TruColor grout is the best new product introduction to the ceramic tile and stone industry since thinset mortar. This product has the potential to eliminate 90 percent of the complaints our industry receives, which for the most part are related to grout.
Utica, MI (PRWEB) March 16, 2010
Tile & Stone Works has introduced to the Michigan ceramic tile market Bostik® TruColor™ urethane grout. Bostik® TruColor™ Pre-Mixed Grout is a patented, water-based, urethane grout offering the ultimate in color accuracy, stain protection and crack resistance for residential and commercial tile installations. This breakthrough formulation installs up to 50% faster than traditional grouts, and never needs to be sealed. Its perfect balance of flexibility and toughness enables it to exhibit unmatched performance and crack resistance. TruColor exceeds the grout-relevant portion of the ANSI 118.3 epoxy standard (modified ANSI 118.3 –UG).
Tile & Stone Works' owner and general manager Matt Scarsella adds, "TruColor grout is the best new product introduction to the ceramic tile and stone industry since thinset mortar. This product has the potential to eliminate 90 percent of the complaints our industry receives, which for the most part are related to grout. I have been in the tile industry in one capacity or another for almost thirty years and most of the problems that we as an industry deal with are related to the grout."
It would appear that Scarsella's claim has credibility as the Bostik® TruColor™ product is quickly gaining acceptance by architects and tile contractors including Grand Rapids, Michigan based architect The URS Corporation and The Bouma Corporation, also a Grand Rapids, Michigan based tile installation contractor. The two firms recently collaborated on the brand new Michigan State University School of Medicine Secchia Center. This project included 0ver 50,000 square feet of porcelain tile products all of which were grouted with Bostik® TruColor™ urethane grout. The project and grout specifications were featured in the February, 2010 issue of the national publication TileLetter magazine. The grout's unique characteristics, performance specifications, and recycled material content made it an easy choice for this project's owner, architect, and construction managers.
TruColor’s quartz aggregate is color coated to ensure perfect color consistency every time; unlike other grouts that contain loose color pigments which can cause staining or be washed away.
TruColor contains Bostik’s Blockade™ antimicrobial protection, which inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, or mildew on the surface of the dried grout and enables it to resist stains caused by mold.
TruColor is a technology engineered to appeal to today’s green-conscience marketplace, specifically those seeking to obtain U.S. Green Building Council LEED® certification for their projects. Its unique combination of features and benefits produces one-of-a-kind specification potential for architects and designers worldwide.
- Perfect color every time—color is derived from colored quartz aggregate. No powdered pigment additives.
- No color fading, streaking or shading—even when wet!
- Crack resistant flexibility
- No sealing required ever!
- Pre-mixed and ready to use
- Chemical and stain resistant
- Fast, easy installation—installs up to 50% faster than other grouts
- Re-usable (when stored properly in original container)
- UV stable – Colors will not yellow, darken or fade
- Blockade™ antimicrobial protection
- Dust-free mixing
- 3 hour working time
- Easy water clean up
- Non-sag formula ideal for vertical surfaces
- Contributes to USGBC LEED® Credits: MR 4.1 & 4.2
(Recycled Content), and EQ 4.1 (Low-Emitting Materials).
- Grout does not contain cement-based components that contribute to efflorescence.