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

REQUIRED SUB-SURFACE PREPARATION

Please visit our website for the latest GATOR TILE SAND Technical Data Sheet (TDS) at AllianceGator.com before installing GATOR TILE SAND.

Installation Steps

STEP 1 • Sweeping

When emptying the bag of GATOR TILE SAND, spread it onto the dry, tiled surface. When sweeping the GATOR TILE SAND, spread it over a small area before moving onto the next, while making sure to fill in the joints.

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.

STEP 3 • Blowing of the Gator Tile Sand

Use a blower to blow off all sand residue laying on the tile surface.

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.
STEP 4 • Gator Tile Sand water activation steps
  1. Shower water on a specific area of 10 sq. m., wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
STEP 5 • Removing excess water and Gator Tile Sand

Use a leaf blower to remove any excess water remaining on the tiles or crevices. This will help remove any remaining GATOR TILE SAND residue left from the previous steps.

IMPORTANT

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.

The manufacturer cannot guarantee results as it has no control over surface and sub-surface preparation and product application. 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 consequential. 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 or tiles.