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ATLAS TIGHT GROUT

ATLAS TIGHT GROUT

fine-aggregate cement grout (1-7 mm)

ATLAS TIGHT GROUT
P1  na ściany P1 na ściany
P2  na podłogi P2 na podłogi
P3  do wewnątrz P3 do wewnątrz
P4  na zewnątrz P4 na zewnątrz
W1  mrozoodporność W1 mrozoodporność
W2  wodoodporność W2 wodoodporność
D3 wejście po 24h D3 wejście po 24h
N11  paca z gumą N11 paca z gumą
N5  gąbka N5 gąbka
D5 szerokość spoiny 1-6mm D5 szerokość spoiny 1-6mm

Product description

ATLAS TIGHT GROUT has been designed for the most demanding users, appreciating aesthetics, functionality, safety and durability.

Main properties

  • for any size of ceramic, stone and glass tiles
  • resistant to discolouration and efflorescence, bacteria and mould
  • smooth, highly flexible, resistant to dirt and damage
  • particularly recommended on difficult substrates: e.g. terraces, balconies and floor heating systems
  • for use in residential, service, commercial and public access buildings

Main parameters

  • consumption: 0.38 kg / m²/ 3 mm for 30 x 30 cm tiles
  • joint thickness: 1 - 7 mm
  • 44 colours

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

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Owing to innovative recipe containing properly selected components ATLAS TIGHT GROUT ensures:
safety of use – owing to the elimination of microscratches and cracks, discolouration and efflorescence during application and in long term,
hygiene and safety of use based on hybrid action of bio active substances and ions of silver – the grout protects against development of mould, algae and bacteria,
high resistance to UV radiation owing to the use of special, strictly selected inorganic pigments, additionally protected against degradation by hydrophobic polymer which makes the grouts durable and intensive in time,
high resistance to washing, scrubbing and abrasion as well as cleaning agents, which makes the grout maintenance easy during whole period of use.

USE

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Grouting ceramic and stone cladding.

TYPE OF GROUTED CLADDING
stone, terracotta and monocottura tiles
+
clinker and cotto tiles
+
porcelain-gres tiles
+
tiles resistant to discolouration
+
ceramic mosaic
+
glass mosaic
+
glass tiles resistant to scratching
+
decorated tiles with delicate pattern *
+
mirrors, mirror tiles and other surfaces susceptible to scratching *
+
metal tiles and aluminium sheets
+
natural stone, e.g. marble *
+
glass brick
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
clinker tiles
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
*each time check the grout influence on a tile

 Grouting small, medium and large size cladding.

SIZE OF GROUTED CLADDING
small and medium size tiles (< 0.1 m²)
+
large size tiles (< 0.25 m²)
+
very large size tiles (> 0.25 m²)
+
slim-type tiles
+

 Grouting cladding fixed on standard and deformable as well as difficult substrates.

TYPE OF SUBSTRATE BENEATH THE GROUTED TILES
concrete, cement, anhydrite screed, etc.
+
floor and wall screeds as above with heating: water and electric
+
concrete walls made of ceramic brick, silicate brick, with ceramic elements
+
walls made of cellular concrete, gypsum blocks
+
cement, cement-lime, gypsum plasters, etc.
+
walls and drywalls made of plasterboards, inc. fireplace casing
+
floors made of wood, OSB, dry gypsum screed
+
steel, plastic substrates, etc.
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended

 Grouting tiles on vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and outdoors.

RESIDENTIAL SINGLE- AND MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS
living rooms
+
kitchens and kitchenettes
+
halls and antechambers
+
bathrooms
+
laundries
+
terraces and balconies
+
garages in single-family buildings
+
garages in multi-family buildings
+
external stairs
+
ceramic cladding on plinths
+
ceramic cladding on façades
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
OFFICE BUILDINGS
offices
+
kitchens and kitchenettes
+
bathrooms and showers
+
corridors and staircases
+
large-size garages
+
elements of small architecture
+
ceramic cladding on façades
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
terraces and balconies
+
external stairs
+
PUBLIC-ACCESS, COMMERCIAL AND SERVICE BUILDINGS
halls, corridors and staircases
+
offices
+
bathrooms and showers
+
industrial laundries *
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
industrial kitchens with adjacent premises *
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
rooms in nurseries, kindergartens, schools and other educational and cultural premises
+
lecture halls, seminar rooms, etc.
+
laboratories *
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
storage rooms
+
receptions, wards, consulting rooms and other healthcare premises
+
rooms in healthcare objects (where sterilization with UV lamps is required)
+
sterile rooms in healthcare objects, operating theatre, etc.*
Atlas EPOXY Grout recommended
salesrooms at pharmacies with auxiliary rooms
+
areas in sacral buildings
+
commercial halls and auxiliary premises in malls
+
areas in commercial buildings of any type
+
garages and large-size car parks
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
diagnostic stations
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
auxiliary areas in sport stadiums
+
pool basins
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
pools: adjacent premises (changing rooms, showers, etc.)
+
beaches around pools, balneotechnique objects *
Atlas EPOXY Grout recommended
areas in SPA, sauna, jacuzzi
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
car showrooms
+
garages
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
car washes
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
fire protection water storage tanks
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
drinking water reservoirs
+
fountains
+
ceramic cladding on façades
+
terraces and balconies
+
external stairs
+
ceramic cladding on plinth
+
TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS
railway and bus stations: platforms, communication routes
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
railway and bus stations: salesrooms, waiting rooms
+
railway and bus stations: auxiliary and adjacent rooms
+
airports: halls, communication routes, waiting rooms
+
airports: auxiliary and adjacent rooms
+
PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
production areas: food industry, fruit and vegetable industry*
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
production areas: areas with no aggressive chemical load
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
production areas: production of fertilizers *
Atlas EPOXY Grout recommended
production areas: areas with aggressive chemical load *
Atlas EPOXY Grout recommended
production: adjacent rooms (cloakrooms, bathrooms, offices, etc.)
+
agriculture: husbandry rooms with adjacent premises
ATLAS ARTIS grout recommended
wash rooms, production premises cleaned with vast amount of water
+
accumulator rooms *
Atlas EPOXY Grout recommended
storage rooms, warehouses
+
*determination of chemical loads and confirmation of resistance needed

PROPERTIES

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GUARANTEED COLOUR – durable and intensive colours for years – pigments of high resistance to UV radiation additionally protected by special additives.
PEARL EFFECT – the use of structural and coat hydrophobic additives protects the surface against penetration of dirt and discolouration resulting from use.
MYCO PROTECT – the addition of bio active substances protects the grout against development of fungi, mould and algae.
BIO BARRIER AG+ - owing to the use ions of silver the grout holds antibacterial properties.
Very high mechanical resistance – even to medium and high operation loads, including intensive cladding use, frequent scrubbing and abrasion. The abrasion resistance is 8 times higher than the PN-EN 13888 standard requirements for grouts of higher category – A.
Very low water absorption – absorbability 3 times lower after 30 minutes and 4 times lower after 240 minutes than the standard PN-EN 13888 requirements for grouts of higher category – W.
Range of use – for any cladding on any substrate type, indoors and outdoors.
Recommended for dry, damp and wet rooms, on floor heating systems, deformable substrates, façades, etc.
Improved adhesion to tile edges – strong adhesion to edges of various tile types, even in case of high operation loads or cladding thermal deformations.
Smooth surface.
Recommended for grouting cladding in drinking water reservoirs, food industry, healthcare buildings, nurseries, kindergartens, etc.
Highly resistant to temperatures from -30° to +80°C.
Manufactured in 44 colours – matching the colours of ATLAS grouts, silicones and trims. The range of colours depends on the packaging type.

TECHNICAL DATA

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ATLAS TIGHT GROUT is manufactured in the form of dry mix of cement binder, specially selected aggregates, fillers, pigments and modifying agents of the highest quality.

Bulk density (of dry mix)
approx. 1.15 kg/dm³
Wet density (after mixing)
approx. 1.80 kg/dm³
Dry density (after setting)
approx. 1.65 kg/dm³
Mixing ratio (water/dry mix)
0.28 – 0.29 l/1 kg
0.56 – 0.58 l/2 kg
1.40 – 1.45 l/5 kg
Min./max. joint thickness
1 mm / 7 mm
Mortar preparation temperature,
substrate and ambient temperature during work
from +5°C to +25°C
Maturing time
approx. 5 minutes
Pot life
approx. 2 hours
Grouted cladding cleaning
after 10 – 30 minutes
Foot traffic
after approx. 24 hours
The time shown in the table is recommended for the application in temperature 23 ° C and humidity 55% (approx.).

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

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The product conforms to PN-EN 13888:2010 standard. Declaration of Conformity No. 009.

PN-EN 13888:2010
Cement mortar for filling joints, with increased parameters:  high abrasion resistance  and reduced water absorption.
Class
CG2 WA
Flexural strength in dry conditions
≥ 3.5 N/mm²
Flexural strength after freeze-thaw cycles
≥ 3.5 N/mm²
Compressive strength in dry conditions
≥ 15 N/mm²
Compressive strength after freeze-thaw cycles
≥ 15 N/mm²
Shrinkage
≤ 2 mm/m
Resistance to abrasion
≤ 1000 mm³
Water absorption
- after 30 min.
- after 240 min.
 
≤ 2 g
≤ 5 g
The product has been given the Hygienic Certificate by the National Institute of Hygiene, the Radiation Hygiene Certificate. The product has been given the marketing authorization for a biocide no. 5873/14.

GROUTING

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Substrate preparation
Carefully clean the joints between tiles. The joints should be of even depth – while fixing tiles, remove excessive adhesive immediately. One can begin grouting only when the adhesive sets, not earlier than 24 hours since fixing the tiles. In case of use of ATLAS MIG 2 or ATLAS PLUS EXPRESS adhesive, one can begin grouting already after 4 hours. Directly before grouting, clean the surface of tiles with damp sponge and wet the joints slightly in order to limit and unify the substrate absorptiveness.
Mortar preparation
Pour the mortar from the bag into a container with the suitable amount of water (see Technical Data for ratio) and mix until homogenous. You can do it manually or mechanically. The mortar can be used after 5 minutes and remixing. It should be used up within 2 hours.
Grouting
Apply the mortar deep and tightly into the joints with the use of a rubber spatula. Move the spatula diagonally to the edges of tiles and held at ca. 45° to the tiles surface.
Cleaning
Cleaning can be carried out after 10 - 30 minutes. Use damp, hard sponges with larger pores. For at least 3 days, the mortar must not be exposed to precipitation, low temperatures (below +5 °C) and extensive air humidity. The grout should be protected against rapid drying. In order to preserve the optimum setting conditions for the grout, the fresh joints should be kept slightly moist, e.g. by sprinkling the surface with clean water. The actual colour of grout is set after drying, after approx. 2 - 3 days.
Cladding use
Foot traffic is possible after 24 hours since grouting. As an additional protection against soiling, it is recommended (when the grout dries completely, i.e. after approx. 2 weeks) to apply ATLAS DELFIN protective agent.

CONSUMPTION

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The grout consumption depends on the width and the depth of the joints and the type and size of the tiles used. It can be calculated for a given surface according to the formula:
z = (a1 + a2)/a1 ∙ a2 x S x b x c x g
z – amount of grout needed [kg]
a1 and a2 – tile length and width [m]
S – surface to be grouted
b – joint depth [m]
c – joint width [m]
g – grout density [kg/m²] – for ATLAS TIGHT GROUT g = 1650
Examples of consumption:

Tile size
Width of joint
[mm]
Depth of joint
[mm]
Consumption
[kg/m²]
0.02 m x 0.02 m
2.0
2.0
approx. 0.65
0.10 m x 0.10 m
3.0
7.5
approx. 0.75
0.30 m x 0.30 m
4.0
7.5
approx. 0.35
0.30 m x 0.60 m
5.0
7.5
approx. 0.30
0.50 m x 0.50 m
5.0
7.5
approx. 0.25
0.60 m x 0.60 m
5.0
7.5
approx. 0.20

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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• Before grouting the whole cladding, carry out test application on a small fragment (best on a waste piece of tile) and test cleaning in order to eliminate the tile discolouration.
• In order to avoid various colour shades, it is recommended to use grout of the same manufacturing date and the same batch number for each individual surface.
• Silicones and grouts are manufactured on the basis of different types of binders, therefore differ in the degree of smoothness and gloss. These factors naturally influence the colour shade of each product type.
• Addition of inappropriate amount of water to the mortar can cause deterioration of its quality and lead to discolouration.
• The differences in the depth of the joints, or washing the tiles too early may cause uneven colour shade on the grout surface.
• In joints located in particular parts of cladding (internal and external corners, expansion joints), finishing beads should be used, e.g. ATLAS EDGE TRIMS or filling with permanently elastic materials e.g. ATLAS ARTIS silicone.
• Water reservoirs designated for drinking water should be washed with water after the product ageing.
• The colour shown on the package front has a view character. Due to difference in technologies used in poligraphy and construction any differences between shades of a particular product colour and its simulation shown on the package does not constitute the basis for any claims against the editor as well as ATLAS. The particular colour shade depends on its texture homogeneity, conditions of use, substrate and ambient conditions as well as lighting conditions. The actual colour shade may to some extent differ from the one shown on the label. Use the grout of the same manufacturing date and the same batch number for each individual surface.
• The tools must be cleaned with clean water directly after use. Difficult to remove residues of the set adhesive can be removed with the ATLAS SZOP agent.
• Contains cement, 2-Octyl-2H-isothiazolin-3-one. May cause respiratory irritation. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid breathing dust. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower. If skin irritation or a rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Follow the instructions of the Safety Data Sheet.
• The mortar must be transported and stored in tightly sealed bags, in dry conditions (most preferably on pallets). Protect against humidity. Shelf life in conditions as specified is 15 months (for paper bags) and 24 months (for foil bags) from the production date shown on the packaging. Content of soluble chromium (VI) in ready-to-use mix - ≤ 0.0002%.

PACKAGING

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Paper bags: 2 kg, 5 kg
Pallet: 1000 kg in 2 kg bags, 1000 kg in 5 kg bags
Plastic bags: 2 kg, 5 kg
Cardboard cartons: 10 x 2 kg, 4 x 5 kg
Pallet: 36 cartons - 720 kg
 
The above information constitutes basic guidelines for the application of the product and does not release the user from the obligation of carrying out works according to engineering principles and OHS regulations.
At the time of publication of this product data sheet all previous one become void.
Date of update: 2016-02-18