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Unread 01-23-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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Stain proof grout ?

Evening Night Owls,

Anyone able to recommend a stain proof grout ? I rescue dogs and need something heavy duty. I hear epoxy is very expensive? I've also been told TEC XT is very good but will it hold up to paw traffic ? muddy paw traffic to be exact. My grout at home now get so dirty on rainy days. My new place will have a mud room that I can stop them in to dry, so it will be some what of a relief.

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Unread 01-23-2009, 04:02 AM   #2
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I would go with the epoxy grout. It might be more expensive, but I think you'll happier in the long run.
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Hello Al,

I agree with Bruce, I have used Laticrete SpectraLock and its really user
friendly. Its more expesive, yes but ya get what ya pay for, if you have dogs coming through there on a regular basis, its worth its weight in gold. Have not used any other kinds but have heard of TEC XT, everyone has they're preference. Important thing if using Epoxy grouts, follow directions, and take your time. Maybe use a color on the darker side too considering the traffic your getting.
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dirt on top of any grout is going to be dirty be it cement, epoxy or urethane grout.
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Agree with the others. It's still going to get dirty and epoxy is the easiest to clean.
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Thanks for the replies guys !!

So will the dirt just wipe right off the epoxy with soap and water? What about the TEC XT ? Anyone comments on that brand?
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Look into "Boost", Use it instead of water to mix your grout. I have used it several times and it seems to be very stain resistant.
http://www.groutboost.com/http://www.groutboost.com/
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I agree with the Boost. but one or the other.
I talked to a TEC rep and said it was overkill and not worth mixing them.

the AccuColor XT by itself or plain AccuColor with the Boost.

I did a job a while ago with the 903 Birch , it's about close to white as it gets, they have 2 Doberman's in the house and he tells me not a stain or anything with it.
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Nice work Brain. Looks good.
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