Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 300
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jhop This grout is a winner - easier than epoxy, with all the benefits
I read all the pro forums comparing grout and features. I concluded that epoxy was the best due to its durability, being stain free, water proof and no need to seal it. So I bought the best and easiest epoxy you can get. It was a huge hassle to divide (by weight) into small enough batches so it would not harden before use. Then I found it was impossible to get to stay in the joints nicely and hard to wipe off. So before it dried I ripped it all out and bought Fusion Pro instead. Great decision. It worked like a dream and looks great. Durability will be discovered over time, but I love it on the floor and in the shower. It has all the same benefits of epoxy - stain proof, no sealer, water proof, etc. The fact that it's premixed is wonderful. It meant that when I found I needed to touch up a spot I missed which trim did no cover on the floor, weeks after grouting the floor, that I could just open the bucket take out a a tiny blob and fix it in 2 minutes. No way to do that with cement or epoxy. If you still had any left you'd have to mix a much bigger batch.
Some complain about haze issues, but I found doing a smaller area at a time and wiping immediately helped as did using a couple rounds with a paper towel over the damp sponge as the last pass. Instructions mention dragging a micro fiber towel over the surface of the tile, but that means having to clean that towel many times to ensure you are not dragging more haze across it. Paper towels you use once and chuck.
Also worth noting, I used the matching sanded chalk in the vertical corners of the shower and it matches the grout perfectly, you'd swear I grouted them. Looks great.
Now I'm just hoping the microban stuff really keeps mold from appearing. Time will tell.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bird I found this produce worked very well and was easy to use. Clean up also went well but you do need to clean as you go. Drying time starts in 5 min.
I found this produce worked very well and was easy to use. Clean up also went well but you do need to clean as you go. Drying time starts in 5 min. First time user and didn't have any problems
October 19, 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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Drob Beware!! Bright white is not white!!
My husband and I bought this grout for our white tile in our shower. To our surprise it is anything but white. It's more of a light tan.All that time and money spent and now our shower looks dingy. I dont how they can advertise this as bright white. I have used this company many times in both the sanded and non sanded white grout and it looks beautiful. I think company should pay to have my grout redone.
June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Terrible product
I wish I had read reviews last November when I bought this stuff. We remodeled our master bath and used this grout in the shower and on the floor. I noticed that the grout in the shower was starting to come out last month. It has crumbled and now I am having to dig out all of the grout and use a different product. Save yourself the headache of having to replace this junk and use something else, otherwise you'll be redoing your hard work in 9 months. I hope that Home Depot removes this product from shelves because it isn't up to the standards that they generally have.
October 1, 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