QuickFuge 8 premium

QuickFuge 8 premium

Rapid-setting natural stone grout

  • For all types of ceramic tiles, quarry tiles and mosaics
  • For sensitive natural stone, such as marble
  • For interior use in dry and wet locations
  • Joint widths from 2 mm to 8 mm
  • Prevents discolouration and efflorescence
  • Water and dirt repellent
  • Fast track cleaning off the surface
  • Foot traffic after 3 hours
  • Ensures good filling properties
  • Very low emission EC1 plus

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Product facts

Product

Rapid-setting cement-based powder containing polymer modifiers.
Added lightfast pigments.
Contains quartz sand with grain sizes up to 0.2 mm.

Colours

Available in steel grey, graphite, black grey, jura beige.
Colour swatches available on request.

Coverage

Coverage

0,8 - 1,3 kg per m² depending on tile size and joint width.

Packaging

Available in 5 kg kg PE lined paper bags

Features

Generel

By use of conventional tile adhesives, grouting can normally be made 3-48 hours after tile fixing depending on adhesive. Application of Alfix QuickFix premium or Alfix CombiQuickFix tile adhesives make allowance for grouting after only 3-4 hours.
Joints should be clean, dry, and free from loose particles. Joint depth should appear uniform.
On very absorbent tiles, use a slightly damp sponge on the surface before grouting.

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

30 minutes at +20°C

Foot traffic

After 3 hours at +20°C

Full strength

After 24 hours at +20°C

Classification - DS/EN 13888

CG 2 WA, high class

Shelf life

Min. 12 months in unopened bags

How to use

Surfaces

Surface preparation

How to use

Add 0.20 – 0.25 litre clean, cold water per kg powder. Pour the powder into a clean container and add the
water 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, and observe a working time of approx. 30 minutes. Please notice that each new mixing requires the use of clean container and mixing tools.
Apply Alfix QuickFuge 8 premium 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 20 – 40 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 acid resistant tiles can be removed after 12 - 24 hours using an acidic cleaner, e.g vinegar or Alfix Acid Wash.
NOTE: marble and limestone do not tolerate acidic cleaners!


NB!
This grout contains colour pigments which may initially cause staining to some types of tiles - stains which can be difficult to clean off. Seal absorbent natural stone with Alfix Impregnator to ease successful grouting and subsequent cleaning of tiles. Alfix QuickFuge 8 premium is designed to prevent or reduce the risk of staining but under certain conditions, staining may unfortunately still occur. Hence, for receptive and moisture sensitive stones it is recommendable to trial a small area to ensure that tile and grout are compatible. For further advice, please contact our Technical Services Dept.
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. Do not cover areas just grouted with plastic foil or sheets.
Switch off any underfloor heating.

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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