Gator Tile Sand
For porcelain tile joints up to 2.5 cm
CROSS SECTION REPRESENTS THE HEIGHT OF POLYMERIC SAND FOUND IN THE JOINTS
Maximum joint width: 2.5 cm
STEP 2 • Compacting
Compact the sand into the joints using a rubber mallet or a roller compactor. Do not use a plate compactor. Repeat filling, compacting, and sweeping the surface with a fine bristle broom to remove all excess sand and ensure the GATOR TILE SAND is 3 mm lower than the tile chamfers otherwise erosion may occur.
Water Activation Important Notes
- Work in manageable sections, ideally about 10 sq. m. at a time, depending on temperature.
- Do not allow GATOR TILE SAND to wash out of joint.
- Never allow tiled surface to dry out during the water activation phase.
- Watering must be started at the lowest point of the tiled surface.
- Use a watering gun connected to a hose. Setting should be set to shower.
STEP 4 • Gator Tile Sand water activation steps
- Shower water on a specific area of 10 sq. m., wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes.
- Shower and rinse simultaneously the sand section as to eliminate any GATOR TILE SAND residue left. Any GATOR TILE SAND residue should go directly into the joints. Wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes.
- Shower and rinse simultaneously, so as to eliminate any residue. Any residue should go directly into the tiled joints. Stop when you see water retention on the tiled joints. Note: Repeat STEPS 4a to 4c for all other areas that have not been showered with water.
The water used in steps 4a to 4c will activate a bonding action as well as condensing GATOR TILE SAND in the joints. Watering must happen 3 times, as per steps 4a to 4c. Too little water will not properly activate the GATOR TILE SAND and will reduce the final performance.