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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 5.0 out of 5.0 by cbpitt Easy to use and color-consistent
Seems expensive at first, but by the time you buy (powdered) grout, latex additive/sealer, plus a bucket and a stir paddle, plus factor in labor for mixing, this product suddenly seems very attractive. I found it much easier to spread and sponge than regular grout mix - plus you don't have to worry about color tone differences from one pail to the next, as you do when mixing the regular old grout. No effluorescence either. A great product - I don't think I'll ever use powdered grout again.
December 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Superguy Better have your procedures together and good trowels to use this product.
Read the instructions carefully! The clean-up for this product is different than sanded grout in a bag. Get the grout flat in the joints, clean up the tile surfaces as best as possible and let sit over night. Use white scrub pads to clean fog off tiles and tune up joints. The pigment in these products reacts very quickly with water, so it is often better to get a good grout joint and let set overnight or longer prior to cleaning. My tiling partner hated this stuff, but was later convinced of its' value.
August 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PNTR product is good
overall is good I guess that is too bad that i did not go on at length about the product.
April 16, 2013