Ultracolor Plus FA is easy to lay, stain resistant, does not require sealing and is available in all 40 colors of the new MAPEI color chart, says David Mowery, Tile and Stone Layers, Business Manager of MAPEI Systems for Color Products and UltraCare .
MAPEI Flexcolor CQ is a ready-to-use sealant that does not require sealing and has no color consistency problems (if too much water is used for the mix or cleaning, a cement-based sealant can be used).
Yes, not all fillers need to be sealed. Unlike cement-based levelers, epoxy mortar also remains flexible, making the material less prone to cracking and chipping. However, unsealed tiles, such as natural stone surfaces, must be sealed before applying the epoxy sealer.
The Mapei Ultracolor sealant is 100% waterproof and stain-resistant (unlike normal cement mortar) and is currently used for indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spas and whirlpools. The waterproof seal is very easy to clean and maintain as it is absolutely dirt repellent.
about 24-48 hours
for 21 days
Leave the grout to act for 15-30 minutes and then remove the excess with a soaked sealant. (If you think it will take more than 30 minutes to wet all the tiles and keep cleaning, you may have to work in smaller sections.)
The instructions call for 33/4 pounds of water per 10 pounds of mortar.
Mapei Ultracolor Plus Flexible Kit 5KG. Mapei Ultracolor Plus is a high quality polymer that inhibits efflorescence, hardens and is fast drying. It is a mortar modified with the water-repellent and antifungal BioBlock DropEffect technology. Ideal for grouting 2 to 20 mm wide joints.
Do not use mortars such as MAPEI Large Tile & Stone (white for glass and stone) or Ultraflex LFT (white for glass and stone) to prevent the tile from sliding downwards. For most tiles used in shower enclosures, an unpolished mortar such as MAPEI Keracolor U is generally recommended.
Contrary to popular belief, ceramic tiles and sealants alone are not waterproof. Water can penetrate the cement sealant and penetrate the substrate. To avoid water damage, place a waterproofing membrane directly under the tile grout as close to the tile as possible.
The answer to the question is surprisingly no. Tiles and sealants are not completely watertight, nor are there concrete boards, shims, grout and cement paste; they absorb water but do not block penetration.
It is absolutely necessary, no. One thing that people often fail to realize is that the sealant is not waterproof, waterproof, but not waterproof. A sealant helps tidy up as it is resistant to oil and other foams that tend to stick.
MAPEI Flexcolor CQ is formulated with the latest innovations in quartz units and guarantees color uniformity, ease of cleaning and improved workability.
Since epoxy resin can discolour porous surfaces such as unglazed tiles or limestone, they must be sealed before grouting. But its stain resistance, toughness, and durability make epoxy waterproofing the best choice for applications such as counters, signs, floors, and other high-traffic areas.
DropEffect reduces surface absorption to repel water, dirt and grime from penetrating sealants. Ultracolor Plus FA is specially formulated with MAPEI’s High Hydrated Cement (HCT ™) technology to eliminate the common sealing problems of Portland cement such as uniformity of color and efflorescence.