Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 298
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MEinNE great all in one grout
A bit pricey, but the ease of use makes up for it for this DIY'er. It's has sealant in the pre-mix so no follow-up steps. Love it.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mkh82 Great Grout
Easy to use and looks great. As other reader's mentioned, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. They're not any more difficult than regular grout, but just a bit pickier. My original thought was "oh, we've always just done grout with sponges and didn't need the microfiber cloths" ... get the microfiber cloths. My husband and I tag-teamed - he grouted while I came in behind him and wiped up. I had 2 water buckets, I rinsing bucket and one clean water bucket. This seemed to really help. After wiping it with the sponge twice, I did the damp microfiber drag and then went back in with a clean, damp microfiber and wiped in a circular motion with a VERY light touch (aka: no pressure.) When done, we waited an hour to let it dry a bit and went back in with the sponge and microfibers and did a second wipe up, ending by lightly buffing with a dry, clean microfiber. It didn't need much but it took any remaining haze of the tiles. I don't know that this second wipe was in the directions, but we found it to be a good move and it only took about 5 minutes. We used the natural gray color and it turned out perfect - better than the regular grout that we used in our previous bathroom remodel which ended up "efflourescing" in spots and didn't seal properly. It's worth the money to get this stuff which doesn't require the expense and upkeep of the regular grout. It was also faster to lay and seemed a lot less messy.
January 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mely Natural Gray is not green
I did not install the product myself. I am pleased with the finished appearance. The professional who installed it mentioned that it was very sticky and hard to clean as it dried very quickly. The color online of the Natural Gray looks green, it's very inaccurate.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KatieKat Easy to use for installing a kitcheb backsplash
I used the natural gray to install porcelain and stone mosaic tiles (called Titan interlocking) that I purchased from home depot as well. The gray grout was a standard light gray color and the color was even throughout the bucket. (See Picture) It is not green as pictured on home depot's site.
Even though the grout lines were very small in my mosaic tiles, I had zero problems with hazing. I grouted 12 inches at a time and wiped over them once with a damp sponge. Then I wiped the tiles with some clean paper towels and then followed with a microfiber towel that they sell in the tiling isle. I feel that that microfiber towel was key because it did an excellent job. I did use a lot of paper towels though.
Once I finished the entire kitchen I did NOT have to go back and clean up any of the spots because I was careful as I went. There were 0 spots with any hazing. The wet grout just wiped right off with no issues.
I would also like to add that I splashed chili on the grout and tiles and they wiped up perfectly even after it had set there for an hour or so. It seems pretty stain resistant. It has been installed over a month now with no problems.
My only issue is that the grout is pricey compared to the grout you have to mix and seal yourself, but I decided the convenience was worth the price.
September 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Homerenovater Hard to clean up
This product looks easy, being pre-mixed but beware., Its very hard to get it completely off your tile surface.
Make sure you follow the instructions. If you don't, you will be in a mess very quickly. Work in small areas and DO NOT let any residue get even close to drying on your tiles. Wipe away excess grout as soon as possible.
Anybody who has done tiling work knows that clean-up is critical, but this product is very unforgiving of any residues left behind, including haze.
In practise, I found that even following the instructions and using microfiber cloths etc I simply couldn't clean it up enough to prevent its appearance on the tiles, once dried.
Being a polymerised/siliconised product, traditional grout haze removers that work on cement, do not help.
So far I am unable to get an acceptable finish on my porcelain tiles, albeit that the grout joints themselves are fine, with consistent colour and quality.
Unless you are an experienced tile layer, I don't recommend this product.
February 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by C4Net OK, I see why people either LOVE it or HATE it!
OK, I see why most people either love it or hate it! It does make a beautiful seam when finished, but it's not for the average DIY'er. This is a most unusual product, unlike any I've ever worked with. I'm no pro, but I know you cannot apply it like standard cementitious grout because you have nowhere near as much time to work it before it starts to dry. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that this stuff starts setting up as soon as you pass your float across it! The very fine grit and film that is left behind will dry in like 1-2 minutes AND STICKS to the surface of the tile. (It MIGHT not be as rapid if working in high humidity, but I was in 50% or less) If you float too long/go too far without wiping it off, you will have a fight to get it off. I was laying 6x24 ceramic tile on tub surround walls and could only grout about 36"(1 long edge + 2 shorts) before I had to stop and wipe off. I used the sponge from HD that has the fabric on one side and recommend that one highly because you WILL have to scrub to loosen the grit at times when wiping down and the sponge side alone is not enough! (THAT gives you an idea how firm it sticks!) Well that felt like it was taking FOREVER, so I decided to try applying it with a homemade (Ziploc Qt/Freezer) grout bag. (I had noticed that when the stuff is not spread out thin it dries slower) That worked pretty well with my 1/8" lines that were not too deep. I filled about 36" at a time, with a bead that overfilled about 1/8" above the tile surface. I then came back with a damp 3" putty knife and packed it down flat, 3" at a time, from the side, to ensure fill. Then I scraped along the length to remove most of any excess, which I used on any low spots or tacked on the end where I had stopped the bead. Of course I STILL had to wipe across the seams to remove the residual, but it was a lot less work, mess and waste than the standard float method as none had dried on the tile face...
I bought this because of the allure of not having to seal the grout. But compared to the difficulty I had in applying this stuff, sealing standard grout doesn't seem so bad. I have another one for the floor that I'm gonna return. But after reading this, some may decide they would not have a problem with it. I've never tried epoxy grout, but I can't imagine it being easier. Hope this helps.
September 30, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RZR1 Check cure time! Tub says 3 days, but website says 7 days.
Please check the cure time on this grout!! The tub says three days, but Custom's website says 7 days. I called technical support and confirmed that the cure time is indeed 7 days. Clearly Custom Buildiing Products has a problem on their hands. How can a product be expected to perform in the manner which is expected with conflicting cure times? Here is the cure time from the website.
Once grouting of walls is completed,
remove the towels and dry off the tile
and grout joints.
The floor assembly must be dry for
24 hours before grouting.
After grouting, allow the entire tile
assembly to cure for seven (7) days
before running water in the shower.
April 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BJH Good but...
Bought this because the site recommended to go with the Florida Tile I purchased. The good about this grout, it's premixed and can be removed quickly. Now for the not so good:
1. The color on the label is not even close to the final product, not even close. The label shows a very dark brown, the grout dried as eggplant purple.
2. You have to begin removal within 3-4 minutes or it will dry and then you're doomed. Expect to grout a little, scrub, rinse, rinse and start again.
3. If you leave any residual grout, even though you did the steps above, there will be lots and lots of scrubbing in your future and a haze on your tile.
September 16, 2016