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The sealant that changed the world of grouting

The sealant that changed the world of grouting

The sealant that changed the world of grouting

The sealant that changed the world of grouting

The sealant that changed the world of grouting

The sealant that changed the world of grouting

GROUTING: a creative opportunity?

When designing a tiled surface, it's quite amazing the extent to which a seemingly minor element such as grout can affect the final result, from both a technical and aesthetic perspective.
This is especially true for mosaic surfaces where the end result will have completely different effects depending on the selected grout finish. Even from a technical point of view, seamless tile grouting is important to ensure continuity of the mechanical, physical and chemical resistance of the entire surface.
Through the Starlike® range, Litokol offers users and designers an extraordinary solution.

Starlike® is in fact the only product with the advantage of having three different uses:


Starlike®

Starlike® is the only product in the world that can be used in 3 different ways:

  1. epoxy filler for grouting;
  2. R-2T class adhesive (improved reactive adhesive with no vertical slip);
  3. decorative wall smoother (with the Decor additive).


As an adhesive, it is particularly recommended when installing thin mosaics. As a smoother,  it creates unique decorative effects, smoothing the walls in the same colour as the grouting.
Patented product: patent no. 05744761.7 B1

 

With Starlike®, grouting is seamlessly incorporated with the tiles

Two-component epoxy sealant for the laying and grouting of ceramic and mosaic tiles with joints from 1 to 15 mm wide.
Easy to apply and clean, the grout is seamlessly incorporated with the tiles, ensuring consistent mechanical and chemical resistance across the entire surface.

Advantages


Beauty and strength in all residential contexts

  • For indoor and outdoor wall and floor ceramic and mosaic tile laying and grouting
  • heated floors
  • flooring and wall tiles for bathrooms and showers
  • kitchen surfaces
  • terraces and balconies

Grouting that is resistant to the most extreme industrial applications

Industrial floors exposed to high stress such as the regular passage of trolleys, forklifts and pallet trucks.

Flooring exposed to a high level of public and commercial use

Flooring exposed to intense traffic such as shopping centres, airports, stations, sports facilities, offices and shops, bars and public buildings.

Safe for users due to its non-corrosive nature

Starlike® is safe for both installers and the environment:
the same safety features as normal cementitious products;
part B of Starlike® (catalyst) is non-corrosive, unlike other products commonly sold on the market.

Safe for housing as it has very low VOC emissions

Many products and materials in residential buildings contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) which may be released over time. Starlike® products have very low emissions of volatile organic compounds - Class A + according to French Regulations.

No more stains and dirt with Starlike® waterproof grout

Joints are always a critical factor when considering the cleanliness of a tiled surface.
Starlike® is completely waterproof and makes the grouting surface stain-proof and easy to wash using standard detergents commonly sold on the market.

The benefits of easy-to-clean grouting that doesn't absorb liquids or stains

The absorbent nature of cementitious grouting is a significant factor when it comes to the cleanliness of tiled surfaces, it is therefore likely to deteriorate for the following reasons:

  • accumulation of dirt that leads to the spread of bacteria, the development of mould
  • colour variations and efflorescence.

These processes of degradation become more evident in humid and steamy environments such as bathrooms and kitchens. Unlike cementitious grout, epoxy grouting is bacteriostatic, it does not absorb liquids and dirt and can therefore be easily washed, while also preventing the spread of mould and fungi, ensuring totally hygienic grouting.

Grouting in contact with aggressive or chemical substances

  • dairy facilities
  • oil mills
  • abattoirs
  • breweries and wineries
  • the food industry in general
  • tanks containing thermal or brackish water
  • tanks used for fish breeding

Suitable for contact with food

The only epoxy sealant certified for direct contact with food:

  • meat, dairy or flour processing tables
  • kitchen worktops in restaurants, fried food facilities, ovens and bakeries

A barrier against UV rays to protect grouting from yellowing

Starlike® protects the colours of grouting from yellowing caused by sunlight, in all areas of the planet.  As demonstrated by tests conducted in collaboration with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Starlike® is the only UV-resistant epoxy sealant available on the market. Starlike® even protects the colour stability of grouting in the most extreme climatic and atmospheric conditions.

Easy to clean even when applied to very rough R12 tiles

Unlike colour pigments, the Starlike® coloured quartz micro-beads do not adhere to the surfaces of tiles, (even the roughest non-slip R12 tiles) and are removed by simply wiping with a sponge.

New life for tiling: restored cementitious grouting

Over time cementitious grouting deteriorates causing functional and colour variations.
The cementitious absorbency of the grout makes it difficult to clean, affecting the hygiene of tiled surfaces.
Starlike® offers the possibility to restore existing cementitious grouting quickly and permanently, at minimum cost, revitalising tiled floors and walls.

With STARLIKE® The world’s most beautiful mosaic pools

For mosaic pool grouting, specialists around the world rely on Starlike®. For these particular applications, Litokol offers its wealth of experience backed by customised testing and research into suitable solutions in relation to the different materials.

Colours


3 COLLECTIONS,
a choice of 132 finishes to uniquely personalise all types of environments

The Starlike® range consists of 3 collections.

Classic Collection: gradual and carefully calibrated shades of colour.
Glamour Collection: trendy colours and elegant combinations.
Metallic Collection: using Platinum, Shining Gold, Bronze, Copper and Rusty additives mixed in as a third component together with Starlike® Neutral C.340, metallic effects are obtained.

The Galaxy, Spotlight and Gold glitters mixed as a third component together with Starlike® (Classic Collection and Glamour Collection), offer unique and exclusive effects to grouting.

Galaxy: for a pearlescent effect.
Spotlight: silver glitter effect.
Gold: gold glitter effect.
Night Vision: in night-time conditions, the grouting gives off a "photoluminescent"  colour after exposure to sunlight or artificial light. Overall, the  Starlike® range offers no less than 132 different finishes.

Starlike® Color System

For the sealing of joints between tiles, fixtures and flexible control joints, Litokol offers the Otto seal S100 and Otto Chemie S105 silicone sealants in a range of colours to match the entire Starlike® range.

Technical data sheet


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Ampiezza fughe: 1-15 mm Idoneo al contatto con alimenti Idoneo per la posa in piscina Idoneo per la posa su pavimentazioni soggette a carico pesante Prodotto brevettato Sigillante reattivo due componenti Stuccatura antimacchia Stuccatura inassorbente Stuccatura resistente al contatto con agenti chimici Stuccatura resistente raggi uv Prodotto utilizzabile come collante e sigillante Destinazione d'uso: tutti i pavimenti e tutte le pareti

Technical features

Colours:

Classic collection:
Bianco Assoluto C.470 / Bianco Ghiaccio C.270 / Titanio C.310 Grigio Seta C.320 / Grigio Portland C.560 / Silver C.220 Ardesia C.480 / Antracite C.240 / Grigio Fango C.280 / Moka C.420 Pietra d’Assisi C.300 / Sabbia C.250 / Tortora C.490
Travertino C.290 / Avorio C.520

Glamour collection:
Azzurro Pastello C.530 / Turchese C.400 / Artic Blu C.390 / Zaffiro C.260 / Verde Salvia C.540 / Verde Pino C.550 / Corallo C.230 Lilla C.380 / Ciclamino C.370 / Melanzana C.360 / Lime C.440 Mela C.410 / Limone C.430 / Arancio C.460 / Rosso Oriente C.450

Metallic collection:
Platinum / Shining Gold / Bronze / Copper / Rusty

Pot life: approx. 1 h at T = +23°C
Set to light foot traffic: 24 hours at T = +23°C
Ready for use: 5 days at T = +23°C

Consumption:

Shelf life: 24 months in original packaging when stored in a dry place
Packaging:
Classic Collection: 1 - 2,5 - 5 kg/10 kg (Silver C.220-Grigio Fango C.280);
Glamour Collection: 2,5 - 5 kg;
Metallic Collection: 2,5 - 5 kg

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