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Smiley mel

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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
 

Plan Tec Tiling

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Alot of us on here will tell you to avoid BAL grouts due to patchiness. Why BAL?
 

Dusty

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Alot of us on here will tell you to avoid BAL grouts due to patchiness. Why BAL?
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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Smiley mel

Smiley mel

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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
 

Andy Allen

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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.
 

Tilergal

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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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