Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 302
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
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by actonguy difficult to apply, but looks good when done.
tried this product due to fading/staining of cement grouts. watched the mfg. videos several times to see what i was getting into. pretty misleading about ease of application. gave up on water wipe up, as the scrubbing needed to remove stubborn haze pulls grout out of the joint. wanted a very flat joint finish, so came up with my own remedy. acetone eats this stuff up. using a medium scotch brite pad, i just very lightly rubbed the joint with the acetone, and it came out perfect. then a light wipe with acetone and paper towel for haze. got the results i wanted. granted the solvent increased the cost, but it was worth it to get results i wanted. this grout is super temp sensitive. bathroom was working in was warm due to a/c blocked during project. for it to go down as easy as in videos, it would have to be around 50 degrees. will have to wait a while to see about the durability factor.
October 21, 2016
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 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CC Terrible; Buy this if you want to waste a weekend scraping it back out
This is an expensive grout option, but it was supposed to be better. It's not. After 7 days of drying, it washed down the drain on the first shower. We did it again, except put a heater in the shower to keep the area warm. It washed out again. This stuff is difficult to apply and makes a huge mess. It is expensive and doesn't work. It only sticks to clothing and the top of tiles. Terrible product.
October 23, 2016