Gator Tile Sand


THE ONLY JOINT SAND FOR PORCELAIN TILE
Polymeric Sand For porcelain tile joints up to 2,5 cm

 

DESCRIPTION

Gator Tile Sand is a unique mixture of polymer binders and calibrated sand available in Beige, Slate Grey, Ivory and Black. Once Gator Tile Sand sets, it becomes very firm and locks between the porcelain tile joints while still retaining flexibility and providing a long lasting, durable jointing material. Gator Tile Sand is recommended for a variety of pedestrian uses including pool decks, patios, footpaths etc. This product is for use exclusively with the 7 components of the Gator Tile System. It is not for use with porcelain tile laid directly on concrete, or directly on an aggregate or sand base or fresh concrete bed.

FOR USE ON

Gator Tile Sand is recommended for a variety of pedestrian uses including pool decks, patios, footpaths etc.

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FEATURES

  • Gator Tile Sand is recommended for a variety of pedestrian uses including pool decks, patios, footpaths etc.
  • Can be used for joints up to a maximum of 2.5 cm and its fine gradation allows use in even the tightest joints
  • Traditional applications, Rain safe 1 hour after water activation
  • Overlay applications, Rain safe 24 hours after water activation
  • Works above 0oC
  • Helps prevent weeds and damage caused by burrowing insects
  • Helps prevent erosion due to wind, rain, and freeze thaw cycles
  • Waterproof bag: Intact pallets or bag can be laid flat and stored outdoors. (Lay bag flat on its back, so front of the bag is facing you.)

HELPS PREVENT

Helps prevent weed sprouting.
Helps prevent damages caused by insects.
Helps prevent erosion due to climatic conditions, such as wind, rain and freezing temperatures.

COVERAGE

Quantity required depends on the shape and size of the porcelain tiles.
6,4 MM JOINTS
30 x 30mm TILE WITH 6,4 mm JOINTS SPACER
sq.m.
Slate Grey, Beige, Ivory
16 kg
11 sq.m.
Black 16 kg 10 sq.m.

PACKAGING

All Alliance Polymeric sand can be stored outside
New waterproof bag, an advanced progressive solution for long-term storage of Gator Tile Sand product. Whether winter, spring, summer, or fall your polymeric sand is protected.
PRODUCTS RETAIL SIZE UNITS PER PALLET
Gator Tile Sand – Beige 16 kg 40
Gator Tile Sand – Slate Grey 16 kg 40
Gator Tile Sand – Ivory 16 kg 40
Gator Tile Sand – Black 16 kg 40

GATOR TILE SYSTEM CROSS SECTION WITH THE 7 COMPONENTS

Gator Tile Sand is meant to be used on projects where water can freely drain thru the Gator Base and into the native soils or any other appropriate aggregate or porous concrete material that lies underneath the Gator Base. All areas where the water is unable to evacuate, excessive moisture and humidity will buildup and negatively impact the performance of the Gator Tile Sand. It would be recommended to leave the joints empty under these circumstances to alleviate any moisture issues.

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INSTALLATION OF GATOR TILE SAND

 

WATER ACTIVATION (IMPORTANT NOTES)

  1. Work in manageable sections, ideally about 10 sq. m. at a time, depending on temperature.
  2. Do not allow Gator Tile Sand to wash out of joint.
  3. Never allow tiled surface to dry out during the water activation phase.
  4. Watering must be started at the lowest point of the tiled surface.
  5. Use a watering gun connected to a hose. Setting should be set to shower.
 
IMPORTANT:
The water used in steps 2a to 2c will activate a bonding action as well as condensing Gator Tile Sand in the joints. It is important to water the Gator Tile Sand a total of 3 times, as per steps 2a, 2b and 2c. Too little water will not properly activate the Gator Tile Sand and will reduce the final performance.
For use with 7 components of the Gator Tile System only.
* Gator Tile Sand is meant to be used on projects where water can freely drain thru the Gator Base and into the native soils or any other appropriate aggregate or porous concrete material that lies underneath the Gator Base. All areas where the water is unable to evacuate, excessive moisture and humidity will buildup and negatively impact the performance of the Gator Tile Sand. It would be recommended to leave the joints empty under these circumstances to alleviate any moisture issues.
Moss: Gator Tile Sand will not cause nor prevent moss, mold or mildew. Moss, mold and mildew are caused by certain on-site conditions including excess moisture, shade, absence of ventilation, inadequate cleaning or maintenance, presence of soil or other organic debris left on the product.

DIAGRAM DEMONSTRATING THE USE OF GATOR TILE SYSTEM 7 COMPONENTS ON COMPACTED NATIVE SOIL

DIAGRAM DEMONSTRATING THE USE OF GATOR TILE SYSTEM 7 COMPONENTS ON CONCRETE SLAB INSTALLATION

Option 1-2 GATOR TILE WITH TRADITIONAL BASE SYSTEMS ON COMPACTED NATIVE SOIL


  • A minimum 2% top surface slope for proper water runoff
  • Gator Tile Sand at least 3 mm below the Porcelain tile chamfers.
  • Minimum depth of joint 17 mm.
  • Maximum joint width 6 mm.
  • Gator Base must exceed the actual tile installs by 15 cm on all sides.
  • Layer of sand compacted sand
  • Option 2: 5 cm of 0-20 mm compacted crushed stone be added to compensate and level the lower areas
  • Native soil (non-organic) compacted
  • For pedestrian applications
  • The 7 components of the Gator Tile System are to be used for the install

Option 3-4 GATOR TILE WITH OVERLAY BASE SYSTEMS ON CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS


  • A minimum 2% top surface slope for proper water runoff
  • GATOR TILE SAND at least 3 mm below the Porcelain tile chamfers.
  • Minimum depth of joint 17 mm.
  • Maximum joint width 6 mm.
  • Gator Base must exceed the actual tile installs by 15 cm on all sides.
  • OPTION 3: A 37 mm layer of compacted sand over a concrete slab minimum 10 cm thickness, offering 5 cm drainage holes every 3 m filled with 8 mm clean stone and cover with a geotextile allowing water evacuation trough the concrete slab holes.
  • OPTION 4: A 37 mm layer of compacted sand over 5 cm of 0-20 mm compacted crushed stone covering a concrete slab minimum 10 cm thickness offering 5 cm drainage holes every 3 m filled with 8mm clean stone and cover with a geotextile allowing water evacuation trough the concrete slab holes.
  • For pedestrian applications
  • The 7 components of the Gator Tile System are to be used for the install
LIMITED WARRANTY

The manufacturer cannot guarantee results as it has no control over surface and sub-surface preparation and product appli-cation. If this product is proven to be defective, on the condition that it was installed pursuant to the method of application and surface and sub-surface preparation described above, the sole obligation of the manufacturer is to refund the purchase price. Proof of purchase is required for any claim. The manufacturer shall not be liable for any other damages whatsoever, direct or con-sequential. To the extent permitted by law, the manufacturer excludes any implied warranty of quality, merchantability or fitness for purpose. The manufacturer shall not be liable for any other damages or costs whatsoever, including removal or reinstallation of sand and porcelain tiles.

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