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Unread 02-09-2021, 03:43 PM   #16
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Have faith in Jerry, he knows Glass in & out. Thinset won’t care if it’s not LFT, and your glass won’t mind either
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Unread 02-09-2021, 09:05 PM   #17
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Does my 1”square glass mosaic tile qualify as “large format”?
Barbie would probably think so.
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Unread 02-09-2021, 09:18 PM   #18
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In glass tile, Wes, anything larger than a ceramic mosaic (less than 9 square inches) is considered large format glass tile.

But that's not the large format category that's considered by the ceramic tile industry when recommending the use of LHT mortars.
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Ok ok I will lay the glass mosaic tile right side up using the suggested Custom thinset.

When I look at the custom epoxy grout I see it as sanded, fusion. Right side up, my tile has very very thin grout lines.

Is there an unsanded epoxy grout anyone might recommend?

What you all think of grey thinset with grey grout with my cream glass bisazza? Or should I stay white?
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Unread 02-13-2021, 05:33 PM   #20
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Wes, the Fusion Pro you linked is not an epoxy grout. And I would personally recommend you not use an epoxy grout in your application unless the glass tile manufacturer allowed nothing else.

Lots of unsanded cementitious grouts out there if you want unsanded. But if I could get a sanded grout into those joints effectively without damaging the tiles, that's what I'd use. If not, then an unsanded cementitious grout would be my choice.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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But if I could get a sanded grout into those joints effectively without damaging the tiles, that's what I'd use.
I would second that.

I would set it with some MegaLite and get a good sanded grout. I like Laticrete Permacolor. Mix the grout to a fairly thick consistency. It will fill the joints better than if you mix loose and runny grout.
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Looks like I would have to special order the permacolor or permacolor select (about a week wait time).

Would you recommend anything from the orange or blue box stores, Custom grouts or Mapei?
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I'd use Custom's Prism. Home Depot has some of the popular colors.
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Been google shopping for all your suggested grouts when I stumbled onto this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3TtkEkgefs

Compares the following grouts: Prism, Tec Power Grout, Permacolor, Permacolor Select, Kiesel, Mapei Ultracolor and Ardex FL

With the hardest being Mapei Ultracolor…

I am a scientist… lots of problems with their experimental set up but interesting results. What are you all’s thoughts?
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I’m sure they were well-meaning, but the testing didn’t look consistent enough to get anything from it.

I don’t like using grout that has issues or dries to splotchy color. I don’t have either of these problems with Permacolor or Prism. All other things being equal, I’m choosing one of these two.

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Same here. Prism and Permacolor have been my go to grouts the last few years and haven't had any issues with either one. Not sure about the Permacolor but from what I've read, Prism has Calcium Aluminate type cement which gives it a shorter shelf life. Who's to say if the grouts used were fresh.

In their testing I was surprised Prism was the softest grout after one week. I've always found it to get plenty hard. I don't think a razor knife should be used to test a grout's hardness. I also think the test should have been done using one type tile with equal size joints. Still an interesting test.
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