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INSTALLATION OF BEAUTIFUL TILE OR STONE MADE EASY BY READY - TO - USE GROUT

April, 06

Companies that produce tile and stone installation materials now offer products that make it easy for the most novice do-it-yourselfer.

Nothing makes a statement like the beauty of ceramic tile and natural stone. While many homeowners view designing a room and choosing tile as an exciting way to personalize and enhance the home, they're often nervous about the idea of selecting installation materials and actually setting tile.

Fortunately, companies that produce tile and stone installation materials now offer products that make it easy for the most novice do-it-yourselfer to achieve high-quality, professional results. So, if you're considering tile or natural stone for your home, you can rest easy that the tile surface you install will be what you've envisioned.

The material used to fill the joints between tiles - Gout - contributes to the finished beauty of the tile or stone surface. But mixing and installing traditional grouts can be problematic for the inexperienced tile setter.

Rachel Gibbons, brand manager for the TEC brand at Specialty Construction Brands, Inc., Arlington Heights, Ill., the leading brand of installation systems for tile and stone says "Grout that is incorrectly mixed and applied can lead to blotchy, uneven color that compromises the look of the tile installation. And, after it's installed, grout can stain and pick up dirt,"

TEC has addressed these concerns by launching a revolutionary, ready-to-use grout product called AccuColor Easy that can be used right from the bucket. Because it's premixed, it offers virtually error-proof results, eliminating mixing errors that can alter the look of the installed tile.

The unique patented formulation includes stain-blocking technology to protect against most common household stains. The stain resistance is built right into the grout, so there is no need to apply an additional protective grout sealer, saving homeowners time and money. AccuColor Easy also contains inhibitors that protect the grout from mold and mildew growth, making it easier to maintain the grout. Finally, the product delivers highly durable grout joints, providing a lifetime of performance.

Gibbon also says "After you select the tile or stone, it is just as important to consider the grout because it has a big impact on the lasting beauty of the surface,"

A warranty provides extra peace of mind about the grout's performance. AccuColor Easy is backed by a limited lifetime warranty against staining, cracking and fading.

Now available exclusively at all Menards locations, AccuColor Easy is packaged in a handy half-gallon pail. It comes in eight popular colors.

Visit www.tecspecialtyproducts.com to learn more about installing tile or stone and maintaining your tile or stone installation.

 
 
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