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Old 11-29-2016, 03:31 AM
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Does anyone have experience using the spectralock epoxy grout? How much more difficult is it to use than regular grout? We have used traditional polyblend grout in the past and it has worked fine. The durability and stain resistance of the epoxy grouts sound good,but are they worth the extra expense and time to install? We are doing two bathroom floors and one tub/shower surround.

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Old 11-29-2016, 04:08 AM
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We used it in our house build. Great stuff , we did all bathrooms, kitchen and half house with tile. No more dirty grout in the kitchen.
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:27 AM
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I have used a different brand but it's worth it especially for a high traffic area.
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:14 AM
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Hope not to derail, but how long do grout sealers last in medium traffic areas? I put 3 coats down onto white granite/white grout in the motor home, and wonder whether it was worth the effort?
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:15 AM
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You gotta work fast and CLEAN using epoxy grout. We've used it enough to know we'd only use it again under very specific, unusual conditions.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
You gotta work fast and CLEAN using epoxy grout.
This X's 1000.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
You gotta work fast and CLEAN using epoxy grout. We've used it enough to know we'd only use it again under very specific, unusual conditions.
Yup...if it gets away from ya...well, basically your screwed!
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:19 AM
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I used spectralock in our bathroom shower surround and floor.
Works great, easy to use, read the instructions.
Make sure you remove the haze or it will stay.
After sponging I went back over with paper towels. Seemed to help more than the sponge.

1 person job, helps keep it clean.
Mix small batches at first till you get used to how it lays down.

End results were fantastic. 4 years, no maintenance, still looks new.
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Old 11-30-2016, 03:41 AM
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I will probably go back with a traditional grout vs using the epoxy. The reviews for the epoxy are really good as far as durability,but it is probably more than I want to work with as far as installation right now. Thanks again for the responses.
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