COLORFILL FLEX 0-8

High performance single-component cement mortar, polymer-modified, water-repellent and flexible, for grouting joints up to 8 mm, available in 29 colours. Compliant with UNI EN 13888 – class CG2WA

Description

COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 is a cement mortar (C) for joints (G), improved (2) with low water absorption (W) and high resistance to abrasion (A) rated class CG2WA per EN 13888.

 COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 is composed of a polymer-modified cement mortar for preparing by adding water only at the time of use; the use of special hydrophobic additives yields grouting which is highly water-repellent and thus more resistant to dirt and with an excellent service life.

Usage field

COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 is suited for grouting indoor and outdoor ceramic tile walls and floors of any kind (porcelain tile, clinker, single and double fired); Tuscan cotto; ceramic or vitreous mosaic; stone (natural stone, granite and marble or veneer, etc.).

 

COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 is suited for grouting:

  • residential ceramic walls and floors;
  • swimming pools;
  • floors with very smooth, glossy surfaces (honed porcelain, pre-polished marble, glazed tiles);
  • industrial ceramic floors not requiring resistance to chemical aggression (warehouses, parking lots, etc.).

Benefits

COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 grouting has the following characteristics:

  • highly water-repellent;
  • cures quickly, for rapid use;
  • highly resistant to compression, flexing and freeze/thaw cycles, and hence an excellent service life;
  • a smooth, dense finish which is easy to clean;
  • excellent resistance to abrasion;
  • low shrinkage and hence no cracks or fissures;

coloured with UV resistant pigments.

Packaging

Packages 25 kg bags, pallet of 48 bags

5 kg polyethylene bags in 4 bag carton, on 24 carton pallets (480 kg).

 

COLORFILL FLEX 0-8

High performance single-component cement mortar, polymer-modified, water-repellent and flexible, for grouting joints up to 8 mm, available in 29 colours. Compliant with UNI EN 13888 – class CG2WA

Application

Preparing the surface:

  • on all surfaces, use accepted good practice: wait for the adhesive substrate to cure, and check that the joints are clean for the entire thickness of the tiles.

 

Recommendations and precautions

  • For high temperatures and very absorbent tiles, we recommend wetting the surface of the covering with a sponge (do not allow puddles to form, however).
  • We also recommend wetting the surface of the grouting itself once it has adhered, to lower its temperature and create a barrier against evaporation which improves the final performance of the product.
  • The surfaces of certain tiles or stone materials may be micro-porous or rough (and hence absorbent). We recommend running a test to check whether the grouting can be cleaned off effectively, thus preventing indelible staining: if needed, treat the surface with MASCHERA stain protection before applying the grouting (however, do not let it get into the joints).
  • For even colour, always use the same amount of water when mixing the product: make sure to carefully measure the water used in preparing the product. Once the joints have been filled with the grouting, do not sprinkle powder COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 over the material while it is drying; doing so yields an uneven colour and reduces the mechanical strength of the final result.

 

Instructions for use

Preparing the mix:

  • pour COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 into a clean container already containing water in the amount of 25¸27% by weight of the powder, depending on the type of colour and whether you are grouting a wall or floor, and mix with a low speed mixer (500¸600 rpm) until you obtain an even mix;
  • leave the rest for 2-3 minutes, then mix again and use the mix within the next 90 minutes;

Using the mix:

  • seal the joints by carefully filling them with the mix, using a rubber trowel; make sure the grouting is level and with no air bubbles;
  • eliminate any excess immediately, using the trowel diagonally to the joints.

Finish:

  • depending on the ambient temperature and humidity, the finish will be applied after as little as 20 minutes or as much as several hours (when the mix turns opaque and hard);
  • remove any residue of COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 with a cellulose sponge, working diagonally to the joints and rinsing the sponge frequently in water;
  • if the mix has hardened too much, use a damp Scotch-Briteâ pad for this purpose;
  • for large areas, COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 can be cleaned off with a self-cleaning sponge belt cleaning machine when the product is fresh, or disk polisher with a Scotch-Briteâ disk when the product is partially hardened.
  • For final cleaning of powdery haloes, use a dry clean cloth and clean by hand, or use the same cloth under the Scotch-Briteâ pad on the disk polisher.

After final cleaning, if the wall or floor is still soiled with COLORFILL FLEX 0-8, use an acid cleaning product (such as NORDECAL FORTE), following its user instructions, at least 10 - 12 days after grouting. Only NORDECAL FORTE on acid-resistant surfaces - never use it on marble or chalky materials.

Cleaning the tools

Clean the tools in water before the product has hardened.

Tool cleaning

Gli attrezzi potranno essere puliti con acqua a prodotto fresco.

COLORFILL FLEX 0-8

High performance single-component cement mortar, polymer-modified, water-repellent and flexible, for grouting joints up to 8 mm, available in 29 colours. Compliant with UNI EN 13888 – class CG2WA

Average Consumption

We indicate the consumption in relation to the tile size and joint width.

 

A

[cm]

B

[cm]

S

[mm]

consumption [kg/m2]

width of joint [mm]

1

2

3

5

8

2

2

3

0.6

1.2

1.7

 

 

5

5

4

0.3

0.6

1.0

 

 

7.5

15

6

 

 

0.6

0.9

 

10

10

6

0.2

0.5

0.7

1.2

1.9

15

15

6

0.2

0.4

0.6

1.0

1.5

20

20

8

0.2

0.3

0.5

0.8

1.3

25

25

12

 

 

0.5

0.8

1.2

30

30

10

 

 

0.3

0.5

0.8

30

30

20

 

 

0.6

1.0

1.6

40

40

10

 

 

0.3

0.5

0.8

50

50

12

 

 

 

0.4

0.6

Legend:  A and B = dimensions of tile (cm)

            S = thickness of tile (mm)

COLORFILL FLEX 0-8

High performance single-component cement mortar, polymer-modified, water-repellent and flexible, for grouting joints up to 8 mm, available in 29 colours. Compliant with UNI EN 13888 – class CG2WA

Colors

COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 is available in the 29 colours of the "I COLORI DEI FUGANTI" (GROUTING COLOURS) line.

Features

IDENTIFYING DATA

Consistency

 

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powder

apparent density, UNI 8995

 

g/cm3

1.45 ± 0.05

solid residue

 

%

100

APPLICATION DATA (+23°C and 50% RH)

mix water

 

%

25-27

density of mix

 

g/cm3

1.90 ± 0.05

pot life of mix

 

min

90

application temperature

 

°C

 from +5 to +35

width of joint

 

mm

0 ¸ 8

finish waiting time

 

min

20 ¸ 30

Execution of grouting after installation:

- walls

- floors

- floors

 

 

 

on quick-acting adhesive

on normal adhesive

hours

 

2-3

3-4

12-24

freeze protection

after installation

hours

24-36

walkover time

 

hours

12-24

usability

 

days

2-3

FINAL PERFORMANCE, per EN 13888 class CG2WA

water absorption, EN 12808-5:

after 30 minutes

after 240 minutes

 

g

 

≤ 2

≤ 5

linear shrinkage, EN 12808-4

 

mm/m

≤ 3

resistance to compression, EN 12808-3

after 28 days

MPa

25.0

resistance to flex, EN 12808-3

after 28 days

MPa

7.5

resistance to compression, EN 12808-3

after freeze/thaw cycles

MPa

≥ 15

resistance to flex, EN 12808-3

after freeze/thaw cycles

MPa

≥ 2.5

resistance to abrasion, EN 12808-2

 

mm3

≤ 1000

Note: the test method is based on the indicated standard.

COLORFILL FLEX 0-8

High performance single-component cement mortar, polymer-modified, water-repellent and flexible, for grouting joints up to 8 mm, available in 29 colours. Compliant with UNI EN 13888 – class CG2WA

Warning and informations
  • Apply at a temperature of +5 to +35 °C.
  • Do not use any kind of grouting on frozen surfaces or if freezing temperatures are expected within the next 24 hours.
  • Never use rusty containers for mixing the product.
  • Never mix COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 with dirty or saline water or water which has been stored in rusty containers.
  • Do not mix COLORFILL FLEX 0-8 with cement or other products, and never add water to the mix as it is adhering.
  • Do not use in areas where acidic cleaning products are used.
  • Do not use in expansion joints or joints which may move (for such applications, use elastomeric grouts like BETONSEAL MS 2.0).
  • Do not apply to damp substrates; this can result in colour changes.
  • The mix water must be precisely batched, since adding too much water can result in a whitish patina appearing on the surface of the grouting (bloom). Mixes prepared with different amounts of water may have differing final colours. The appearance of bloom on the surface of the grouting is due to the formation of calcium carbonate, and may also be due to residual damp in incompletely hydrated adhesives or mortar, or in damp substrates or substrates not sufficiently protected against rising damp.

Please read the safety sheet before using the product.

Preservation

12 months in a dry place under cover, +5°C to +35°C. Keep dry.