Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 306
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aroyals Yes, it's worth the extra cost!
I have done a ton of tiling, and was starting on our kitchen backsplash when I saw this in Home Depot for the first time. I didn't get it at first because the price difference between this stuff and the regular powder grout mix I was used to was outrageous. I had the opportunity to give this a try though, and it is ABSOLUTELY worth the extra price in saved time and lack of maintenance.
You have to work a little differently with this if you are used to regular grout, because this has a very fast set time. I was working with very small tiles on my backsplash, and would only get about 2 square feet grouted before I would stop and completely clean that area. I kept the edge line moist as I moved along, but by the time I was done with the east side of the wall the west side was set. Not having to mix the grout was nice, but it's the lack of a need to seal this grout that makes it worth it to me. I wish I had had this stuff when I grouted our two showers and tub areas, as I have to seal them annually, which is a chore I hate doing. Since I was working with such tiny tiles I had to use three buckets of this grout to finish my kitchen backsplash, but to me the extra money is worth it. I also like that I was able to just open the bucket and start working, because I was only able to grout in the evenings after my kiddo was down for the night. I just cleaned up my space and sealed the bucket when I was done each night, and didn't have to worry about mixing fresh grout each evening.
If you are skeptical because of the price I don't blame you, but if you are looking for a way to make your job much faster and eliminate some maintenance in your life, at least give this stuff a try!
April 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JamesB Linen Compound grout
The grout spreads evenly, but seems to dry rather fast compared to the last grout compound that I have used in the past. It might be the humidity which is around 88% with the temperature 95/98 degrees. Once applied the grout seems to have a excellent holding factor. The clean up process should be done with in 3 to 5 minutes for adequate clearing of the tile. I have no complaints with the product.
August 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BWeb Time saved not worth the time to apply
I thought I'd save time with the all in one grout. However, working by myself...which you should be able to do when grouting...this product was not good. You have to work in such small spaces, because the product will almost immediately start making streaks on the tiles where you just swiped your float. HOWEVER, I think if you installed this product in temperatures between 60 and 73 degrees, IT CAN WORK OUT FOR YOU. But once the temperature rises to a certain point, that stuff starts sticking and you need to work in such small areas, you'll spend forever clearing off the streaks. I'll mix my own grout next time. I was able to do my floor with this product (250 sq. ft.)...it looks great...but it took forever working in small areas before it dries. And when it did dry in streaks it took so much scrubbing...you really regret using it.
July 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mbinny Great product
My major complaint with this product is getting the lid off the container. Once that is accomplished, everything is easy. On the positive side, having the lid so tight ensures it doesn't dry out before you can use it. Having a premixed product like this ensures color consistency and the color I got is a very nice medium beige. It spreads smoothly and is easy to clean off the tiles. It claims to never need sealing, which saves that extra step over the powder grout you have to mix. I have only had it on for about a month but so far so good. The odor is a bit strong when applying, so make sure you have adequate ventilation. It took a couple days to dry completely and the directions say to wait three days to expose to water, which I did. I am happy so far!
July 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BobO Ready to use
This grout was easy to apply right out of the bucket but it was little more dry than I would have preferred. While applying it crumbles up a bit so you have to work fast in small area's. Also, you have to wet wipe the surrounding area as you go to avoid a sandpaper surface as the thinnest area's dry quick. If you don't wipe those area's as you go the residue is harder to remove and will require scrubbing.
For my small job, I needed to "Fix" a poorly done area where the tiles had been pulled up and replaced due to other issues. In the pics you'll see where there was almost no grout in some spots and perfectly fine grout in others. I went over all of it with this product and I think it came out fine.
This product seems like a homeowner special more so than for contractor large scale use. I would recommend it for small DIY jobs.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete simple and easy
Just finished grouting my surround walls with this product and despite what others have said it's easy to use and clean is simple. ...you definitely only do 2sqft then clean up tile. ...if you do this it cleans up fine. ...now we will see if it last and is as durable as they say it is. ....
October 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Angel Excellent ... Worth the extra money
Easy to work with - definitely worth the extra money
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by john Big time saver
The premixed grout is expensive, compared to grout that you have to mix. It was roughly $60, including sales tax, for the large gallon size. Why did I buy it? It is already mixed, so the consistency required is not something I had to hassle with. (This was my first attempt at installing porcelain tile, so I had no idea what I was doing.) Another benefit is that the mixture is waterproof. Dry unmixed grout is not, so you have to seal the floor later.
If you have to pay for labor to tile, the premix will save time, which may or may not make the premix product cost effective. For a DYI guy/gal it eliminates problems related to getting the consistency right, is a cleaner process, and a major time saver considering water proofing does not have to be done in a separate step.
The product applied smoothly. Per the HD representative I did small areas, say six sq. ft., and cleaned the surface before moving on to the next area. I had no problem cleaning the excess material off the tiles with a wet sponge, frequently rinsed in a five gallon bucket of water. Half of the product was used on my project. The floor laid was small tile an inch by two inches over some 30 sq. ft. area in a small bathroom.
Over all the floor cam out better than I expected.
October 20, 2015