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Old 08-04-2012, 01:30 PM   #16
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Cool

Id like to test any "new" grout on a mock up.I tried that CEG horse dung on one of my tub surrounds and had hell trying to get the joints full.I would not want to risk potentially ruining one of my projects with some "fresh" products that just came out.

I guess since CEG was such a flop,they had to crank out something new.It will probably be like the new Coke that they stopped manufacturing.

As for the Opticolor,aggregate is very large.This creates immense topical buildup.I've got some in my house as well as Spectralock.The Laticrete is superior hands down.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:28 PM   #17
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So far it sounds like the same grout that is sold with those SnapStone tiles
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:43 PM   #18
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CX and I will be meeting with the Custom folks in San Antonio in a couple weeks to discuss this and other products. The word I've got is that Fusion will revolutionize the grout business. We'll report back.


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Old 08-06-2012, 01:48 PM   #19
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Fusion Pro is a totaly different grout. Our R&D have been working on this grout for the past two years and many in the field have tried the product during development. The technology is not epoxy or urethane and is patent pending. It is based on the latest acrylic technology blended with silicone resins. It has stain resistance equal to epoxy and we feel that it is as easy to install as a cement based grout. We have had numerous field test of the product and made it available to limited test markets; so we feel it is now ready for national launch. CEG-Lite has been well received by installers and now we feel that this is the next evolution of grout. It is ready to use, no mixing and if product is left over the pail can be resealed for later use. Send me a PM and I'll see that you get a sample.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #20
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its here

Just got my test pails in today......smells like windex.....will report back towards the end of the week.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:34 PM   #21
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If it is not even out in the mainstream of the tile industry, to say it is going to revolutionize grout is a big statement. JB is big in this business so I am all ears. Can't believe anthything would be better than SpectraLock. Once it is out for couple years and is proven I'll give it a try if someone will send me a sample. Not sure if I am on that "important" people list, would like to be if I am not Important enough that is to get to try it out, no charge.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:49 AM   #22
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I had to pay for the three pails that I got in......nobody likes me
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #23
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Looking forward to see how you all like it. We want some feedback before we bring it on board.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:38 AM   #24
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post #5 correction

on post # 5 I meant to say prism grout not specta lock
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #25
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Here is what we know so far ont the fusion pro.

1) coverage we did a standard shower surround 3x5 ish and 30-35 sq.ft. bath floor. we only got about 100 sq.ft. out of a 1 gallon pail. 12x12 tile 3/16" joint. The job was 113 sq.ft. and 1 pail didn't make it.
Pail says coverage should be more. and then states coverage could be 10 to 20 percent diffferent from job to job.

2) recessed shelf inside corners easily dug out also had to use very very light pressure or grout would pull out.

3) the floor grouted nicely


4) Drys/flashes quickly on surface (faster than urethane). Fusion pro calls for lots of water to be used (meaning dampen surface first). This may have been why we struggled on the vertical area.

Will try to use an alternate method next time for walls.....will report back once I know more.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #26
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Sounds real similar to my experience.
I tired of having to re learn grouting.
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Haven't tried any Fusion Pro, but I got to see some at DAL. It looks/smells/feels exactly like Armstrong's acrylic grout that goes with their luxury vinyl tiles. I've used it twice and found it to shrink badly requiring two applications, but once its done it looks great and six months later (different job, same house) looked as good as the day it was installed. Our CBP rep said Fusion Pro won't shrink.
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Happen to come across this bucket and it's claim. I had this around probably since 2008 as a cleaning bucket and happened to take a look at the claim on the front. Kinda bold when it had barely been out on the market and I had a few jobs I had to go back and redo.

I think a grout such as this or this Fusion should be on the market for a few years before any claims can be made. We need competition yes and as stated in the other thread would be nice to have epoxy "sample" packs to do tests.

I like this statement on the front.....

Performs better than epoxy or cement.........lol
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That stuff failed miserably in showers.
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Tried to grout vertical tile with out dampening the surface first....big mistake. We attempted this so we thought it would make it less easy for the grout to be pulled from the joint with the sponge.....surface needs moisture just as the instructions state. also attempted to grout crossville through body porcelain tile with out sealing the surface first another bad idea. We have test area now with half of the porcelain sealed with miracle 511 and the other half sealed with a cheap penetrating sealer from aqua mix to see how good of a sealer is really needed prior to grouting with this new grout. Will report findings tomorrow.
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