ARDEX EG 18 Plus – new hygienic, waterproof epoxy grout wows the crowd at SPATEX 2022


When tiling swimming pools, wet areas or installations that require hygiene protection, an epoxy grout is often the best solution.

ARDEX EG 18 Plus is a new, improved formula three-part epoxy grout that provides a hygienic, durable and impervious finish.

Launched first with great acclaim and interest from architects and contractors at SPATEX 2022 – the UK’s dedicated international pool, spa and wellness show which took place last week, ARDEX EG 18 Plus locks the colour within the filler, ensuring improved, longer lasting colour-tones. It also provides for easier mixing and easier application with an epoxy grout float.

Improved rheology ensures the grout holds well in the joints – even on walls. What’s more, ARDEX EG 18 Plus cleans off far easier than other epoxys: emulsifying pads are not required (but can be used if preferred). Installers can just clean off with a good quality sponge – even on heavily textured, anti-slip tiles.

The easy clean-off can begin from just 15 minutes after application, but with a long clean off time of 45 minutes there is no need for installers to panic or rush as the grout is removed simply by sponge up to 60 minutes after application.

Ideal for swimming pools, bathrooms, hydrotherapy spas, hospitals, domestic and food preparation areas, ARDEX EG 18 Plus can withstand full loads after 2 days of curing.

After 7 days it is resistant to aqueous salts, chlorine water, commercial cleaning agents, dilute mineral acids.

Available in White, Bahama Beige, Silver Grey, Grey and Anthracite it can be used from 2mm to 12mm joints – perfect for any installation or design where a hygienic or water impervious grout is required.

Want to find out more about how ARDEX can support swimming pool projects? Why not book onto our Online CPD –  Specify Tiling to Swimming Pools – taking place at 11am on 24th February. Book your place via

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