Grout for seams Ceresit tiles

Grout for seams Ceresit tiles

Ceresit products are in great demand in our country, and therefore available in all construction and hardware stores. Ceresit is a manufacturer with more than a hundred-year history, since the end of the last century, part of the Henkel corporation. The company became world famous thanks to the highest quality of its products and a large market coverage. Among other things, Ceresit produces building mixes for grouting intertight seams.

To date, six types of grouts designed for different cladding materials and conditions of use have been developed. Understand the diversity of choice, learn about the methods of working with trowels Ceresit, as well as get an objective opinion about the products of the company will help you this article.

Grout Ceresit

Benefits

  • The ability to choose the right type of grout from several, proposed by the manufacturer. For sale there are grouts for ceramic tiles, mosaic, artificial stone and other facing materials.
  • Variety of grouting can be chosen not only based on the cladding material, but also taking into account the operating conditions. For example, Ceresit produces trowels for rooms with a high degree of humidity, external walls, swimming pools, industrial premises, etc.
  • Another important parameter that can be used when choosing a grout from Ceresit is the width of the seam. The manufacturer produces trowels for joints with a width of> 5 to 30 mm.
  • Also in the manufacturer's range there are grouts designed directly for use at very high or very low temperatures.
  • Another undoubted merit of the Ceresit grouts is the rich color palette. Choose the right color for any type of tile: monochrome, multicolored or decorated with a pattern.
  • Masters-finishers note the good wear resistance of Ceresit grouts.

disadvantages

  • Many of those who used Ceresit trowels noted one feature: after drying, the color of the material changes and sometimes it differs significantly from the one indicated on the package. Therefore, it is better to purchase grout in the store, where you can test a test sample.
  • The manufacturer packs some types of Ceresit grout into paper bags. If all the conditions of storage and transportation are met, the packaging does not matter, but sellers do not always observe these conditions. That's why customers often complain that the Ceresit package is leaking moisture, which adversely affects the quality of the product.

Ceresite tiles

Kinds

  • Ceresit CE 33 Super. It is designed for sealing joints with a width of less than 0.5 cm. Can be used for facing external walls. It is best suited for finishing the toilet and the kitchen area is resistant to low temperatures. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
  • Ceresit CE 35 Super. It is designed for sealing intertitic joints, with a thickness of 0.4 mm to 1.5 cm. It has water-repellent properties, well tolerates the effects of sunlight and precipitation. Suitable for use in swimming pools. This type of grout Ceresit should be selected if you are working with a lining made of decorative stone, marble and other similar materials.
  • Ceresit CE 43 Super Strong. Grout high strength, designed to seal intertwined seams with a thickness of 0.4 to 2 cm. It is suitable for use in all conditions, as it has waterproof and hydrophobic properties, it is resistant to sunlight, precipitation and temperature changes. This grout can be used for most facing materials, except for marble and glazed tiles.
  • Ceresit CE 40 Aquastatic. It is designed for sealing intertitic joints up to 1 cm thick. It tolerates high and low temperatures, as well as temperature drop, and is recommended for use in rooms with heated floors or outdoors. It has dirt and water repellent properties.
  • Ceresit CS 25. Grout on the basis of silicone, designed to seal intertwist seams with a width of 0.5 to 3 cm. Ideal for use in the bathroom, including for the shower cabin. It has good antifungal properties. This grout should not be used for cladding the kitchen area.
  • Ceresit CE 79 UltraPox. Epoxy grout, intended for sealing joints of any width. Like all two-component trowelling compounds, it is characterized by high resistance to abrasion. Can be used for facing external and internal walls. Well tolerates the effects of chemicals contained in cleaning products.

Ceresit CE 40

Take a sample of the tile with you to make the shade of the grout easier.

Colors of the grouts Ceresite

The time for the complete drying of the grouting, as a rule, is about 24 hours.

Consumption

The grout consumption, regardless of the manufacturer, is calculated by a simple formula:

Formula for calculating the amount of grout

where, A, B, C - length, width and thickness of the tile, respectively, D - width of the seam.

The grout consumption of Ceresit also depends on the variety of the trowelling mixture. So, for ceramic tiles of standard sizes, the consumption of different types of grouting Ceresit per one square meter will be as follows:

Tile size, cm

5x5

10x10

20x20

50х50

Type of grouting

CE 33 (kg)

0.5

0.4

-

-

CE 35 (kg)

-

-

0.4

1.2

CE 40 (kg)

0.5

0.4

0.5

0.2

CE 43 (kg)

-

-

-

-

CE 79 (kg)

1.3

1.0

1.3

-

CS25 (ml)

25

100

-

-

Instructions for use

In addition to the cement grout for tiles, Ceresit also produces grout based on epoxy resins and silicone. If the rules for handling ordinary grout are known even to novice masters, then with the use of new types of grouting familiar is not all.

Grout Ceresite

Epoxy

Epoxy grout is very important to mix properly. In the package with the epoxy trowel from Ceresit contains two active components, which should be combined, carefully observing the proportions. Mix the grout with a mixer, at high speed.

It is important to remember that after 1.5 hours after mixing, the mixture begins to harden, so epoxy grout should be prepared in small portions.

Seams should be filled with a regular rubber spatula. The order of operation here is the same as with cement grout, but it is necessary to remove excess trowel in time from the tile. Epoxy grout can be cleaned only with a special sponge soaked in water (you should make sure that water does not get on the unfilled seams, since it is only possible to work with epoxy grout on a dry surface). After the work is finished, you need to clean off the "plastic" coating remaining from the tile from the tile. For this purpose, special cleaning products are produced. Be sure to purchase one of them, because another way to get rid of traces of epoxy grout is not.

Epoxy grout Ceresite

Epoxy grout Ceresite

Silicone

Ceresit silicone grout is sold in cartridges, so it can be applied using a mounting gun, which greatly simplifies the task.

  • Before starting work, cover the edges of the tile with paint tape to protect the coating.
  • If the intertitic seams are very deep, it is recommended to pre-insert a polymer bundle in them.
  • Now you need to prepare the cartridge: cut off its tip on the thread and fix the tip on it. Then cut the tip so that its diameter matches the width of the seam.
  • Fill the cylinder with the grout in the mounting gun.
  • Fill the seams, not forgetting to smooth them from time to time (this can be done with a finger soaked in soapy water). It is important to have time to correct the seam no later than 15 minutes after applying the grout.
  • Remove residues of fresh grout with alcohol or a solvent. A frozen grout can only be gently scraped, trying not to damage the tile.

Silicone grout-sealant Ceresite

Reviews

As Ceresit products are used not only by the master-finishers, but also by ordinary people who repair their own apartments, at specialized forums devoted to construction and repair, discussions are ongoing on the products of this manufacturer.

The most common problems that arise in the process of using grouts from Ceresit:

  • The grout does not mix with water, but is collected in lumps. Most often this is due to the fact that the master chose to mix the grout manually. Even with prolonged stirring, you will not be able to achieve the same result as when using a mixer. Grout Ceresit should be mixed only mechanically.
  • Colored grout is washed off with water even a few days after application. In the instruction for color grouting from Ceresit, it is said that the first contact of the interlace joint with water is possible not earlier than 7 days after the application of the grout. Therefore, the grout residue from the tiles must be removed very carefully, taking care not to soak the seam.
  • The color of the grout from different packages may differ by several tones. The shade of the trowelling mixture depends on many factors. The manufacturer is aware of this feature of his products, therefore, if a large amount of work is planned, it is recommended to buy the whole grout from one lot (the batch number is indicated on the package).

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