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CEG-Lite™ 100% Solids Commercial Epoxy Grout

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CEG-Lite™ 100% Solids Commercial Epoxy Grout provides stain resistance with a fast cure time for a quick return to service. Its lightweight formula makes it easier to spread than typical epoxy grouts and is water-cleanable. CEG-Lite exceeds ANSI A118.3 performance requirements, is suitable for use on vertical joints without an additive, and can also be used as a mortar. Its two-component formula combines a Part A pigmented hardener with a Part B consisting of resins and lightweight aggregates. CEG-Lite is compatible with both CEG-Lite Part A and CEG Part A epoxy grout color pigment and hardener products.

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Features/Benefits

Key Features

  • Color consistent, stain and chemical resistant
  • Easy to spread and clean-up
  • No sagging in vertical joints
  • Contains recycled LEED contributing materials

Uses

  • CEG-Lite can be used as both a grout and as a setting mortar
  • Use with virtually any tile - vitreous, semi-vitreous or impervious tile including ceramic, mosaic, quarry, pavers, cement, porcelain, glass, brick, mini-brick, precast terrazzo and natural stone, including green marble
  • Use to fill joint widths from 1/16" to 1/2" (1.6 – 13 mm)
  • May be used for both floor and wall installations
  • Interior and exterior applications. When used as a grout on exterior applications, color variations may occur over time.
  • Countertops, backsplashes, tub and shower areas, sunken tile tubs and swimming pools that are continually wet
  • For use in areas requiring chemical resistance. For installations with high chemical resistance requirements, see chemical resistance chart for details.
  • For commercial kitchens that may use harsh chemical cleaners and for installations in industrial settings, CUSTOM recommends CEG-IG 100% Solids Industrial Grade Epoxy Grout.

Suitable Substrates (when used as a bonding mortar)

  • Plumb and true masonry, concrete, cured Portland cement mortar beds
  • Bonds directly to brick, ceramic tile, cementitious backer units, steel, glass and fiberglass

Benefits

  • 2-Part 100% Solids Epoxy
  • No shrinkage
  • Color consistent and stain resistant
  • Easy to spread and water clean-up
  • No additive needed for critical grouting applications
  • Contains recycled materials that may contribute to LEED® credits
  • Exceeds ANSI A118.3 (100% Epoxy) performance requirements

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.
 

#381 BRIGHT WHITE

 

#10 ANTIQUE WHITE

 

#333 ALABASTER

 

#382 BONE

 

#127 ANTIQUE LINEN

 

#101 QUARTZ

 

#122 LINEN

 

#156 FAWN

 

#180 SANDSTONE

 

#380 HAYSTACK

 

#135 MUSHROOM

 

#145 LIGHT SMOKE

 

#35 CHAPARRAL

 

#45 SUMMER WHEAT

 

#105 EARTH

 

#183 CHATEAU

 

#185 NEW TAUPE

 

#52 TOBACCO BROWN

 

#59 SADDLE BROWN

 

#96 QUARRY RED CLAY

 

#312 BONSAI

 

#92 ADMIRAL BLUE

 

#386 OYSTER GRAY

 

#165 DELOREAN GRAY

 

#19 PEWTER

 

#9 NATURAL GRAY

 

#60 CHARCOAL

Technical/Installation

Applicable Standards

Detailed installation procedures and use of epoxy mortars may be found in the TCNA Handbook under F-114, F-115, F-116E, F-125, F-128, F-143, F-131, F-132, F-134, F-135, F-200, F-205, TR-712 and TR-713 and in addition, in ANSI A108.6. Exceeds ANSI A118.3 specifications. Conforms to requirements for chemical-resistant, water cleanable tile setting and grouting epoxy found in ANSI A108.6 and ANSI A118.3.

Conformance to Building Codes

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

Composition of Product

2-part formula, with Part A pigmented liquid epoxy hardener and Part B liquid epoxy resin combined with aggregates.

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 2 points towards MR Credit 4, Recycled Content
  • Up to 1 point towards IEQ Credit 4.1, Low-Emitting Materials – Adhesives & Sealants

General Surface Prep

All surfaces on which tiles are to be set must be dry, structurally sound, and not subject to temperatures below 65° F (18° C) or above 95° F (35° C). Surfaces must be dry and free of all grease, oil, dirt, dust, curing compounds, sealers, coating, efflorescence, old adhesive residues, gypsum-based underlayments and any other foreign matter.

NOTE: On porous or rough tiles, pre-grout sealing with a grout release such as Aqua Mix Grout Release or TileLab SurgaceGuard may be necessary to prevent staining. Try a test patch to be sure. Epoxy and epoxy wash residue should not be allowed to dry on painted, anodized and thin metal-plated surfaces. Clean uncured materials from these surfaces immediately with soap and water.

Health Precautions

May irritate eyes. May irritate skin. Do not swallow. Do not get in eyes. Do not get on skin or clothing. Do not breathe fumes. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Wear safety glasses and chemical-resistant gloves. First Aid Treatment: If swallowed, call a poison control center or doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting. If in eyes, rinse with water 15 minutes. If on skin, rinse well with water.

Limitations to the Product

  • Should not be used in an environment with temperature requirements above 250°F (121°C) for any extended period of time.
  • When used to install tile in an area that will be continually wet (e.g. swimming pools, gang showers, etc.), it is recommended that the complete installation be cured 14 days prior to full submersion with chemically treated water.
  • Epoxy, epoxy residue, or wash water will discolor painted or anodized surfaces upon contact. Protect these surfaces from exposure.
  • Should be tested for possible staining or slight color changes when used with porous, absorptive, textured tile and stone units such as rough textured ceramic tile, natural stone or marble.
  • All epoxies are temperature sensitive. Epoxies are easiest to apply when temperatures are between 70°F and 85°F (21°C and 29°C). Lower temperatures will cause the epoxy to become stiff and more difficult to work and will extend initial set. Higher temperatures will cause the epoxy to become more fluid and will accelerate the set.
  • With all epoxies, a crystallization effect can occur when the liquid gets below 45°F (7°C) and/or has experienced multiple cycles of high and low temperature changes. If material is hard, place the sealed container (with the lid on), in warm tap water at approximately 120°F (49°C) for 10 to 20 minutes, and when re-liquified, let the material return to room temperature before mixing.
  • Colors may be slightly different than shown on color samples. When color considerations are critical, a mock-up should be constructed prior to final selection and application.
  • Not recommended in some manufacturing facilities where strong solvents are used. Consult Technical Services on questionable installations. CUSTOM recommends the use of CEG-IG™ Commercial Epoxy Grout for these installations.
  • The use of non-rinse, enzyme-based cleaners is not recommended because they will break down the organic materials in epoxy grout, causing permanent damage.
  • 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.
  • Not for use in movement joints or changes of plane in the tile installation. In these areas us an appropriate caulk or sealant such as Commercial 100% Silicone Caulk or Polyblend® Ceramic Tile Caulk.

Bonding to Concrete Surfaces

In some applications, CEG­-Lite™ may be used as a mortar when bonding to cement surfaces. Cleaning may be accomplished via mechanical abrasion, scraping or chipping. Smooth, steel- troweled concrete floors must be roughened to ensure a superior bond. Dry porous concrete should not be pre-dampened with water before applying CEG­-Lite . Instead, skim­coat a thin layer of CEG­-Lite first, then apply sufficient CEG­-Lite with the appropriate notch trowel.

Bonding to Plywood Surfaces

In some applications, CEG-Lite™ may be used as a mortar when bonding to plywood surfaces. All wood flooring, when placed over conventional floor joist or other systems, should be of a design and thickness so as to meet ANSI A108.01. Further, the flooring to receive the CEG­-Lite should be Exterior Grade Plywood only, secured with screw-type nails and glued where possible. A gap of 1/8" (3 mm) should be left between sheets of plywood and between the plywood edges and all materials which they abut to allow for expansion. These gaps should remain empty when the installation is complete. Do not force epoxy between edges of plywood sheets. Follow TCNA EJ-171 for expansion joint details. In addition, all wooden surfaces must be for interior use only and protected from exposure to water.

Bonding to Existing Surfacing Material

Resilient flooring or plastic laminates must be well-bonded, as well as clean and free of all contaminates. Roughen the surface by sanding or scarifying; rinse and allow to dry. Do not sand flooring that contains asbestos. For existing well-bonded ceramic tile, mechanically abrade the surface. Rinse and allow to dry. When sanding, an approved respirator should be used.

Miscellaneous Substrates

Other substrates like existing ceramic tile, steel, glass and fiberglass must all be free of all oils, coatings, dust and moisture. In addition, these surfaces should be roughened to ensure a good bond. It is also absolutely essential that the existing surface be structurally sound and firmly attached to the supporting structure.

Construction/Expansion/Control/Isolation Joints: Follow installation procedures as outlined in TCNA EJ-171.

Mixing Procedures

Open Part B and stir thoroughly to eliminate the effects of settling due to shipping. Add the entire contents of the pigment Part A to Part B and stir to produce a homogeneous consistency, eliminating any color streaks from appearing in the mixed unit. Do not mix partial units. Make sure to scrape bottom and sides of container during mixing.

NOTE: ONE PART A UNIT OF COLOR IS REQUIRED FOR ONE PART B RESIN COMPONENT FOR 1-GALLON UNIT; TWO PART A UNITS OF COLOR ARE REQUIRED FOR ONE PART B RESIN COMPONENT FOR THE 2-GALLON UNIT. GROUT WILL NOT HARDEN OR COME TO THE DESIRED COLOR IF INCORRECTLY MIXED. For best results, use a power mixer at 300 RPM or less to avoid entrapping air bubbles which cause pinholes in the grout. Do not overmix as this will cause the epoxy to flash set.

Application of Product

Application for Use as a Grout

Remove all grout from container and spread out in piles over the surface to be grouted as soon as mixing is completed. This will extend working time. When grouting walls, place epoxy on a mortarboard placed on the floor. Grout vertical surfaces as soon as possible after mixing. Apply grout using a hard epoxy rubber float, filling all joints full and even with surface of tile.

It is important to achieve 100% fill coverage with no voids in the joints to prevent pinholes and slumping of the epoxy grout. Remove excess epoxy by holding the grout float at a 90° angle and pulling the float diagonally across the grout joints using it like a squeegee. Removing as much epoxy as possible will make final cleaning easier. Avoid gouging joints. Do not allow epoxy to set on face of tile. Apply liberal amounts of clean, warm water to the grouted area. Adding a few drops (maximum) of dishwashing liquid to the water will aid in cleanup. Using a grout sponge and as little pressure as possible, work in a circular motion across tiles to loosen epoxy film and to finish the joints smoothly. Change rinse water (and sponge if buildup occurs) frequently to aid in cleanup and minimize epoxy residue left behind. As a final step, clean film from tile by dragging a damp, clean microfiber towel flatly across the tiles. Pot life (workability) of CEG-Lite will vary depending on ambient conditions. Pot life is approximately 60 minutes at 75° F (24° C).

Application for Use as a Mortar

Spread mixed epoxy with flat side of trowel onto substrate. Then, reapply additional mortar to a depth sufficient to be notched with a suitable trowel. Troweling should leave enough mortar to give minimum of 80% contact with back of the tile and a leave a mortar bed of about 3/32" (2.4 mm) for ceramic mosaic tile to 1/4" (6.3 mm) for quarry tile. Temperature affects set time; therefore, it is advisable to occasionally remove a tile to be sure mortar has not skinned over and sufficient transfer is being made. Approximate tack time is 30 minutes at 75°F (24°C). Pot life is approximately 60 minutes at 75°F (24°C). Should epoxy mortar get on surface of tile, it will be necessary to remove it with a damp sponge before it cures. Epoxy residue should not be allowed to cure on unintended surfaces (e.g. painted, wall papered, carpeted, wood, concrete, masonry and stucco surfaces).

Curing of Product

Available for light traffic after 7 hours with ambient temperature at 70° with 50% relative humidity; narrower grout joints and job site conditions may increase cure time. Because propane gas heaters will yellow epoxy, refrain from using such heaters or properly vent all exhaust during the curing process. Protect from harsh industrial cleaners for seven days and from aggressive chemicals for 14 days. Initial maintenance for the first seven days should be using clean water only. All grouting and cleaning should be completed within 80 minutes. If a grout haze is present on the tile, depending on the severity, use Aqua Mix NanoScrub alone or in conjunction with Aqua Mix Sealer & Coating Remover. Mechanical scrubbing with the above cleaners can be used when necessary.

Cleaning of equipment

Clean tools and hands with water before material dries.

Storage

Keep from freezing.

Product Maintenance

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

Ordering Information

Packaging

Grout mixture requires two separately-sold parts:

  • Part A 1.3 lb (.58 kg) container of pigmented liquid epoxy hardener, available in 27 standard colors
  • Part B 19 lb (8.6 kg) or 9.5 lb (4.3 kg) liquid epoxy resin combined with aggregates

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.

Warranty Duration

When CEG-Lite™ 100% Solids Commercial Epoxy Grout is used as a part of a qualifying full installation system of CUSTOM products in an approved installation environment, the installation can qualify for up to a lifetime system warranty. CUSTOM will repair and/or replace, at its discretion, the affected area of the system. For more information, find details and limitations to this warranty at custombuildingproducts.com.

For commercial kitchen and industrial applications, contact your Custom Building Products representative for details regarding warranty durations.

Coverage Chart

Coverage As a Grout

Coverage will vary depending on tile size and joint width. Coverages are approximate and may be reduced by 10 – 20%+ based on waste, spillage and project conditions.

SQUARE FOOT COVERAGE PER UNIT (SQUARE METER)
1 UNIT = 1 PART A + 1 PART B (9.5 LB BUCKET)

  Joint Width
Tile Size 1/16" (1.6 mm) 1/8" (3 mm) 1/4" (6 mm)  3/8" (9.5 mm)  1/2" (13 mm)
1" x 1" x 1/8" (25 x 25 x 3 mm) 100 ft² (9.3 m²) 54 ft² (5.0 m²) 32 ft² (3.0 m²) 24 ft² (2.2 m²) 20 ft² (1.9 m²)
1" x 1" x 1/4" (25 x 25 x 6 mm) 50 ft² (4.6 m²) 27 ft² (2.5 m²) 16 ft² (1.5 m²) 12 ft² (1.1 m²) 10 ft² (0.9 m²)
2" x 2" x 1/4" (50 x 50 x 6 mm) 95 ft² (8.8 m²) 50 ft² (4.6 m²) 27 ft² (2.5 m²) 20 ft² (1.9 m²) 16 ft² (1.5 m²)
4 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 1/4" (108 x 108 x 6 mm) 198 ft² (18.4 m²) 101 ft² (9.4 m²) 53 ft² (4.9 m²) 37 ft² (3.4 m²) 29 ft² (2.7 m²)
6" x 6" x 1/4" (150 x 150 x 6 mm) 277 ft² (25.7 m²) 141 ft² (13.1 m²) 73 ft² (6.8 m²) 50 ft² (4.6 m²) 38 ft² (3.5 m²)
6" x 6" x 1/2" (150 x 150 x 13 mm) 139 ft² (12.9 m²) 70 ft² (6.5 m²) 36 ft² (3.3 m²) 25 ft² (2.3 m²) 19 ft² (1.8 m²)
8" x 8" x 3/8" (200 x 200 x 9.5 mm) 246 ft² (22.9 m²) 124 ft² (11.5 m²) 64 ft² (5.9 m²) 43 ft² (4.0 m²) 33 ft² (3.1 m²)
8" x 8" x 1/2" (200 x 200 x 13 mm) 184 ft² (17.1 m²) 93 ft² (8.6 m²) 48 ft² (4.5 m²) 33 ft² (3.1 m²) 25 ft² (2.3 m²)
12" x 12" x 3/8" (300 x 300 x 9.5 mm) 367 ft² (34.1 m²) 185 ft² (17.2 m²) 94 ft² (8.7 m²) 64 ft² (5.9 m²) 48 ft² (4.5 m²)
16" x 16" x 3/8" (406 x 406 x 9.5 mm) 489 ft² (45.4 m²) 246 ft² (22.9 m²) 124 ft² (11.5 m²) 84 ft² (7.8 m²) 64 ft² (5.9 m²)
12" x 12" x 1/2" (300 x 300 x 13 mm) 275 ft² (25.5 m²) 139 ft² (12.9 m²) 70 ft² (6.5 m²) 48 ft² (4.5 m²) 36 ft² (3.3 m²)
24" x 24" x 1/2" (600 x 600 x 13 mm) 549 ft² (51.0 m²) 275 ft² (25.5 m²) 139 ft² (12.9 m²) 93 ft² (8.6 m²) 70 ft² (6.5 m²)

Coverage As a Mortar

SQUARE FOOT COVERAGE PER UNIT (SQUARE METER)
1 UNIT = 1 PART A + 1 PART B (9.5 LB BUCKET)

Trowel Size  Coverage
1/4" x 1/4" x 1/4" Square-Notch Trowel (6 x 6 x 6 mm) 20 – 25 ft² (2.1 – 2.5 m²)
3/16" x 5/32" V-Notch  Trowel (5 x 4 mm) 35 – 40 ft² (3.2 – 3.7 m²)

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