All data are laboratory values and may vary in practice. A certain processing result cannot be guaranteed due to the unmanageable number of sealants and different application situations. Self-trials are generally recommended before starting work.
Application area of the FugenMeister joint smoother
Wherever aesthetic and prescribed sealant joints are required or desired. Preferably in sanitary/moist rooms such as bathrooms, toilets, showers, kitchens, laundry rooms, sauna areas, outdoor pools, indoor pools, balconies, slaughterhouses, canteens, canal constructions, sewage treatment plants, but also in window construction, boat construction, timber construction, prefabricated houses, mould construction, car body and metal construction (clean rooms), aquarium construction, the smoothing tools are used.
Things to know
Wet rooms must be sealed in such a way that the building structure is permanently protected against water damage.
Water penetrating through joints can cause considerable damage unnoticed from the outside.
All connections must be sealed, especially if different building materials are combined with very different physical properties (e.g. floor/wall and connections to sanitary components).
In addition to its technical function, joint sealing in sanitary and damp rooms has important aesthetic and hygienic tasks. It must be fungicidally treated and easy to clean in order to prevent the infestation and spread of mould fungi.
If fungicide-equipped sealants cannot be used for legal reasons (e.g. food law), the applicability of concrete sealants should be inquired from the manufacturer.
Sealant joints should adapt inconspicuously to the overall appearance. For this reason, they are often not as wide as necessary to absorb the movements of the component elastically. Such undersizing, constant water pollution, chemical stress and aggressive cleaning procedures mean that joints exposed to moisture have to be maintained and serviced. They are therefore regarded as maintenance joints with a limited warranty.
Their condition must be checked at regular intervals and the sealant renewed if necessary in order to avoid consequential damage.
Possible applications Forming of 45° angles, radii or the removal of expansion joints. See Figure 1-6