UniversalFuge - CeraFill 10

UniversalFuge - CeraFill 10

Universal grout

  • For ceramic and quarry tiles, mosaics, and natural stone
  • For both moderately absorbent and non-absorbent tiles
  • Joints widths: 2 - 10 mm
  • Bright and intense colours
  • Water and dirt repellent
  • High mechanical strength and flexibility
  • For interior and exterior use
  • Provides an even and uniform surface
  • Smooth consistency

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Product facts

Product

Cement-based powder containing polymer modifiers. Added light stable pigments. Contains quartz sand with grain sizes up to 0.4 mm.

Colours

Available in white, grey (unpigmented), pale grey, Manhattan steel grey, graphite, anthracite, black grey, and light beige. Colour swatches available on request.

Coverage

Coverage

0.5 - 1.5 kg per m² depending on tile size and joint width.

Packaging

Available in 5 kg and 20 kg PE lined paper bags

 

 

Unit Colour Item No.
5 kg White 4505
5 kg Grey 4045
5 kg Pale grey 4515
5 kg

Manhattan Steelgrey

4525
5 kg Graphite 4535
5 kg Anthracite grey 4565
5 kg Black grey 4545
5 kg Light beige 4555

 

Unit Colour Item No.
20 kg White 4501
20 kg Grey 4041
20 kg Pale grey 4511
20 kg Manhattan Steelgrey 4521
20 kg Graphite 4531
20 kg Anthracite grey 4561
20 kg Black grey 4541
20 kg Light beige 4551

Features

Generel

For moderately absorbent and non-absorbent ceramic and quarry tiles, mosaics, and natural stone.
Grouting can usually be made 48 hours after tiling has been completed. Joints should be clean, dry, free
from dust and loose particles from adhesive and bedding mortar Joint depth should appear uniform.


For grouting of certain types of receptive tiles, such as matt glazed or porous tiles, stains and excess grout can be very difficult to remove. In case of doubt, it is recommendable to do a trial application on a limited and less visible area to ascertain resistance.
Switch off any underfloor heating 3 days before tiling and do not re-connect until 14 days after completion.
Switch off ventilation during work.

Expected Result

Finished joints should be evenly filled and the colour should appear uniform.
The following conditions may affect the natural properties of the cement and cause colour differences:

  • Early cleaning with wet sponge may lighten the colour. This phenomenon is most likely to occur in case of dark colours.
    Remedy: Clean off with acidic cleaner, such as Alfix Acid Wash.
  • Rapid drying may brighten the colour and produce a weak joint.
    Remedy:Keep the surface damp for optimum hydration of the grout. Wet with damp sponge.
  • Repairs or visible seams after working breaks may cause colour differences.
    Remedy: Remove the joints mechanically and re-grout the area. Wipe over and clean off the tiles several times with slightly damp sponge.
  • Moist from substrate and uneven absorption from tile edges may cause a locally darker colour. Remedy:Wash the area several times with a mixture of soap flakes and water.

Application

Waterproofing

Surface preparation

Fixing dowels

Finishing

Sealings

Flooring

Precautions

Tile fixing

Tile fixing

Tests

DS/EN 13888

Surfaces

Technical data

Working temperature

+5°C - +25°C

Density

2.0 kg/litre (mixed with water)

Working time

1 - 2 hours at +20°C

Foot traffic

After 24 hours vid +20°C

Full strength

After 14 days at +20°C

Classification - DS/EN 13888

CG 2, high class

Shelf life

Min. 12 months in unopened bags

How to use

Surfaces

Surface preparation

How to use

Add 0.20 – 0.24 litre clean, cold water per kg powder. Pour the water into a clean container and add the powder while stirring thoroughly with mixing drill. Keep stirring until the consistency is completely uniform, smooth, and lump-free. Allow the mixture to rest for a few minutes and stir briefly before use.
Apply Alfix Universal grout to the surface with a soft rubber squeegee while working diagonally over the joints ensuring that they are compacted and completely filled. Remove excess grout immediately while working.
When the grout begins to set, within 1 hour, slurry off the area using wet sponge frequently rinsed in clean water. Wipe over tiles in broad, diagonal sweeps until joints appear even and filled. Finally, clean off and finish tiles and joints with only slightly damp sponge.


Note!
Premature cleaning with wet sponge or the exposure to varying site conditions, such as heat, draught or ventilation, may affect the natural properties of the cement and cause discolouration or damage to the grouted joint.
Any remaining grout film on the surface can usually be removed after 12 – 24 hours using a mild vinegar/water mixture. To remove more stubborn grout film or efflorescence, use Alfix Acid Wash.
Note that the temperature of mixing water will influence setting time. Higher room and water temperature will shorten time.
Protect the joints from heat, draught, and other climatic conditions which will affect drying.
Do not cover areas just grouted with plastic foil or sheets, and avoid leaving small pools of water in the joints during the first 3-4 days

Cleaning

Grout residues on tiles and tools should be removed with water before the mix begins to set. Cement-based products harden when mixed with water, hence do not pour surplus adhesive into the drain system.

August 2019


Alfix CeraFill 10 colour Universal grout has been improved, and its name is now being changed to UniversalFuge - CeraFill 10.

 

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