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Old 11-09-2018, 12:14 PM   #1
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Which Grout?

For years, we used cementitious grouts and sealed them against moisture invasion, mold, mildew, stains, etc. Then we got Laticrete Spectralock, which was "sort of" an epoxy (but not really), Custom came out with Fusion Pro, Mapei has Flexcolor CQ and Ultracolor Plus FA.....All of this to improve grout performance, mostly by removing the cement from the equation. Problems arose for us when installers complained about the cleanability of these products. Grainy haze, dull finished look, wiping the grout out of the joint while wet cleaning the surface.

I'm just asking y'all which grout you prefer in order to avoid some of the pitfalls that I've just described.

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Old 11-09-2018, 02:32 PM   #2
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I've had good success with the ultra color plus fa. As long as you mix accordingly it's good to go.
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I like the Flexcolor CQ.......
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:11 PM   #4
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For me, I'll stick to the cement based grouts. I'd rather seal the grout than spend time scrubbing off haze. I use a lot of Prism.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:13 PM   #5
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I'm a prism fan as well
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:03 PM   #6
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Ultra Color Plus FA or Flexcolor CQ.
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We stopped using cement based grouts 5 or 6 years ago. Fusion or Flexcolor only for us. A quality microfiber will remove all haze.
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:55 PM   #8
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Permacolor for any cement based. SpectraLock for epoxy.

We had a long run of bucket grouts (I must have cleaned 50 half pails from warehouse storage a few years ago), but have migrated back from them mostly. And never in a shower. And, yes, I’m 100% proficient in installing them exactly per specs. A few too many problems to use them in a shower.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:18 PM   #9
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Thanks, y'all!

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Then we got Laticrete Spectralock, which was "sort of" an epoxy (but not really)
Jule, why do you say that Spectralock is not really an epoxy? It has hardener and resin which react chemically. I thought that was considered an epoxy.
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SPECTRALOCK grout is an epoxy grout.
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