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Old 03-05-2011, 05:37 PM   #21
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I've looked at spectralock but not interested in mixing all the parts together etc. I want something that like the quartzlock2 that is in a bucket and just needs some gentle mixing.

I'm going to be buying a small bucket to do some testing on how well to wipe clean etc and if I will need to use the blaze spray on every job. sees like starquartz is recommending that on their site.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #22
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oh come on now DAN....slip into the BLUE SIDE..its okay man I am over here and i am perfectly sane.........


the reason I like LATICRETE is simple use thier entire package get a great warranty. I know you guys get tired of me saying it.
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you must choose....



but seriously everywhere I turn laticrete is turning up #1, however that urethane grout seems soooooooo easy.


question for you dan, have you ever needed to call upon that warranty package for w/e reason?

It sounds great that they give you a full warranty, but has everyone ever had to logistically go thru the process of using it? and how was that experience?
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I have used many laticrete products but not hydro or spectralock. i have used their normal grout though. most of the time it's TEC products as I hate going to lowes.
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why use any other grout other than.............guess what i am gonna say............guess guessss..........
LATICRETE permacolor or spectralock
Because urethane is more stainproof, easier to install, more flexible, does not contain BPAs, doesn't cause possible allergic reactions, doesn't create waste when doing small or odd sized jobs, doesn't reply on user to measure any of the components previous to mixing, doesn't require mixing, is > 1% permeable, no efflorescence, is UV stable and doesn't require any special product during clean up.

That's why!
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Because urethane is more stainproof, easier to install, more flexible, does not contain BPAs, doesn't cause possible allergic reactions, doesn't create waste when doing small or odd sized jobs, doesn't reply on user to measure any of the components previous to mixing, doesn't require mixing, is > 1% permeable, no efflorescence, is UV stable and doesn't require any special product during clean up.

That's why!

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and if I will need to use the blaze spray on every job. sees like starquartz is recommending that on their site.
Blaze is only for those who don't listen to the message on cleaning. DO NOT LET URETHANE GROUT SIT FOR ANY EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME!

Again, my process is to wipe with a sponge after 4-6 sq ft. I do a very good cleaning with as little water as possible. I go back after about 5 minutes and do a fine wipe with a mircofiber cloth. Done.

No haze. No Blaze. No issues. No tissues.
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you are sounding like a salesman now. If you watch the video on their website, the guy is wiping as he goes, but still says the blaze should be used. I I guess that is a selling point to them to make people believe you need it.

how is it with a porcelain tile that has some texture to it, almost like slate but not slate.

if you use urethane with a marble or porous stone, do you seal the stones before using the quartzlock2?

I have a backsplash that is white subway marble tiles, square edge. and a herringbone accent area.

I hate to try this new grout on a brand new job for the first time and screw it up. I'm sure if I mop the tiles wet before starting that will help.
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Blaze is only for those who don't listen to the message on cleaning. DO NOT LET URETHANE GROUT SIT FOR ANY EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME!

Again, my process is to wipe with a sponge after 4-6 sq ft. I do a very good cleaning with as little water as possible. I go back after about 5 minutes and do a fine wipe with a mircofiber cloth. Done.

No haze. No Blaze. No issues. No tissues.


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Dan,

Blaze is for urethane haze removal. No haze, no need for it.

I seal all stone before grout with any product.

I typically use a grout bucket cleaning system but with textured tile, I find a regular sponge to be more effective.

Am I a salesman? Sort of. I don't want to be the only guy on the internet saying urethane is good. If I talk some folks into using it and seeing first hand how good it is, maybe they'll talk about it too. Now I don't seem like an online weirdo. StarQuartz has not given me anything; not even a shirt. I did get to trial StarGlass before it went public but that's about it. I buy each and every bucket just like everyone else does.
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I'm just bustin on ya. no worries about the salesman talk.

I know it's a haze removal, was just commenting that they think even with wiping down immediately, you'll need to spray the whole area with blaze.

watch the video on their site if you haven't, you'll see what i'm talking about. I trust you though. i'm willing to try this out.

I'm having the supplier double check his price of 260 dollars on the 18 lb bucket of quartzlock2.

I have their nice grout sample with plastic holder they sent me a while back. I'm hoping to get samples of Starglass any day now.


Question, when you use a travertine or other type of stone with lots of holes and crevices, don't you fill those with grout first, then seal? I would think the grout wouldn't stick if you try to seal the whole surface of that type of travertine tile and then grout over it.

Every display I have ever seen of travertine is that it's all filled with grout. wondering how that works with urethane.
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Question, when you use a travertine or other type of stone with lots of holes and crevices, don't you fill those with grout first, then seal? I would think the grout wouldn't stick if you try to seal the whole surface of that type of travertine tile and then grout over it.

Every display I have ever seen of travertine is that it's all filled with grout. wondering how that works with urethane.
Dealers choice, really. Crappy travertine is doomed to be hole-filled. I still seal before hand. Have not had issues with QuartzLock 2 or StarGlass over marble, glass, ceramic, metal, porcelain or limestone.

I seriously think if you took a QuartzLock 2 booger, stuck it to a tile and let it cure, it would take some serious work to get it to come off.

The urethane within the grout will be film-like. The reason I seal before hand is to make sure that urethane film will release easily. Letting it haze is when you need to bend over.
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I didn't mean to kick a hornet's nest...

But this urethane grout sounds awesome. I am starting my personal bath soon. Maybe that's a good place to try it out.
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I didn't mean to kick a hornet's nest...

But this urethane grout sounds awesome. I am starting my personal bath soon. Maybe that's a good place to try it out.

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never had to make a call for a warranty but know a few who have had. trust when i say this. LATICRETE is a no fuss issue they rise and stand proud.

I may be a PRE MADONNA tile guy. I have never tried quartz grout. So honestly i have no clue about it. Just some guys get in thier grove and love what they use.

I do know I had had a issue with hydrobarrier and i called the rep and they called me back. Sent a email to Henry it was handled. Just like this from LATICRETE when I was up in North carolina working out of my safe zone. i called LATICRETE and they got me in touch with that rep in that zone.


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