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Unread 10-14-2019, 07:32 AM   #16
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I'm going to drop on in here with something that will (hopefully) help you make your decision Mario. In the 4 years of working at MAPEI in Technical, right alongside the Claims Dept. I can tell you Flexcolor CQ scratching a material is not a complaint we really get here. When we do hear about it, it's typically a very soft marble, or stainless steel tile. It would take a very, very soft glass for the aggregate in CQ to scratch, and we have had phenomenal luck with it. That being said, I did use the word aggregate, so yes there is potential for scratching, it's just not all that common.

To remove the scratching variable you could use a standard unsanded cement grout like Keracolor U, but I would either mix it with our Grout Maximizer in place of water, or seal the joints afterward.

Regardless of which grout you use, make sure you are using a brand new grout float that doesn't have any old dried grout on it. I can't tell you how many times I have seen sensitive surfaces scratched with X grout because the installer was using ole' reliable that has seen 100,000 sf plus of grout jobs and is still yet to be retired.

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Unread 10-14-2019, 08:40 AM   #17
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Thanks, Holden, great information once again, everyone here has been extremely helpful. I'm not going to lie, I got a good deal on the tile and it's only 4mm thick which is another thing that has me concerned that it isn't the strongest of tiles. Great advice, I'll be sure to heed it. I appreciate the reply.
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You might have a look at "Prism" grout from HD. Formulated to go from an eighth (or less) up to over 1/4"....I see less shrinkage than unsanded...and more "body."

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Thanks again, all. You've been a big help. Be well.
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