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Spectralock Pro Grout Parts A+B (Full Unit)
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Laticrete Spectralock Pro Grout is a patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers color uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. USES Ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, residential and commercial. Interior and exterior Floors and walls Ideal for re-grouting applications. Swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications. ADVANTAGES Meets […]
Laticrete Spectralock Pro Grout is a patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers color uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.
Ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, residential and commercial.
Interior and exterior
Floors and walls
Ideal for re-grouting applications.
Swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.
Meets performance requirements of ANSI A118.3
80 minutes working time at 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degress Celcius)
Inhibits the growth of stain – causing mold and mildew in the grout joints with Microban antimicrobial product protection.
Ideal for installations at wide temperature ranges.
Uniform color – no blotchiness or shading.
Easy to maintain, cleanable to the original color.
Tough, durable, and crack resistant.
Outperforms cement based grout
Non sag formula for walls and floors.
High fashion with dazzle component.
Not for use in areas subjected to harsh chemicals, or areas exposed to aggressive cleaning regimens (e.g) steam cleaning). Not for use on floor and base areas in veterinary clinics, kennels, or in applications exposed to high concentrations of food and mineral acids or areas exposed to high temperatures. For these areas LATICRETE recommends using grout that meets ANSI A118.5 such as LATICRETE Spectralock 2000 IG.
Epoxy grout for ceramic tile and stone is not a replacement for a waterproofing membrane. When a waterproofing membrane is required, use a LATICRETE Waterproofing Membrane.
LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout should not be used on floors and base in the food preparation or cleaning area of commercial and industrial kitchen applications.
DO NOT ADD WATER or any other material to the mixture, or re-temper with water. This will have an adverse effect on the product and void all warranties.
Protect finished work from traffic until fully cured.
LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout liquid components might irritate eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and / or prolonged contact with skin.
Wear protective gear (gloves, long sleeve shirt, and safety glasses) when applying. Flush thoroughly with water in case of initial contact.
DO NOT ingest internally. Silica sand may cause cancer or serious lung problems. Avoid breathing dust. Wear a respirator or dust mask.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Protect from freezing.
Light colors may darken and dark colors may fade slightly from direct UV exposure in exterior applications.
LATICRETE Spectralock Dazzle Glow not for use in submerged installations.
Maximum stain resistance is achieved in seven days at 70 degress Fahrenheit (21 degress Celsius). Protect from exposure to acids (such as mustard, salad dressing, etc.) and strong cleaners during this period. Protect grout from dirt, construction debris, and contamination for 7 days at 70 degress Fahrenheit (21 degress Celsius).
LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout is a sanded grout. Use of sanded grout in joints <1/8" (3mm) will result in a coarser surface compared to surfaces in wider joints.
LATICRETE Spectralock Dazzle (Glow) might discolor from strong alkali cleaners and acids. Use a neutral pH solution of soap and water when cleaning LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout mixed with LATICRETE Spectralock Dazzle (Glow).
Some soft polished marble or delicate glazed or glass tile might be scratched by LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout during installation. Apply a small test area to determine results before grouting entire area.
In steam rooms or submerged applications, allow LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout to cure for 10 days at 70 degress Fahrenheit (21 degress Celsius) before use of area and filling with water.
LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout is resistant to staining when exposed to most household products and cleaners (e.g ketchup). However, long term exposure to any material without proper cleaning and maintenance will increase the probability of stains.
Epoxy resins may affect the color of white or porous stones (such as White Carrara, Thasos White, Royal Danby, etc.)
Test stones for compatability with water and cleaning additive mixture.
Conduct a test area to determine compatibilty with metal or steel tile.
LATICRETE and LATAPOXY grouts require routine cleaning with a neutral pH soap and water. Contact the cleaner manufacturer if another cleaner type will be used to ensure compatibility with the grout.
HOW TO INSTALL
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Follow adhesive manufacturer's recommendations for minimum cure time prior to grouting.
LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout is a sanded grout. Use of sanded grouts in joints less than 1/8" (3mm) will result in a coarser surface texture as compared to wider joints.
DO NOT ADD WATER or any other materials to the grout mixture. Do not re-temper with water. This will have an adverse effect on the product and void all warranties.
Clean up is critical. Prepare for the initial and final washes by having 2 pails of clean water ready for the clean up process.
Not for use in areas subjected to enzymatic cleaners and no rinse cleaners.
Ensure the following items are on the jobsite before grouting.
PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION TOOLS
Broom / vacuum (remove debris)
Utility knife (removes excess thinset in joints, open A and B pouches)
Clean water and sponges (to clean surface of tile)
Firm edged, rubber epoxy grout float
Low speed drill and grout mix paddle (optional)
CLEAN UP SUPPLIES
Fresh water supply
Extra sponges (for floor installation)
Terry cloth towels (optional for wall clean up)
Condition the components at 70oF (21oC) to allow for easier application. Protect Part A and Part B liquids from freezing.
Ensure the tile surface has no residual film from adhesive setting material.
The use of a topical sealer or grout release applied to unglazed porcelain tile, abrasive, non slip or rough textured tiles or porous tile or stone surfaces before grouting will facilitate cleaning.
LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout, as well as other sanded grouts, may scratch glass tiles, soft or polished marble and stone, soft glazed and handmade tiles. Test grout on a small area to ensure compatibility.
Test stone for compatibility with water and cleaning additive mixture.
Epoxy resins may affect the color of white or light colored porous stones (such as white carrara, thusos white, royal danby, etc)
Make sure tile surface and open grout joints are clean, and free from debris, grout spacers or standing water.
Surface temperature range for installation must be above 40oF (4oC) and less than 95oF (35oC).
Working time of grout is approximately 80 minutes at 70oF (21oC) after the components are thoroughly mixed. Please note that working time is affected by many variables including grout mix consistency, surface and room temperatures. Warmer climates, for example, will shorten working time, while colder conditions will extend working time.
Cut open Part A and B pouches, and pour the liquids (A first, then B) into a clean pail. Make sure to squeeze all the liquids out of the pouches.
Note: Fold in half and roll up like a toothpaste tube.
Mix liquids thoroughly, completely blending all liquid from sides and bottom of pail. Mix with a margin trowel or slow speed drill mixer (<300 RPM).
Once blended, add Part C color powder to blended A and B liquids and mix thoroughly with margin trowel or slow speed drill mixer (<300 RPM). The LATICRETE Spectralock Pro Grout unit is designed to use all the Part C color powder for most applications. For narrow joints, it is acceptable to leave out up to 10% Part C color powder to produce a more fluid mix.
MIXING WITH PART D DAZZLE POWDER
If using Part D Dazzle powder: Mix Part D Dazzle powder into the blended liquids before adding the part C color powder. Use one (1) Part D Dazzle cup per mini unit, four (4) Part D Dazzle cups per full unit, sixteen (16) Part D Dazzle cups per commercial unit. Be careful mixing, as Part D Dazzle powder is light and will become airborne easily.
Once blended, add Part C color powder to the mix, leaving out an amount approximately equal to or slightly more than the volume of Part D Dazzle powder used. Use the empty Part D Dazzle cup to hold back the Part C color powder.
Note: You will not be able to add all the Part C color powder when using Part D Dazzle powder. Mix to desired consistency.
After surfaces are cleaned, allow to dry thoroughly before grouting.
Spread grout using a sharp edged, firm epoxy rubber float. Work the grout diagonally across the joints, packing them full.
"Cut" excess grout off the tile surface using the edge of the float held at a 90o angle like a squeegee, stroking diagonally to avoid pulling grout out of filled joints.
Note: Have clean water, new clean sponge and initial wash cleaning additive packet ready.
Once grout has been spread, wait 20 – 30 minutes before cleaning (or within one hour of initial mixing of product). Wait longer at colder temperatures. Add initial wash cleaning additive to two gallons of clean water and mix until fully dissolved. Do not mix cleaning additive with grout.
Submerge clean sponge into water and wring until damp. Change water with cleaning addictive mixture every 50 sq ft (4.6 m sq) when using multiple units.
Wipe grout joints and tile surface in a light circular motion, loosening grout residue while making the joints smooth.
Drag a clean sponge diagonally over the scrubbed surfaces to remove grout residue. Rinse sponge after every pass; use each side of sponge only once between rinsing. Discard sponges when they become 'gummy' with residue. Check work as you clean. Repair any low spots with additional grout.
If grout bleeds or sags out of joint, stop immediately and wait an additional 15 minutes for grout to firm up before washing. Or you may add more Part C color powder if you held some back.
Instead of a sponge, the use of a damp, well wrung, folded terry cloth towel can be helpful to remove excess grout while smoothing joints less than 1/8" (3mm) on walls. Use light pressure when using folded terry cloth towel.
Certain tiles clean up more easily than others, so be sure to rinse sponge frequently, checking your work as you progress.
FINAL INSPECTION AND CLEANING
Begin final cleaning approximately one hour after initial wash has taken place. Prepare another 2 gallons of clean water and pour in the final wash cleaning additive packet, and mix until fully dissolved.
Follow the same process as the initial wash but use the clean white scrub pad in place of the sponge to break apart any leftover residue. Rinse scrub pad frequently.
Then, drag a clean sponge diagonally over the scrubbed surfaces to remove froth and residue. Use each side of sponge only once before rinsing and change water and cleaning additive mixture at least every 50 sq ft (4.6 m sq) when using multiple units.
Allow cleaned areas to dry and inspect tile / stone surface. For persistent grout film / haze (within 24 hours), scrub area with mixture of two gallons (7.5 l) clean water and 4 oz (118 ml) white vinegar. Conduct a test area to verify results on polished stones.
Rinse with clean water and allow surface to dry. Inspect grout surface and repair as required with freshly mixed grout.
Unlike cement grout haze that can be buffed off the following day, LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout film / haze that is allowed to cure on the tile surface may be difficult to remove. Make certain to check tile surface with adequate lighting after the tile surface is dry.
Protect finished surface from traffic for at least 12 hours at 70oF (21oC)
Do not expose grout to acid cleaners for 7 days.
Allow grout to cure for 10 days at 70oF (21oC) prior to use in submerged applications or steam rooms.
Always use protective clothing (gloves, long sleeve shirt and safety glasses) when working with epoxy LATICRETE Spectralock PRO Grout. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
PART AB LIQUIDS CAUTION
This product can be irritating to eyes and skin. Avoid prolonged contact with eyes and skin. In case of direct contact with eyes, wash eyes immediately with water and seek medical attention quickly. Do not swallow. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Part C Powder Caution
Contains silica sand. Crystalline silica inhaled from occupational sources can cause cancer in humans. Prolonged inhalation of silica sand may cause delayed lung injury including silicosis. May irritate eyes. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, flush thoroughly with water. Do not take internally. Avoid breathing dust. Wear safety glasses and a NIDSH approved dust respirator in dusty areas.
Part D Dazzle Caution
Avoid eye contact or prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. If eye contact occurs, flush with water for 15 minutes. Avoid inhalation, which can cause breathing problems. Fine particles can become airborne when mixing. Protect work area. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.