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Old 08-28-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Daltile had a display of Custom Building Products new grout, Fusion Pro in their showroom; anybody have any experience with this? According to Dal, it's only been out a couple of months. Supposed to be "the world's first single component grout". Any input appreciated.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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How many new grouts are there?

Epoxy has been around a long time. Urethane for over 5 years.

Who wants to be the guinea pig for these new grouts? :

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for any who ate the first run of the urethane grouts from bostik, I would wait and see how a '1' component grout works before selling it and putting my rep behind it. Not that I don't back improvements in technology, but tried and true puts dollars in your pocket, new and screwy can take em away awful fast.
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Rescraft..!

I'm willing to try it, but customs are to cheap to give out try outs..

LAME ! Don't waste your time.. Here I go ruining customs reputation..


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Rescraft..!

I'm willing to try it, but customs are to cheap to give out try outs..

LAME ! Don't waste your time.. Here I go ruining customs reputation..


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Is that because Laticrete hands freebies out like crack to crack addicts?
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Hmmm. Inner is on to something here.
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No, not at all..
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I've tossed up trying this grout but I'll pass. I've recently sifted through 2 forums and read through tons of threads with Custom grout problems and feel they need to be having next to zero issues before introducing the new...
Tell ya what though... Prolight is some nice mortar
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I've tossed up trying this grout but I'll pass. I've recently sifted through 2 forums and read through tons of threads with Custom grout problems and feel they need to be having next to zero issues before introducing the new...
Tell ya what though... Prolight is some nice mortar
Yes the custom prolite is a great mortar......love it almost as much as mapei ultralite.......clap
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FCFC, I'm with you. Let the early adopters deal with the unknowns and get the bugs out. When it's proven then I'll decide if it's right for me.
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So today I met a customer that I will be doing a tile with handmade tile. The sales lady, at Dal Tile asks if we need all setting materials, I asked for all Laticrete products and she immediately said " we have this new great grout , it's fusion grout and it's a great product " I jumped out my seat and said " hell no !" ..

I showed her the comment by Angus, who wants to be the Guinea pig, I also showed it to my customer.

I said, I guess you are.. Lol

Guess what guys, I'll be using quartzlock , how you like me now !!
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Hey wait a minute !

SO WHAT'S THE VERDICT ON THIRD FUSION GARBAGE ?
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I am curious about this new grout too. It could be a nice alternative to the urethane that is more available in my area. Urethane is a 20 mile drive for me.

Either way, I got a bucket for free from my Customs rep, and will let you know how it compares to urethane. I use quartzlock on a regular basis, and the process for this grout looks very similar.
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That's a miracle, those idiots at customs , is hard for them to give anything free..
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I'll be trying it out on an outdoor BBQ area. Will let you know how it goes.
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I'll be trying it out on an outdoor BBQ area. Will let you know how it goes.
That'll be a good test for it!
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Fusion Pro has been in development and field testing for the past 2 years. It is being well received by contractor around the country. We believe it is the best of cement grout and epoxy grout; it is easy to apply and stain resistant. Quite often we give out samples; just ask. If anyone would like a sample just send me your address.
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That would be a first, since spider Web came out I asked for a little piece and was turned down..

Contractors thru out the country are here right now , in contractor talk and none seem to have a clue.

I'm in California, and one thing is for sure, Dal Tile is trying to push that out like a pregnant women giving birth..
I'm not the daddy !.. Lol
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Isn't this a coincidence? I just picked up a bunch of tile from Daltile for my in-laws backsplash and found out that they had sold my Quartzlock. They offered me the Fusion "discounted" to the Quartzlock price and, since I needed to drive 4.5 hours and get the stuff installed lickety split, I became your guinea pig.

It applied well. Nice texture and consistency. The clean up was a bit of a pain. I followed the instructions well and was rewarded with a pretty substantial amount of haze that I had to go back to every 5 minutes to keep it from skinning over too much. I was worried about digging my joints out the whole time. Considering I was applying to 1" glass mosaic I thought it should have been a lot easier.

The end result looked good and I did grout the counter top joint to see if it will crack. All in all I'd rather have had the Quartzlock.

(Yes, I'm aware there are some rough spots around the inlay and edges. The FIL had to finish up for me. He did pretty good for his first time.)
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Hahahaha !!

That's a ugly , sick , nasty way for Dal to push that garbage.
That almost happened to me , but I said SPECTRALOCK !! . No way I was going to let them sell me that garbage.. Customs is garbage !

Google that .. Lol !

That backslash looks really good. Color blue always cool

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