Epoxy grout: transforming tiles

Installing tiles with epoxy tile grout

Epoxy is the expert choice for tiling. Find out about the advantages of epoxy tile grout and learn how to apply epoxy tile joint filler for professional, long-lasting results.

Beauty and functionality. Epoxy tile grouts like Polybit CE 47 Epoxy joint mortar can enhance tiles in pools, as well as other areas exposed to moisture.

The benefits of epoxy tile grout

After you’ve installed ceramic tiles, it’s time to finish the job with a thorough grouting process. A quality grout will fill the gaps in a way that enhances the aesthetic appeal of the tiles, while also increasing the stress absorbency of the surface.

These are the key advantages of epoxy tile grout:

  • Suitable for wet areas – especially important when tiles are in areas exposed to moisture, such as swimming pools.
  • Chemical resistant – suitable for a wide range of areas and conditions.
  • Easy to apply – advances in technology mean that epoxy tile grout has become much more user-friendly.
  • Temperature resistant – able to withstand temperatures from -30°C to 100°C

Henkel Polybit epoxy tile joint fillers have additional benefits such as being solvent-free, acid-resistant, and permanent. Furthermore, they are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Polybit CE 47 is especially suited for structures such as swimming pools, laboratories and commercial kitchens.

Once you’ve ensured the ceramic joints are clean and dry, you can apply the epoxy tile joint filler with an epoxy grout board. Use a hydro sponge to remove excess material. Make sure to skim it diagonally from the tile surface.

Using epoxy grout for floor tiles

Polybit CE 47 is a premium product for ceramic and floor tiles. This epoxy tile joint filler can be used as both an adhesive and grout and is suitable for wall and floor tiles. It’s easy to use and highly temperature resistant.

To use Polybit CE 47 as an epoxy grout for floor tiles, just follow these simple steps. Keep in mind that the pot life and hardening times are dependent on the temperature. However, Polybit CE 47 has a broad range; the ideal temperature for application is between 10 °C and 40 °C.

  1. Prepare the substrate. The surface must be completely clean and dry. Make sure it’s loadbearing. The set mortar should be hard, with joints evenly raked.
  2. Mix the components once. The product consists of a resin and a hardener, packaged separately. Follow the mixing ratios according to the manufacturer’s instructions and add the hardener to the resin. Use a low-speed electric drill to mix the components thoroughly, until the mixture is completely homogenous and smooth.
  3. Apply the grout. Using an epoxy grout board, apply the mixture to the joints, making sure they are completely filled.
  4. Remove excess grout. For small areas, hold the grout board at a diagonal angle to remove the grout. For larger surfaces, a floor maintenance machine with an abrasion-resistant scraper is helpful.
  5. Clean immediately. Do not begin the cleaning process until CE 47 has started setting. Use a hydro sponge to emulsify the surface and clean the grouts in a circular motion. Use a small amount of warm water. Change the water and clean or substitute the sponge regularly.