CeraFill 5 colour

CeraFill 5 colour

Fine grout

  • For absorbent wall and floor tiles, mosaics and natural stone
  • For interior and exterior use
  • Joints widths up to 5 mm
  • High mechanical strength and colour uniformity
  • Water and dirt repellent
  • Bright and intense colours
  • Provides a fine, smooth and uniform joint
  • Smooth consistency

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Product facts

Product

Cement-based powder containing polymer modifiers. Added light stable pigments.

Colours

Available in brilliant white and pale grey (5 kg).

Available in pale grey (20 kg).

Colour swatches available on request.

Coverage

Coverage

Tile size / joint width
Coverage per m²
50 x 50 x 5 mm / 2 mm
approx. 0,8
100 x 100 x 7 mm / 4 mm
approx. 1,1
150 x 150 x 7 mm / 4 mm
approx. 0,8
200 x 200 x 7 mm / 4 mm
approx. 0,6
300 x 300 x 10mm / 5 mm
approx. 0,7

Packaging

Available in 5 kg and 20 kg PE lined paper bags.

Features

Generel

Joints should be clean, dry, and free from loose particles. Joint depth should appear uniform.
For grouting tiles with a polished or rustic finish, Alfix CeraFill 10 colour should be used.

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 - +30°C

Density

2.0 kg/litre (mixed with water)

Working time

3 - 4 hours at +20°C

Foot traffic

After 24 hours at +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

Usually, grouting can be made 48 hours after completion of fixing. Add 0.24 – 0.27 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 before use

Apply Alfix CeraFill 5 colour to the surface with a soft rubber squeegee while working diagonally over the joints ensuring that they are completely filled.

Remove excess grout immediately while working.
When the grout begins to set, after approx. 15 – 50 minutes, start to slurry off the area using wet sponge frequently rinsed in clean water. Wipe over tiles in broad sweeps until joints appear even and filled. Finally, clean off and finish tiles and joints with only slightly damp sponge.

Any remaining grout film on the surface can be removed after 12 – 24 hours using an acid cleaner, e.g. Alfix Acid Wash. In most cases cleaning with clean water, e.g. added vinegar, will be sufficient to remove grout film or efflorescence.

NB!

Switch off any underfloor heating
Note that the temperature of mixing water will influence setting time.
Protect the joints from heat, draught, and other climatic conditions which will cause premature drying.

To prevent premature drying dampen joints for approx. 24 hours (use e.g. wet sponge) in order to obtain complete hardening.

Do not cover areas just grouted with plastic foil or sheets. Avoid any significant changes in temperature or humidity during hardening process.
Variations in drying conditions as well as heavy use of water when cleaning off may affect the cement and cause visible deviations in joint colour.
Not suitable for dry powder sprinkling upon grouting.

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.

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