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Choosing The Correct Grout For Your Project

Choosing The Correct Mapei Grout


Founded in 1937 Mapei is the world’s largest producer of adhesives, grouts and ancillary products for use in the construction industry. Mapei are renowned for their commitment to quality and technical assistance which is valued by architects, engineers, contractors and tradesman around the world.

 

 Selecting the correct products is essential for a successful installation


Ultracolor Various Colours; is a versatile wall & floor grout that will fill a joint width of between 2 and 20mm, it repels water and prevents mould growth. It has a working time of 25mins once mixed, general areas including showers can be used after 24 hours, swimming pools 48 hours. Coverage; using a 300x300x10mm tile with a 5mm grout joint coverage would be 0.5KG per m2.

 

Kerapoxy Design; can be used with most types of wall or floor tiles/mosaics to create a highly functional, decorative effect. Can be used to enhance even the most plain tile. For use internally and externally. It is a water proof, food hygienic grout that can be used with Mapeglitter to create a glitter grout. It has a working time of 45 minutes once mixed, and is ready for light foot traffic after 24 hours.


Silicone 

UK Building Regulations advise as “best practice” to use silicone sealant in all vertical and horizontal internal corners where movement between two surfaces is expected. We provide matching sealants for all our grouts so you can maintain colour consistency throughout your project whilst not compromising the quality of installation.

Mapesil Various Colours; is a highly elastic waterproof and mould resistant silicone sealant, for use with ceramic, porcelain, glass etc, can be used around baths, shower trays, basins and toilets as well as being suitable for use as a soft movement joint in walls and floors. Coverage using a 5x10mm bead is 6 linear mtrs per cartridge, curing time 24-48 hours.


Below is a table with several examples for what grout requirements are needed for the size of tile and width of grout 

 

Size of Tile (mm)
Width Of Grout (mm)
100×100×7100×200×7150×150×7100×300×7200×200×7200×300×7200×500×9300×600×9600×600×10800×800×10
1

0.24Kg/m²

0.18Kg/m²  0.16Kg/m²  0.16Kg/m²  0.12Kg/m²  0.1Kg/m²  0.11Kg/m²  0.08Kg/m²  0.06Kg/m²  0.04Kg/m² 
2 0.48Kg/m² 0.36Kg/m²  0.32Kg/m² 

0.32Kg/m² 

0.24Kg/m²  0.2Kg/m²  0.22Kg/m²  0.15Kg/m²  0.11Kg/m²  0.09Kg/m² 
3

0.71Kg/m² 

0.54Kg/m² 0.48Kg/m²  0.48Kg/m²  0.36Kg/m²  0.3Kg/m²  0.32Kg/m²  0.23Kg/m²  0.17Kg/m²  0.13Kg/m² 
4

0.95Kg/m² 

0.71Kg/m²  0.63Kg/m²  0.63Kg/m²  0.48Kg/m²  0.4Kg/m²  0.43Kg/m²  0.31Kg/m²  0.23Kg/m²  0.17Kg/m² 
5

1.19Kg/m² 

0.89Kg/m²  0.79Kg/m²  0.79Kg/m²  0.6Kg/m²  0.5Kg/m²  0.54Kg/m²  0.38Kg/m²  0.28Kg/m²  0.21Kg/m² 
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