Pour on, wash off jointing grout from Ultrascape
landscaping, paving, Jointing
Ultrascape Flowpoint is an innovative flowable grout available from the bedding, jointing and sealing material manufacturers, Instarmac.
To grout ‘rigid’ paving constructions to BS 7533 it is recommended to use the slurry (flowable) method as it is faster, more cost-effective and robust than the hand-held gun injected mortar technique.
With a proven track record spanning over 25 years, Flowpoint flowable grout has been exceeding the demands of clients, in both heavily trafficked and domestic paving environments long before the introduction of the British Standard. Fast and efficient to apply, affording the ability to grout significant areas of paving quickly and cleanly, Flowpoint is also rapid setting, which means areas of paving can be opened to traffic soon after installation. It is, more often than not, the product of choice for landscapers and specifers alike.
Ultrascape Flowpoint is a fully pre-mixed dry-pack, which only requires the addition of water on-site. Once the desired consistency has been achieved, Flowpoint is poured on top of the paving, filling joints with ease, and then the surplus is simply washed off. The nature of this method causes many to worry about staining; however this flowable grout leaves a perfect stain free finish.
Paving grouted with Flowpoint can be opened to pedestrian traffic in just 1 hour and vehicular traffic in 4 hours. Perfect for wide or narrow joints, Flowpoint can accommodate joint widths of 5-50mm and joint depths of up to 200mm in a single pass, meaning it is just as equally suited to irregular granite setts as it is to large profile stone paving.
The product is frost-resistant and shrinkage compensated, and it can be used in the rain - avoiding delays normally caused as a result of wet weather conditions. What’s more, voids in joints, which are a major cause of failure, are avoided because the product’s application method ensures the filling from the bottom to top.
Ultrascape Flowpoint is one-third of the brand’s mortar paving system, alongside bedding mortar, Pro-Bed HS and slurry primer, Pro-Prime. All three products have been independently tested under UKAS conditions and are shown to excel in performance to BS 7533. As a cured system they are able to cope with all weather extremes and are exceptionally tolerable to surface and ground moisture.
Flowpoint grout not only meets and exceeds the requirements of BS 7533, it is also available in ECO, offering all the benefits of the regular product, but containing 20% recycled material, significantly reducing the consumption of virgin aggregates. Flowpoint ECO is ideal for schemes looking to achieve an ‘excellent’ CEEQUAL award, or where a BREEAM assessment is to be conducted.
Both Flowpoint and Flowpoint ECO are available in Natural and Charcoal, with the special blending of colours also available (subject to minimum order quantities).
The product is suitable for almost all paving types, including sandstone, limestone, concrete and granite.
For more information on Flowpoint and complimentary products, please call 01827 871871 or email: [email protected]
Ultrascape is a brand of the Instarmac Group plc.