Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 151
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ben So Far a Reasonable Experience
The reviews here are terrifying. I don't know what to make of them. Maybe in a month -- or less -- I'll come back and report my own Grout Nightmare.
Some things that are true:
1) I realized I chose a terrible grout color, after having done 1/4 of a hex-tile mosaic floor. I knew I had to remove the stuff immediately. Some comments here talk about this grout becoming impossible to work with. Well, I used a spray bottle and kept the surface wet. And I was able to keep this grout workable for the three hours it took me to clean out the grout. So I actually found it very workable. That was on a 90 degree August day.
2) I redid the floor with another color. The color looks great--true to what was shown on the package.
3) I didn't find installation tough at all. I did about two or square feet at a time. I went over each area with a sponge until it was mostly clean, and then I used paper toils VERY LIGHTLY to clean up the area again. I have a little grout haze here and there--but realize, very little. I found that the material spread evenly and cleaned up pretty easily. Hex tiles are a bear because there's so many grout lines; that's why I have a little grout haze here and there. With bigger tile, this wouldn't have been an issue at all.
4) I haven't cleaned my haze up yet. I'm going to wait a full week before I mess with the floor. All this talk about the grout failing completely is freaking me out. But I did use a little grout remover on one tile, a test case. And it cleaned right up. Did I have to scrub here? Not really.
5) People talk about the grout not hardening. Granted, it's been hot here. But I'm two days out and it feels like rock. And it looks good.
So I don't understand the really awful reviews, though they really are pretty terrifying. I'll update this in a few months.
August 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CARehabAddict Totally Disappointed -- Turned Dingy Yellow Within 2 Weeks!
I was SO looking forward to using what I thought would be a superior grout for my 2 sons' shower. What drew me to this was the non-mildew and epoxy-like properties, but we now completely regret using this grout. Within 2 weeks of installation, the grout joints have completely yellowed! I have tried bleach to no avail and now the beautiful 12x24 bright white tiles we installed are tarnished with this horrible yellow-ish grout.
*** It is worth noting that we also used Fusion Pro Delorean Grey on the floor, which actually turned out beautifully. My only advice is steer CLEAR of this "Bright White" disaster, which is anything but white!
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Fantastic Product
This is likely the best grout I have ever used. It spreads easily, cleans easily, and is durable - if you follow the directions. And as an epoxy based grout it adds strength whereas traditional grouts have no bonding strength. And because it is pre-mixed in a closed bucket you can do small sections at a time without worrying about the grout setting up.
The only down side is the 3 day drying time. However, with regular grout you need to wait 48 to 72 hours to seal it then add another day. So I guess its a wash.
June 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Todd Worst product ever!!!!!
Stay clear of this product! I was talked into this product my multiple sales reps and have never been so disappointed. My installers did two jobs that day. One with this product and one with regular sand grout. The Fusion left a terrible haze on the tiles. I called customer service and they're familiar with the problem and told me to purchase a cleaner. I did and it didn't work, just wasted more time. The cleaner started to pull up the tile grout lines. I ended up ripping up the tiles and replacing them with new tiles using a different grout. In case you're wondering the other job that was done with regular sand grout came out perfect. Do yourself a favor and stay clear from this product. You'll save yourself time and money!
May 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SH100 "Pro" means - Not even a pro can use this product
I'm a full time tile installer. This product leaves residue even when done according to it's exacting instructions. Don't be fooled, top Pros and Flooring salesman are NOT using this product. A better bet is to buy a more expensive epoxy grout, it's application is much easier and your end product will be better. If you do not want to afford epoxy grout, I recommend using a standard sanded grout before this product.
July 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TilePro Don't use
I have tile at my rental properties for over 20 years. My daughter bought this for her shower. It is 400% more difficult than traditional grout because it is not intended to dry while removing grout. As a result smears and remains on tile. After my difficulties I checked the manufacturers web site in the frequently asked questions and found it can not be used in showers even though the info with the product does not mention this limitation nor does Home Depot. Home Depot you need to pull this product.
August 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robby I now will not use anything else!
This product is amazing! When customers would ask me to do normal grout in lighter colors (especially white) I would refuse and tell them they would not like me in a couple of months if I did it in white. I was a skeptic, but this stuff really works, even with white grout! I waited 9 months before writing this review to see if it held up, and it is has held up so well! The customer is a friend of mine and has 4 kids. The kids have colored the grout with crayons and marker and they came right up with no hassle! There hasn't been any discoloration at all and it was put in very high traffic areas of the home. Those people with negative reviews must not have followed directions to putting this down and using the tips and tricks to make the installation easier. I recommend 10-15 square feet max before thorough cleanup of the grout. CLEAN UP AS YOU GO AND YOU WON'T HAVE PROBLEMS! This is epoxy people, so when it dries, it is a beast to clean up. Light traffic after 24 hours and 3 days before it sees water, then you are good. What is great is there is no return trip to seal it. Contractors and professionals, follow instructions and you will love this grout, and your customers will love you and bring you back many times for more rooms and your work will earn word of mouth referrals. I will now not be using anything else when working with ceramic or porcelain. Natural stone tile I will still use regular grout because the stone will need to be sealed anyways, but for anything else, this is my go to.
July 13, 2015