Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sga1 A great product if you closely follow instructions
My inexperienced installer ignored specific directions to grout small areas at a time and clean with water often. This resulted in a haze over the entire floor - a very upsetting dilemma. This problem was at last eliminated with a cleaning product called Blaze and significant scrubbing.
The grout looks great and is stain resistant as stated. My tile countertops and floor are beautiful and very easy to clean.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by affenpincher Good stuff, once you get the hang of it
This was my first experience working with Fusion Pro grout. I used it for a wood-look porcelain tile (6" x 24") for a 1/8 inch grout. Because everything is kept moist and you clean as you go, using this grout is a bit different as I was used to, but once I got the hang of it, it was ok.
I was very pleased with the consistency of both the color and texture throughout the bucket, and this never changed throughout the job, which took me 5.5 hours start to finish. The bucket was just enough to do the 115 sq ft floor, with a little bit left over. We sealed the rest in a plastic food sealer bag for repairs. If you are close to the limit of coverage and have a custom color, order extra, it beats having to wait for another shipment.
The color matched the sample well. This is a custom color, and shipping was fast, and looks great with the tile. The grout hides a few minor 'oopses' where grout lines are not exactly even by blending so well.
I loved not having to seal the grout, not having to mix up grout and hoping it would be the right consistency, I liked the water clean up. Applying the grout is a bit of a learning curve, but it is forgiving, as long as you stick to grouting a small area at a time. You are to clean up "just before the grout skims over", so a bit of experience helps.
The final product came out great. The grout color is consistent throughout the room, cured within a day, looks good, and I would use Fusion Pro grout again. Too soon to tell if it lasts/performs/wears well.
*Use a margin float. Since you work with a small area at a time, and are always cleaning up, rewetting, etc, no sense spreading the grout all over the tile. Work just the grout lines, and the margin float was great for that.
*Have at least three grout sponges and two or three buckets ready. I had one bucket for waste water (to wring/rinse out sponges into), two buckets with fresh water and three sponges ready. If you have a helper/runner, you might do with two buckets. Since you have to wipe the tile before you grout, and then remove grout from tile, wash tile and shape grout, you need a lot of clean sponges.
*Mister bottle. A spray bottle with water saved my butt a few times when I grouted too far ahead or spent too much time in a tricky area and the grout started skimming over at the starting point. I misted about 2 feet above the floor, just enough to re-moisten the area, not really wetting it.
*Paper towels work for buffing haze off tile while grouting. There will be some haze left...
*Mr Clean Bathroom Eraser pads worked great in removing the final bit of grout haze on the tiles, after curing the grout one day. I did use a cotton towel to buff the tile dry that day. So don't panic if you have a bit of haze the day you grout.
*Soak your float/trowel immediately after grouting/before a break. Once the grout dries, it will set and set hard, and it sets first on the float.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Katie Easy to install
I had a number of joints to repair and had to do it piecemeal because I have 4 dogs that had to be blocked from the working area. It was nice to have it premixed for this reason. Installation and cleanup were easy. (I hope it will last a lot longer than the other brand originally used when the tile was installed. It started cracking out almost immediately and 3 years later looked terrible.)
January 14, 2014