TEC® Ready-To-Use Grout (647)

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TEC® Ready-To-Use Grout (647) is a premixed grout that delivers durable, stain-resistant grout joints. TEC® Ready-To-Use Grout is for residential use in intermittently wet as well as dry areas. It can also be used to grout over existing premixed or cementitious grout installations. TEC® Ready-To-Use Grout is formulated with very fine particles of sand and may be used in grout joints as small as 1⁄16" (1.6 mm). (Please see limitations regarding surfaces that might be sensitive to scratching).

Product Type: Grout

Features: Durable, Excellent Stain Resistance, Mildew Resistant, Mold Resistance, Water Resistant, Wear Resistant

Technical Data Sheet
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Identification & Functionality

Product Type

Features & Benefits

Key Attributes
  • For use with tile and luxury vinyl tile
  • Grouts joints from 1⁄16" to 1⁄2" (1.6 to 12 mm)
  • Easy to use

Applications & Uses

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Application Instructions

Surface Preparation: Area must be clean, dry, free of dirt and dust. Grout joint should be free of sealers.

Application

  • For best results, grout no more than 10 ft2 (0.93 m2) at a time.
  • Press grout diagonally into joints holding float at a 45-degree angle. Make sure that joints are completely filled.
  • Remove all excess grout off tile by holding float at a 90-degree angle and drawing diagonally across tile.
  • For best results, wait 10 minutes before beginning clean up to allow the grout joint some time to firm up so it is not pulled out of the joint during clean up process. Do not wait longer than 40 minutes.
  • To clean, first soak sponge in cool clean water. Wring out most excess water, then pat the surface of the tile with the damp sponge to loosen the film. Next, rinse the sponge in water a second time and wring out excess water completely.
  • Use the damp sponge in a light, circular motion to smooth joints and clean film from the tile. Avoid using excessive amounts of water on the grout joints.
  • Turn sponge over to a clean side and draw diagonally across tiles to remove any remaining film.
  • For optimal results, follow these final clean-up steps: moisten a towel with clean water, wring out excess, then drag damp towel across surface diagonally. This will pick up remaining film.
  • If a light haze remains after cleaning, do not attempt to remove it with the sponge. Instead, leave the haze on the surface and remove the next day with a damp sponge. Haze will easily come off of most tile surfaces.
  • There is no need to seal TEC® Ready-To-Use Grout.

Note: If excess water is used in the sponge during clean up, minor cracks or pinholes can develop. If the grout is over-worked, it may appear to shrink down into joint. Should any of these things occur, simply apply a second coat to the affected areas. You must allow your initial application to cure for 24 hours prior to your second application.

  • Instruction For Use Over Premixed and Cement-Based Grout: To installll, existing premixed or cementitious grout must be clean, sealer free, and 1⁄8" (3 mm) lower than tile surface. If not: Remove existing grout with a grout saw to at least 1⁄8" (3 mm) below the surface of the tile. Make sure the joint is free of all dust and debris, then apply grout per instructions above.
  • Set-up Time: Light foot traffic after 24 hours. Allow 7 days to achieve final cure which includes hardness and stain resistance. ALLOW 7 DAYS BEFORE EXPOSURE TO WATER.
  • Clean-up: Clean tools and hands with warm soapy water while grout is still wet.
  • Maintenance: For routine cleaning of your grout, use a Neutral pH cleaner. Follow manufacturer instructions for dilution. Do not use acids, bleaches or vinegar for cleaning. Alkaline-based cleaners can be used for periodic heavy duty cleaning. Follow manufacturer instructions for dilution.
Limitations
  • Not for exterior use
  • Not for use with polished marble, metal tiles and most glass tiles*, travertine or Saltillo tile.
  • Certain tile surfaces may be stained when grouted with colored grout. Follow tile manufacturer recommendations or test.
  • Use on grout joints from 1⁄16" up to 1⁄2" (1.6 up to 12 mm) wide.
  • Do not grout over existing epoxy grout Installations.
  • Maintain temperature range of 60°-100°F (16°-32°C) during use and drying.
  • Freeze-thaw stable. If frozen, thaw completely and remix before using.
  • Not for use in swimming pools or exterior applications.
  • Do not add water.
  • Do not seal grout.

* If sanded grout is appropriate with your glass tile, we recommend the use of TEC® Ready-To-Use Grout.

Properties

Physical Form
Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Initial Cure (at 22°C)24.0Hours-
Final Cure7.0Days-
VOC/Liter of Material28.1grams less water and exempt compounds-
Foot Traffic RatingResidential-ASTM C627
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Compressive Strength (28 day cure)5.47MPa-
Compressive Strength (21 day cure, 7 day soak)1.7MPa-
Flexural Strength (28 day cure)3.67MPa-
Tensile Strength (28 day cure)3.7MPa-

Technical Details & Test Data

TEC® Ready-To-Use Grout (647) Test Data
TEC® Ready-To-Use Grout (647)
Description Typical Results
Compressive Strength
28 day cure
21 day cure, 7 day soak

799 psi (5.47 MPa)
249 psi (1.70 MPa)
Flexural Strength 28 day cure 536 psi (3.67 MPa)
Tensile Strength 28 day 541 psi (3.70 MPa)

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging and Coverage

1⁄2 gallon plastic pail (1.89 L)

Coverage: Figures shown in the chart are presented only as guidelines.

Approximate Coverage per 1⁄2 gallon (1.89 L) in square feet (m2)
Vinyl Tile Size Joint Width
1⁄16"
(1.6 mm)
1⁄8"
(3 mm)
1⁄4"
(6 mm)
3⁄8"
(9 mm)
4" x 4" x 1⁄8"
(100 x 100 x 3 mm)
205
(19.0)
103
(9.6)
   
6" x 24" x 5⁄16"
(150 x 600 x 8 mm)
192
(17.8)
96
(8.9)
48
(4.4)
32
(2.9)
12" x 12" x 1⁄4"
(300 x 300 x 6 mm)
307
(28.6)
153
(14.3)
76
(7.1)
51
(4.8)
12" x 24" x 3⁄8"
(300 x 600 x 9 mm)
264
(25.5)
132
(12.2)
66
(6.1)
44
(4.0)

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
max. 18 Months
Storage & Shelf Life
  • Store indoors in a cool, dry location. Keep away from excessive heat. Freeze/thaw stable to -10°F (-23°C). If frozen, slowly bring material back to room temperature and mix per instructions.
  • Shelf Life: Maximum of 18 months from date of manufacture in unopened package. Product good for 6 months after opening as long as bucket is re-sealed carefully and stored in a cool, dry, interior location and used within shelf life. Covering with plastic wrap directly on top of product prior to sealing container will help preserve freshness.