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ENDURANCE E-1500 SETTING & GROUTING EPOXY 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Endurance E-1500 is a 100% solids epoxy grout that meets or exceeds requirements of ANSI A118.3. E-1500 is a three-part 100% epoxy solids system for grouting of floor brick, quarry tile, pavers, porcelain tile, glass tile, and ceramic mosaics. It is designed to resist attacks by many acids, alkalis and other chemical compounds that normally break down concrete mortars and grouts. E-1500 has a unique filler system, which has been designed to make grouting clean up easier. It is recommended for use in distilleries, refineries, chemical laboratories, breweries, dairies, food processing plants, outdoor fountains, swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, etc. where high exposure levels of organic acids are not present. E-1500 is sag resistant for grout joints up to 1/4" when mixed and installed properly, and should be specified for grouting ceramic tile on any wall or floor installations. E-1500 not only has exceptional bond strength (greater than 1200 P.S.I.) but it will remain rigid and cohesive at intermittent temperatures up to 350F.

 

USES:

E-1500 is recommended for use in residential and commercial floors, walls and counters, distilleries, refineries, laboratories, food processing plants and commercial kitchens, including fast-food restaurant applications. Also recommended for outdoor applications such as swimming pool tile, water fountains, etc.

 

LIMITATIONS:

Surface temperature of substrate should be above 50F during tile installation. Continuous exposure of cured E-1500 above 350F is not recommended.

 

TECHNICAL DATA: Physical Properties

Hardness (Shore D)   7 days

70 to 80

Hardness (Shore D) 28 days

80 to 90

Linear shrinkage, %

0.01

Compressive Strength, psi (ASTM C-109)

Greater than 6000

Shear bond strength, psi (ANSI-A118.3)

1200 psi

Tensile strength

1200 psi

Pot life at 30F, mins.

60 to 90

Cure time at 72F, hrs.

12 to 16

Temperature limitation, F

350

Working time, min. 

Greater than 60

Sag using 6” x 6” x ½” quarry tile

0.00

 

INSTALLATION:

Substrate: E-1500 is recommended for use on cured concrete, plaster, drywall, metal, fiberglass, glass, masonry surfaces, cementitious backerboard and plywood. Substrate shall be prepared in accordance with ANSI A108.4.

Surface to receive E-1500 must be structurally sound, dry, free of sealers, coatings, oil, dirt and dust. New masonry surfaces should be sufficiently cured, dimensionally stable and free from cracks. It is advisable to brush all surfaces with a stiff brush to remove any loose material that may be encountered. Consult the Tile Council of North America Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installations, ANSI A-108, and any other applicable standards for specific setting descriptions.

Mixing: E-1500 is furnished in 3 parts, A, B, and C. Exact proportions and thorough mixing of the parts with one another is absolutely essential for satisfactory performance. A 1.5 gallon (20 lbs) unit requires one bag, 14 lbs, of part C powder. A three-gallon unit (40 lbs) requires two bags (28 lbs) of part C powder. Before weighing from containers, mix each part thoroughly to ensure uniformity within the part. Empty contents of parts A and B into mixing bucket and mix to uniform color and consistency. Gradually add part C powder and mix thoroughly using either hand tools or a slow spin power mixer. (e.g. bucket mixer). Mix until all part C is uniformly wetted, smooth and free of lumps. Care must be taken to avoid whipping air into this mix. It is recommended that complete units be mixed at a time; however, if necessary to split a unit, weigh out three parts A, one part B and 8 parts C by weight, not by volume. Clean tools with warm soapy water immediately after use.  

 

VERTICAL SURFACES:

All vertical work must be completed within 20 minutes of mixing product at 70°F.  Lower temperatures may result in longer work times and higher temperatures will result in shorter work times.   

 WORKING CHARACTERISTICS: E-1500 is ideally installed at temperatures from 70F to 80F. At higher temperatures, the pot life, open time and clean-up time are reduced; however, it is more fluid and easier to work. At lower temperatures, these factors are reversed. Working surface temperature can vary from room temperature and should be taken into consideration. Do not begin application of E-1500 until the temperature of the room and substrate is above 50F and rising. Maintain a temperature of 60F or higher during the curing period. E-1500 may be stored at low temperatures. Before use, E-1500 must be stored at approximately 70F for at least 24 hours.

 

Temperature

Pot Life

Open Time

Clean-Up Time

Set Time

60F (16 C)

1 ½ hours

3 ½ hours

1 ½ hours

24-30 hours

75F (24 C)

1 hours

2 ¼ hours 

1 hours

16-20 hours

90F (32 C)

30 minutes

1 ½ hours

30 minutes

12-14 hours

 

APPLICATION:

Grout: With a firm, straight edge rubber float force as much E-1500 into joints as possible, using sufficient pressure and flow to avoid air pockets or voids. Before the E-1500 loses its plasticity, remove excess with rubber float in a squeegee fashion working diagonally to joints to facilitate removal without pulling material from joints.

CLEAN-UP:

For initial clean up: Use a white plastic scrub pad or an epoxy sponge and a sufficient amount of clean water. Avoid water migration into un-grouted joints. Warm water will speed clean up. Change cleaning water and scrub pads/sponges often to avoid leaving a sticky film on the tile. Do not leave standing water on uncured epoxy joints after initial cleaning. At 70°F, perform final clean up after 10 hours but before 24 hours. Use cure time chart to estimate and adjust accordingly for other temperatures. Use a white scrub pad or epoxy sponge, and water. Clean completely, as E-1500 is difficult to remove after it cures for over 24 hours. Wide tile joints may have a slight concave appearance after grout cure. Cover with Kraft paper after final clean up to protect from other construction debris during cure period. Miracle Sealants Epoxy Grout Film Remover may be used to remove cured epoxy residue.

 

 

Please Refer to Grout Coverage Tables for Grouting Coverage

 PROTECTING NEW TILEWORK:

To avoid damage to finished tilework, schedule floor installations to begin only after all structural work, building enclosure and overhead finishing work, such as ceilings, painting, mechanical and electrical work are completed. Keep all traffic off of finished tile floors until it has fully cured or provide up to ¾” thick plywood protection over Kraft paper to protect floors before installation materials have fully cured.

 

PACKAGING:

E-1500 is available in 20 and 40 lb unit sizes, which include resin and hardener, and colored filler powder.  

 

COLORS:

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Material: Tile grout shall be E-1500, a three-component mix consisting of specially graded silica aggregate, colorfast pigments, a special blend of activating hardeners and liquid epoxy resin. It shall be free of water and organic solvents; as manufactured for GROUT360, Social Circle, GA. The material when properly mixed and applied shall resist sag on vertical surfaces. In the reacted state, E-1500 shall remain rigid and cohesive in intermittent temperatures up to 350F. Acid and alkali resistant grout shall meet or exceed ANSI A118.3.  

Chemical Resistance Guide for E-1500

Chemical

E-1500

Chemical

E-1500

Chemical

E-1500

Chemical

E-1500

Acetic Acid, Glacial

N

Butyl Acetate

C

Formic Acid Glacial

N

Soy Sauce

R

Acetic Acid 3%

R

Calcium Chloride

R

Hydriotic Acid 20%

R

Sulfuric Acid 45%

R

Acetic Acid 10%

C

Calcium Hydroxide

R

Hydrobromic Acid 10%

R

Tetrahydrofuran

N

Acetic Anhydride

N

Carbon Disulfide

C

Hydrochloric Acid 37%

R

Trisodium Phosphate

R

Acetone

C

Carbon Tetrachloride

R

Lactic Acid 3%

C

Vegetable Oil

R

Ammonia (household)

R

Chloroacetic 10%

N

Nitric Acid 10%

R

Wine

R

Ammonium Bromide 30%

R

Chlorobenzene

N

Nitrobenzene

N

 

 

Alcohol

R

Chlorine water (bleach)

R

Nitrotoluene

R

 

 

Aniline

N

Chromic Acid 10%

R

Phenol

N

 

 

Barium Hydroxide

R

Citric Acid 20%

R

Phosphoric Acid 10%

R

 

 

Beer

R

Cooking Grease

R

Potassium Hydroxide 5%

R

 

 

Benzyl Acetate

C

Cresol

N

Potassium Persulfate 50%

R

 

 

Benzyl Alcohol

N

Ethyl Bromide

N

Pyridine 20%

C

 

 

Benzaldehyde

N

Ethylene Glycol Monobutarate

R

Saturated Sugar Solution

R

 

 

Bromine Water

R

Ferric Chloride

R

Sodium Carbonate

R

 

 

Butanol

R

Formic Acid 10%

C

Sodium Hydroxide 35%

R

 

 

 

R=      Recommended               N=       Not Recommended     C= Test before using