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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 eric Turns white and effoureced
I just recently had about 1750 sf of porcelain wood tile installed in my home by a tile installer. The tile was made by Dal tile so I know it was a good product. The tile installer used this product in tobacco brown so the grout would be dark to match the wood. Within one or two days it turned bright white and effouroeced and was real inconsistent color wise . Unfortunately the tile installer pretty much said it was my problem to deal with and I was in a full leg cast at the time after surgery. I spent 16 hours cleaning and scrubbing the tile grout to remove the grout haze and the effourecence on the grout joints to no avail. It would go away but would leach more out within a week. I am now having to spend another $500 to stain the 1/16" grout lines as opposed to ripping the grout out.
Don't use this product in a dark color with porcelain tile... there are forums all over about it and you are just asking for it.. There is just too much risk with the type of water and there is a color consistency problem with the grout mix itself as well. I am so disappointed in the product and the outcome To say the least. I. am a registered architect so am very familiar with grout products. There are grouts that are premixed and more expensive but I would have gladly paid it to not have to deal with this debacle and disruption to my household.
Will see what they say when I send the cost for stain and labor to them polyblend. I have taken the product out of project specifications because I don't want clients disappointed like this.
May 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RK My brown grout dired grey
Tobacco Brown Grout. Grout looked beautiful when I put it down, when it dried the next day it looked light grey. Horrible. Nothing at all like the color I put down.
October 21, 2015
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 Unhappy STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT
This product goes on beautifully. Then it dries. And it dries UGLY. Uneven color and spotty white crust. Called Polly blend, followed their directions... Buy their acid wash and scrub after 10 days drying time. Did that and it looked good wet then dried to the same UGLY. They did send "stain sealer " for me to basically paint all my grout lines. So several extra days labor and more money buying acid and brushes. Lots of negative reviews on other colors too. Surprised Home Depot continues to carry this product. Absolute Failure of a product.
March 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Redhead non sanded grout
I would have liked to have more specific mixing instructions on the package. I kept mixing the grout too thin. Having ratios listed would have been helpful to a novice like me.
May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer867 Color true to label, minimal cracking
I used this on mosaic wall tile with spacing ranging from 1/16 to 1/8 inch. It works great in the 1/16 spaces, but I noticed some shrinkage and cracking in some of the spaces that were exactly 1/8 inch. The non-sanded grout is more difficult to sponge off compared to sanded so it is more time consuming to use. Polyblend is my preferred brand for grout due to the color consistency of the label with the final result.
Polyblend sanded is my preference when tile spacing allows, non-sanded worked almost as well in my application with smaller spacing.
April 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vgrafx Bone grout
Easy to use and work with. Looks great, would recommend
April 12, 2016