Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 357
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sk color consistency after 5 days of install is Terrible!!!
I bought this product from Home Depot and used a professional tile installer. After 5 days the grout color was inconsistent. I called the installer and he looked at it and said this is definitely the grout problem and requested me to get in touch with the product manufacturer!!! Is there somebody I contact to discuss my problem?
October 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mosaics Great if you follow instructions!
This is for platinum color, used with marble basketweave mosaic on a bathroom floor, the tile had 2 applications of grout & tile sealer before grouting. I used about 1.5 boxes for 50 square feet. The mix rate is 3 PINTS (NOT parts) per 10lb bag. After applying the grout, use the driest possible damp sponge to remove the excess. Keep in mind you are not washing away the excess, but rather rubbing it off with the sponge. Using excess water at this stage waterlogs the grout and causes the efflorescence that many reviewers commented on, making the final appearance much lighter. You must keep rinsing and wringing out ALL the water from the sponge. I am giving this 4 stars because both boxes had some bits of red pigment that kept smearing while I was spreading, and I had to go back and rub it out.
August 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lina Polyblend Non-Sanded Grout
I like this product, looks nice and easy to use...
just mix with water
September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DantheMan Patience is a virtue
Takes a long time to dry to the final color. Mix well before applying. On a backsplash grout about 4' then gently with a barely damp sponge wipe it down in a swirling motion. Do another 4', repeat/etc. Rinse the sponge often. Buff it down but don't get in a hurry to do this. Wait until next day to see any pin holes/thin areas needing to be touched up. Dampen those areas before applying more grout. As it dries it changes color. Don't mix too much grout at first until you see how far it goes and how fast you can finish a section. The grout will get hard in your tray and why throw good grout away?
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Licy Non-sanded grout - light smoke
This process of grouting was much better this time as the right product was used. I love the color and it tremendously help me keeping my kitchen's appearance looking cleaner and chic.
June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LWalker54 Do Not Consider this grout for dark colored tile.
This color grout was chosen based upon the tile sample in the store - when my 650 sq ft of tile was grouted using the polyblend non sanded tobacco brown, it dried white. Now how very disappointing to have that happen when you've been living on concrete for 3 months after the flood and you are anxious to get your house back together and now I'm going to spend time acid washing the grout after allowing the minerals to come to the surface - which takes 10 days - THEN stain the grout to its true color. REALLY? This product needs to be pulled from the shelf. When you invest in the materials and the labor involved - this should be a one time effort.
The other option of achieving a true color is to remove the grout and use a high performance grout, fusion grout, or apoxy grout...which is a lot more expensive, but had I studied the reviews on this grout prior to the purchase, I would have at least considered the other more expensive choice.
This choice of grout might be ok if you are shooting for a lighter color grout - as in alabaster - because it is the nature of the grout to leach minerals to the surface and look lighter in color. It is definitely not a choice for darker grout when you don't want the seams to show. I was trying to achieve a natural look - not a brick look. Sooo disappointed!
June 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OHDIY13 Cracked and Inconsistent Color
I bought the Charcoal color of this non-sanded grout. The problem struck when it was drying. My tiles we spaced 1/8 of an inch apart which the bag clearly states will work. I mixed the grout very well with a drill and paddle yet it still cracked and the color was all over the place. Some spots were almost white and others were grey and everywhere in between. I would not recommend this product at all.
October 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by matt Bad dye
Mixed very well but still had small pieces of bright red dye that showed up during cleaning. Left nice red streaks all over the grout lines. Never will i buy this again. Only mapei products from here on!
October 11, 2016