Kerakoll’s Fugabella Color grout collection is available in 50 colours chosen by Piero Lissoni to complement contemporary interiors. The coloured grout can be used to either blend with tiles and create an illusion of an unbroken floor, or to deliberately contrast with them, becoming a decorative feature in its own right.
The hybrid resin-cement grout has proved extremely popular since it was launched in September 2019, Kerakoll says, because of how easy it is to use and clean, as well as its high-performance values, which are very close to the standards set for RG grouts.
The range’s performance levels are said to be very close to epoxy-resin grouts, and can be used both internally and externally in domestic, industrial and commercial projects, meaning installers can use the same grout for everything rather than having to choose one that fits the on-site conditions.
The product can be mixed to a consistency that suits the job and the site. The mix is light and easy to work with, Kerakoll says, it does not slide off the trowel and remains workable without changing consistency in the bucket.
The rich, intense colours are said to be due to the pigment used in the grout. They maintain the depth of colour and don’t fade as resin-cement grout is not subject to salt and lime efflorescence.
Fugabella Color is made with natural binders with very low VOC emissions and contains a high percentage of recycled material.
For those situations where only an RG grout will do, Kerakoll’s Fugalite Bio range is a water-based resin that has been proven to be hypoallergenic in dermatological tests run by the Modena and Regio Emilia University Hospital. The grout reportedly performs to extremely high standards, being UV resistant, stain proof, waterproof and bacteriostatic. It’s available in 24 colours, 12 of which are specifically designed for use with wood-effect tiles.