Water penetration from tile joints leads to the debonding of tiles

While considering tiling of floors and walls of different projects, such kitchens, washrooms, gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and several others, one important aspect to consider is water penetration. Seeping of water through the tile joints is not something you’d wish to notice once you have tiled these areas, isn’t it? So, one must ensure that tiling is done thoroughly in these areas particularly. Having said that, it doesn’t stop here. There is another important aspect one must look into and that is grouting of tiles. It is the last process when installing tiles, but the most important one. Filling the spaces in between the tiles gives a finished look to the floors and walls.

Let’s take for instance the washroom, we know for sure that more than 100 footsteps move over the tiles fixed in the washrooms. Water hitting this area, therefore, is a given. In such circumstances, the tiles beneath and even on the walls need to be fixed thoroughly and the grouting of tiles is essential too. One may say that if the tiles are fixed well, there’s nothing else to be bothered about. But for areas like the above, you need to use tile grout fillers in the space between the adjoining tiles.

When water penetrates from tile joints, it leads to debonding of tiles and you certainly don’t want that to happen. When you consider a grout there are different types of grouts which you must choose from. For instance, for areas where water is a concern, you must pick water-resistant tile grouts. Ordinary grouts won’t help the way water-resistant grouts will. Water penetration can lead to powdering, cracking, accumulation of dirt, and germs in the pores developing an unhygienic environment. It further leads to the debonding of tiles. Thus, you must choose water-resistant grouts to fight these issues.

MYK LATICRETE introduces you to SP 100 tile joints, which is water-resistant and stain-resistant grout for floors and walls. It is suitable for all types of tiles, especially in stain & high-moisture prone areas such as kitchens and washrooms. Using this will help you fix your tile problems. Areas such as bathrooms and kitchens are often exposed to heat; SP-100 withstands heat, fumes and is thus suitable for these applications. It is available in 40+ colors and these colors don’t fade away rather with time they retain a new look for the tiles for years to come.

Tile Joints play an important role here as they not only fill the gaps but also support the tile bonding, aesthetics, and hygiene and protect tiles for years to come. So, get rid of water seeping in through the tile joints by using MYK LATICRETE SP-100 Tile joint.

Why choose SP-100 over ordinary grout?

Consider you’re looking to modernize and renovate the house, you may have a swarm of ideas in your head. But, the first and the most important one is the gentrification of your interiors. With everything that goes in making the appearance of your house appealing, fixing of tiles and stones on floors and walls plays an essential part too. So, let’s further elaborate on the necessities and requirements of fixing tiles and stones and what goes with it.

You can’t consider your work ‘whole’ after just fixing tiles and stones on floors and walls. There’s more to it and that is using grouts and why you need the right grout. For those who aren’t familiar with what is grout and why do you need it? Grout is used as a filler for joints between tiles and stones once you have installed them. Now, you certainly want your walls and floors to have a crisp appearance, right? Grouts fill that appearance.

Initially, one would use the traditional method of using white cement but there are repercussions to it. From cracking & powdering, water penetration, stain & dirt accumulation, germs growing in between tiles, tile deterioration to chemical erosion, there are many problems one can encounter if you use white cement-based grout. Surprised? Fret not, here’s introducing you to a grout that surpasses ordinary grout in all forms – SP-100 Tile Joint. Let’s elaborate further.

  • White cement leads to stubborn dirt being accumulated in broken joints, whereas SP-100 tile joints are stain-resistant and fight all types of stains.
  • Moisture and steam disintegrate white cement allowing germs and fungi to thrive; SP-100 fights germs as it is germ-resistant tile joint.
  • White cement disintegrates allowing seeping of water through the tile joints; the SP-100 tile joint is water-resistant and doesn’t allow water to seep in at all.
  • Using white cement leads to cracking & powdering of tile joints; SP-100 is a chemical resistant tile joint and you can be assured it takes care of problems like cracking & powdering.

Another added advantage of SP-100 is that unlike ordinary grouts it is available in different colors and doesn’t fade. It gives your home appearance the ideal look and feel.
To sum it, SP-100 tile joints are stain, germ, and water-resistant. It is suitable for ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles, marble, and stone, especially in stain prone areas, such as kitchens and washrooms. Not to mention, it’s also applicable for tiles in swimming pool areas.
Thus, irrespective of choosing the best of Tiles that blend well with all the aesthetic qualities, one must also choose the best Tile Joint that enhances the tonality of the whole wall & floor. A wrong choice of Tile Joint can lead to unpleasant results to whole Tile Installation.
Don’t worry, fix this delicate issue for years to come with MYK LATICRETE SP-100 Tile Joint; where there’s zero moisture absorption and also can’t get stained. Additionally, the range of its 40+ shades never prevents you from losing out your imagination, and lets you select from the wide and colorful shades.


Today’s time has proved with much more evidence that the Hospital design & construction plan highly impact its atmosphere. The smooth running of procedures and treatments can only be ensured when patients feel safer. Thus, the most important criteria, after best doctors and facilities, what one looks into is the hygiene when it comes to selecting a hospital.

Many aspects are thought about in the making of an ideal hospital or a clinic. It must follow stringent hygiene methods as it is a place where one can catch infection easily. Areas like Operation theatres; ICU, Pathology labs, Blood banks, General wards, etc. need special attention when it comes to sanitation.

There is a lot of running about when we look into an emergency scene in the hospital. The floor-surfaces of the Hospitals or Clinics are often contaminated with extensive footfalls. Though cleaning of floors does take place regularly, it can only help to remove the visible dirt. What about the stubborn pathogens that dwell between the tiles; in the tile-joints?

Also, in the process of cleaning, tile joints at hospitals are frequently exposed to harsh cleaning chemicals and they tend to lose their bonding strength. Thus the tile joints start powdering leading to dirt and water accumulation, which in turn provide room to germs and other bacteria creating an unhygienic environment.

Now, when we consider a hospital setting all these minute yet necessary details must be taken care of as patients have low immunity and catch the infections easily.

This is where tile joints require special attention and is important that these tile joints are chemical resistant & germ-resistant. MYK LATICRETE’s SP-100 is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial tile joint which makes it an ideal grout for hospitals.

While building this place of well-being, everything needs to be USFDA approved and MYK LATICRETE SP-100 Tile joint meets that criteria. Switching to MYK LATICRETE SP-100 Tile-Joint will not only give you the peace of mind and safety but will also save on cost while protecting your tiles in the long run. To make you feel more like home, MYK LATICRETE SP-100 Tile Joint comes in different colors that never fade and make the tiles look new for years to come.