Kiilto Saumalaasti

Water resistant, CG2-classified tile grout for grouting ceramic- and clinker tiles on walls and floors. Also for exterior applications. Joint width 1-6 mm. Cementitious.

Special features

  • water and dirt resistant tile grout for wall- and floor tiles
  • joint width 1–6 mm
  • cementitious binder, 22 colours
  • coverage approx. 1 kg/m² depending on joint and tile size

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Application

Kiilto Saumalaasti is a low-emission M1-classified tile grout for grouting ceramic tiles and clinker as well as other ceramic materials. Joint width 1-6 mm. Joint depth must be 3 mm at the minimum.

Package Size Color EAN Code
1 kg 10 white 6411513504017
3 kg 10 white 6411513504031
10 kg 10 white 6411513504109
20 kg 10 white 6411513504208
1 kg 11 cotton white 6411513517017
3 kg 11 cotton white 6411513517031
10 kg 11 cotton white 6411513517109
3 kg 28 sand brown 6411513546031
10 kg 28 sand brown 6411513546109
1 kg 29 light beige 6411513523018
3 kg 29 light beige 6411513523032
10 kg 29 light beige 6411513523100
1 kg 30 beige 6411513519011
3 kg 30 beige 6411513519035
10 kg 30 beige 6411513519103
1 kg 31 light brown 6411513506011
3 kg 31 light brown 6411513506035
10 kg 31 light brown 6411513506103
1 kg 33 cocoa brown 6411513509012
3 kg 33 cocoa brown 6411513509036
10 kg 33 cocoa brown 6411513509104
3 kg 36 terracotta 6411513557037
10 kg 36 terracotta 6411513557105
3 kg 38 grey brown 6411513516034
10 kg 38 grey brown 6411513516102
1 kg 39 marble white 6411513522011
3 kg 39 marble white 6411513522035
10 kg 39 marble white 6411513522103
20 kg 39 marble white 6411513522202
1 kg 40 grey 6411513505014
3 kg 40 grey 6411513505038
10 kg 40 grey 6411513505106
20 kg 40 grey 6411513505205
1 kg 41 medium grey 6411513568019
3 kg 41 medium grey 6411513568033
10 kg 41 medium grey 6411513568101
20 kg 41 medium grey 6411513568200
3 kg 42 bluegrey 6411513567036
10 kg 42 bluegrey 6411513567104
1 kg 43 light grey 6411513584019
3 kg 43 light grey 6411513584033
10 kg 43 light grey 6411513584101
20 kg 43 light grey 6411513584200
1 kg 44 dark grey 6411513562017
3 kg 44 dark grey 6411513562031
10 kg 44 dark grey 6411513562109
20 kg 44 dark grey 6411513562208
3 kg 46 silver grey 6411513558034
10 kg 46 silver grey 6411513558102
1 kg 48 coal grey 6411513719015
3 kg 48 coal grey 6411513719039
10 kg 48 coal grey 6411513719107
20 kg 48 coal grey 6411513719206
1 kg 50 black 6411513515013
3 kg 50 black 6411513515037
10 kg 50 black 6411513515105
20 kg 50 black 6411513515204
3 kg 90 iceblue 6411513555033
10 kg 90 iceblue 6411513555101
3 kg 94 blue 6411513563038
10 kg 94 blue 6411513563106
Application temperature

recommendation: +18–20 °C, lowest operating temperature +5 °C

Colors

several colours (see separate colour map)

Compression strength

≥ 15 MPa (EN 13888)

Coverage

0.5 – 1.5 kg/m² depending on the size of the joint

Durability

≤ 1000 mm³ (EN 13888)

Frost resistance

compressive strength ≥ 15 MPa and flexural strength ≥ 2,5 MPa (EN 13888) after freeze-thaw cycles

Joint size

joint width 1-6 mm, joint depth 3 mm at the minimum

Max. grain size

0.2 mm

Mixing ratio

10 weight parts of grout powder/ 3.0-3.2 weight parts of clean water (verify the mixing ratio on the package)

Package sizes

3 kg and 10 kg plastic pails, 20 kg bag

Shrinkage

≤ 3 mm/m

Storage

Unopened bag in dry conditions 1 year, plastic pail 3 years

Substrate humidity

Concrete < 90 % RH

Type/binder

Polymer-cement-limestone -based powder

Water absorption

< 2 g/30 min, < 5 g/240 min (EN 13888)

Working time

Working time 2-3 hours after adding water.

Instructions for use

Grouting can be done 5 h – 3 days after the tiling work depending on the adhesive, the substrate and the prevailing conditions.

At the time of grouting the temperature of the subsurface, tile grout and tiles must be above +5 C°. Underfloor heating must be turned off approx. 24 hours before tiling commences and can be turned on ca. 1 week after tiling. Let the tile grout dry at least 24 hours before taking the room/area into use. Not suitable for areas that are permanently under water (for example, swimming pools).

Mixing: 10 kg of Kiilto Saumalaasti is poured into cold, clean water using an electric stirrer. Let dissolve in water for 10–15 min. and re-stir once again. The mix must be used within 2-3 hours.

Grouting: Spread the mortar with a rubber trowel diagonally over the joints by filling and strongly pressing the joints with mortar. Let dry until the mortar no longer sticks to fingers (wall tiles usually for 15–30 min, floor tiles 30-60 min.) and then clean with a damp sponge. Too early cleaning or excess water may cause discolouring of joints. Dispose of dirty washing water regularly and replace with clean water to get more even joints and to minimise limescale. It is easy to shape and tighten the joints, for example, with a splinter while cleaning. After the mortar has dried, clean the surface with a dry cloth or cotton waste. Moisten the joints with clean water (for example by spraying) after the final cleaning for 1–3 times during the first 24 hours.

For sealing of movement joints, junctures between materials behaving differently (for example corners and inlets) as well as junctures between tiles and other surface materials, use elastic Kiilto Saniteettisilikoni. Note! It is recommended that unglazed tiles are moistened before grouting.

When installing porous tiles, test beforehand to see how the mortar washes off from the tile surface.

Avoid colours that differ greatly from the colour of the tiling. When grouting soap rock or other porous materials, carefully follow the tile manufacturer's instructions.

When grouting tiles with low joints (glass mosaic or wall tiles with faux joints), Kiilto Saumalaasti improved with Kiilto Strong Saumavahviste can be used, provided that the joint width and depth is 1 mm at the minimum. Choose a light colour, since dark colours in joints of varying depths may differ. We do not recommend jointing of floor tiles with faux joints, since hard wear may result in cracking of the grout. For more detailed instructions, visit www.kiilto.com.

Additional information

Kiilto Saumalaasti is a cementitious product. Products that contain cement tend to produce water-based salts (so-called efflorescence) due to a chemical reaction. In certain circumstances, the salts may migrate to the surface of the product, making the colour lighter. Washing too soon after grouting, or excessive use of water when washing, increases the risk of efflorescence formation. Efflorescence is a natural phenomenon that cannot be fully prevented. However, it is a purely cosmetic issue and does not affect the product's performance.

Acidic cleaners may cause a deterioration in the cement used as a binder in tile grouts. When using acidic cleaners, follow up with an alkali cleaner to neutralise the surface.

Due to the manufacturing techniques of colour guides, a slight difference may occur between the colour in the guide and the finished joint. When grouting a room, make sure that all of your tile grout packages have the same batch number to ensure colour consistency.

The information given in this product data sheet is based on our tests and our practical knowledge. The technical data is defined in standard conditions. Variations in local working conditions and methods will affect the product performance and result. We guarantee the high quality of our products according to our Quality Management System. No liability can be accepted from incorrect use of the product or prevailing conditions, over which we have no control. Thus, we cannot be held responsible for the final result. The correct use of the product presupposes that the user has made him/herself aware of the contents of the working instructions and procedure guide, if provided.

Environment and safety

Avoid unnecessary skin contact and exposure with the fresh product, use safety gloves. Refer to material safety data sheet. For information on product and package disposal, visit www.kiilto.com.

M1 emission classification for building material
CG2
LEED
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel
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