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Unread 02-07-2016, 09:10 AM   #16
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We have only used it with cement based grouts. I have not experimented with urethane's or epoxy based grouts. If you use acrylics, they are not going to hold up. Some cleaners actually accelerate them breaking down. That is why we went to 100% Silicone. We have not had this issue since switching. We use it for all of our movement joints in floors as well as change of plane situations. Good Luck JC
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Unread 02-08-2016, 05:55 AM   #17
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Tried the groutmatch. Works great for cement based standard grouts only. Been using Color Rite for a couple of years now. Great product.
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Unread 02-09-2016, 08:16 PM   #18
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Here's a movement joint that I put in recently. It's Custom Fusion grout in the color Alabaster. The 100% silicone is from Colorrite and is the satin.

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Not every color from Colorrite is a perfect match but most of them are really close. I thought this one was really good.
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Unread 02-09-2016, 08:44 PM   #19
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I have used the Mapei, Latasil, ColorMatch, and a few others. I prefer anything 100% silicone if it is a wet area or an area that won't ever need painting up against it. Seems to hold up a ton better.
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Unread 02-10-2016, 08:54 PM   #20
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There are no local suppliers of color rite so I had to order it. What a nightmare...no online shopping cart, no phone orders. I had to fill out an online form, wait for email to send in credit card info.

What a hassle. They may make good caulking, but I think they need to hire a new IT guy.
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Unread 02-10-2016, 09:15 PM   #21
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Always been a problem, Phil. In past you had no choice but to order by phone. No way to do any of it online. Then they changed it to what you see today. They changed it, but apparently didn't make it better. A good product, but always a hassle to order it.

And I trust the shipping costs are still on the outrageous side? The products are a bit pricey, but the shipping cost of a single tube for me has always been more than the product cost.
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Unread 02-10-2016, 10:31 PM   #22
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I agree. Their stupid 1980's ordering system has made me want to go somewhere else. But where am I going to go?
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Unread 02-11-2016, 06:21 AM   #23
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Their ordering system sucks. Shipping is still outrageous. They don't know the sales they are losing by not having their site updated. I hope they still monitor the forum.
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Unread 02-11-2016, 07:22 AM   #24
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Yep, I liked it better when you had to call them to order. When using the online form, I just make a note to have them call me. They always do so promptly, and I just give them my credit card number over the phone, and confirm the particulars of my order. Not exactly a "nightmare".

If you trust them, they will keep your credit card on file. Never had a problem.

Yeah, shipping is the same for one tube, or six.
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Unread 02-11-2016, 08:07 PM   #25
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I still don't know what the shipping charges are nor did I get a final invoice yet, just a FedEx shipping notice.

There was a option to enter a collect fedex account number. I'm not sure if my fedex account is still active so I didn't bother. Whenever I used my account with other vendors, I was never over charged, simply billed actual freight. If I ever do business with them again, I will ask about that option.

I hate ordering simple supplies like this and potentially delaying a project. On a $100K whole house reno, it's easy for things to fall through the cracks. The more vendors and orders I do increase the risk. It's easier to walk into my supplier and walk out with everything rather than ordering all over the place. Happens all the time with my hepa vac bags...nobody stocks them locally and I only remember to order them when I run out.
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You'll think you've been overcharged when you get the shipping charge.

But that's what we all pay

I'll repeat, ColorRite has a really great product, but a horrible purchasing arrangement.

If anyone else had a comparable product I'd switch in a NY minute.

Kristin you listening? Hope your competition isn't!
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I agree, all caulk shrinks over time but, I never had that many failures using TEC caulks. TEC caulk color match is OK not great but, OK. For this and other reasons I have pretty much switched to using Trucolor (urethane) by Bostick. Have been back to several jobs I did awhile ago and it seems to be holding up very well. It is more expensive but, I have never had a problem selling a customer on the benefits vs. cost.
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I am trying Bostik urethane grout on my next shower and will be using their caulk as well. I like urethane caulk in general over silicone.
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Hi Andrew, Andrew here. I know they do make color matching caulk for Trucolor grout. However, the properties of the grout allow it to be used in all the places you traditionally use caulk (corners, plane changes, etc...). If you feel better about using the caulk go for it but, keep in mind it's not really needed.
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...the properties of the grout allow it to be used in all the places you traditionally use caulk...
Can you point us to where the manufacturer makes that claim, Andrew?
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