BAL Terrace Grout further information
Coverage: Approximately 0.5kg of grout will be required per m² for 600mm x 600mm x 20mm tiles fixed with 5mm joints
BAL TERRACE GROUT is a water and frost-resistant highly polymer-modified cementitious grout engineered for grouting joints between natural stone and porcelain tiles in external areas.
- Grouting external porcelain, pavers and natural stone in dry and wet exterior environments
- External floors installed as per BS 7533-4
- For Joint widths up to: 15 mm
Restrictions: NOT suitable for: Swimming Pools*
BAL Terrace Grout – Usage & Conditions
|Swimming Pools*||X||Limited Movement / Vibration||Yes|
Mix / Usage Data
|Powder:Water Ratio||Pot Life at 20oC||Cure Time at 20oC **||Specific Gravity|
|3.5:1||45 mins||24 hours||1.5|
|Tile Size||Joint Width||Coverage|
|600 x 600 x 20mm||5mm||0.5Kg/m2|
-30oC to 100oC
Type/Classification: Exceeds BS EN 13888 CG2WA – Cementitious Grout with Improved / Additional Characteristics, Reduced Water Absorption and High Abrasion Resistance.
Pack sizes: 10kg
- Mixes quickly on-site with water – Smooth, hard-wearing finish
- Frost resistant
- Joint widths up to 15mm
- Exceptional bond strength and flexibility
- Colours: Charcoal – Black, Light Grey, Dark Grey and Beige
Sets in: 24 hours (at 20°C)
|Product Size||Usage||Approx Clean Cold Water Required Per Size|
|10Kg||External floor areas||2.3 litres|
Before grouting, ensure that:
- The BAL BEDDING MORTAR for fixing tiles has fully set, as per the guidance on the mortar packaging.
- Open joints are protected from contamination – and are clean, dry and free from loose debris.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Use at temperatures above 5°C and rising.
Provide protection against inclement weather during grouting and for as long as possible afterwards.
Be consistent with the amount of clean cold water used with the cement-based grout from mix to mix when grout larger areas. If grouting porous tiles in temperatures above 25°C, dampen joints with clean water prior to grouting.
- Add 10kg powder to approximately 2.3 litres of water. Slowly add the powder to clean, cold water and mix thoroughly until a smooth paste is obtained.
- Only mix enough grout for 45 minutes working time (at 20°C).
- No further water should be added to the original mix. NOTE: If using electric drill mixer, blend at slow speed (i.e. under 300rpm)
NOTE: Working time/setting time will vary slightly with temperature:
higher temperature = shorter,
lower temperature = longer.
- Check potential staining risk: apply grout to a few tiles in a small trial area. If discolouration occurs apply BAL PROTECTIVE SEALER – and repeat trial.
- Work in small areas with a suitable grout float or squeegee. Completely fill tile joints with mixed grout and compact well, removing excess grout from tile surface as work proceeds.
- Wait until the grout has started to firm up in the joints before cleaning the surface (approx. 15 minutes at 20°C).
- Using a dampened sponge or sponge board, clean the surface diagonally to grout lines. Use as little water as possible to wash off the grout but rinse out sponge/sponge board frequently with clean water. If required, a suitable emulsifying pad may be used to loosen up and grout that has set on the tile surface, taking care not to damage grouted joints or tiles.
- When grout has set sufficiently within joints, give the surface a final wash with a dampened sponge and clean cold water. Polish tile surface with a dry, clean cloth.
- Wait a minimum of 24 hours before subjecting tiles to normal service conditions. Protect the grout from rainfall until fully cured.
12 months under normal dry conditions. Protect from frost and damp.