Fugalite Eco Kerakoll: Organic Mineral Grouts for Ceramic Tiles available in various colours
Patented and certified ceramized Stucco, eco-compatible with high smoothness and cleanability, antibacterial, waterproof and stain-resistant. Grouting compound for 0 to 20 mm with high mechanical and chemical resistance, guarantees the continuity of ceramic surfaces, ideal in GreenBuilding. Low emissions of volatile organic compounds.
Fugalite® Eco is liquid ceramic grout to continuously fill all ceramic tiles and glass mosaic. Available in 4 color collections for a total of 30 colours, give space to creativity and the most original combinations, giving a unique beauty to environments.
Plus Product • Interior walls and Floors • Suitable for refined porcelain stoneware, ceramics, large sizes, thin plates, vitreous mosaic • Ensures continuity ceramized performance of ceramics • Ceramized, application easier than one putty cement • Total uniformity, ceramized color • Waterproof, stainproof and dirtproof • Ceramized, prevents the development of fungi and bacteria
Eco notes --The use of wind sands provides considerable energy savings by exploiting the natural action of wind --Neutral and extrafine white shades contain microbeads of glass from recycled glass
Intended use Grouting joints with high chemical and mechanical resistance, high hardness and waterproof. Filling materials: -stoneware, low thickness tiles, ceramic tiles, clinker, mosaic and ceramic glass, of all types and sizes -recomposed materials -interior walls and floors, for civil use, commercial, industrial and urban furnishing, subjected to permanent or occasional contact of chemicals in heavy traffic areas, swimming pools, fountains and pools with thermal water, even in areas subject to thermal shock and frost. Do not use Floors with porous surface and where are required chemical resistance higher than or different from those indicated in the table of chemical resistance, for filling flexible couplings or fractionation expansion, on not perfectly dry substrates or subject to peaks of humidity.
Surface preparation Before grouting, verify that the installation was successful and that the tiles are perfectly anchored to the bottom. Subfloors must be perfectly dry. Make the grout within the waiting time stated on the technical data sheet of the adhesive used. In case of mortar wait at least 7-14 days, depending on the thickness of the screed, the climatic conditions of the environment, the absorption of the coating and the substrate. A possible ascent or residual moisture water can lead to a steam pressure that can cause detachment of the tiles due to the complete imperviousness of tile grout and tiles. The joints must be clean of adhesive residue even though already hardened and have uniform depth, equivalent to all the thickness of the coating, for maximum chemical resistance. In addition, the joints must be cleaned from dust and brittle parts through an accurate vacuum cleaner aspiration. Before starting the grouting operations, check the cleaning of the lining that may be difficult in the case of surfaces at microporosity accentuated. It is advisable to make a preventive test out of work or in a small hidden area. In such cases you should proceed to the protective coating treatment with specific products, being careful not to apply it in the fugues.
Preparation Fugalite® Eco is prepared by mixing with helical whip from top to bottom at low rpm (400/min.) the part A and part B respecting the pre-dosed ratio 2.82: 0.18 of the Pack. Pay part B into the bucket containing the part A, taking care to make a homogeneous mixing of the two parts to obtain a slurry of uniform color and texture. Is needed to mix a quantity of plaster to be used within 45 min at 23°C, 50% r.h. Fugalite® Eco packages must be stored at temperatures below 20°C at least for 2/3 days before using. Higher temperatures result in excessive mixing fluidity and rapid hardening; conversely, lower temperatures make the dough harder to stretch and slow down the grip, up to inhibit it below 5°C.
Application Fugalite® Eco apply evenly on the surface of the coating with hard rubber spatula. Proceed to sealing the joints until they're completely filled, intervening on tiles diagonally. Remove immediately with spatula most grout residues, leaving only a thin veil on the tile. Start cleaning the coating when stucco is still fresh. To final clean the surface and avoid digging the joints, use a thick, large size sponge, dampened with clean water. Act in a rotary direction to emulsify the stucco veil on the tiles and finish the fugue surface.Specific high dispersible polymers guarantee the removal of stucco residues using a reduced amount of water, which would otherwise have a negative impact on the final chemical resistances. It is important to rinse frequently and keep the water always clean using the special Grill Pans and cleaning rollers and replace, if necessary, the sponge or felt impregnated with plaster. Finish by cleaning the tiles diagonally to avoid digging the joints. A subsequent drying with cloth on the freshly clean surface guarantees total cleaning of any residual resin residues.With hardened stucco, any splintering can be removed with Fuga-Soap Eco, diluted according to the amount of residue to be removed.Do not walk on wet floors to avoid dirt residues.
Cleaning Remove the stucco residues from the tools with water before the product is hardened.
OTHER INDICATIONS Fugalite® Eco can be added with Fuga-Glitter Gold or Fuga-Glitter Silver, specially for metallized effect decoration, in the recommended dosage of 1 jar of 100 g per stucco pack to obtain special aesthetic effects.