Benefits of Bostik Dimensions Tile Grout
Bostik Dimension Urethane Grout
Dimension RapidCure Glass-Filled, Pre-Mixed, Urethane Grout is a patented, reflective, water based, urethane grout. Dimension RapidCure contains micro-glass beads and a translucent, urethane binder that both reflect light as well as allow it to pass through. This creates a variety of aesthetic effects in virtually all tile options available today. It may add an elegant sparkle and/or blend naturally with traditional tile and stone. It also creates a three dimensional effect within clear glass tile installations. Dimension RapidCure is approved for intermittent water exposure after only 3 days of cure (see typical working properties chart for details). Suitable applications include interior and exterior, residential and commercial installations with ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, and natural stone tiles on floors and walls in dry to intermittent wet applications. It can be used in horizontal (floor) grout joint widths from 1/16" to 1/2" and vertical (wall) grout joints from 1/16" to 1/4".
- Unique reflective appearance
- 3 day intermittent water exposure
- No color fading, streaking or shading–even when wet!
- No sealing required ever!
- Crack-resistant flexibility
- Premixed and ready to use
- Chemical and stain resistant
- Fast, easy installation-installs up to 50% faster than other grouts
- Excess product can be saved and used later (when stored properly in original container)
- UV stable–Colors will not yellow, darken or fade
- Bostik’s Blockade antimicrobial protection
- Dust-free mixing
- Easy water clean up
- Non-sag formula ideal for vertical surfaces
- Does not contribute to efflorescence
- Expands and contracts naturally with glass tile
- 80% Recycled Glass Content
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Q: What is urethane grout?
A: Urethane grout is premixed and comes in a bucket that is ready for you to start using as soon as you open it. With urethane grout, you open a bucket, stir it to fold in any of the urethane polymer that’s separated during shipment and immediately get to work. Cement-based grout is a powder you mix with water. If you add too much water, you can significantly reduce the final strength of the grout. Cement-based grouts are dusty when you pour and mix them.
Q: Does urethane grout fade or yellow over time?
A: No, one of the many benefits of urethane grout includes having even, long-lasting color. The pigments in the urethane grout are a special coating that’s permanently bonded to each of the fine sand particles. The finished colors of the grout are solid, colors that are ultraviolet stable. They will not yellow nor fade when exposed to harsh sunlight that might stream through a patio door. Pigments in traditional grouts are powder additives that colorize the cement which then coats the silica sand. It can wear off over time. You’ll see this on older grout floors as the sand particles look white or a light color.
Q: How does Bostik Dimension compare to traditional cement grouts in terms of color consistency?
A: Bostik TruColor provides unparalleled color consistency. Unlike other grouts that contain loose color pigments which can cause staining or be washed away during the installation process, Dimension quartz aggregate is color coated to ensure perfect color consistency every time. Additionally, Dimension has small, round pieces of glass in it to give it a “sparkle” not found in any other grout product line.
Q: Can I use Bostik Dimension in wet places like my shower?
A: Yes, but it will have a longer curing time than if you were to use it in a dry area. There is a recommended 7-day minimum wait period before exposing the grout to moisture.
Q: How long does it take Bostik Dimension to dry/cure?
A: Depending on the area, anywhere from 3 to 7 days.Light foot traffic is acceptable after 24 hours, heavy foot traffic and normal cleaning takes 3 days, and wet areas such as showers can take up to 7 days. It is recommended to contact a Bostik representative before using in wet areas in order to maintain the warranty.
Q: Bostik Dimension is much more expensive than traditional cement grout. Is it worth the extra cost?
A: We certainly think so. You’ll discover that the urethane grouts are more expensive than the cement-based products. However, factor in that the urethane grouts are more flexible than traditional grout. If there is slight future movement, a cement-based grout will usually develop a hair-line crack. The urethane grout may be able to withstand that stress without cracking. Additionally, urethane grout is the most user-friendly, it comes premixed, and you’re able to save whatever grout you don’t use for another project another day. You ultimately save your money, time, and sanity by using Bostik Dimension.
Q: I have glass tile, will Bostik Dimension scratch it?
A: It shouldn’t, however we do recommend testing the grout on the tile before using it. Bostik Dimension is made specifically for glass tile, so there is little risk of this grout damaging your tile.
Q: What colors does Bostik Dimension come in?
A: Bostik Dimension can be purchased right here at Stover’s Liquidation in the following color options:
Q: What is grout haze?
A: Grout haze is caused when tile is installed and the grout is not completely removed from the tile surface after the project is complete. This leaves the tile looking like there is hazy layer on top of the tile, often taking away the shine and finish of the tile.
Q: Is grout haze common?
A: Yes, but in almost all cases, it is easily removed. The best way to avoid haze is to follow the instructions as closely as possible.
Q: How can I remove the haze?
A: Most common household ingredients or a commercial tile cleaner will do the trick.
The best time to remove grout haze is within 24 hours of completing a grouting project; however, it is possible to remove haze even days or weeks after the tiling project is finished. Here is a short video with easy-to-follow instructions for any degree of grouting haze:
Q: Do you have any products to get rid of grout haze?
A: We do! You can buy haze remover right here at Stover’s Liquidation by clicking on this link here. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us at 855-543-5159.