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Rated 5 out of 5Â by KaseyMT Takes some work but awesome!!!
We took my mom's bathroom down to the studs and decided to use epoxy grout for our tiling job due to the low maintainance.
This stuff is not for a first timer. If you read the reviews under some of the other colors you will find that everyone had issues with how fast this stuff hardens. They were completely right. My husband and I only made it through half of our first jug before we couldn't work with it anymore. We were so frustrated, so we called customer service to see what we were doing wrong. They were amazing. The key to this grout is that you have to follow the directions exactly. If they suggest something DO IT. This grout has to be pored out of the jug and spread out after mixing. The epoxy once mixed generates heat which shortens the curing time, so if you leave it in the container you only get about 30min working time. We had some old shelves that we pored it on.
Like others have said, this takes muscle to spread. You will need a rubber float and two people are a must in order to get it spread and cleaned up before it is to late. My husband did the spreading and I followed behind him with the spong and SOAPY WATER. Make sure you have plenty of sponges. The sponges will get gummed up very quickly. We went through 7. Once we got into the groove the grout went up quickly and efficiently.
We love this stuff so much we are going to use it when we do our bathroom tile in the next month. Best of all my mom loves the results.
This grout is worth the time and effort just be prepaired to work for it.
September 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by OhioDIYFamily Worth the time and money
Second time using this product so we did have an idea of what to expect for installation.
Used a total of four buckets in Linen color for kitchen back-splash using MS International Honey Ivory Onyx Blend 1"x1" mosaic tile (12"x12" mesh backing), 1/8" grout lines, about 33-34 sq ft total.
We mixed one bucket at a time, poured a portion of the grout from that bucket out onto a large tile we had left over from another project. Outdoor temps were low 60's and we had windows open so heat and humidity weren't a factor for us.
If you read all of the reviews with really good tips and follow the directions, you'll be fine. Be realistic: over-estimate how much you'll need and remember it's a two person job.
We also made sure to check batch numbers on top of the bucket and make sure all four buckets matched for extra assurance that the colors would be the same.
We liked the final product so much the first time (2010) that we felt the time and energy were worth using it again. We'll be using it on our kitchen floor in the next few weeks as well.
March 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by djmceltic A real DIYer review
OK I would say that I am a well above average DIYer. I have done a couple of tile projects and wanted to try this product out. Test case was a two wall backsplash completed 1 month ago.
I followed the instructions exactly.
Pros: It looks good, clean up was relatively easy, no maintenance for life, very easy to clean after drying too.
Cons: You have maybe 20 mins to get this on the wall. After that it starts getting really really thick. At 45 mins it was basically unusable. I am a big guy and I was at full force most of the time getting this in our glass mosaic. It was a workout. I only could use 2/3 of the first bucket and 3/4 of the second. If you don't have two people filling with the float then don't expect to use everything. Also wife was doing clean-up right behind. This was very easy for "new" grout. For grout that hit the 30 minute mark it was harder but not horrible (read the prep instructions).
Would I use it again??? don't know. Maybe in a shower that I expect to use for the next 20 years.
Can anyone install it? No way. I have experience, I work fast, I am strong, and had a helper. The manufacturer has to get their product mix better. It is perfect to work with initially but we need an hour not 20 mins. I did not try freezing it because I did not have a freezer to work with that wasn't full.
Other comments... There was no drooping or sag. It is initially like a creamy peanut butter (again very very easy to work with), but after 20 mins it turns towards silly putty (house temp was 74F). Also bright white is not bright white -- it is a light grey FOR SURE. I knew this going in based on other reviews but thought I would mention it. Also wife said she would never help with this product again haha.
July 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BPRenovations Excellent Product, worth the time and money
Used to tile walls and floor of large ceramic shower with granite seat. Mixed at 68-70 degrees with slow power mixer, using margin trowel placed some on a large trowel/hawk, then placed bucket of remaining portion in larger bucket/cooler of ice - this slows down the curing process. When I needed more, simply scoop out on hawk, then let sit for a minute and the curing process will warm/soften it up. Use an Epoxy Float. I was able to clean up with just water, change sponges and water 2-4 times per batch. Have about 30 minutes of working time, and then another 30 minutes to wipe and clean. Up to 24 hours(no longer) later you can rub off any sheen left with scrubbing pad and dish soap, I had only 2 tiles that needed attention. Very easy to work with, call the manufacturer for help, they are great.
November 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mikie It looks good!
I had no problems using this on my flooring. Just don't give it too long to dry before you sponge it off.
October 22, 2013