Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 117
Rated 5 out of 5Â by awgee Follow Directions
Read and FOLLOW the directions. The directions say to pour the mixed grout on to a flat horizontal surface if grouting a vertical surface. DO IT! Learn from my mistake. The chemical reaction of the mixed grout produces heat and heat make the grout harden faster, and if you leave it in the bucket it sets off quickly. I poured my second batch onto a 16" x 16" tile and kept it cool and I had all the time I needed to push the grout. It is counter-intuitve, but it works. The clean up is awful. It does not clean up and I had to throw away about 5 or 6 sponges, but it looks like once installed, it will last longer than anything else in my house.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by joyota Great Product, but Not for the Faint of Heart
Appearance: Looks great, a little glossy unlike regular grout.
Ease of Installation: It's not easy compared to regular grout, but well worth the extra effort in my opinion.
Quality: The finished product looks great and I feel 100% confident in the water tight seal.
Value: It's pricey, but I think it'll be worth it to not have to seal the grout every 5 years.
Overall: I'm super happy with the results and would highly recommend this product.
I just finished tiling my bathroom and shower and wanted to spend the extra cash to make sure I had good water tight grout joints that required the least amount of maintenance possible. I read the reviews for this product and decided to give it a shot. It sounded a bit difficult to install from previous reviews and boy, they're not kidding. You need to work quickly and be prepared.
I tiled a 4'x3' shower and 2.5'x5' bathroom floor and used this for all of the grout lines. It was approximately 100 sq ft of tile composed of a mix of 6x6, 12x12 and 2x2 mosaic tiles with 1/8" - 1/4" grout lines. I ended up using 5 1/2 buckets of this stuff. When you first mix the stuff it's no more difficult to work into the grout lines than regular grout, but after about 30 minutes or so if you haven't used up the bucket yet, it'll start sticking to itself and it'll want to pull itself out of the grout lines by sticking to the float if you're not careful.
After about 20-30 minutes of being on the tile, it'll start to set and it gets pretty hard to remove from the tile so if installing the grout is going to take you longer than that like it did for me, make sure you have another person there who can clean up areas that you've already grouted. Warm water and dish soap did seem to work pretty well with a grout sponge. Have a bunch of sponges on hand, we went through 7 average grout sponges with this job. The grout doesn't rinse out of the sponge when it's sticky.
Even after cleanup, we inevitably missed some areas. A very modest amount of Mineral Spirits lightly applied via sponge and then wiped away with clean water and a clean sponge seemed to remove the sticky residue. Since we used porcelain tile which is super hard I was able to gingerly chisel off some of the grout that stuck to the face of the tile without scratching it. If you have ceramic or glass tile, I would recommend doing a better job cleaning up than I did. :-\
June 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Timm Not as bad as some say.
I am not a professional at tile or grout, but I have worked construction most of my life as an electrician. I was very scared because of other reviews. It wasn't that bad. Just take scrap tile that is cold, spread small amounts onto each tile. I used 4 tile and the bucket, 5 equal amounts. I used what was in the bucket and would then put what was on a tile in the bucket until i had used it all. It came very close to covering as advertised. As you work it, it cures faster. What was on the cold tile stayed very pliable. Clean up with shop towels. Don't waste time with sponges except for the initial scrub. Get the sponges that HD sells for epoxy grout to loosen what is on the face of the tile. Use one per bucket, then trash. Watch videos from the manufacturer, be prepared, and don't waste any time once it is mixed.
January 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Wheaties Good product, but over priced for the amount
Good product for very small projects. Does not cover the sq.ft it suggests. I used 4 containers to cover my 80 sq ft shower. Looks great, but $100.00 on grout is not what I had in my budget. Used a pastry bag to minimize waste.
Buy extra sponges!
November 11, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Jake Very nice finish and result
This was my first time using this product and after reading the reviews I decided I was willing to give it a shot. I will start off with saying you definitely want to have a board or something else flat that you can pour the contents of the bucket onto after mixing.
Mixed part b into part a thoroughly , poured it onto the board and started grouting. took me about 30 minutes on the walls to finish each bucket. Waited about 5-10 minutes and then used a sponge for epoxy grout. Wiped it all down. My girlfriend followed behind me with a regular sponge and I finished it off with a damp microfiber towel.
I would definitely use this product again. Never thought I would be so happy to never have to seal grout again!
October 15, 2013