Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 302
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pumpkin Worst grout I have ever used. Period
It takes 3 FULL days for the grout to get hard, you heard right, 3 FULL DAYS.!!!! That's just for normal traffic. The tiled area needs to be COMPLETELY AVOIDED FOR A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS before opened to LITE foot traffic. Kids, pets, certain shoes, no shoes can easily damage the "grout" for those 1st 3 days, BUT you must wait another 4 DAYS until Fusion gets as hard as cement grout. With cement grout I advise my customers to stay off joints for 1 hour before lite traffic, 3 hours before pets let on. Furniture can be moved back in 3-5 hours after grouting, NOT 7 days as with Fusion. You can always avoid these instructions and blame the contractor for Fusion failures... happens, OFTEN
Will stain many types of tile. Porosiry issue... tiles, porcelains, under $4/foot. Stained,
Any pits, grooves, character to the tiles... Stained.
The amount of water wasted using this tile is OUTRAGEOUS!! It shouldn't even be sold in drought prone areas. A new bucket of water 2 actually, (2.5_4 gallons PER bucket.. 8 gallons) every 30 feet of tile. And what to do with all that waste water?! Contaminated with essentially plastics and other harsh chemicals... in the yard? Down the drain? How much difference is this between dumping used motor oil in the yard?! FYI the whole 7 days Fusion is "curing" it's outgassing harmful solvents into your home. It dries by evaporation, what do you thing is evaporating? If one has any concern for the environment, avoid this garbage like the plague it is!
Never needs sealing? No grout NEEDS sealing. Any household with easily adapted cleanliness standards should have no trouble keeping cement grout clean. We have 2 cats 2 dogs, 1 7 year old boy and live a normal existence, our cement grout is clean and consistently colored. It's simple... vacuum your tile, same time as carpets, mist/wet spills & spots with clean water, wipe area, don't mop the spot. Then do a quick mop with clean water over the whole surface and grout should stay good as new. Grout is a gutter, whether Fusion or cement, if you mop dirt off tile, it goes into the gutter, stays either way, that's why vacuum is used. Our grout was 7 years old, looked new when house sold.
I agree that some cement grout. "can" discolor somewhat. Most times, tile isn't monochromatic, thus the small variations in grout color made the grout all but disappear in the joints. Customers thought I did some special techniques to make their grout match the tile vs a grid pattern from consistently colored grout, they loved the look! Slight shade changes consistently throughout the entire project, within 2-3 very close hues. The real secret is our incredibly hard water full of minerals. The same minerals that will be left behind to waterspot the tiles even if you waste the time/money/water on this Fusion garbage. My Pedalo grout system uses @ 12 gallons of water to clean @ 1000' of tile, standing up, in @ 7-8 hours, cement grout. VS. 15 initial hours, 250+ gallons, 8 more hours, @200 more gallons of water cleaning the haze from Fusion off tile. O ya, most times there's gonna be 1 gal/300' HARSH solvents to clean Fusion off the cheaper tiles. All that is gonna contribute to the air quality of your home. Cleanup water can safely be poured into a 30 gallon bin ($10 Home Depot/Lowes) let sit for 20 minutes, then clean water can be poured directly onto lawn as all sand, cement,& color sets to bottom of bin. 2 days later bin can be tapped clean into trash to clean sand cement out. Cement non toxic when dry. Fusion toxic for 7 days. Choose wisely.
July 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mfkyaone Awesome
Way faster than mixing and making a huge mess . Also it actually stayed the color it was suppose to be unlike the bag stuff .
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lpgiese Outdoor island
Ok lets start out is ease of installation:
1) On outdoor skid resistant floor tile it is difficult to remove.
2) On the island counter - 2x2 tiles - pretty easy to remove.
3) Slate with enhancer/sealer easiest to remove.
When installing if temp is above 70 and dry only do a small area and clean quickly. Best if you have two people working. One grouting and a second cleaning up right after.
Performance - excellent - already went through a freeze-thaw-freeze cycle and the grout looks great.
December 10, 2014
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by gardengirl Almost ended my marriage
My husband is a professional real estate developer with many grouted surfaces under his belt. He helped me grout a tiny outdoor kitchen countertop with this product. After a few minutes he was soooooo angry that I thought he was going to have a heart attack. It took me 4 hours to clean up the enormous mess that this product left on every surface. Note, I used the suggested grout release, etc. etc. and it still stuck to every tile surface like super glue.
Now, since I had this huge tub of super expensive grout, I decided to use it on a simple glass mosaic project, I've now lost another day of my life cleaning up this sticking mess. UGH! What a disaster.
I've spent more time researching how to get haze off of my tile than using my outdoor kitchen. Disaster.
April 23, 2015