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Unread 08-25-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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Any experience with epoxy grout on tile counter of BBQ island?

Just finished tiling my BBQ island counter top and now am looking into various options for grout:
1) Epoxy grout - Hear it is bullet proof, especially for outdoor use. Not sure of the texture and it is expensive.
2) Standard sanded grout with sealer mixed in - Hear with the sealer you mix into the grout that it wont need to be re-sealed. Cheaper and easier to work with.
3) Standard sanded grout sealed after install - Probably the worst option because will need to be re-sealed year after year.

Anyone out there have any experience with these options and how well they held up over time especially outdoors in an extreme climate (Colorado)?

Is the expense of the Epoxy grout worth it?
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Unread 08-25-2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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Is the expense of the Epoxy grout worth it?

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Unread 08-25-2011, 02:31 PM   #3
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I would say epoxy grout is worth it. I am currently using SpectraLock while grouting my bathroom. A little tougher to work with, but the final product was really nice. Smooth grout-lines and pretty easy cleanup as long as you follow the instructions. The stain-resistant features would certainly be wanted near a bbq pit, in my opinion.
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My only concern is heat. Epoxy doesn't usually react well to it.

Aside from that, epoxy at lowes is 25$ per 2 lbs where I live. Well worth it.
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