Integra All-In-One Grout & Thinset


This specialty grout is ideal for small mosaics and little projects. Instead of buying a separate grout and thinset, installing the tile and then waiting to grout, you can completely install and grout your tile in one step! 

 

Integra is both a strong enough adhesive to bond large format tiles to walls and a color-consistent high-performance grout.

 

Save time and stress with this quick and easy multipurpose product!

 

 

PROS

+ Quickest Total Install: Glue your tiles down and grout them in one easy step! With all other grouts, you have to give the thinset at least a day or two to dry before grouting.

 
+ Easy to Install, Easy to Clean Up: After installation, all you need is a wet cloth or, at worst, some light scrubbing to remove grout residue from your tiles.

 
+ No Thinset Cleanup: Before installing other grouts, you have to clean thinset from the grout joints; it's dusty, messy, and tedious. This grout/thinset combo eliminates that mess.

 
+ Versatile: This grout can be used with glass and stainless steel, inside and outside, in showers or swimming pools, and on floors or walls. 

CONS

- Few Colors: Only 8 colors currently available.

 
- Porosity: Cement grout is porous, so it could stain and harbor bacteria.

 

- Needs to be Sealed: A penetrating sealer is recommended to protect this grout from staining and mildew.

 
- Brittleness: Caulking is needed for corners and edges. Cementitious grout in corners will crack and flake out over time.

 

- Mixing: Like all cement grouts, you have to mix your dusty Integra powder with water before installing it.


Color Matching Caulking


We can get acrylic latex caulks in the same colors as Integra.

It's a good idea to use caulk in any place where your tile meets a surface that has some movement (such as a bathtub), or where two different planes meet (such as a countertop and backspash). If you use grout instead of caulking in these areas, over time cracks will appear.

We recommend using the matching silicone caulk for wet areas, such as in a shower or tub. It repels water to an extent that acrylic latex caulk can't, but is harder to apply and clean up (so there's no need to use it in areas that aren't exposed to moisture).

 

Read more in our colored caulking blog post!

Grout and Natural Stone: Seal it or Stain it!


Most natural stone tiles and mosaics are porous. The loose pigments in cement-based grouts are blended into the grout and can sink into these pores and stain the stone. By sealing your stone before installing/grouting, you're protecting the stone from being tinted by the grout pigments. Grouts without pigment-based color (pre-mixed and epoxy) will not stain natural stone.

These samples are all unsealed Philadelphia Travertine. You can clearly see how the grout pigments have tinted the stone, changing the overall look of the travertine.
These samples are all unsealed Philadelphia Travertine. You can clearly see how the grout pigments have tinted the stone, changing the overall look of the travertine.

Pre-sealing your tiles will also make cleanup easier, since the grout won't stick to the surface of the stone tiles.

Don't like your grout color? Change it!



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