Ascofine Grout

INTRODUCTION

ASCOFINE GROUT is a highly polymer modified general purpose cementicious grout complying with requirements of Indian Standards. Ascofine Grout uses Portland cement as the primary binder and special additives to produce ultimate in color accuracy, stain protection and non-shrink characteristics through gas expansion for residential and commercial tile grouting. The formulation is chloride and iron free.

 

RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS

used in grout joint widths up to 4 mm
vertical and horizontal surface
Interior or Exterior
can be use in ceramic, porcelain, glass and natural stone tiles
Kitchen, bathroom, balconies & flooring
 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Low cost, multi-purpose grout.
Cures to dense hard joint.
Non-staining, non-shrinking.
Can achieve high early strength.
Contains no added chlorides.
Ready-to-use, premixed product – just add clean water.
Available in various colors
 

TECHNICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance White/ Coloured Powder
Bulk Densty 1.30 to 1.35 Kg/l
Pot Life 145 minutes @ 24 °C
Compressive Strength
(ASTM C – 109)
24 N/mm² @ 28 days
Flexural Strength
(ASTM C – 580)
5.5 N/mm² @ 7 days

COVERAGE

The coverage of the Ascofine Grout will vary depending upon the texture, size and thickness of the tile and the width of the grout joint. The following formula can be used when determining the amount of grout required for an application. (Tile Length + Tile Width) x Tile Thickness x Joint Width x Specific Gravity* / (Tile Length + Joint Width) x (Tile Width + Joint Width) = Kg/m²

PACKAGING

Available in 1kg, 5 Kg sealed packs & 20 Kg sealed bag.

STORAGE

12 months - unopened bags in dry weatherproof storage.

SHADE CARD

ASCOFINE GROUT is available in a variety of colors. Kindly demand the shade card with our sales advisors.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

SURFACE PREPARATION

Before commencing grouting, ensure the tile adhesive has set firmly. Remove tile spacers between tiles if they have been used. Rake-out any excess adhesive and ensure the joints are free from dust and all other friable loose materials and contaminants likely to prevent the grout bonding. Dampen surface of tile making certain, not to leave any standing water in the grout joints.

MIXING

  1.  Add approx 300 ml of clean water per Kg of ASCOFINE GROUT to a bucket.
  2. Sprinkle the ASCOFINE GROUT powder slowly into the water, mixing constantly until a thick creamy toothpaste consistency is achieved – with no lumps.
  3. Allow to stand for 5 minutes and re mix and then the grout is ready to use.
  4. Always add powder to water and not vice versa.

APPLICATION METHOD

  1. Apply the ASCOFINE GROUT using a rubber oat or squeegee using a diagonal motion, ensuring that the grout is compacted into the entire depth of the joint.
  2. Remove the excess grout from the surface of the tiles using the oat or squeegee, ensuring that the grout in the joints is not dislodged.
  3. Allow the grout to firm up in the joints before cleaning the tiles with a wet sponge or cloth.
  4. Regularly rinse the sponge/ cloth to ensure proper wiping of the grout haze on the tiles.
  5. Once the tiles have been laid, they must NOT be trafficked upon or disturbed for a minimum of 24 hours at 25 ºC before being given another clean up with a cloth.

CLEANUP

Clean tools with water before the grout dries.

* Kindly follow the required health and safety precautionary measures. (Refer our Safety Data Sheet for more details)

 
 

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