Slimmed down adhesives and grout range has it all covered

Slimmed down adhesives and grout range has it all covered

August 2021

Kerakoll’s R&D team has come up with new types of adhesive and grout that perform on all substrates, with all tile types and situations, making it very easy to specify the correct products.

Kerakoll’s slimmed down range of adhesives and grouts may seem small compared to many of their competitors, but the simplification is a result of the research and development team going back to the drawing board to reinvent the way that adhesives and grout are formulated.  This has allowed them to come up with new types of adhesive and grout that perform on all substrates, with all tile types and situations, making it very easy to specify the correct products.

Biogel, the recipient of The Tile Association’s 2018 Best Innovation Award, is a gel adhesive.  The most obvious change from conventional cement- and epoxy resin-based adhesive ranges for the specifier is the fact that there are only 3 products to cover all possible standard and rapid set substrate and material combinations, whether flexible or not.  Biogel No Limits (standard set C2 TE S1) and Biogel Revolution (rapid set C2 FTE S1) both come in powder form and Biogel Extreme (R2) is a two-part hybrid gel.

Biogel adhesives stay the same consistency even after a long period in the bucket.  The mix doesn’t shrink, so you can mix it to suit you, making it easy to work with.  The consistency means that it wets the entire tile as well as the substrate, giving an excellent bond and superior performance.  It is high-grab and no slip even on walls.  And the inclusion of resins gives it a high shear strength which means it can be used on the most deformable substrates.  What is more, this new type of resin has a low environmental impact.

To finish the installation, Kerakoll offers Fugabella Color, a very popular resin-cement hybrid grout range available in 50 different shades which have been selected by Piero Lissoni to fit with contemporary interiors.

The resin-cement formulation has many of the same qualities as the Biogel adhesives.  It has performance levels very close to epoxy-resin grouts, and can be used both internally and externally in domestic, industrial and commercial projects, meaning that you can use the same grout for everything rather than having to choose one that fits the on-site conditions.

You can mix the product to suit you and the site.  The mix is light and easy to work with, and remains workable without changing consistency.  The rich intense colours, available in 50 shades, do not fade as they are not subject to salt and lime efflorescence.

The range is formulated with a new mix of pure, natural binders which have been hybridised with resin binders and other additives, giving it a very low VOC content, lower environmental impact than traditional cement or epoxy-resin grouts, and making it safer for people's health.

Finally, the company’s Fugalite Bio grout range also breaks new ground with a water-based resin grout that is both hypo-allergenic and better for the environment than traditional epoxy-resin grouts.  The grout performs to a high-standard and can be used internally and externally even in the most demanding situations.

The team is more than happy to advise on Kerakoll products at the specification stage, as well as offering technical support both on and off site.  Please do contact them for more information.  
info@kerakoll.co.uk
01772 456 831
www.kerakoll.com

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