Mapei has introduced an additional shade to its range of Keracolor FF fine-grained cementitious grouts. 103 Moon White joins the collection of water-repellent grouts, which feature DropEffect technology and very low VOC formulations. Keracolor FF can be used to install natural stone and engineered tiles in all settings, Mapei says, from interiors floor and walls, to external swimming pools.
Designed for the installation of stone, porcelain, ceramic, glass tiles and mosaics – with joints up to 6mm – Keracolor FF grout combines a blend of cement, fine-graded aggregates, special polymers, additives and pigments. Hydrophobic DropEffect additives give the grout its highly water-repellent properties, Mapei says, making it exceptionally durable and less prone to staining. Other features reportedly include good compressive and flexural strength, abrasion resistance and good resistance to freeze/thaw cycles. The grout’s smooth final surface also has low water absorption, low shrinkage and good acid resistance. Keracolor FF can also be mixed with Fugolastic – a special synthetic resin-based polymeric additive – for especially harsh environments, including facades, heavily trafficked floors and swimming pools.
After installation with Keracolor FF, floors are set to light foot traffic after approximately 24 hours and ready for full use after approximately 3 days. Swimming pools and tanks can be filled with water 7 days after grouting.