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Old 04-04-2008, 03:51 PM   #1
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I am installing smooth ceramic wall tiles in the bathroom around the tub. What type of grout is wise to use, sanded/unsanded.

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Old 04-05-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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Hi Tony.

I'm not a pro, but I believe it would depend on the size of the grout joint. 1/8" and less should be unsanded grout. Hopefully a pro will stop in and confirm this.

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Old 04-06-2008, 09:24 AM   #3
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I am installing smooth ceramic wall tiles in the bathroom around the tub. What type of grout is wise to use, sanded/unsanded.

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TonyD
Tony,
If you don't want to seal your sanded grout every 6-12months. If you don't want to have to deal with mold, there is only one route for you to go. I install baths/ tubs for home depot, so I know what I'm talking about. You have to go with "acrylic grout". when it dries, Its as hard, waterproof, and easy to clean as the tile itself. E-mail me and I'll get further into the process. Not easy but well worth it.
Mike MJGurrieri01@aol.com

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Old 04-08-2008, 11:54 AM   #4
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Yeah, acrylic modified would do good.
If you really want bulletproof grout, try epoxy. That stuff will stay there after your tiles fall off and house collapses, but it's a true pain in the @$$ to do. Like grouting with honey. Though I think epoxy would be overkill, it is an option.
Sanded or unsanded - it does depend on your joints. Under 1/8" - definitely non-sanded, over 1/8 - sanded. You can mix two if you feel like you have both - wider and smaller joints.
Good luck, and have fuN!
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Although epoxy is great, it's not for the person asking about what type of grout to use. That's for sure.

Huge pain in the keister to work with.
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What people are saying is true as far as it being a *************** to work with. I've been working withit long enough that I have found ways to make it easier. I've been talking with "Latticrete", the major company that produces epoxy because I have found a way that makes using epoxy easier than plain sanded grout. unfortunately I can't share details because I feel this is going to make me a fortune. We'll see, they say it should become available to the public within 12-16 months. If things work out, you'll be able to do all of your tile and never worry about staining or being waterproof
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