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Polyblend® Sanded Grout

A polymer-modified, cement based sanded grout that produces hard, dense joints that resist shrinking, cracking and wear. Formulated for durability, Polyblend® Sanded Grout accommodates 1/8"-1/2" (3-13 mm) joints for interior or exterior installations, including floors, countertops, walls, ceilings, showers, fountains and pools.

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Features/Benefits

Key Features

  • Easy to use - Just mix with water
  • Polymer fortified for hard, durable, professional results

Uses

  • Use to fill joint widths 1/8" to 1/2" (3.2 to 13 mm)
  • May be used for both floor and wall installations
  • Interior and exterior applications
  • Residential and commercial applications
  • Countertops, tub surrounds, showers and high traffic areas
  • Submerged conditions (swimming pools, spas, water features and fountains)

Benefits

  • Hard, durable grout joints
  • Resists shrinking, cracking, powdering and wear

Color Choices

Color Choices

Sample colors shown may vary from actual grout. Final installed shade can differ based on tile type, porosity, job site conditions and finishing techniques.
 

#14 WHITE DOVE

 

#381 BRIGHT WHITE

 

#11 SNOW WHITE

 

#10 ANTIQUE WHITE

 

#333 ALABASTER

 

#382 BONE

 

#17 BUTTER CREAM

 

#365 CANVAS

 

#127 ANTIQUE LINEN

 

#101 QUARTZ

 

#172 URBAN PUTTY

 

#122 LINEN

 

#22 SAHARA TAN

 

#156 FAWN

 

#180 SANDSTONE

 

#380 HAYSTACK

 

#135 MUSHROOM

 

#145 LIGHT SMOKE

 

#186 KHAKI

 

#35 CHAPARRAL

 

#384 CAMEL

 

#99 BURNT CLAY

 

#50 NUTMEG

 

#45 SUMMER WHEAT

 

#105 EARTH

 

#183 CHATEAU

 

#185 NEW TAUPE

 

#52 TOBACCO BROWN

 

#95 SABLE BROWN

 

#59 SADDLE BROWN

 

#390 ROSE BEIGE

 

#96 QUARRY RED CLAY

 

#190 BAY LEAF

 

#311 MOSS

 

#312 BONSAI

 

#305 ONYX GREEN

 

#301 ARCTIC ICE

 

#90 OCEAN BLUE

 

#92 ADMIRAL BLUE

 

#115 PLATINUM

 

#386 OYSTER GRAY

 

#165 DELOREAN GRAY

 

#335 WINTER GRAY

 

#19 PEWTER

 

#168 SLATE GRAY

 

#370 DOVE GRAY

 

#9 NATURAL GRAY

 

#60 CHARCOAL

Technical/Installation

Applicable Standards

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI A108.10 & A118.6 of the American National Standards for the Installation of Ceramic Tile ASTM International (ASTM)

  • ASTM C109 Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or (50-mm) Cube Specimens)
  • ASTM C531 Standard Test Method for Linear Shrinkage
  • ASTM C580 Standard Test method for Flexural Strength
  • ISO 13007-3

Approvals

Polyblend® Sanded Grout exceeds ANSI A118.6 standards.

Conformance to Building Codes

Installation must comply with the requirements of all applicable local, state and federal code jurisdictions.

Composition of Product

Polyblend® Sanded Grout is a dry, Portland cement based grout with silica sand, inorganic aggregates and chemicals.

Environmental Consideration

Custom® Building Products is committed to environmental responsibility in both products produced and in manufacturing practices. Use of this product can contribute towards LEED® v3 certification:

  • Up to 2 points towards MR Credit 5, Regional Materials
  • Up to 1 point towards IEQ Credit 4.1, Low-Emitting Materials – Adhesives & Sealants

Suitable Tile Types

  • Vitreous, semi-vitreous or non-vitreous tile: ceramic, mosaic, quarry, cement body tiles
  • Impervious porcelain and glass tile
  • Brick and stone veneer
  • Cement-based precast terrazzo
  • Natural stone tile

General Surface Prep

Tile or stone must be firmly bonded to a sound substrate, and setting material must be cured a minimum 24-48 hours before cement grout is applied, unless rapid-setting mortars are used. See the corresponding data sheet for the bonding mortars used in your application. Remove spacers and ensure that the grout joints are uniform in depth and width and free of loose debris, contaminants and excess mortar. Use TileLab® SurfaceGard® Sealer to seal tile or stone subject to staining or when using a grout that contrasts with the color of the tile.

Health Precautions

This product contains Portland cement. Avoid eye contact or prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. If eye contact occurs, flush with water for 15 minutes and consult a physician. Use with adequate ventilation; do not breathe dust and wear a NIOSH approved respirator. If ingested, do not induce vomiting; call a physician immediately.

Limitations to the Product

  • Should not be installed when ambient or surface temperature is lower than 50°F (10°C) or higher than 100°F (38°C).
  • Some ceramic, glass, marble or stone tiles can be scratched or damaged by the silica aggregate filler. Perform a test on a small area prior to use. Polyblend® Non-Sanded Grout may be appropriate for joints up to 1/8" or for tile not suited for sanded grout.
  • Tile or stone with high absorption, surfaces that are porous or rough, textured surfaces and some types of porcelain tile may require sealing prior to grouting to prevent possible staining. Use Aqua Mix® Grout Release or TileLab® SurfaceGard® Sealer to prevent staining when required.
  • Color variation can occur due to tile type, tile porosity, jobsite conditions, application and cleaning techniques. Variation can be minimized by following directions and using as little water as possible for cleanup.
  • Chemicals in salt-based pool filtration systems can cause a reaction with blue, green and red grouts. Contact Technical Services for recommendations.

Mixing Ratios

  • Mix 2 qt (1.89 L) clean water to 25 lb (11.34 kg) grout.
  • Mix 1 pt (.473 mL) clean water to 7 lb (3.17 kg) grout.
  • For 1 lb grout, see package for fill line indicator.

Mixing Procedures

Mix with a trowel or low speed mixer (less than 300 rpm) to achieve a smooth, lump-free consistency. Let the mixture stand (slake) for 10 minutes, and then remix and use. Periodically remix to keep the mixture workable, but do not add water, which can weaken the joint, cause color variation and possible cause shrinkage, cracks and pinholes. Discard grout when it becomes too stiff to work.

Application of Product

Installation must conform to ANSI A108.10. Lightly dampen absorptive, highly porous tile with clean, cool water, but leave no standing water in the joints. Holding a rubber grout float at a 45° angle, completely fill the joints. Holding the edge of the float at a 90° angle, remove excess grout. At 70° F, do not spread more grout than can be cleaned within 30 minutes of the grout firming and use as little water as possible for grout clean-up. Using a damp, small pore grout sponge in a circular motion, smooth and level joints and remove excess grout. Change the water and rinse the sponge frequently. Haze can be removed after 3 hours with cheesecloth or wrung-out sponge. If haze persists, the installation can be washed after three days with Aqua Mix NanoScrub or after seven days with Aqua Mix® Sulfamic Acid Crystals or TileLab® Sulfamic Acid Cleaner. Perform a test in an inconspicuous area prior to complete application.

Curing of Product

Curing time is affected by ambient and surface temperatures and humidity. For exterior applications, it is recommended that the installation is misted periodically with clean, cool water for 3 days.

Sealing of Grout

Use a pH-neutral sealer such as AquaMix Sealer's Choice Gold or TileLab Surface Guard.

Cleaning of equipment

Clean tools and hands with water before the material dries.

Product Maintenance

Clean with a neutral cleaner such as Aqua Mix AquaKleen, Aqua Mix Concentrated Tile & Stone Cleaner or TileLab Grout & Tile Cleaner.

Ordering Information

Packaging

Available in 3 sizes:

  • 1 lb (.45 kg) tub
  • 7 lb (3.17 kg) box
  • 25 lb (11.34 kg) bag

25 lb bag and 7 lb box are available in 48 standard colors; color matching is available. 1 lb grout is available in 4 colors.

Warranty Information

Product Warranty

Custom® Building Products warrants to the original consumer purchaser that its product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal and proper usage for a period of one year following the date of original purchase. Custom's® sole liability under this warranty shall be limited to the replacement of the product. Some states, countries or territories do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty will not extend to any product which has been modified in any way or which has not been used in accordance with Custom's® printed instructions. Custom® makes no other warranties either expressed or implied. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights that vary from state to state or from one country/territory to another.  This warranty is not transferrable.

Coverage Chart

Coverage will vary depending on the tile size and joint width. Chart based on 25 lb (11.34 kg) bag.

  Joint Width
Tile Size 1/8" (3 mm) 3/16" (4.5 mm) 1/4" (6 mm) 3/8" (9.5 mm) 1/2" (13 mm)
1" x 1" x 1/4" (25 x 25 x 6 mm) 63 ft² (5.9 M²) 40 ft² (3.7 M²) 25 ft² (2.3 M²) 23 ft² (2.1 M²) 20 ft² (1.9 M²)
2" x 2" x 1/4" (50 x 50 x 6 mm) 88 ft² (8.2 M²) 73 ft² (6.8 M²) 50 ft² (4.6 M²) 40 ft² (3.7 M²) 33 ft² (3.1 M²)
3" x 3" x 1/4" (75 x 75 x 6 mm) 150 ft² (14.0 M²) 103 ft² (9.6 M²) 80 ft² (7.4 M²) 55 ft² (5.1 M²) 45 ft² (4.2 M²)
4 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 1/4" (108 x 108 x 6 mm) 210 ft² (19.5 M²) 143 ft² (13.3 M²) 110 ft² (10.2 M²) 75 ft² (7.0 M²) 60 ft² (5.6 M²)
6" x 6" x 1/4" (150 x 150 x 6 mm) 263 ft² (24.4 M²) 178 ft² (16.5 M²) 136 ft² (12.6 M²) 93 ft² (8.6 M²) 70 ft² (6.5 M²)
8" x 8" x 3/8" (200 x 200 x 9.5 mm) 230 ft² (21.4 M²) 155 ft² (14.4 M²) 113 ft² (10.5 M²) 75 ft² (7.0 M²) 50 ft² (4.6 M²)
12" x 12" x 3/8" (300 x 300 x 9.5 mm) 345 ft² (32.1 M²) 230 ft² (21.4 M²) 175 ft² (16.3 M²) 118 ft² (11.0 M²) 90 ft² (8.4 M²)
16" x 16" x 3/8" (400 x 400 x 9.5 mm) 458 ft² (42.5 M²) 305 ft² (28.3 M²) 225 ft² (20.9 M²) 144 ft² (13.4 M²) 94 ft² (8.7 M²)
18" x 18" x 3/8" (450 x 450 x 9.5 mm) 512 ft² (47.5 M²) 343 ft² (31.9 M²) 253 ft² (23.5 M²) 167 ft² (15.5 M²) 118 ft² (11 M²)
20" x 20" x 3/8" (500 x 500 x 9.5 mm) 567 ft² (52.7 M²) 381 ft² (35.4 M²) 280 ft² (26.0 M²) 189 ft² (17.6 M²) 142 ft² (13.2 M²)
24" x 24" x 3/8" (600 x 600 x 9.5 mm) 685 ft² (63.6 M²) 458 ft² (42.5 M²) 325 ft² (30.2 M²) 225 ft² (20.9 M²) 150 ft² (13.9 M²)

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