FUGABELLA Color, the new colour grout and sealant range from Kerakoll has been designed by Piero Lissoni to contain 50 of the most relevant colours for modern interiors from delicate neutrals and gentle pastels to rich, intense shades.
‘The grout is a resin-cement hybrid which is safe, simple to choose and easy to use,’ says the company. ‘It’s formulated with a new mix of pure, natural binders which have been hybridised with resin binders and other additives, giving them very low VOC content, lower environmental impact than traditional cement or epoxy-resin grouts, and making them safer for people’s health.’
It’s suitable for use in a wide range of temperatures and environmental conditions meaning you can use the same grout for everything rather than having to choose one that fits the on-site conditions, says the company, adding that you can mix the product to the consistency that suits you and the site.
‘The mix is light and easy to work with; it does not slide off the trowel and remains workable without changing consistency in the bucket, so you don’t need to add water which can lead to colour inconsistencies.
‘The rich, intense colours are due to the particles used in the grout. They maintain the depth of colour and don’t fade as resin-cement grout is not subject to salt and lime efflorescence. The purity of the materials employed along with the use of specific natural additives gives reduced water absorption, lower levels of joint staining and complete protection from common acid pH substances. A revolutionary bonding system gives superior resistance to abrasion of 425mm3 for Fugabella Color after 72 hours compared to 970mm3 for a cementitious grout.’
The company adds: ‘The grout is accompanied by a coordinating range of silicone sealants in the same colours. These develop a high degree of adhesion thus ensuring the seal stays watertight even on joints subject to deformation.’