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Old 04-14-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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Grout for Onyx Backsplash Tile


I am installing an onyx tile backsplash in my kitchen, and I understand that onyx can be scratched by some sanded grouts. Can any expert here recommend a grout that is safe to use for onyx tile?

I was thinking of using Laticrete SpectraLock, but the label says it also contains sand.

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if sanded grout can scratch your onyx tiles, why not buy unsanded grout.

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what size grout joints were you planning on? Keep them 1/8" or less and use unsanded like one cut recommended.
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if sanded grout can scratch your onyx tiles, why not buy unsanded grout.
This is good advice. I used glass in my backsplash and unsanded grout. A Backsplash will never see an ounce of stress. All it does is sit there and look pretty, so the extra strength of sand in wider joints isn't going to make it stronger.


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