Introduction to Grouting Materials
[The following brief description outlines the various types of grouting
materials for ceramic tiles. Grouts come in different forms, as well as
colors, allowing the user to meet specific needs and enhance the finished
look of the tile installation.]
1. Versa-Tile Sanded Grout. A proven
mixture of portland cement, sand, color-fast pigments and special additives
providing a dense, mild acid and alkali resistant grouting material. Not
limited to use on floors alone. Should be used wherever joint widths exceed
2. Dry-Set Unsanded Grout. A mixture
of portland cement, fillers, color-fast pigments and special water retention
additives. provides a smooth, dense joint. Not limited to use on walls alone.
Should be used whenever joint widths are less then 1/8" and especially
wherever dry, absorptive body tile (non-vitreous tile) is installed.
3. Acrylic Grout Additive. Specially
formulated acrylic-latex admixtures. Added to Versa-Tile or Dry-Set grouts
in place of the mixing water, they enhance the strength, adhesion, and resistance
properties of the cured grout. Known as "Latex Grout".
4. Glue-N-Grout. A prepared, one-component
grouting and bonding composition, ready-to-use directly from the container.
Used on walls, where joints will not exceed 1/8" in width. It is based
on "Acrylic Technology", making the product more flexible and
stain resistant than Dry-Set Grout.
5. Versa-Tile Floor Grout with Superapoxy II. An epoxy-modified, portland cement
grouting composition for use where joints will exceed 1/8" in width.
A three-component system consisting of equal proportions of resin and hardener,
combined with cement grout. Provides "Epoxy" performance characteristics
in an economical, water-based, easy-to-use package.