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Old 07-15-2018, 10:25 AM   #16
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Don't think I'd risk it unless a good 5 or 6 hours passed before you got to that particular tile. And even then I'd be nervous.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:25 PM   #17
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For a single 2”x4” tile, I’d grout right away. But realize that many grouts will not dry to a uniform color if they dry unevenly. And there’s a certain amount of moisture from the thinset that could affect the grout color around that tile.

When using cementitious grouts, I always use Laticrete Permacolor as it has always dried very uniformly for me.

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thanks gents.
im taking your advice and waiting until tomorrow morning to grout.
im using home depot polyblend sanded grout.
is there much difference between grout brands?
ive done quite a lot of tiling and ive always used the home depot stuff.
i once, used a different kind and it was very difficult to use. i forget what it was, i think some kind of resin, that was a long time ago...10+ yrs
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Fred, you'll get all kinds of opinions on grout. We've used Polyblend for many years with very few problems and it's easy to use. They do have new lines of grout that give consistent shading. Some aren't as easy to use and are more expensive. The grouts I use vary depending on what I'm grouting, the location and other things.
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is there much difference between grout brands?
You can get a basic cheap cementitious grout, a more expensive cementitious grout, an epoxy grout, and single component grout from each brand. So, your question of one brand being better or worse isn't really answerable unless you bring specific products within each brand into the question.

I'd suggest that since you've done a considerable amount of tiling and you're asking this question that you seek out seminars sponsored by the local tile shops and manufacturers. All you need to do is pick a brand or supplier and make a call to see when the next available session is in your area. But, please don't bother with training directly from Home Depot's training program. Historically, they have been taught by well-meaning folks who haven't been properly trained themselves. Go to one of the dedicated tile shops in your area or directly to the manufacturers for this kind of training.

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