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Old 01-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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How come no one uses epoxy for showers?

After tiling a shower surround, wouldn't it make sense to coat the tile / grout with epoxy, both to ensure it was water tight and to keep mold from forming in the grout?

I could see epoxy being a slipping hazard on the floor, unless mixed with aggregate, but on the walls, wouldn't it make sense?


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Tile and mortar should be able to breathe. And, if you seal it in epoxy and you bang the stuff and create a micro crack or fissure and water gets behind it. A royal mess is suddenly created. And with good tile and mortar there is no need for it so why put out the extra expense even if it did work.


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There are epoxy grouts that are highly stain resistant.
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About all I use are epoxy grouts--I don't mention it often as they are a bit difficult to use--
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When you put the second Red Gard coat down... embed some nylon window screen.
Then do the epoxy coat.
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