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  1. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    what's your favourite grout that you use whenever possible? For a long long time I've used grout 3000, always found it ok to use and it's versatile, but recently I've used palace that was supplied and it was a total dream to use! And today I've used bal micromax, and after I got over the fact it was bal, that was also nice to use and left a better finish imo than tilemaster grout. I feel a switch on the cards!
     
  2. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Can your customers afford Micromax grout .
     
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  3. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
    @timeless john@timeless john I'm glad you think it's funny I think it's criminal . At that price I would expect it to be self grouting grout
     
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  4. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    North East England
    Ardurit c2 grey for floors (Victorian).
    Grout 3000 for stone.
    Bal wide joint for 4+ mm.
    Sovereign white when required.


    @jcrtiling@jcrtiling - I wouldn't know how much it costs.
     
  5. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I was quoted £67 for one of their colours for 10kg
     
  6. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I've never bought it myself, but where I live there is a very long standing tile outlet that most people know and they sell bal so people end up with it. Have you tried using it you two?
     
  7. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    BAL mm doesn't have a long pot life!
     
  8. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
    I used it before it was mm2
     
  9. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I started having trouble with Mapei ucp grey 112 drying different shades and white 100 drying greyish and all colours very sandy finish and slides off grout float.Switched to BAL mm2 but drys too quickly and lot of wastage. Now using Weber projoint and no probs at all, nice to work with, smooth finish and drys nicely.
     
  10. Brian the Tile

    Brian the Tile Professional Tiler

    Location:
    north wales
  11. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    3000 all day long for me...their matching silicone is great to use too
     
  12. demi34

    demi34 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    romford essex
    Bal micromax for me
     
  13. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    BELFAST
    Ardex FS for walls, FL for floors and ST silicone for me!
     
  14. andyb1

    andyb1 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    Tilemaster all day for me.
     
  15. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    This was mm2 today it doesn't have a long pot life but you can apply it then wash it off literally a couple of mins later. Some times with tilemaster you can be waiting half hour or more before it's ready to wash off. The palace stuff was really nice to use although I'm not sure how good it actually is
     
  16. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Porcelain on the wall and rectified pors grout 3000.
    Ceramics.. bal wide joint.
    Hate mm2 ....goes off to quick for my liking...and the price is ridiculous.
    Not a fan of mapei...but will use it if I have too....:)
     
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  17. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    My local supplier sells grout 3000 and granfix
     
  18. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Ooh don't like granfix grout .
     
  19. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I have used palace grout in the past ( years ago) haven't been called back yet .
     
  20. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Used to like Norcross but no one sells it up here now. Did like the Butech stuff that Porcelanosa supplied with a 200 metre job.
     
  21. Andy Allen

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

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    Gloucester
    Who remembers bal super grout ?
    It came ready mixed in a tub.
    And was made by the devil himself !!
     
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  22. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    Came with a free chisel
     
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  23. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
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    I always keep some in the van, just incase!
     
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  24. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Sorry got confused haven't used granfix for a long time its ultra I don't like
     
  25. wrighty

    wrighty Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northumberland
    I quite often get Ultra grout supplied on jobs and quite like it actually! seems very similar to Grout3000
     
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  27. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
    Ucp and kerracolour are well known for drying different shades . Often we hear things about make sure you double knock it when mixing . Shake the bag before use and the best one don't over wet which is pretty much impossible as a lot of tiles require an awful lot of cleaning to get them clean because the grout dries on the face of the tiles a lot sooner than it stiffens up in the joint .
     
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  28. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Not the only tiler on here to have had trouble with ucp gris drying blotchy and having to fine sand joints, good few on here and I personally know another 3 tilers up here having to do same.
     
  29. wrighty

    wrighty Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northumberland
    I am regular user of UCP and over the last 10 years or so I can recollect only 2 occasions where I have had problems and they were down to grout haze caused by cold atmospheric conditions and textured glass mosaics (I was never going to win that one anyway)
    So, speak as you find!
     
  30. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I have some glass mosaic to grout tomorrow with grout 3000, always fun
     
  31. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Not just the grey had it with Jasmine
     
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  32. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    I AM speaking as I find so don't understand your last statement!
     
  33. wrighty

    wrighty Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Just saying I find other people's problems with UCP slightly perplexing, nothing more.
     
  34. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I reckon I've heard more people complain about it than people say this is wonderfull .
    Maybe someone could set up a poll .
    ever had a problem with ucp or not .
     
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  35. GAZ5518

    GAZ5518 Tiler Extraordinaire Professional Tiler

    Location:
    EPSOM
    :confused:Personally I avoid Mapei grouts at all costs .. Just no faith in it after having probs in the past with shade differences.
    Bal and Webber seem to be kinder to me o_O
     
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