STARLIKE® CRYSTAL EVO By Litokol
Starlike® Crystal Evo is a two-component acid-resistant translucent epoxy grout for grouting clear and artistic vitreous mosaics with joints up to 3 mm wide.
Part A is composed of an epoxy resin mix, based on fine grade glass bead aggregates and organic rheological components. Component B consists of an innovative organic catalyst with lower exposure risks for users. Once mixed together, the two components form a creamy mixture with excellent smoothness, which is also suitable for vertical application with no dripping. Once hardened, the product is high-performing in term of mechanical and chemical resistance.
FIELDS OF APPLICATION
The special translucent colouring of Starlike® Crystal means the product, when filled into the joints, is able to “absorb” the colour of the clear glass tiles and therefore change depending on their colour.
Best results are obtained when the mosaic is applied to transparent substrates such as glass and plexiglass, which may eventually be backlit by a light source. In this case, the mosaic tiles must be bonded using an appropriate clear adhesive cartridge.
In the case of traditional substrates such as cement or gypsum-based renders, panelling etc., the mosaic tiles must be bonded with white adhesives such as Litoplus K55 (cementitious adhesive in class C2TE) or Litoelastic EVO (two-component reactive adhesive in class R2T) depending on the type of substrate. Thanks to this characteristic, with Starlike® Crystal EVO it is possible to obtain vitreous mosaic surfaces with highly prestigious effects and a strong visual impact, for example:
● Creation of backlit indoor walls.
● Backlit wall tiles for bar counters or public venues.
● Floor and wall tiles in bathrooms, kitchens, shower boxes, etc.
● Grouting of vitreous mosaics laid on structures and forms developed with extruded polystyrene used in Turkish baths, hammam and health spas;
● Grouting of vitreous mosaics in pools and jacuzzis.
● Development of decorative surfaces such as columns, tables, etc.
Another possibility of use for Starlike® Crystal EVO concerns the grouting of artistic mosaic tiles, that is, compositions made using mosaic tiles, which when specifically shaped and combined, reproduce exclusive images rich in different nuances and shadings.