MAPEI Flexcolor 3D is a professional-grade, ready-to-use (RTU) translucent specialty grout with an “iridescent effect” finish. Its translucent characteristics not only reflect but also refract light, allowing the grout to transition in color to complement the tile color.
MAPEI Flexcolor 3D’s nearly translucent neutral base, Crystal Moon, takes on the color of whatever tile surround the grout joint, even varying with changes in tile color. Some glass tile designs exhibit this effect more than others. The other nine color effects in the MAPEI Flexcolor 3D grout collection possess an iridescent quality that shines through gold, silver and copper metallic hues as well as green and blue glass shades and a neutral tint.
MAPEI Flexcolor 3D is formulated with the latest innovation in recycled glass-bead aggregate, which ensures color consistency, ease of cleanability and improved workability. In addition, this grout can be used on sensitive tile surfaces once they have been tested, requires no sealer, and cures naturally from evaporation.
MAPEI Flexcolor 3D can be used in commercial and residential interior installations of porcelain, ceramic, glass and natural-stone tiles. The dense surface structure of the grout helps to prevent water-based stains on the grout surface.
“With the introduction of the MAPEI Flexcolor 3D collection, MAPEI is offering designers a new design horizon when it comes to tile,” said David Mowery, business manager, TSIS Color Products and UltraCare for MAPEI North America. “Providing these effects in a ready-to-use grout will open the MAPEI Flexcolor 3D collection to an audience beyond a small niche market. We think designers will use these grouts to lead tile in a whole new design direction. The popularity of glass mosaic tile with an ‘iridescent’ finish has been the recent rage in tile showrooms across the Americas. When it is grouted with our MAPEI Flexcolor 3D, a one-of-a-kind tile design comes to life.”
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