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  1. Smiley mel

    Smiley mel Active Member

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    De58jd
    Hello I have tiled a kitchen using marble arch grey metro tiles (the are more greenthan grey) iv always used mapei jasmin on past kitchens with cream metro tiles, iv gone off mapei recently and would like to use bal ivory I think, i wondered if anyone had any advice on bal products or grout colours thanks mel
     
  2. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Wimborne, Dorset
    Alot of us on here will tell you to avoid BAL grouts due to patchiness. Why BAL?
     
  3. Dusty

    Dusty Member of Tilers Forums

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    Abingdon
    I do loads of regrouting and contacted both BAL and Mapei for grout swatches. BAL assured me a rep would be in touch, but never contacted me, even when chased. Mapei bent over backwards and sent me a lovely case of aluminium encased grout sticks and brochures which must have cost a fair bit. I know who I’d stick with
     
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  4. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    They are in my opinion an excellent company and one of the forum sponsors too
     
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  5. Smiley mel

    Smiley mel Active Member

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    De58jd
    Thanks for replies always used mapei but had some grey shading issues with mapei white grout recently, it's never happened before and the area I'm working in has very hard water and as ridiculous as it sounds was going to use bottled in the kitchen, has anyonra else had the grey shading with mapei white? Adesive was fully dry and it waswtwo separate mixes thanks
     
  6. jimthetiler

    jimthetiler Active Member

    u woz robbed ole mate,should of held out for 2 sets of grout sticks
     
  7. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester
    Standard bal ivory grout ( not the mm2 grout)... imo is alot easier to use than mapei, I've never had issues with it drying patchy, it's more the floor grouts that have that problem....
    It's perfect for Metro's but not porcelain unless you add some gt1 with it.
     
  8. Tilergal

    Tilergal Active Member

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    Cheshire
    Mapei has always given me better results than Bal. Contact Mapei and tell them of any past issues, I'm sure they'll appreciate any feedback and be more than happy to give advice.
     
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