Tile Joint Filler – FUGA-SIL5
Water Resistant Tile Joint Filler (1-6 mm)
High performance (high resistance to abrasion and reduced water absorption), cementitious, silicone enhanced, fungi and yeast resistant grout for 1 to 6 mm joints.
Fields of Application
— Grouting all types and sizes of ceramics (clinker, cotto, porcelain, granite tile, etc.), glass mosaic stones for 1-6 mm joints.
— Interior and exterior ﬂoor and wall grouting of places like bathrooms, showers, balconies and kitchens.
— Less prone to dirtiness, easy to clean.
— Low water absorption with water repellency.
— Resistant to fungi & yeast growth.
— A smooth ﬁnal surface.
— Low shrinkage, therefore absence of cracks and ﬁssures.
— Very good abrasion resistance.
— Available in most common colors
— Before grouting, wait until the adhesive has completely set.
— The joints must be clean, free of dust and raked back to at least 2/3 of the tile thickness.
— Wet the joints with clean water when using very porous ceramic tiles in high temperatures and in the presence of wind.
— Pour 5 kg of FUGA-SIL into 1.5 litres of clean water slowly and mix to obtain a homogeneous paste free from lumps. A low speed mixer is recommended to mix. Amount of water should be precisely measured. Do not add any additive which is not mentioned in the instructions for the application. Excess water can cause cracking, low abrasion resistance and color defects.
— Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes to mature. After 1-2 minutes remixing, the paste is ready for application.
— Fill the joints completely with FUGA-SIL using the appropriate rubber trowel, making sure the joints are completely compacted. Remove excess FUGA-SIL from the surface moving the ﬂoat diagonally across joints.
— When the mixture loses its plasticity and becomes matt, usually after 10-20 minutes, clean the surface with a damp sponge working diagonally to the joints. If cleaning is carried out when the mixture is still plastic, the grout may be dragged from the joint leading to color variations.
— Any residue left can be cleaned from the surface with a clean dry cloth.
— Dispose mortars of which pot life is expired. Clean tools and containers with plenty of water before FUGA-SIL (1-6 mm) hardens.
— When applying FUGA-SIL in extremely hot, dry or windy climates, it is recommended to wet the joints after several hours to improve the ﬁnal performance.
— Since contains cement, irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
— Indicated consumption is a general information. It may change depending on the application conditions and surface properties.
— Store in dry medium. Do not stack more than 10 bags on top of each other.
— 5 kg polyethylene bags.
— 2 kg polyethylene bags.
Technical Properties (at 23°C and 50% RH)
White and colored powder
|Shelf Life||12 months when stored in the original sealed packing in dry place.|
|Application Temperature Range||(+5°C)-(+35°C)|
|Mixing Ratio||1.50-1.65 lt water / 5 kg powder|
|Pot Life||1 hour|
|Set to Light Trafﬁc||12 hours on ﬂoor|
|Consumption||See consumption table depending on width of the joints and dimensions of the tile|
|Flexural Strength (EN 12808-3)||≥ 2.5 N/mm²|
|Compressive Strength (EN 12808-3)||≥ 15 N/mm²|
|Flexural Strength (after freze/thaw cycles) (EN 12808-3)||≥ 2.5 N/mm²|
|Compressive Strength (after freze/thaw cycles) (EN 12808-3)||≥ 15 N/mm²|
|Abrasion Resistance (EN 12808-2)||≤ 1000 mm³|
|Shrinkage (EN-12808-4)||≤ 3 mm/m|
|Water Absorption after 30 min / 4 hours (EN 12808-5)||≤ 2 gr / ≤ 5 gr|
|Service Temperature Range (after ﬁnal cure)||(-30°C)-(+80°C)|