Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 139
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Avoid, avoid, avoid
The product packaging said it was good for all tile and stone. I was installing slate. I tested it out on a small unsealed tile. It was harder on the surface of the tile and it took an hour and a wire brush to get it off. Okay, I should probably use a grout release on this. So we spend yesterday carefully applying two coats of grout release on the tiles. This morning, we applied the grout to several tiles and it seem to perform like I would expect. I applied it using a float to a few tiles. I used the damp sponge to remove a bit of the surface grout but it started to pull the grout out of the joint. Okay, maybe needs a bit more time before I can do that. So I do a few more tiles. I go back with the sponge and the stuff is like concrete and it's adhering to the grout release like white on rice. It took me most of today to slowly scrub and scrap the tiles to get the grout off. When I'm scrubbing, the grout in the joint is still wet and it's coming up with the scrubbing. I've used the spectra lock and liked the product. It was easier to use than this stuff. I'm taking the two unused containers back tomorrow. I'm going back to sanded grout and I'll seal it afterwards. It would take MUCH less time.
I wish I had seen the reviews before trying the product.
July 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RoseC Very nice grout
I liked everything about the grout....especial the color which blended nicely with the glass backsplash we installed.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mrsed AWESOME PRODUCT!!
We were looking for a grout with an additive for a stronger bond for our project. Fusion was exactly what we were looking for. The color matched the floor tile and the backsplash perfectly and our kitchen is just beautiful!!! We were going to purchase all of our products from a local retailer but found that Home Depot's prices were very competitive and well within our project budget.
May 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FormulaChris Worked Great
I've never used grout before on anything. I decided on Fusion Pro "bone" color grout and purchased it at HD. Later I noticed a lot of the negative reviews on here saying how the grout "never hardened", etc. I was a total NEWBIE at this process but I watched the how-to videos on YouTube, took my time, and it all worked out fine. FYI - I applied this to vertical shower tile.
Based on my experience, here are some tips:
1. Keep the surface wet. Lightly pre-wet the surface, apply grout with float until it just begins to harden, then use a medium-wet sponge and wipe off excess. This not only helps remove excess but keeps the grout wet. **The grout needs to be wet in order to harden correctly. **
2. Buy 2 buckets and keep them full of water. Have a helper rotate the water for you while you're grouting.
3. Focus on a small area at a time. I did roughly 3'x2' areas.
4. Use several microfiber cloths to wipe down tile after you complete step 1.
5. If you're doing a wall, lay down some plastic sheeting or cardboard to catch any excess grout that falls. This will help with cleanup later.
I can't speak to the longevity of this product as my bathroom project isn't complete yet. But I followed the steps outlined above and it looks great so far. Again, I'm not a professional installer. This is only my experience but I hope it helps!
March 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hdtvguy Nice grout, let's see if it lives up to hype
So first, I personally did NOT use the grout, my contractor did at my request. They were reluctant at first, but we had long conversation particularly about the application and cleanup. They followed the recommendation to pre-wet tiles, grout small areas then swing back for cleanup. No haze and the grout looks great. Let's hope the "maintenance free" aspect of this grout holds up as the though of sealing and such is not attractive. The grout goes about as far as the bucket says it will, maybe a little less. As with these new grouts you need to stay off them and no water for a few days. Since we are remodeling it will not see water for well over a week.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lfay Perfect grout for our tile project
The fusion pro #52 single component grout was the perfect choice for our entryway tile project. Our porcelain wood-look tile had very tight joints and this grout worked easily and efficiently since it was ready to use straight from the container. It required no mixing or mess and the sealant is already in the grout! The end result is a beautiful real wood-look tile entryway which is durable and so easy to maintain thanks to fusion pro grout!
June 18, 2015
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jammer Do it once. Done.
Ready to use. No time to mix, slake, remix as with cement grout. No part A&B and 90 min to finish everything before it turns hard as with epoxy. Spread easily on floors, trouble sticking to walls a little. I put down clean paper uder my walls so I could pick up the 20% or so that ends up on the ground when spreading vertically. Love that you wash it as you go, when a section is done, its done. No going back to seal it. I will say this dark brown will stain any light colored paint it touches for more than 20 seconds. I followed the instructions to a T. I am an experienced tile installer (was pro for 11 years) and the only draw back was that getting the tiles perfectly 100% clean took quite a bit of work. Glazed tiles were pretty easy to clean and just went back the next morning with a little haxe remover and water solution and boom, perfect. As for the the 1" white hex mozaics on the floor... lots of streaking. Theres so much grout on 1x1 tiles that draging the clean wet micro fiber cloth across as gently as humanly possible always resulted in noticeable brown streaking. After 2 hours set, I had to use a heavy solution of haze remover and lots of scrubbing with a white nylon pad. I was thinking I was going to be there till midnight scrubbing to get the stubborn brown staining off my unglazed porcelain tiles, until my sympathetic wife suggested I try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. OMG. I dont know what's in those things but it worked incredibly well. If only I had known of this back when I was a pro I would have stocked these in the van by the dozen. Made final cleaning a snap. The installation looks fantastic. No efflorescence, no shading, just smooth sandy looking grout joints that are hard and dense. I will use this stuff again.
August 22, 2013