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SimpleGrout® Pre-Mixed Grout

The no-mix, no-mess alternative to traditional grout. This sanded, shrink and crack-resistant formula is also resistant to common household stains. SimpleGrout pre-mixed grout is easy to use and ideal for grout restoration. 

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Features/Benefits

Key Features

  • Ready to use
  • No mixing
  • No mess
  • Stain resistant
  • No shrinking
  • For joints 1/16" to 1/2"

Technical/Installation

Environmental Consideration

Custom® Building Products is committed to environmental responsibility in both products produced and in manufacturing practices. Use of this product can contribute towards LEED® v3 certification:

  • Up to 2 points towards MR Credit 5, Regional Materials
  • Up to 1 point towards IEQ Credit 4.1, Low-Emitting Materials – Adhesives & Sealants

Suitable Tile Types

  • For interior use only
  • Grouts ceramic, mosaic, quarry, porcelain, stone tile, marble and granite
  • Suitable for wet areas such as tub surrounds, shower floors and shower walls (see Drying Time for more information)

General Surface Prep

USE CHEMICAL-RESISTANT GLOVES, such as nitrile, when handling product.

Tile must be firmly attached and cured prior to grouting; please wait at least 24 hours for any dry set mortar meeting ANSI A118.4 standards, and at least 48 hours when using pre-mixed adhesives. Remove spacers and any loose materials from joints. Pre-sealing porous tile or stone with an appropriate TileLab® or Aqua Mix® sealer may be necessary to prevent grout staining. Surfaces and materials should be maintained at a temperature above 50° F (10° C) or below 100° F (38° C) for 72 hours.

Health Precautions

Contains Petroleum Distillates. If ingested, do not induce vomiting and call a physician immediately. Use with adequate ventilation. Nonflammable. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY.

Limitations to the Product

  • Porous stone can be stained by grout; follow directions in Surface Preparation.
  • Do not use in steam rooms, areas exposed to prolonged water exposure or underwater.
  • Some ceramic, glass, marble, metal or stone tiles can be scratched or damaged by the quartz sand filler. Perform a test on a small area prior to use. Polyblend® NonSanded Grout may be appropriate for joints up to 1/8" or for tile not suited for sanded grout.
  • Not for use in movement joints or changes of plane in the tile installation. In these areas us an appropriate caulk or sealant such as Commercial 100% Silicone Caulk or Polyblend® Ceramic Tile Caulk.

Application of Product

Stir grout prior to application. Lightly dampen absorptive, porous tile with clean, cool water. Holding a rubber grout float at a 45° angle, force grout diagonally into joints ensuring joints are completely filled. Remove excess grout using edge of float held at a 90° angle. Work on an area about 5 to 10 square feet at a time. Shaping joints and cleanup must begin immediately using a damp, small pore, grout sponge in a circular motion. Use clean water and sponge, changing water frequently. Wait 4 hours before removing haze from tile surface with a soft, dry cloth. If a haze still exists after 24 hours, remove it with TileLab® Heavy-Duty Stripper & Cleaner. Do not grout when temperature is below 50°F (10°C).

For rejuvenating old grout:

Clean old grout joints thoroughly with TileLab® Sulfamic Acid Cleaner or Aqua Mix® Sulfamic Acid Crystals, following instructions on product data sheets and packaging. Allow grout joints to dry overnight. Apply new grout on top of old grout according to application instructions. Allow it to dry for two hours and then remove any haze remaining on the surface with a soft, dry cloth.

Drying Time

24 hours.

For shower floor applications, allow mortar bed to cure at least 4 days and allow 7 days for grout to dry before use.

Curing of Product

Exterior applications must be protected from rain, snow and other wet conditions for at least 7 days with temperature above 50° F (10° C). If inclement weather is expected, protect the work area with tenting at least 1 foot (30 cm) above the finished surface to allow air flow. Enclose and protect installations and maintain >50° F (10° C)  temperatures for at least 72 hours for proper cure.

Cleaning of equipment

Clean tools and hands with water before material dries.

Storage

Keep from freezing.

Product Maintenance

Clean with a neutral cleaner such as Aquamix AquaKleen or Tilelab Grout & Tile Cleaner

Ordering Information

Packaging

  • 1 quart (.946 L) pail
  • 1 gallon (3.78 L) pail

Warranty Information

Product Warranty

Custom® Building Products warrants to the original consumer purchaser that its product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal and proper usage for a period of one year following the date of original purchase. Custom's® sole liability under this warranty shall be limited to the replacement of the product. Some states, countries or territories do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty will not extend to any product which has been modified in any way or which has not been used in accordance with Custom's® printed instructions. Custom® makes no other warranties either expressed or implied. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights that vary from state to state or from one country/territory to another.  This warranty is not transferrable.

Coverage Chart

1 gallon pail of Simple Grout in ft² (m²) per gallon

Tile Size Joint Width
Width x Length x Thickness 1/16" (1.6 mm)  1/8" (3 mm) 3/16" (4.8 mm) 1/4" (6.3 mm) 3/8" (9.5 mm) 1/2" (13 mm)
1" x 1" x 1/4" (2.5 x 2.5 x .64 cm) 55 ft² (5.1 m²) 31 ft² (2.9 m²) 23 ft² (2.1 m²) 19 ft² (1.8 m²) 15 ft² (1.4 m²) 14 ft² (1.3 m²)
2" x 2" x 1/4" (5 x 5 x .64 cm) 103 ft² (9.6 m²) 55 ft² (5.1 m²) 39 ft² (3.6 m²) 31 ft² (2.9 m²) 23 ft² (2.1 m²) 19 ft² (1.8 m²)
3" x 3" x 1/4" (7.6 x 7.6 x .64 cm) 152 ft² (14.1 m²) 79 ft² (7.3 m²) 55 ft² (5.1 m²) 43 ft² (4 m²) 31 ft² (2.9 m²) 25 ft² (2.3 m²)
4.25" x 4.25" x 1/4" (10.8 x 10.8 x .64 cm) 213 ft² (19.8 m²) 110 ft² (10.2 m²) 75 ft² (7.0 m²) 58 ft² (5.4 m²) 41 ft² (3.8 m²) 32 ft² (3.0 m²)
6" x 6" x 1/4" (15.2 x 15.2 x .64 cm) 298 ft² (27.7 m²) 152 ft² (14.1 m²) 103 ft² (9.6 m²) 79 ft² (7.4 m²) 55 ft² (5.1 m²) 43 ft² (4.0 m²)
8" x 8" x 3/8" (20.3 x 20.3 x 1 cm) 263 ft² (24.4 m²) 134 ft² (12.4 m²) 91 ft² (8.5 m²) 69 ft² (6.4 m²) 47 ft² (4.4 m²) 37 ft² (3.4 m²)
12" x 12" x 3/8" (30.5 x 30.5 x 1 cm) 393 ft² (36.5 m²) 199 ft² (18.5 m²) 134 ft² (12.4 m²) 101 ft² (9.4 m²) 69 ft² (6.4 m²) 53 ft² (4.9 m²)
16" x 16" x 3/8" (40.6 x 40.6 x 1 cm) 523 ft² (48.6 m²) 263 ft² (24.4 m²) 177 ft² (16.4 m²) 134 ft² (12.4 m²) 91 ft² (8.5 m²) 69 ft² (6.4 m²)
18" x 18" x 3/8" (45.7 x 45.7 x 1 cm) 588 ft² (54.6 m²) 296 ft² (27.5 m²) 199 ft² (18.5 m²) 150 ft² (13.9 m²) 101 ft² (9.4 m²) 77 ft² (7.2 m²)
20" x 20" x 3/8" (50.8 x 50.8 x 1 cm) 653 ft² (60.7 m²) 328 ft² (30.5 m²) 220 ft² (20.4 m²) 166 ft² (15.4 m²) 112 ft² (10.4 m²) 85 ft² (7.9 m²)
24" x 24" x 3/8" (61 x 61 x 1 cm) 782 ft² (72.6 m²) 393 ft² (36.5 m²) 263 ft² (24.4 m²) 199 ft² (18.5 m²) 134 ft² (12.4 m²) 101 ft² (9.4 m²)
6" x 24" x 3/8" (15.2 x 61 x 1 cm) 315 ft² (29.3 m²) 160 ft² (14.8 m²) 108 ft² (10 m²) 82 ft² (7.6 m²) 56 ft² (5.2 m²) 43 ft² (4.0 m²)
12" x 24" x 3/8" (30.5 x 61 x 1 cm) 523 ft² (48.6 m²) 263 ft² (24.5 m²) 177 ft² (16.4 m²) 134 ft² (12.4 m²) 91 ft² (8.4 m²) 69 ft² (6.4 m²)
6" x 36" x 3/8" (15.2 x 91.4 x 1 cm) 338 ft² (31.4 m²) 171 ft² (15.9 m²) 115 ft² (10.7 m²) 87 ft² (8.1 m²) 60 ft² (5.6 m²) 46 ft² (4.3 m²)
9 x 36" x 3/8" (22.9 x 91.4 x 1 cm) 471 ft² (43.8 m²) 238 ft² (22.1 m²) 160 ft² (14.9 m²) 121 ft² (11.2 m²) 82 ft² (7.6 m²) 62 ft² (5.8 m²)
12" x 48" x 3/8" (30.5 x 122 x 1 cm) 627 ft² (58.2 m²) 315 ft² (29.3 m²) 212 ft² (19.7 m²) 160 ft² (14.9 m²) 108 ft² (10 m²) 82 ft² (7.6 m²)

 

1 quart pail of Simple Grout in ft² (m²) per quart

Tile Size Joint Width
Width x Length x Thickness 1/16" (1.6 mm)  1/8" (3 mm) 3/16" (4.8 mm) 1/4" (6.3 mm) 3/8" (9.5 mm) 1/2" (13 mm)
1" x 1" x 1/4" (2.5 x 2.5 x .64 cm) 14 ft² (1.3 m²) 8 ft² (0.7 m²) 6 ft² (0.5 m²) 5 ft² (0.4 m²) 4 ft² (0.4 m²) 3 ft² (0.3 m²)
2" x 2" x 1/4" (5 x 5 x .64 cm) 26 ft² (2.4 m²) 14 ft² (1.3 m²) 10 ft² (0.9 m²) 8 ft² (0.7 m²) 6 ft² (0.5 m²) 5 ft² (0.4 m²)
3" x 3" x 1/4" (7.6 x 7.6 x .64 cm) 38 ft² (3.5 m²) 20 ft² (1.8 m²) 13.8 ft² (1.3 m²) 10.8 ft² (1 m²) 7.8 ft² (0.7 m²) 6.3 ft² (0.6 m²)
4.25" x 4.25" x 1/4" (10.8 x 10.8 x .64 cm) 53 ft² (4.9 m²) 27 ft² (2.5 m²) 19 ft² (1.7 m²) 14 ft² (1.3 m²) 10 ft² (0.9 m²) 8 ft² (0.7 m²)
6" x 6" x 1/4" (15.2 x 15.2 x .64 cm) 74 ft² (6.9 m²) 38 ft² (3.5 m²) 26 ft² (2.4 m²) 20 ft² (1.8 m²) 14 ft² (1.3 m²) 11 ft² (1 m²)
8" x 8" x 3/8" (20.3 x 20.3 x 1 cm) 66 ft² (6.1 m²) 34 ft² (3.1 m²) 23 ft² (2.1 m²) 17 ft² (1.6 m²) 12 ft² (1.1 m²) 9 ft² (0.9 m²)
12" x 12" x 3/8" (30.5 x 30.5 x 1 cm) 98 ft² (9.1 m²) 50 ft² (4.6 m²) 33 ft² (3.1 m²) 25 ft² (2.4 m²) 17 ft² (1.6 m²) 13 ft² (1.2 m²)
16" x 16" x 3/8" (40.6 x 40.6 x 1 cm) 131 ft² (12.1 m²) 66 ft² (6.1 m²) 44 ft² (4.1 m²) 33 ft² (3.1 m²) 23 ft² (8.5 m²) 17 ft² (1.6 m²)
18" x 18" x 3/8" (45.7 x 45.7 x 1 cm) 147 ft² (13.7 m²) 74 ft² (6.9 m²) 50 ft² (4.6 m²) 38 ft² (3.5 m²) 25 ft² (2.4 m²) 19 ft² (1.8 m²)
20" x 20" x 3/8" (50.8 x 50.8 x 1 cm) 163 ft² (15 m²) 82 ft² (7.6 m²) 55 ft² (5.1 m²) 42 ft² (3.9 m²) 28 ft² (2.6 m²) 21 ft² (2 m²)
24" x 24" x 3/8" (61 x 61 x 1 cm) 196 ft² (18 m²) 98 ft² (9.1  m²) 66 ft² (6.1 m²) 50 ft² (4.6 m²) 34 ft² (3.1 m²) 25 ft² (2.3 m²)
6" x 24" x 3/8" (15.2 x 61 x 1 cm) 79 ft² (7.3 m²) 40 ft² (3.7 m²) 27 ft² (2.5 m²) 20 ft² (1.9 m²) 14 ft² (1.3 m²) 11 ft² (1 m²)
12" x 24" x 3/8" (30.5 x 61 x 1 cm) 131 ft² (12.1 m²) 66 ft² (6.1 m²) 44 ft² (4.1 m²) 33 ft² (3.1 m²) 23 ft² (2.1 m²) 17 ft² (1.6 m²)
6" x 36" x 3/8" (15.2 x 91.4 x 1 cm) 85 ft² (7.9 m²) 43 ft² (4 m²) 29 ft² (2.7 m²) 22 ft² (2 m²) 15 ft² (1.4 m²) 11.5 ft² (1.1 m²)
9 x 36" x 3/8" (22.9 x 91.4 x 1 cm) 118 ft² (10.9 m²) 60 ft² (5.5 m²) 40 ft² (3.7 m²) 30 ft² (2.8 m²) 21 ft² (1.9 m²) 15.5 ft² (1.4 m²)
12" x 48" x 3/8" (30.5 x 122 x 1 cm) 157 ft² (14.6 m²) 79 ft² (7.3 m²) 53 ft² (4.9 m²) 40 ft² (3.7 m²) 27 ft² (2.5 m²) 20.5 ft² (1.9 m²)

Chart for estimating purposes. Coverage may vary based on installation practices and jobsite conditions. For more tile and joint sizes, use the Material Calculator at CustomBuildingProducts.com or contact CUSTOM Technical Services at 800-282-8786.

 

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