Kerapoxy Easy Design
Mapei’s decorative epoxy grout with more colours and metallised options
Mapei is introducing its new and improved epoxy grout with high aesthetic qualities for interior and exterior design. Kerapoxy Easy Design is a two-component, epoxy resin-based decorative grout ideal for grouting ceramic tiles, glass mosaics and stone materials. It is suitable for grouting joints 1–15 millimetres wide and can be used as an adhesive.
Kerapoxy Easy Design possesses superior qualities of improved adhesion and no vertical slip. It has excellent resistance to acids and chemicals, and comes with a bacteriostatic agent that protects against the formation and proliferation of micro-organisms (certified according to ISO 22196:2011) and the formation of mould on surfaces of grouts, making tiled surfaces hygienic and safe.
Kerapoxy Easy Design complies with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system and the requirements of Regulation (EC) of the European Parliament on the hygiene of foodstuffs. Furthermore, it has very low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and is classified Emicode EC1PLUS by GEV (Association for Emission-controlled Installation Materials e.V.) when used for grouting. All these factors help to keep the environment healthy.
Kerapoxy Easy Design has good workability due to its creamy consistency that promotes faster application. The finish is smooth and compact, making it non-absorbent with no shrinkage or cracks. Its properties of high mechanical strength, resistance to UV rays and atmospheric agents ensure durability and quality.
The wide range of colours will bring out the best from any tile system. To achieve an enhanced aesthetic effect, Kerapoxy Easy Design may be combined with MapeGlitter or Mapecolor Metallic. MapeGlitter is a metallised coloured glitter available in silver and gold. The percentage of mixtures can be adjusted to achieve the aesthetic effect and workability desired. Kerapoxy Easy Design may also be mixed with Mapecolor Metallic, a powder pigment based on a very high-quality pearlescent mica, to create a metallic effect. The mix will result in metallic effects with different intensities and shades. Mapecolor Metallic is available in 5 colours: Moonlight (similar to platinum); Sahara (similar to gold); Shining (similar to silver); Red Clay (similar to copper); and Stardust (similar to dark silver).
Kerapoxy Easy Design can be used as decorative grouting for interior and exterior tiled floors and walls, worktops, etc. It is highly recommended to grout decorative coverings in environments with high aesthetic value, such as homes and commercial environments. Kerapoxy Easy Design can even be used for installing and grouting tiles in damp environments such as showers, bathrooms, swimming pools and thermal facilities like spas. The product is also suitable for an acid-resistant bond and grout to all substrates normally used in the building industry.
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