I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, today announced that it has introduced a True Grout technology quality trade mark for its licensees. I4F has exclusive licensing and trade mark rights for the True Grout patent portfolio across all major markets worldwide, including the United States, Europe and Asia/Pacific.
Major manufactures, including HMTX Industries, CFL Flooring, Zhejiang Kingdom, Changzhou Jindu, Elegant Home-Tech, Zhangjiagang Yihua, Jiangsu Kentier, Jiangsu Ousheng and Poli-Eco Group, have already signed up for an i4F True Grout license. This provides them with access to the technology as well as the quality trademark.
True Grout technology from i4F imitates the look of grouted rectified ceramics or both floors and walls. Tiles and planks featuring True Grout enhance visual aesthestics compared to a normal v-groove as well as deliver superior resistance to wear and tear, stains and chemical household agents. Tiles and planks with True Grout are very easy to install and replace, especially when compared to traditional ceramics. True Grout technology also enables the milling of an additional grout line in the middle of a tile or plank thus imitating the appearance of two tiles on a single panel. This facilitates the creation of staggered patterns and halves installation time.
The trend for wet rooms and en-suite bathrooms is driving demand for floor and wall products that imitate ceramics. Rigid core tiles featuring True Grout are ideal for bathrooms or wet rooms delivering realistic, visible joints via integrated grout lines for both flooring and wall panels, in any color.