Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 264
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 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
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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick 1 yr later - ripping it out! terrible product
the cure time on this product is ridiculous. it is so fast you hardly have any time to white up and remove the haze. now a year later it's chipping and falling out and exposing the subfloor. it's so cheap I'm just using a flat head screwdriver and scraping it out easily. I'm going to Lowe's and picking up the same epoxy grout I used in the foyer which looks awesome and I'd durable. do not buy this product. Do not install this product.
April 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by robbw4u good and bad
as an exclusive installer for a large franchise I'm forced to use this product all the time, it is strong crack resistant, stain resistant and durable with pets. but if your a novice do not use this, you can only spread out 5sf at a time and you'll over wash the joints trying to get the film off, the video doesn't show that it took 30 min to wash that one panel. now imagine a 100 sf floor or like I do 700+ sf not fun and not a time saver. just but mix dry grout and a bottle of grout shield, you'll get the same results with a fraction of the cost and work. I can go on and on but I'll leave it to you to make that choice for your self. fyi, I've installed over 1 million square feet in my career and I don't give biased advice
August 11, 2016