Ultracolor Plus FA

Rapid-Setting, “All-in-One” Grout Replacement for Sanded and Unsanded Grouts

Ultracolor Plus FA with DropEffect™ technology is an ultra premium, fine-aggregate, fast-setting, polymer-modified, color-consistent, nonshrinking, efflorescence-free grout for joint widths from 1/16" to 3/4" (1.5 to 19 mm). DropEffect reduces surface absorption to help repel water, dirt and grime from penetrating grout joints. Ultracolor Plus FA is specially formulated with MAPEI’s High-Hydrated Cement Technology (HCT™) to eliminate the common problems related to Portland-cement grout, such as color consistency and efflorescence. Along with offering higher polymer content, HCT reduces absorption and increases stain resistance when compared with standard-performance cement grouts. Ultracolor Plus FA is formulated with 10% recycled content and meets  the ANSI A138.1 specification for Green Squared certification.

Fast Track Ready
Bio Block
Drop Effect
G2 Green Squared
CG2 WAF

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet

Available Colors

00 White
01 Alabaster
02 Pewter
04 Bahama Beige
05 Chamois
06 Harvest
07 Chocolate
09 Gray
10 Black
101 Rain
102 Mint
103 Cobblestone
104 Timberwolf
105 Driftwood
106 Walnut
107 Iron
108 Bamboo
109 Acorn
11 Sahara Beige
110 Caramel
111 Hickory
112 Pecan
113 Brick Red
114 Mahogany
115 Truffle
14 Biscuit
15 Bone
19 Pearl Gray
27 Silver
35 Navajo Brown
38 Avalanche
39 Ivory
42 Mocha
44 Pale Umber
47 Charcoal
49 Light Almond
77 Frost
79 Cocoa
93 Warm Gray
94 Straw

FAQs

FAQ
Can Keracolor® S be used in joints 1/8" (3 mm) or smaller?

MAPEI's Keracolor S contains sand. So, when it is used for joints narrower than 1/8" (3 mm), it will be difficult to pack the grout fully into the joint. This often results in voids below the surface of the grout, which turn into areas of missing grout over time. It is best to use MAPEI's Keracolor U, Ultracolor® Plus FA or MAPEI Flexcolor® CQ grout for joints less than 1/8" (3 mm) wide.

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Can Keracolor® S be used to grout pebble tile?

It is best to use MAPEI's Ultracolor® Plus FA grout when grouting pebble stone and river rock mosaics.

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Is Keracolor® S recommended with wood-look tile?

It is best to use MAPEI's Ultracolor® Plus FA grout or MAPEI Flexcolor® CQ grout for grouting installations of wood-look plank tile.

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Can Keracolor® U be used in joints 1/8" (3 mm) or larger?

When MAPEI's Keracolor U is used for joints wider than 1/8" (3 mm), it may result in hairline cracks and the grout may dry to a level lower than the height of the surface of the tile. It is best to use MAPEI's Keracolor S, Ultracolor® Plus FA or MAPEI Flexcolor® CQ grout for joints more than 1/8" (3 mm) wide.

FAQ
Can Keracolor® U be used to grout pebble tile?

It is best to use MAPEI's Ultracolor® Plus FA grout when grouting pebble stone and river rock mosaics.

FAQ
Is Keracolor® U recommended with wood-look tile?

It is best to use MAPEI's Ultracolor® Plus FA, MAPEI Flexcolor® CQ or Kerapoxy® CQ grout for grouting installations of wood-look plank tile.

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Is Ultracolor® Plus FA a sanded grout?

MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA grout contains a fine aggregate, which enables the grout to be used in a tight grout joint as thin as 1/16" (1.5 mm).

FAQ
Can I use Ultracolor® Plus FA with installations of natural stone?

MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA contains a fine aggregate. So, it is a great choice for grouting most installations of natural stone. When grouting installations of polished stone tile, it is recommended to build a mockup (sample board) or, at the very least, test Ultracolor Plus FA in an inconspicuous area before grouting.

FAQ
Can Ultracolor® Plus FA be used to grout unfilled travertine and limestone tile?

Yes.

FAQ
CanUltracolor® Plus FA be used to grout pebble tile?

MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA grout is a great choice for grouting installations of pebble stone and river rock mosaics.

FAQ
Can I use Ultracolor® Plus FA with installations of glass tile?

MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA contains a fine aggregate. So, it is a great choice for grouting most installations of glass tile. When grouting installations of delicate glass tile, it is recommended to build a mockup (sample board) or, at the very least, test Ultracolor Plus FA in an inconspicuous area before grouting.

FAQ
Can I use Ultracolor® Plus FA with glossy wall tile?

MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA contains a fine aggregate. So, it is a great choice for most installations of glossy wall tile. When grouting installations of antique or handmade wall tile, it is recommended to build a mockup (sample board) or, at the very least, test Ultracolor Plus FA in an inconspicuous area before grouting.

FAQ
Is Ultracolor® Plus FA recommended with wood-look tile?

MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA grout is a great choice for grouting installations of wood-look plank tile.

FAQ
Can Ultracolor® Plus FA be used in a pool?

MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA grout is a great choice for pool installations and other submerged applications.

FAQ
Can Ultracolor® Plus FA be mixed with an additive?

Additives are not recommended with MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA grout.

FAQ
What is the proper way to mix a rapid-setting, cement-based grout?

Be sure to follow the packaging instructions carefully when mixing. Use cool or cold water, keep the water-to-powder ratio correct and adhere to the short mixing time. (Ultracolor® Plus FA does not require "resting" time.) Use a drill rather than mixing by hand. Do not add more water if the product begins to thicken.

FAQ
Can Ultracolor® Plus FA be sealed?

Although MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA grout does not require a sealer, it can be sealed. Select a high-performance, penetrating grout sealer, such as ourUltraCare® Penetrating Plus SB Stone & Porcelain Tile Sealer.

FAQ
How long before Ultracolor® Plus FA can be sealed?

Wait at least 24 hours before applying a sealer over MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA grout.

FAQ
Can MAPEI's Ultracolor® Plus FA grout be mixed with an additive?

Additives are not recommended with MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA.

FAQ
How soon can Ultracolor® Plus FA be sealed?

Wait at least 3 days before applying a sealer over MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA grout.

FAQ
Can MAPEI Flexcolor® CQ be used to grout pebble tile?

MAPEI Flexcolor CQ grout is not recommended for grouting installations of pebble stone and river rock mosaics. It is best to use MAPEI's Ultracolor® Plus FA grout when grouting pebble stone.

FAQ
Can Kerapoxy® CQ be used to grout pebble tile?

MAPEI's Kerapoxy CQ grout is not recommended for grouting installations of pebble stone and river rock mosaics. It is best to use MAPEI's Ultracolor® Plus FA grout when grouting pebble stone.

FAQ
Can Keracolor® S be used in a pool?

MAPEI's Keracolor S grout can be used in submerged applications, such as pools, but a 21-day curing time is required before filling the pool. MAPEI's Ultracolor® Plus FA grout is a better choice for pool installations where submersion can be completed after 72 hours of grouting when the tiles are installed with an appropriate rapid- setting mortar.

FAQ
Can Keracolor® U be used in a pool?

MAPEI's Keracolor U grout can be used in submerged applications, such as pools, but a 21-day curing time is required before filling the pool. MAPEI's Ultracolor® Plus FA grout is a better choice for pool installations.

FAQ
Can I use Ultracolor® Plus FA to regrout over old grout?

Cement-based grouts, such as MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA grout, will not effectively bond to themselves or other grout types. So, if the existing grout is damaged, then at least 2/3 of the depth of the grout joint must be removed before regrouting. Note: If the existing grout is simply discolored, MAPEI's UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ can restore the look without removing the existing grout.

FAQ
Can I use MAPEI's Keracolor® S or Ultracolor® Plus FA grouts to regrout over old grout?

Cement-based grouts, such as MAPEI's Keracolor S or Ultracolor Plus FA grouts, will not effectively bond to themselves. So, if the existing grout is damaged, then at least 2/3 of the depth of the grout joint must be removed before regrouting. Note: If the existing grout is simply discolored, MAPEI's UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ can restore the look without removal of the existing grout.

FAQ
Does Ultracolor® Plus FA need to be sealed?

MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA is stain-resistant and does not require a sealer. However, a high-performance, penetrating grout sealer may still be applied from MAPEI's UltraCare® family of sealers, which includes UltraCare Penetrating Plus Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer and UltraCare Penetrating Plus SB Stone & Porcelain Tile Sealer. Follow the directions provided in the UltraCare Maintenance Guide.