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Old 08-13-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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I'm laying my third floor using Traffic Master Groutable Vinyl Tile from Home Depot. The first two went well and to date I have no problems.
When I bought the tile for the third floor I didn't buy the "special" grout that was part of the exclusive Home Depot offering. I just went back for it and was told they had a "reset" and no longer offer the pre-mixed grout originally recommended. I had used the Traffic Master non-sanded grout which has been replaced with a pre-mixed product from another supplier, in sanded form only and in limited colours.
Discussions with staff produced differing opinions as to end results.
I contacted the original supplier and was told it was exclusive to Home Depot. They couldn't, or wouldn't tell me where I might possibly buy it.
Has anyone any idea (a) where I might find this grout. (b) is there another brand (non-sanded) that will work as well. (c) Is grout of this sort unique to the specific tile.
Any other ideas would be appeciated.

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Is grout of this sort unique to the specific tile.
More or less...yes. But there are some alternatives the tile makers wouldn't necessarily want you to know about.

Do you have a Menard's Home Center in your area?

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To Bud Cline:

No, we don't have a Menard's here in this country.
We have Home Depot...Loew's...Rona...and various smaller private concerns.
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No, we don't have a Menard's here in this country.
We have Home Depot...Loew's...Rona...and various smaller private concerns.
Okay...you can use one of the Urethane grout products. I would suggest trying to find Quartz Lock-2 manufactured by Star Quartz.

So you are in Canada?

I'm not sure HD sells it but I think Lowe's may. If not you can order it from any "REAL TILE STORE".

There are other brands.
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To Bud Cline:

I'll check again at Home Depot. I'll get down to Loew's as well. If not, I'll take a look for the other you've mentioned.
Yes, I'm in Canada. About 25km.southwest of Toronto, on Lake Ontario.
I do appreciate your help. I'm new at the chat lines...feeling my way.
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Toronto area huh?

Okay I'll tell you what you can do...

Look up Harry Dunbar at Ontario Tile or North American Tile (in Barrie Ontario). Call him and he may be able to tell you what to use that is available up there, or at least where to find urethane grouts in your neck of the woods. Harry is a ceramic tile guy but will be familiar with what you need.

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Thank you. I'll do that.
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Very interesting.
Thank you.
I'll leave now and say goodnight.
I appreciate your help.
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