Features of The VDW 815 Xtreme Ceramic Grouting Binder
Strength And Durability
Epoxy Mortar is known for its exceptional strength and durability. It forms a robust and resilient bond between tiles, providing superior resistance to cracking, staining, and other forms of damage. It can withstand anything from heavy foot traffic and moisture to UV exposure and chemicals. This makes it ideal for high-traffic areas and outdoor applications. With epoxy mortar, you can be assured that your tile will stand the test of time.
Epoxy mortar is an environmentally friendly choice for tile installations. It is made with eco-friendly materials that reduce its impact on the environment. It does not contain harmful chemicals, solvents, or VOCs that can harm the environment or pose a health risk to anyone exposed.
Low Water Absorption
Outdoor tiles are exposed to rain, snow, and other forms of moisture, which can lead to water penetration and damage over time. Our epoxy mortar has low water absorption properties, reducing the risk of mold, mildew, or other water-related issues. This makes epoxy mortar an ideal choice for outdoor ceramic tile installations, ensuring a more extended lifestyle for your tiles.
Easy To Clean And Maintain
Outdoor tile installations can accumulate dirt, stains, and other debris over time, especially in high-traffic areas. Epoxy mortar is easy to clean and maintain, making it an excellent choice for outdoor use. Consistent cleaning can keep your outdoor space looking fresh and sharp for years to come.
Installing VDW 815
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Tools You Need to Install VDW 815 Xtreme Ceramic Grouting Binder
Squeegee & Brooms Bundle
The Squeegee & Brooms Bundle is all the tools you need for clean and easy 3 part installation of any 2 part Epoxy all in one place.
Extra broom & squeegee heads and handles can be bought separately.Buy Now
Approx. 1 hr at 20°C | 68°F application temp
2-26°C | 37-80°F (Do not lay onto frozen ground.)
Approx. 15,0 N/mm2 / 2175 psi
Approx. 6,0 N/mm2 / 870 psi
Set mortar density: 1,62 g/cm3
Set mortar density: 1,62 g/cm3
106.2 iph approx. 0.06 gal/min/sq. ft. for a joint fraction of 10%
1 year if stored unopened in sealed and undamaged packaging. Must also be kept dry and frost-free. Do not store at temperatures above 20°C / 68°F
Installation Instructions For VDW 815 Joint Compound
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. VDW 815 Grouting Binder 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. Movement joints must be installed as necessary to comply with the required structural design and any anticipated levels of movement. The VDW 815 Grouting Binder can be applied on damp / wet paving and in high humidity and even in the rain.
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!
Pre-mix the VDW 815 Grouting Binder resin-coated aggregate (component A) materials in the pail. Then add all of the liquid hardener (component B) from the bottle in the pail and mix with the drill and spherical paddle mixers until smooth and homogeneous. Mixing time: 3 – 5 minutes. Any material that is not thoroughly mixed must not be used. No water should be added during the mixing process.
4. Filling the Joints
Apply immediately after mixing, by pouring the VDW 815 Grouting Binder 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.
5. Brushing Off
Remove any excess VDW 815 Grouting Binder residue from the area after about 5 min. (immediately at temperatures over 20 °C / 68 °F) using a damp coconut fiber brush and then 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 runoff over completed areas. Finally remove any remaining fine residues, again with a lightly spray of water and damp coconut fiber brush – do not brush any residual dry material into any unfilled joints. Clean this brush in water frequently.
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.