Should I prefer epoxy or cement-based joints for pool glass mosaic application?
The joint is the basis of mosaic installation. The joint material you will use is just as important as the mosaic. Let us explore the technical specifications of the mortars you plan to use together with your Betsan mosaics.
There are two categories of joints:
1. Cement joints
2. Epoxy joints
The first one is a mixture of cement, aggregates, resins, and pigments.
The latter is reactive resins. They harden as a result of a chemical reaction and usually have components.
The main difference is that epoxy joints are much more durable than cement joints and require almost no maintenance. Cement joints need to be maintained more often.
Chemical products used for swimming pool maintenance damage joints. Therefore, epoxy can be said to be more durable.
In summary, compared to cement joints, epoxy joints are:
1. Highly resistant to chemical products.
2. Resistant to bacteria.
3. More adhesive.
4. Highly resistant to moisture.