GFTK Joint Compound

Gftk Grouting Mortar

What is GFTK?

Since 1971, GFTK has been in the industry of developing and producing high quality building chemicals for all kinds of industries.

GFTK pioneered the development of innovative mortar systems based on epoxy resins in 1985 when they introduced the VDW 800 EP-Grouting Mortar. This product was designed for simple, environment-friendly, quick, and long lasting jointing of paved areas.

We are proud to partner with the team at GFTK to bring contractors and dealers the best joint compound in the industry with the VDW 815, 833, 835, 480, and 495.

Call us today for additional information at (484)-798-4631. Dealers can follow the link below to place orders directly online and have it delivered promptly.

To order GFTK Joint Compound, please visit our sister company, Sauders Hardscape Supply.

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GFTK Joint Compound Features

Our stock of GFTK high-performance epoxy paving joint compounds are top of the line. GFTK grouting mortars are industry leading, and revolutionary, making your job a lot easier. High quality, and durable, these joint compounds are made for use in light to heavy traffic  areas. These paving joint compounds are not only fully resistant to high-pressure water, and street cleaners, they also prevent weed growth and eliminate damage by insects. Check out more below!

Xtreme Plus: VDW 835N Joint Compound

VDW 835N is designed for small format natural stone and concrete pavers in heavy traffic areas, such as driveways, parking areas, and roads. VDW 835N is designed for use in residential and commercial settings. The following are a few specific details about the product:

  • Limited water permeability
  • Can be applied in rain and low temperatures
  • Self-compacting
  • Highly frost and de-icing salt resistant
  • Durable and abrasion resistant
  • Minimum 3/16th joint width or larger, depending on traffic load
  • For medium to heavy traffic loads
Vdw 835n Jointing Compound

Xtreme: VDW 833 Joint Compound

VDW 833 is designed for large format natural stone, concrete paver surfaces, and other high traffic areas. The following are a few specific details about the product:

  • Water-permeable
  • Can be applied in rain and low temperatures
  • Self-compacting
  • Highly frost and de-icing salt resistant
  • Durable and abrasion resistant
  • 3/16” joint width or larger
  • For light to medium traffic loads
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Xtreme Ceramic: VDW 815 Joint Compound

VDW 815 is designed for small to large format ceramic pavers. The following are a few specific details about the product:

  • Water permeable
  • Can be applied in rain and low temperatures
  • Self-compacting
  • Highly frost and de-icing salt resistant
  • Durable and abrasion resistant
  • 3/16″ joint width or larger
Joint Compound Mortars Ceramic 815

VDW 480 Joint Compound

VDW 480 is a high-quality, plastic-modified jointing compound containing trass for drainable bedding mortar. The following are a few specific details about the product:

  • Highly drainable
  • Reduces efflorescence
  • Easy to process
  • High fros and de-icing salt resistant
  • Resilient
  • For light to medium traffic loads
Vdw 480 Jointing Compound

VDW 495 Joint Compound

The VDW 495 Joint Compound is an adhesive mortar that is made to improve the adhesion between paving stones and slabs for indoor and outdoor use. The following are a few specific details about the product:

  • Improved adhesion binding
  • Highly frost and de-icing salt resistant
  • High tensile strength
  • Optimal adhesive bond between bedding and covering
  • Low in chromate according to TRGS 13
  • Environmentally friendly
Vdw 495 Jointing Compound

Ready To Purchase the GFTK Joint Compound?

You can provide the Landscape Contractors and Hardscape Contractors in your area with a superior paver edging product. Traditional grouting binders do not compare to the look and function of GFTK Joint Compound. We’re ready to help you meet your clients needs in a superior way with a superior product. You can also view the other products we offer here.

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How To Use GFTK Joint Compound

Step 1 – Construction Site Requirements

A stable, load-bearing structure, a water-permeable sub-base and the paving layer must all be correctly designed and installed for the anticipated traffic loads and in accordance with AMTS. GFTK Jointing Compound is designed for small up to large format and cannot be used to compensate any settlement of the substructure, or for the sealing and waterproofing of any surfaces.

Step 2 – Preparation

Preparation / Pre-wetting: Clean the surface thoroughly of all dirt, cement residues, organic materials or any other possible contaminants including cleaning out all of the joints to the required depth. Thoroughly pre-wet the surface of the paving and mask adjacent surfaces which are not to be jointed. Always use clean and fresh tap water!

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Step 3 – Mixing

Open your SHS 55lb bag of sand and pour it into a pail or an appropriate mixer such as the SHS Distributors cone mixer. Add (component A and B) of the GFTK Joint Compound liquid from the bottles into the pail or mixer and mix for 3 to 5 minutes until smooth and homogeneous. Proper mixing is important! When mixing in a pail use the appropriate spherical paddle mixer or SHS superior auger mixer to insure a properly mixed end product. Any material that is not thoroughly mixed must not be used. No water should be added during the mixing process.

Step 4 – Filling the Joints

Apply immediately after mixing, by pouring the GFTK Joint Compound directly onto the pre-wetted surface. Work the self-compacting material thoroughly into the joints using a rubber squeegee. If the viscosity of the product diminishes re-moisten by spraying lightly with water from a hose. The paved area must be kept constantly wet during application. We recommend working from the highest to the lowest points. Do not mix part units of the product. Any unmixed material must not be used.

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Step 5 – Brushing Off

Remove any excess GFTK Joint Compound residue from the area after about 5 min. (immediately at temperatures over 20 °C / 68 °F) spraying lightly with water from a hose at a distance of about 25 cm. Avoid washing material out of the joints. Be careful to clean the paved surface towards areas not yet jointed and do not allow any water containing residues to pond, stand, dry out or run-off over completed areas. Finally remove any remaining fine residues, again with a damp coconut fiber brush – do not brush any residual dry material into any unfilled joints. Clean this brush in water frequently.

Step 6 – Important Information

Remain off the freshly applied areas for a period of min. 24 hours, or until the paving surface is no longer tacky. Then the areas can be walked over. The area can be fully released to vehicular traffic after 3 – 5 days, when fully hardened. In general, a strength test should be carried out before final clearance of the area. A very thin film of the resin binder will remain on rough surfaces or any surfaces that are not cleaned thoroughly. This film will disappear after a period of exposure to traffic and weathering

Vdw 480 Grouting Binder

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