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Old 12-17-2017, 04:53 PM   #631
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Look First!

I'm using the product right now for the first time. I'm putting a tile counter top and floor in my kitchen and wanted a good stain resistance grout. When using it the 2 min warning means 2 min's it dry's quick. but I like the finished look,
The only advice I'll give is to open the bucket in the store! the first bucket was black for the counter and it was perfect. Then I started doing the floor went to get the color I wanted and got it home what a surprise it was hard, not fully mixed. Took it back and got another one opened it up and it had a 3 inch crust on top. Took it back and showed the tile guy and he was surprised! So we had him open a third bucket and it was in good shape but that was his last one in that color I needed. went to another place and found the same problem hard and not good, but found the last 2 he had were good! I going to send a email with pics to the company.
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:23 PM   #632
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Hi All,
Doing a shower project. My previous use of spectralock in other shower still looks good. Seen this FP stuff and Stainmaster at HD and no more spectralock at Lowes. Read through this thread and few others. Mixed info.

Is Fusion Pro still good to use on shower floor and walls? Or should I go with spectralock pro within shower and FP for the rest?

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Old 01-02-2018, 02:25 PM   #633
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Fusion and Flexcolor are all we use. They work well as Spectralock IMHO. Just be sure to allow the full cure time before use. Normally the shower glass takes a week to arrive so the cure time happens before the glass gets installed anyway.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:06 PM   #634
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:29 PM   #635
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Vic, everyone has their own opinion and I respect that. My opinion is that Fusion and Colorflex aren't in the same league as Spectralock.
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:32 PM   #636
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:18 PM   #637
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What Davy said!
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:56 PM   #638
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No grout fighting, they're just two different animals. I think Spectralock is the better of the three but you pay for it too. I realize on some jobs it's just not in the budget to buy epoxy grout.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:09 PM   #639
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Thanks Davy and all. Yeah after all that reading and tech specs sheet, I figured the same (I am no pro, just chemistry knowledge).

This is for my elderly parents. So slight increase in cost now will level out most other issues later (maintenance etc). What I put in more than 3 yrs ago with spectralock (its in thread Vic's shower project) still looks the same today. There is some dirt and stuff to clean in the bathroom (here and there, usual stuff) or I would have taken a pic. Shower floor, walls, etc are have no damage.

If I really can't get spectralock, I will try FP and wait 7 days of cure time.

Fusion Pro at HD cost me 40 + 40 (2 colors) but spectralock might cost me double. I only need 2 mini kits.
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:30 PM   #640
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Just checked in on a job we are doing. Warm water seems to be the ticket for (easier) clean up. I walked
The floor to verify the warmer water wasn't causing any problems. They were using a bucket water heater. I learn something new every day.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:35 PM   #641
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Falling apart after a year

I used this on a bathroom addition in our house a year ago, and in several parts of the shower the grout is dissolving and falling apart. I donít mean cracking as in the floor or wall are settling, itís turning into a paste and literally washing away. We let the room set for more than 2 weeks between when the tile was installed and the water was connected.

Iíve just read issues people have using cleaning products with it, has anyone else had similar issues and what did you do to resolve it? I use a ph neutral cleaner since the tile is marble, and there are no similar issues in other areas in the bathroom where we have FusionPro grout and use the same cleaner.

Iíll post a picture tomorrow, I canít understand whatís happening. For what itís worth, Iíd tell people to stay away from it. Itís definitely not stainproof and seems to be a lot more trouble than just regular grout.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:39 AM   #642
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Fusion Pro failure in marble 'pebble' tile shower

I took a chance on Fusion Pro about 18 months ago, thinking it was truly innovative. After lengthy curing/drying, in first week of use it started to crumble out just as others have reported. The shower was really too new to have accumulated any hair products or soap, plus I hadn't even used a cleaning product yet (I was still researching the safest cleaners for sealed marble pebble floor and marble tile walls. Installer returned and dug out all the grout and regrouted with traditional product. We left the floor installation (same marble pebbles) as-is. I can say that light grey Fusion Pro grout gets VERY dirty, just from bare feet and occasional shoes, light use from 1-2 people. After calling Fusion Pro customer service and being referred to product 'Concentrated Stone & Tile Cleaner' (Home Depot) I decided to scrub it with a baking soda & water paste. Toothbrush wasn't strong enough; used pot-scrubber sponge (the kind made for Teflon pots, not the metal pads). I was relieved that the Fusion Pro didn't crumble out. I've maintained it with frequent brush vacuuming and squeezed-dry damp sponge. So far, I've not had to remove it from the floor but would not use it again nor recommend it.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:10 AM   #643
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No matter what I try it’s still ends up with a fine film over 90% of my project. Easy to scrape off with a flat blade like below. Any more thoughts on doing the job cleanly without follow up, or best product to clean it off?
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