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Polyblend? Non-Sanded Grout

A polymer-modified, cement-based non-sanded grout designed for highly glazed or polished tile, marble and natural stone that would be scratched by sanded grouts. This durable, non-shrinking grout accommodates joints up to 1/8" (3 mm) and can be used for interior or exterior installations, including floors, countertops, walls, ceilings, showers, fountains and pools.

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Features/Benefits

Key Features

  • Easy to use - Just mix with water
  • Polymer fortified for hard, durable, professional results

Uses

  • Use to fill joint widths up to 1/8" (3.2 mm)
  • May be used for both floor and wall installations
  • Interior and exterior applications
  • Residential and commercial applications
  • Countertops, tub surrounds, showers and high traffic areas
  • Submerged conditions (swimming pools, spas, water features and fountains)

Benefits

  • Hard, dense grout joints
  • Resists shrinking, cracking, powdering and wear
  • Excellent for highly-glazed ceramic tile and highly-polished marble or natural stone

Color Choices

Color Choices

Sample colors shown may vary from actual grout. Final installed shade can differ based on tile type, porosity, job site conditions and finishing techniques.
 

#381 BRIGHT WHITE

 

#11 SNOW WHITE

 

#10 ANTIQUE WHITE

 

#333 ALABASTER

 

#382 BONE

 

#122 LINEN

 

#172 URBAN PUTTY

 

#380 HAYSTACK

 

#135 MUSHROOM

 

#145 LIGHT SMOKE

 

#186 KHAKI

 

#105 EARTH

 

#541 WALNUT

 

#183 CHATEAU

 

#185 NEW TAUPE

 

#59 SADDLE BROWN

 

#52 TOBACCO BROWN

 

#95 SABLE BROWN

 

#540 TRUFFLE

 

#115 PLATINUM

 

#544 ROLLING FOG

 

#545 BLEACHED WOOD

 

#386 OYSTER GRAY

 

#546 CAPE GRAY

 

#165 DELOREAN GRAY

 

#543 DRIFTWOOD

 

#542 GRAYSTONE

 

#9 NATURAL GRAY

 

#335 WINTER GRAY

 

#19 PEWTER

 

#370 DOVE GRAY

 

#60 CHARCOAL

Technical/Installation

Applicable Standards

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI A108.10 and A118.6 American National Standards for the Installation of Ceramic Tile ASTM International (ASTM)

  • ASTM C109 Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or (50-mm) Cube Specimens)
  • ASTM C531 Standard Test Method for Linear Shrinkage
  • ASTM C580 Standard Test method for Flexural Strength

Approvals

Polyblend? Non-Sanded Grout exceeds ANSI A118.6 standards.

Conformance to Building Codes

Installation must comply with the requirements of all applicable local, state and federal code jurisdictions.

Composition of Product

Polyblend? Non-Sanded Grout is a dry, Portland cement based grout, inorganic aggregates and chemicals.

Environmental Consideration

Custom? Building Products is committed to environmental responsibility in both products produced and in manufacturing practices. Use of this product can contribute towards LEED? v3 certification:

  • Up to 2 points towards MR Credit 5, Regional Materials
  • Up to 1 point towards IEQ Credit 4.1, Low-Emitting Materials – Adhesives & Sealants

Suitable Tile Types

  • Vitreous, semi-vitreous or non-vitreous tile
  • Impervious porcelain and glass tile
  • Cement-based precast terrazzo
  • Natural stone tile

General Surface Prep

USE CHEMICAL-RESISTANT GLOVES, such as nitrile, when handling product.

Tile or stone must be firmly bonded to a sound substrate, and setting material must be cured a minimum 24-48 hours before cement grout is applied, unless rapid-setting mortars are used. See the corresponding data sheet for the bonding mortars used in your application. Remove spacers and ensure that the grout joints are uniform in depth and width and free of loose debris, contaminants and excess mortar. Use TileLab? SurfaceGard? Sealer?or Aqua Mix? Grout Release to seal tile or stone subject to staining or when using a grout that contrasts with the color of the tile.

Health Precautions

This product contains Portland cement. Avoid eye contact or prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. If eye contact occurs, flush with water for 15 minutes and consult a physician. Use with adequate ventilation; do not breathe dust and wear a NIOSH approved respirator. If ingested, do not induce vomiting; call a physician immediately.

Limitations to the Product

  • Should not be installed when ambient or surface temperature is lower than 50°F (10°C) or higher than 100°F (38°C).
  • Tile or stone with high absorption, surfaces that are porous or rough, textured surfaces and some types of porcelain tile may require sealing prior to grouting to prevent possible staining. Use?Aqua Mix? Grout Release?or?TileLab? SurfaceGard? Sealer?to prevent staining when required.
  • Color variation can occur due to tile type, tile porosity, jobsite conditions, application and cleaning techniques. Variation can be minimized by following directions and using as little water as possible for cleanup.
  • Not for use in either industrial applications or in areas subjected to harsh or continuous chemicals, high heat or high-pressure cleaning. For heavy industrial tile installations, use?CEG-IG 100% Solids Epoxy Grout.
  • Chemicals in salt-based pool filtration systems can cause a reaction with blue, green and red grouts. Contact Technical Services for recommendations.
  • Not for use in movement joints or changes of plane in the tile installation. In these areas us an appropriate caulk or sealant such as?Commercial 100% Silicone Caulk?or?Polyblend? Ceramic Tile Caulk.

Mixing Ratios

  • Mix 2.9 pt (1.4 L) clean water to 10 lb (4.5 kg) grout.
  • Mix 7.25 pt (3.43 L) clean water to 25 lb (11.34 kg) grout.
  • For 1 lb (.45 kg) grout, see package for fill line indicator.

For increased stain resistance use StainBlocker for Grout Additive. See datasheet for details.

Mixing Procedures

Dry mix bags of different batches together as they can vary slightly in color. Mix with a trowel or low speed mixer (less than 300 rpm) for approximately 3 minutes to achieve a smooth, lump-free consistency. If needed add: up to 0.2pts (0.1L) of water for each 10 lb. (4.5 kg) powder. Let the mixture stand (slake) for 5 minutes, and then remix and use. Periodically remix grout to keep it workable but do not add water as it can weaken the grout, cause color variation, shrinkage, cracking and pinholes. Discard grout when it becomes too stiff to spread.

Application of Product

Installation must conform to ANSI A108.10. Lightly dampen absorptive, highly porous tile with clean, cool water, but leave no standing water in the joints. Holding a rubber grout float at a 45° angle, completely fill the joints. Holding the edge of the float at a 90° angle, remove excess grout. At 70° F,?do not spread more grout than can be cleaned within 30 minutes of the grout firming and use as little water as possible for grout clean-up (higher temperatures may shorten this time frame). Using a damp, small pore grout sponge in a circular motion, smooth and level joints and remove excess grout. Change the water and rinse the sponge frequently. Haze can be removed after 3 hours with cheesecloth or wrung-out sponge. If haze persists, the installation can be washed after three days with?Aqua Mix NanoScrub?or after ten days with?Aqua Mix? Sulfamic Acid Crystals,?TileLab? Sulfamic Acid Cleaner?or Aqua Mix? Cement Grout Haze Remover. Perform a test in an inconspicuous area prior to complete application.?Movement joints are required for perimeters and other changes of plane in all installations. See TCNA Detail EJ171 for recommendations.

Curing of Product

Curing time is affected by ambient and surface temperatures and humidity. For exterior applications, it is recommended that the installation is misted periodically with clean, cool water for 3 days.

Exterior applications must be protected from rain, snow and other wet conditions for at least 7 days with temperature above 50° F (10° C). If inclement weather is expected, protect the work area with tenting at least 1 foot (30 cm) above the finished surface to allow air flow. Enclose and protect exterior installations and maintain >50° F (10° C) temperatures for at least 72 hours for proper cure.

Sealing of Grout

Use a pH-neutral, water-based sealer such as?TileLab? SurfaceGuard??or?Aqua Mix? Sealer's Choice? Gold.

Cleaning of equipment

Clean tools and hands with water before the material dries.

Product Maintenance

Clean with a pH-neutral cleaner such as Aqua Mix AquaKleen, Aqua Mix Concentrated Tile & Stone Cleaner?or TileLab Grout & Tile Cleaner.

Ordering Information

Packaging

Available in 3 sizes:

  • 1 lb (.45 kg) tub
  • 10 lb (4.5 kg) box
  • 25 lb (11.34 kg) bag

Available in 32 standard colors; color matching is available. 1 lb grout is available in 2 colors.

Warranty Information

Product Warranty

Obtain the applicable LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY at www.ndianzq.com/product-warranty or send a written request to Custom Building Products, Inc., Five Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA. Manufactured under the authority of Custom Building?Products,?Inc.???2017?Quikrete?International,?Inc.

Coverage Chart

For 10 lb. box of Polyblend Non-sanded in?ft2 (m2) per bag??

Tile Size Joint Width
Width x Length x Thickness 1/16" (1.63 mm) 1/8" (3 mm)
1" x 1" x 1/4" (2.5 x 2.5 x .64 cm) 40 ft2 (3.7 m2) 23 ft2 (2.1 m2)
2" x 2" x 1/4" (5 x 5 x .64 cm) 76 ft2 (7.1 m2) 40 ft2 (3.7 m2)
3" x 3" x 1/4" (7.6 x 7.6 x .64 cm) 112 ft2 (10.4 m2) 58 ft2 (5.4 m2)
4.25" x 4.25" x 1/4" (10.8 x 10.8 x .64 cm) 156 ft2 (14.5 m2) 80 ft2 (7.5 m2)
6" x 6" x 1/4" (15.2 x 15.2 x .64 cm) 219 ft2 (20.3 m2) 112 ft2 (10.4 m2)
8" x 8" x 3/8" (20.3 x 20.3 x 1 cm) 194 ft2 (18 m2) 98 ft2 (9.1 m2)
12" x 12" x 3/8" (30.5 x 30.5 x 1 cm) 289 ft2 (26.8 m2) 146 ft2 (13.6 m2)
18" x 18" x 3/8" (45.7 x 45.7 x 1 cm) 432 ft2 (40.1 m2) 217 ft2 (20.2 m2)
20" x 20" x 3/8" (50.8 x 50.8 x 1 cm) 480 ft2 (44.6 m2) 241 ft2 (22.4 m2)
24" x 24" x 3/8" (61 x 61 x 1 cm) 575 ft2 (53.4 m2) 289 ft2 (26.8 m2)
6" x 24" x 3/8" (15.2 x 61 x 1 cm) 232 ft2 (15.2 m2) 117 ft2 (10.9 m2)
12" x 24" x 3/8" (30.5 x 61 x 1 cm) 384 ft2 (35.7 m2) 194 ft2 (18 m2)
6" x 36" x 3/8" (15.2 x 91.4 x 1 cm) 248 ft2 (23 m2) 126 ft2 (11.7 m2)
9 x 36" x 3/8" (22.9 x 91.4 x 1 cm) 346 ft2 (32.2 m2) 175 ft2 (16.2 m2)
12" x 48" x 3/8" (30.5 x 122 x 1 cm) 461 ft2 (42.8 m2) 232 ft2 (21.5 m2)

Chart for estimating purposes. Coverage may vary based on installation practices and jobsite conditions. For more tile and joint sizes, use the Material Calculator at CustomBuildingProducts.com or contact CUSTOM Technical Services at 800-282-8786.

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