TAL has introduced its water-based epoxy grout, an innovative product that offers excellent chemical, acid and stain resistant properties. “This is the first water-based system in the local market. It has been formulated specifically for ease of application and clean-up,” says Gela Ohl, marketing manager for TAL.
As the product is water-based, it means that spills and messes are easier to clean up. No heavy chemicals are required. This formulation also offers excellent workability and is much easier to work with than traditional resin-based epoxies. The product is available in Light Grey and White.
TAL water-based epoxy grout is ideal for installation areas such as abattoirs, breweries, dairies, hospitals, food and beverage production and preparation areas, and high bacteria and mould-growth areas. It is also suited to areas that require high levels of chemical and acid resistance. It is effective for use during high-pressure hosing and steam cleaning.
The product is supplied in a two component kit, namely a resin and hardener, both in paste form. Although mixing of complete, full packs is preferred, part-mixing can be done provided the exact 1:1 mix ratio is followed. After mixing, the product is useable for approximately one hour at 20oC.
Cleaning should be done immediately after grouting before the epoxy dries, using a sponge lightly dampened with clean water. Tools can be cleaned with clean, cold water, but if the material has dried, or for more stubborn residue on both the tile face or tools, TAL Epoxy Cleaning Fluid or Gel can be used.
The TAL Warranty Programme offers a 10-year warranty on any tiling installation, provided a materials and methods specification is issued by TAL for the project. This will ensure that TAL products are used in strict accordance with the specification and the installation is undertaken by a TAL registered tiler and monitored by the company.