Grout brands?

simonebAugust 9, 2008

Is there a difference in grout brands? I'm going to pick out materials tomorrow and this just crossed my mind. We're getting a beige grout for marble tile... thoughts? Advice?

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mongoct

Among the portland cement-based grouts, I've not had any problems with Custom, Laticrete, or Mapei.

Mongo

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 1:35AM
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simoneb

THanks, mongo!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 11:50AM
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bill_vincent

You can add Hydroment, TEC, and if you live down south, SGM (Southern Grouts and Mortars) to that list.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 6:33PM
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MariposaTraicionera

What about Polyblend, is it any good?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 11:48PM
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bill_vincent

Polyblend is Custom.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 7:51AM
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simoneb

Anyone heard of Super-Tek... ?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 2:43PM
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tom_p_pa

I use TEC, and do not like Custom.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 5:17PM
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bill_vincent

I never liked Custom either, up until they finally improved their grouts about 5-6 years ago. I always had problems with the color mottling on me, and it was only with Custom's grouts. But I've used them several times over the last few years and (knock on wood) I haven't seen a problem yet.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 5:21PM
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setancre

Has anyone ever used Durabond grout? That's the only grout my local tile shop seems to sell and I can't really find many reviews on it.

Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Durabond Grout

    Bookmark   August 15, 2008 at 2:57PM
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bill_vincent

It's pretty much Hydroment, under another name. Both are Bostik

Here is a link that might be useful: Bostik's site

    Bookmark   August 15, 2008 at 3:22PM
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tileman1

Tec.

Super-Tek is good also, but doesn't have matching caulk to all of their colors, Tec does.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2008 at 6:25PM
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