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Old 02-11-2010, 01:43 PM   #16
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There are other grout brands that are the same - just different names.
You have to read to make sure that it is an unsanded acrylic grout.

Heck - even Lowe's does not sell the "recommended brand"

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Too many stories about grout separating from edge of tile, grout causing lifting wear-layer at the edges, stuff like that. Just be sure the tile maker agrees with your grout choice. Not all grouts are necessarily created equal.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:52 PM   #18
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I am looking at the roma stone tile for my kitchen will the grout handle a conv. foundation or does it have to be used on a concrete foundation? will it flex and crack? I can butt them tight but like the look of thin grout lines.

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:17 AM   #19
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I put in the Roma Stome 18" and the grout that they suggested and mine is cracking after about 2 months of instalation. Looking to find out why.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:53 PM   #20
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please keep me posted as I want to use the romastone in my kitchen.
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I'm in the process of installing Romastone in a new home on a concrete slab. I've put down about 500 sq. ft. and have about 100 to go. I should finish it today, not including grouting. It looks great and were it not for the pain in my knees it has been fun. I put mine down in a diamond pattern and cut it with tin snips. I used the latex primer first. Just hope it stays.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:16 PM   #22
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i've just installed cryntel romastone and need to know if it needs to be sealed?
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:33 PM   #23
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I put mine in my kitchen (older post) 11/09. talked to company about need to seal and was told it was not necessary. They said the grout they use is stain resistent...so far it has been--used the one sold at Lowes. Floor holding up well so far. There is one small scratch where new stove dug in when was dragged across floor. Not very noticeable because of marbling look of tile. I imagine if there was a large tear I could remove the tile and replace it with a new one. Anyway..I am pleased so far.
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thanks. i really didn't want to seal it, and haven't, and it looks beautiful. any advise on what i'm supposed to clean it with? i can find no info on that. thanks
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I was really interested in using the Cryntel for my kitchen and basement. But it seems all the Lowes near me clearanced out the rolled edge style and only carries the Cryntel with the fake grey grouted edges now. Which when combined with grout probably looks cheesy.

I've tried the 3 nearest Lowes within 50 miles and they all don't carry the Cryntel in the red boxes that carry the tile pattern all the way to the edge. Are you guys using the one with the fake grouted edge now?
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We did a kitchen/dining room with Cryntel EuroStone (product 30606) vinyl 12x12 tiles. It went down fine, but after a year or two it faded so much that there is no longer any color except a strange light green left. No more beige, grays, brown, etc. Also, some tiles seem to be pulling away from each other.

We were told that you do not grout the beveled edges, so they are now discolored to black.

This color originally matched out counters. Now it's just terribly cheap and ugly looking, quite an embarrassment.
The price was average, so I didn't know what a really cheapo brand (made in China) it was. There's a 25 yr warranty, but no way to contact the company.
Shame on Lowe's for selling such junk.
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I have used this flooring from Lowes twice now. I floored my laundry room and then was so pleased I did the bathroom redo using it. In reading above posts, I see people trying to choose the grout. According to the people at Lowes, you should only use the grout that is compatible with the vinyl. I grouted and used the 1/8" diameter as recommended. The floors look awesome and we are very pleased. Also, I had never floored in my life and still know my floors look very good. I recommend this flooring.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:46 PM   #28
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After removing 12Ē Cryntel tiles that had a beveled edge and were very hard to keep clean I decided to install the 18Ē Roma Stone Beige Sand using a 1/8Ē grout line. The help line recommended using a blow torch and scraper to remove the residual glue as I had an area of about 350 sf. of concrete slab. After prepping the floor with the also recommended primer I laid a diamond pattern and grouted. Well, now a year later there are areas in which the edges of the tiles have raised from the concrete making a hollow sound when walking on them and there is a little ripple-like look to the edge of the lifting tile. The grout hasnít pulled away from the tile but it isnít holding the tile down either. There are also other areas in which the grout has cracked. I do have an area under my entertainment area that Iím going to lay but Iím going to use pressure sensitive glue to make sure they stay in place (also recommended by the help line). I love the look of this tile but it is disappointing that it is lifting when the previous Cryntel tile was down for over 7 yrs and never had a problem.
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Question for any and all who have used these tiles.

How warm do they feel in winter months compared to ceramic tiles?

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@ Dangermouse : They are ALOT warmer than ceramic but having gone thru the last winter without my usual living room rug I would recommend an area rug as additional insulation. BTW I'm in Southern Calif and the tiles are installed on a cement slab. I could feel the cold creep up my feet and pant legs.


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