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Old 05-21-2007, 09:41 AM   #1
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Acrylic Additive for Grout


I have just finished installing ceramic tile in my kitchen, and I am ready to begin grouting. I ran across an acrylic additive that is mixed in with the grout instead of water and I am wondering if anybody has used this type of stuff before. Is this stuff harder to work with during installation? Does it really help prevent the grout lines from cracking?

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From what I have heard, it sounds like acrylic grout is the way to go. However, I am still worried that it will be more difficult to work with during installation.

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A word of caution re: grout additives. Most grouts on todays market have the additive already mixed in. This is in the form of a powders and are commonly called polymers. The bag should say something about being modified. There are still a couple of manufacturers that state you can add THEIR liquid latex if its going to be used in the exterior.
I do know for a fact that the formulas are specific to their systems.
So don't play chemist and use someone else's material with yours.
When in doubt, call their 800# and talk with the technical dept., that is what they are paid to do!
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