PROVEN AND TRUSTED HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS FOR OVER A DECADE! Earth Master Products - The Original Groutmatch Caulking System
Groutmatch™ is a silicone caulking system designed to match any brand, any color of standard cement based grout, regardless of it being sanded or non-sanded. With Groutmatch™ you color match your grout with 100% silicone caulking and it can be used interior or exterior.
Where do I use Groutmatch™? / Why do I need Groutmatch™?
Many areas in tile and stone installations require a caulking material rather than grout as there will be minor movement, expansion, contraction, etc. If you used grout itself, the grout would crack, break-up and fall apart. Typical areas include backsplashes, tub surrounds and showers where walls come together or floors meet walls, door thresholds, outside patios where they meet walls or doors just to name a few.
In those areas only Groutmatch™ gives you the protection and peace of mind to know that you are covered.
Groutmatch™ uses the same dry, unmixed grout straight out of its bag or box that you use to do tile or stone projects. You simply mix it with the Groutmatch™ caulking material using the supplied kit.
Groutmatch™ is so easy to use, anyone can do it. Simply mix unused dry grout of any brand or color with Groutmatch™ and squeeze it into the joints. It's truly the stress free way to match any color grout joint.
Latex caulk is a caulk that includes acrylic polymers, water, latex and fillers. But, these caulks have a high filler content which tends to detract from their overall performance.They use words like acrylic or siliconized but they are latex. ALL Latex caulks must have a biocide or mildewcide to keep them from turning moldy in the tube. Unfortunately these biocides and mildewcides are slowly released once they are out of the tube and are washed down the drain into the water supply. Also the nature of these types of products because the way they are made means they will get hard and lose their flexibility and become brittle and crack after just a short period of time.
Because 100% silicone is not a food source for mold and mildew spores, no mildewcides are needed in them. Nothing is released back into the water supply which makes it the best choice for the environment as well as making them ideal for persons who are chemically sensitive. Now let's talk performance! 100% Silicone does not shrink, crack or lose it's flexibility at all! It can also be used Indoors or Outdoors and is UV stable. Do it once and for all with the only proven caulking system available today!
Bottom Line - Why must you use a flexible sealant in movement joints instead of grouting them? Because the grout would crack, right?
So why would you use an latex sealant that is susceptible to cracking like grout? Movement joints need the protection that a true silicone sealant provides, don't settle for less.