Armstrong Flooring S-693 FlexStrong™ Premixed Sanded Acrylic Grout DATA SHEET & APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Precaution

Caution Eye and Skin Irritant

SDS

S-693 FlexStrong™ Premixed Sanded Acrylic Grout SDS

For Use With

For use with Armstrong Flooring groutable vinyl tile. For use with the following Installation Systems:

Product Information

TypePremixed sanded acrylic grout
ColorAvailable in a variety of colors
TaggantsNone
FloatHard epoxy
Units1 quart (946 mL) and 1 gallon (3.78 L)
Open TimeApproximately 3-8 minutes
Working TimeUp to 10 minutes (working times may vary based on jobsite conditions, substrates, temperature and humidity)
Shelf Life2 years, unopened
Freeze/Thaw StableNo, keep from freezing
VOC Content15 g/L; calculated and reported, SCAQMD 1168
Clean UpUse clear cool water and a sponge. Do not allow grout to dry on face.
AdvantagesPremixed-ready to use
Resists cracking
Color consistent
Stain resistant
Easy clean up
LanguageEnglish
Size1-quart
1-gallon
Carton
Dimensions
1-quart -19.313″ L x 14.125″ W x 5″ H
1 gallon – 15.5″ L x 15.5″ W x 7.75″ H
Carton Weight1-quart – 21 lbs
1-gallon – 50.3 lbs
Items per Carton1-quart – 12
1-gallon – 4
Cartons per Pallet1-quart – 36
1-gallon – 36
Weight per Gallon1-quart – 1.75 lbs
1-gallon – 12.59 lbs

Coverage

Coverage for 16″ x 16″
(41 cm x 41 cm) Tile

Per Quart
112 sq. ft./qt. (10.4 sq. m./946 mL) with 1/16″ joint spacing
81 sq. ft./qt. (7.5 sq. m./946 mL) with 1/8″ joint spacing
68 sq. ft./qt. (6.3 sq. m./946 mL) with 3/16″ joint spacing
56 sq. ft./qt. (5.2 sq. m./946 mL) with 1/4″ joint spacing
Coverage for 16″ x 16″
(41 cm x 41 cm) Tile

Per Gallon
451 sq. ft./gal. (41.8 sq. m./3.78 L) with 1/16″ joint spacing
325 sq. ft./gal. (30.2 sq. m./3.78 L) with 1/8″ joint spacing
275 sq. ft./gal. (25.5 sq. m./3.78 L) with 3/16″ joint spacing
225 sq. ft./gal. (20.9 sq. m./3.78 L) with 1/4″ joint spacing
Coverage for 8″x16″
(20.3 cm x 40.6 cm)

Per Quart
116 sq. ft/qt (10.7 sq. m/946 mL) with 1/16″ joint spacing
58 sq. ft/qt (5.3 sq. m/946 mL) with 1/8″ joint spacing
39 sq. ft/qt (3.6 sq. m/946 mL) with 3/16″ joint spacing
29 sq. ft/qt (2.6 sq. m/946 mL) with 1/4″ joint spacing
Coverage for 8″x16″
(20.3 cm x 40.6 cm)

Per Gallon
465 sq. ft/gal (43.1 sq. m/3.78 L) with 1/16″ joint spacing
235 sq. ft/gal (21.8 sq. m/3.78 L) with 1/8″ joint spacing
156 sq. ft/gal (14.4 sq. m/3.78 L) with 3/16″ joint spacing
117 sq. ft/gal (10.8 sq. m/3.78 L) with 1/4″ joint spacing 
Coverage for 12″x24″
(30.5 cm x 61.2 cm)

Per Quart
270 sq. ft/qt (10.4 sq. m./946 mL) with 1/16″ joint spacing 
136 sq. ft/qt (12.6 sq. m./946 mL) with 1/8″ joint spacing
90 sq. ft/qt (8.3 sq. m./946 mL) with 3/16″ joint spacing
68 sq. ft/qt (6.3 sq. m./946 mL) with 1/4″ joint spacing
Coverage for 12″x24″
(30.5 cm x 61.2 cm)

Per Gallon
1080 sq. ft/gal (100.3 sq. m/3.78 L) with 1/16″ joint spacing
545 sq. ft/gal (50.6 sq. m/3.78 L) with 1/8″ joint spacing
363 sq. ft/gal (33.7 sq. m/3.78 L) with 3/16″ joint spacing
272 sq. ft/gal (25.2 sq. m/3.78 L) with 1/4″ joint spacing
Coverage for 6″ x 36″
(15.24 cm x 91.44 cm) Plank

Per Quart
72 sq. ft./qt. ( 6.69 sq. m./946 mL) with 1/16″ joint spacing
52 sq. ft./qt. ( 4.83 sq. m./946 mL) with 1/8″ joint spacing
45 sq. ft./qt. ( 4.18 sq. m./946 mL) with 3/16″ joint spacing
36 sq. ft./qt. ( 3.34 sq. m./946 mL) with 1/4″ joint spacing
Coverage for 6″ x 36″
(15.24 cm x 91.44 cm) Plank

Per Gallon
290 sq. ft./gal. ( 26.94 sq. m./3.78 L) with 1/16″ joint spacing
209 sq. ft./gal. ( 19.41 sq. m./3.78 L) with 1/8″ joint spacing
177 sq. ft./gal. ( 16.44 sq. m./3.78 L) with 3/16″ joint spacing
145 sq. ft./gal. ( 13.47 sq. m./3.78 L) with 1/4″ joint spacing

Product Features

FEATUREBENEFIT
Uniform colorConsistent color throughout the floor
FlexibilityMinimizes cracking with slight movements in the floor
Stain-resistantEasier to maintainGrout cleans to its original color
Premixed formulaNo mixing required, can use right away, less mess
Cleans up easily with waterSaves time on installation
Can use for 1/16″, 1/8″, 3/16″ and 1/4″ joint widthsProvides more layout options
No sealing requiredSaves time on installation, saves money – no need to purchase sealers
Ready for light traffic in 24 hoursLess disruption to household

Warranty

This product will be free from manufacturing defects and will not break down or deteriorate under normal usage when used in accordance with our Product Specification Sheet and our installation and maintenance instructions, applicable building codes and regulations, and standard industry practices.

Sustainability

Sustainable Design Information
LEED Credit Information – Installation Products 

Application Instructions

See attachment below for procedures for applying S-693 Grout
See the S-693 FlexStrong Grout Video for a demonstration.

Use at temperatures between 65°F (18°C) and 90°F (32°C).
For interior use only. Recommended for grout joints 1/16″–1/4″ wide. Not recommended for underwater areas.

Surface Preparation: Before grouting, make sure tiles are firmly bonded and clean. All grout joints must be clean and dry.

Application:

  1. Work only a small area at a time, [6–10 ft.2, (0.5–1.0 m2)].
  2. Using a rigid float, fully pack the premixed grout into the open joints between tiles.
  3. Avoid spreading grout over the entire tile surface. Rather, try to apply it only in the immediate area of the open joints.
  4. Make sure all joints are free of gaps and voids.
  5. Remove excess grout from the tile, moving the float on the edge diagonally across the tile surfaces while the premixed grout is still fresh.
  6. The grout surface should be flush with the tile edge.

Cleaning:

  1. Allow the grout to firm-up prior to clean-up. The set time (3–8 min.) may vary depending on the temperature and the humidity condition.
  2. Apply a very light film of water over the grouted tile surface using a spray bottle.
  3. Allow the water to sit on the tile surface for 20–30 seconds.
  4. Using a clean, damp, white 3M pad, very gently rub diagonally across the grout joints to loosen the grout haze.
  5. Then take a clean damp flat square sponge and slowly wipe diagonally across the tile to remove the remaining grout and water. Repeat until the surface is clean. Use two buckets of clean water; one for rinsing most of the grout residue and the other for moistening the sponge for the following clean-up.

Final Clean-Up:

  1. Allow the grout to dry for 24 hours prior to final clean-up. Use a clean damp flat square sponge to wipe off the remaining grout haze. Armstrong Flooring Once ’n Done® and a white 3M™ pad may also be used to remove grout residue. Rinse with clear water.
  2. Grout sealers are not recommended for Armstrong Flooring Premixed Sanded Acrylic Grout.
  3. Armstrong Flooring Once ’n Done is recommended for continued routine maintenance.
  4. If the grout becomes damaged or there is a void or low spot in the grout joint, premixed grout may be re-applied on top of existing grout.

Protection: 

  • Ready for light traffic in 24 hours. Wait at least 72 hours prior to moving any furniture on the floor.

Do not use Armstrong Flooring New Beginning® or other floor strippers for cleaning the grout or maintaining the grouted installation as they are too harsh and will degrade premixed acrylic grout.

Product Data Table

ColorColorGallon
Model Number
Quart
Item Number
GlacierA1693408A693124A
SmokeB2693408B693124B
SandalwoodC3693408C693124C
MushroomD4693408D693124D
GypsumE5693408E693124E
DriftwoodF6693408F693124F
CocoaG7693408G693124G
ShaleH8693408H693124H
Sea ShellI9693408I693124I
MistJ10693408J693124J
Silver Cloud K11693408K693124K
Corn  SilkL12693408L693124L
Blue AshM13693408M693124M

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Updated on September 13, 2022

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