH detergent/water solution (electric dishwasher detergent works very well) along with a sponge and extra SPECTRALOCK® Grout Part C powder. Apply the soap/water solution to the face of the tile in the affectd area(s) and then sprinkle the SPECTRALOCK Grout Part C powder onto the wet area. Use the sponge to scrub the surface with some pressure to "abrade" the haze off of the tile. Conduct a test area in an inconspicuous area to verify suitability of this method for your tile or stone and to determine results. If the haze persists, try the above technique but replace the detergent/water solution with one of the chemicals listed below:

The Miracle Company – Epoxy Grout Film Remover +1(800) 350-1901
Dominion Restoration - Petra 7 +1(800) 835-4456


Related Documents:

Epoxy Grout Haze Removal TDS 198


What are the minimum and maximum width grout joints for LATICRETE® and LATAPOXY® epoxy grouts?
LATICRETE® and LATAPOXY® epoxy grouts can be installed into joints from 1/16" (1.5mm) to 1/2" (12mm) wide. However, since these grouts do contain sand, narrow joints will appear with a coarse texture when compared to unsanded grouts.


Related Documents:

SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout DS 681.0
SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout DS 685.0
SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG DS 030.0
SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout Installation Instructions DS681.5
SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout Installation Instructions DS685.5
SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG Installation Instructions DS 004.5


Do LATICRETE® and LATAPOXY® epoxy grouts contain sand?
Yes, all LATICRETE® and LATAPOXY® epoxy grouts contain sand. Since these grouts utilize non-pigmented technology, the grout color is physically bonded to the sand and cannot be washed out or diluted during mixing.


Can I use epoxy grout and adhesive in exterior applications?
Yes, for all horizontal work and all work in swimming pools. However, epoxy grout and adhesives are not recommended for vertical exterior work outside of swimming pools. Please note that exposure to UV light can change the color of any epoxy grout, and possibly cause them to yellow or darken.


 

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