CustomTech Flooring Prep
CustomTech – the industry’s leading collection of technologically-superior, easy-to-use, professional grade subfloor preparation products designed for all types of floor coverings.
Quality begins from the ground up.
Preparing your surface is the most critical task of any tile or stone installation. Custom Building Products offers you one source for the needs of virtually any job.
The foundation of precise tile and stone setting.
Whatever the application, CUSTOM® offers the broadest line of tile and stone setting materials in the industry to give the exact performance your job demands.
Tile grout with dependable performance and color.
Look for tile grout with rock-solid durability, consistency and the largest color palette with Custom. Our grouts are easy to work with yet deliver hard, dense joints.
Care & Maintenance
Stains can RUIN Stone & Tile.Protect Yours Now!
Stains on stone, tile or grout happen easily - and can leave permanent stains. Protect your surface against both oil-based and water-based stains with the right sealer.
Professional Solutions for Professional Results
Offering the largest selection of Sealers, Cleaners, Problem Solvers, Grout Colorant and Stone Restoration products, we provide professionals with the right tools and solutions; making us the #1 Contractor Preferred Manufacturer of Sealers and Cleaners.
Tools & Accessories
Precision demands the best.
SuperiorBilt® Tools are professionally preferred for tile, stone and floor covering installations.
Products : Grout : Cement Grout : Polyblend®Plus Non-Sanded Grout
Polyblend Plus has all of the great features of original Polyblend, plus some new value-added enhancements to improve performance, finished color, and color consistency. It is an ANSI A118.6 polymer-modified, cement-based non-sanded grout designed for highly glazed or polished tile, marble and natural stone that would be scratched by sanded grouts. This durable, non-shrinking grout accommodates joints up to 1/8" (3 mm) and can be used for interior or exterior installations, including floors, countertops, walls, ceilings, showers, fountains and pools.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI A108.10, A118.6 American National Standards for the Installation of Ceramic Tile ASTM International (ASTM)
Polyblend® Plus Sanded Grout exceeds ANSI A118.6
Installation must comply with the requirements of all applicable local, state and federal code jurisdictions.
Polyblend® Plus Non-Sanded Grout is a dry, Portland cement based grout with inorganic aggregates and chemicals.
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:
USE CHEMICAL-RESISTANT GLOVES, such as nitrile, when handling product.
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 or Aqua Mix® Grout Release to seal tile or stone subject to staining or when using a grout that contrasts with the color of the tile.
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.
For increased stain resistance use StainBlocker for Grout Additive. See datasheet for details.
Dry mix bags of different batches together as they can vary slightly in color. Mix with a trowel or low speed mixer (less than 300 rpm) for approximately 3 minutes to achieve a smooth, lump-free consistency. If needed add: up to 0.2pts (0.1L) of water for each 10 lb. (4.5 kg) powder. Let the mixture stand (slake) for 5 minutes, and then remix and use. Periodically remix grout to keep it workable but do not add water as it can weaken the grout, cause color variation, shrinkage, cracking and pinholes. Discard grout when it becomes too stiff to spread.
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 (higher temperatures may shorten this time frame). 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 ten days with Aqua Mix® Sulfamic Acid Crystals, TileLab® Sulfamic Acid Cleaner or Aqua Mix® Cement Grout Haze Remover. Perform a test in an inconspicuous area prior to complete application. Movement joints are required for perimeters and other changes of plane in all installations. See TCNA Detail EJ171 for recommendations.
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.
Exterior applications must be protected from rain, snow and other wet conditions for at least 7 days with temperature above 50° F (10° C). If inclement weather is expected, protect the work area with tenting at least 1 foot (30 cm) above the finished surface to allow air flow.
Enclose and protect exterior installations and maintain >50° F (10° C) temperatures for at least 72 hours for proper cure.
Sealing of Grout
Use a pH-neutral, water-based, penetrating sealer such as AquaMix Sealer's Choice Gold or TileLab Surface Guard.
Clean tools and hands with water before the material dries.
Clean with a pH-neutral cleaner such as Aqua Mix AquaKleen, Aqua Mix Concentrated Tile & Stone Cleaner or TileLab Grout & Tile Cleaner.
Available in 2 sizes:
Available in 40 standard colors; color matching is available.
Obtain the applicable LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY at www.custombuildingproducts.com/product-warranty or send a written request to Custom Building Products, Inc., Five Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA. Manufactured under the authority of Custom Building Products, Inc. © 2017 Quikrete International, Inc.
For 10 lb. box of Polyblend Plus Nonsanded in ft² (m²) per bag
Width x Length x Thickness
1/16" (1.63 mm)
1/8" (3 mm)
1" x 1" x 1/4" (2.5 x 2.5 x .64 cm)
40 ft² (3.7 m²)
23 ft² (2.1 m²)
2" x 2" x 1/4" (5 x 5 x .64 cm)
76 ft² (7.1 m²)
3" x 3" x 1/4" (7.6 x 7.6 x .64 cm)
112 ft² (10.4 m²)
58 ft² (5.4 m²)
4.25" x 4.25" x 1/4" (10.8 x 10.8 x .64 cm)
156 ft² (14.5 m²)
80 ft² (7.5 m²)
6" x 6" x 1/4" (15.2 x 15.2 x .64 cm)
219 ft² (20.3 m²)
8" x 8" x 3/8" (20.3 x 20.3 x 1 cm)
194 ft² (18 m²)
98 ft² (9.1 m²)
12" x 12" x 3/8" (30.5 x 30.5 x 1 cm)
289 ft² (26.8 m²)
146 ft² (13.6 m²)
18" x 18" x 3/8" (45.7 x 45.7 x 1 cm)
432 ft² (40.1 m²)
217 ft² (20.2 m²)
20" x 20" x 3/8" (50.8 x 50.8 x 1 cm)
480 ft² (44.6 m²)
241 ft² (22.4 m²)
24" x 24" x 3/8" (61 x 61 x 1 cm)
575 ft² (53.4 m²)
6" x 24" x 3/8" (15.2 x 61 x 1 cm)
232 ft² (15.2 m²)
117 ft² (10.9 m²)
12" x 24" x 3/8" (30.5 x 61 x 1 cm)
384 ft² (35.7 m²)
6" x 36" x 3/8" (15.2 x 91.4 x 1 cm)
248 ft² (23 m²)
126 ft² (11.7 m²)
9 x 36" x 3/8" (22.9 x 91.4 x 1 cm)
346 ft² (32.2 m²)
175 ft² (16.2 m²)
12" x 48" x 3/8" (30.5 x 122 x 1 cm)
461 ft² (42.8 m²)
232 ft² (21.5 m²)
Chart for estimating purposes. Coverage may vary based on installation practices and jobsite conditions. For more tile and joint sizes, use the Material Calculator at CustomBuildingProducts.com or contact CUSTOM Technical Services at 800-282-8786.
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