Laticrete introduces Stonetech GroutUp – Floor Covering News
Bethany, Conn.—Installers and DIY homeowners looking to save time grouting and sealing their installation projects, while also protecting against bacteria that cause stains and odors, have a new one-step alternative with Stonetech GroutUp Additive from Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven building solutions for the construction industry. Stonetech GroutUp Additive simply replaces the water content required when mixing and preparing a grout for installation.
“With Stonetech GroutUp Additive, customers can not only save the money and time they spend on sealing, they also no longer have to deal with the extra care and maintenance normally required to extend the life of their mortar installations,” said Diane Phelan , Laticrete, product manager. “Knowing that your grout will withstand time and wear and stay inherently cleaner without compromising the aesthetics of the project has been a long-term challenge for installers and homeowners.”
When not properly treated and maintained, cementitious grout can stain, become dirty with daily use and susceptible to highly reproducing odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew, all of which can lead to product degradation. To help reduce this problem, Stonetech GroutUp Additive has been developed with fluoro-sealer and Microban antimicrobial technology to prevent the growth of this bacteria by up to 99% and repel water- and oil-based stains. In addition, Stonetech GroutUp Additive helps maintain the color consistency of the grout and is water-based, which reduces both environmental pollutants and solvents.