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Old 06-05-2016, 06:51 PM   #196
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That doesnt look to promising. Please let us know what comes of any conclusions as to why it happened.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:37 AM   #197
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Woah. That's an awful lot of grout coming out. I used the Power Grout in my shower/tub/bathroom and have had no issues. It seems you either like it and have no issues, OR you have serious problems.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:55 PM   #198
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That's a beauty of a shower Lou! Sucks about the grout... glad you got to it before they did.

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Old 06-14-2016, 07:51 PM   #199
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Power grout

I have used this grout on two recent bathroom projects. It dries fast like I expected, cleans up very well and looks great. After reading some of these posts, I think I will go back and double check the grout joints to see how they are holding up. I don't need a call back.
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Old 08-07-2016, 12:27 PM   #200
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Response to kman

Kman sorry for the response 6 months later, I don't get on here much, But to respond to your question about the manufacturer response. They do have a problem with bleeding pigment especially in the dark colors, Which does not seem to be a problem they say it eventually stops bleeding and the color should not fade & they will pay you to apply there "sealer" (which is latex) they say to paint on the joints a couple times and wash off. Its a pain but it works. Even with this problem we still use Power Grout on every job we do.
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:36 PM   #201
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For those that use this grout on a regular basis. What would be the minimum amount of time before it could be exposed to water (It was used in a shower pan over Kerdi).

I know the spec;s call for minimum of 24hrs

Protection/Damp Curing
Protect the finished installation from foot traffic or impact for at least 4 hours.
Wait 24 hours before mopping, routine cleaning or shower use. Do not expose to stains, complete water immersion or freezing for 7 days.

More curious what installers recommend or field experience dictates.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:35 AM   #202
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Hey Lou, if you read this I am curious if the sealer they gave you stayed on the tile or did it wear off like a typical sealer does?
I have the same scenario. Subway shower and basketweave floor mosaic with delorean gray if I remember right.
Power grout is all I use and my last couple of jobs it seems the grout isn't firing off like it used to in my bucket.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:29 PM   #203
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Hi Gavin, there must have been a screw up in making delorean gray with in the last few months. I have been using PG since it came out love the stuff goes off quick nice to wipe. I had the same issue of the gray not going off. It took like an hour before I could wipe it and it was still soft. Just did another with dove gray. That seemed to take some time too. It didn't smell like it normally would with alla latex in it. Maybe they changed something. I just grouted a shower floor today with sandstone beige. The bag was prolly like 6 months old. Waited like 15 minutes to wipe and it was almost too long. It went off like it should.
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:18 PM   #204
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Hey Mike, my bad I meant to sign back in and reply earlier. were you back the next day to check how hard it dried by chance?
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:40 AM   #205
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Just a bump here. Local tile shop sold me on this grout with my tile order so I got a bag, but it is still unopened. I'm doing a shower, so now I'm very worried.

Still seems shocking to me that this is happening and that TEC seems to still give out a band-aid (the sealer that only sometimes seems to work) and rely on the "well others have had no problems with it" excuse.

Seems like you can do everything right and still have problems -- not inspiring confidence.

Any closer to an explanation? At this point it seems independent of temperature, skill level, hard/soft water, cure time, or even the timing of the wipe down/cleaning.

If someone has an actual explanation on this I may try it, but I'm leaning towards making the tile shop take this bag back and I'll stick with Laticrete products (which I've had pretty good luck with).


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Old 01-10-2018, 09:11 PM   #206
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Thumbs down My Tec Power Grout opinions...

We have been using Tec Power Grout almost exclusively since it came out. Most installs have been without issue.

We have had our third Tec Power Grout failure recently. The grout just never sets up completely. Two were Light Pewter one was bright white. The Tec acrylic band aid worked on the bright white but not on the Light Pewter. One fail was with porcelain tile, one fail was with ceramic tile, the bright white fail was ceramic tile. The problems were all within a one year time frame.

We will not be using Tec Power grout any more. We have started using the ardex fl grout recently with good results. The ardex grout also dosen't have the random big grains of dark sand in the light colors.
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:01 PM   #207
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I was using Power Grout on most of my installs, but not anymore.
They changed the formula several months ago now and I don't like it! I've started using "Perma Color" by Laticrete.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:44 AM   #208
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We've had a number of installers tell us that they've switched to our Ultracolor Plus FA and like it much better. As a plus, you can use it for most sanded and unsanded applications so you don't need two types of grout.

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