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Old 02-14-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Tiling shower with polished stone, Whats the best grout to use?


I have tiled the shower above my tub including the ceiling with a shiny polished stone tile and 3/16 spacers. I also tiled the floor with the same using 1/4 spacers. I bought the spectralock epoxy grout A/B and C type. Question is
1>will this scratch my 12" tiles?
I see the directions say it is sanded grout..
2> Is there anything that I need to apply to the tile before grouting to help with cleanup or scratching?
3> Do I still need to use caulk on the corners with this type of grout?

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DON'T USE THAT GROUT JUST YET!

If you have never used epoxy grout before, now is not the time to learn about it.

There are several other user friendly grouts available that are every bit as good as epoxy grout.

Besides, I'm not so sure you will ever get it to stay on the ceiling and once you mix it you are committed to work it. With out previous experience, EPOXY GROUT IS A BITTCH!!

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DON'T USE THAT GROUT JUST YET!

If you have never used epoxy grout before, now is not the time to learn about it.

There are several other user friendly grouts available that are every bit as good as epoxy grout.

Besides, I'm not so sure you will ever get it to stay on the ceiling and once you mix it you are committed to work it. With out previous experience, EPOXY GROUT IS A BITTCH!!
what he said^

also wondering why 3/8" grout space on polished wall tile?
wall tile usually has smaller grout joint than floor.
polished tile usually has joint up to 1/8" while less than 1/16" is ideal.
if it is limestone, travertine or marble sanded grout will deffinately scratch it.
if it is really 3/8" you will have a very hard time trying to get un-sanded grout to stay in and finish well.

do you have any other pics that show grout joint better?
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That is an excellent looking tile job by the way.

I will add that in my thirty-five years of installing tile ( that's 245 years in dog years) I don't know that I have ever scratched any polished tile using sanded grout. Can't explain why. If those joints are 3/8" (I must have missed that somewhere) I don't think epoxy will stay in the joints anyway even with Part-C.
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what he said^

also wondering why 3/8" grout space on polished wall tile?
wall tile usually has smaller grout joint than floor.
polished tile usually has joint up to 1/8" while less than 1/16" is ideal.
if it is limestone, travertine or marble sanded grout will deffinately scratch it.
if it is really 3/8" you will have a very hard time trying to get un-sanded grout to stay in and finish well.

do you have any other pics that show grout joint better?



actuall I meant 3/16 on the walls
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DON'T USE THAT GROUT JUST YET!

If you have never used epoxy grout before, now is not the time to learn about it.

There are several other user friendly grouts available that are every bit as good as epoxy grout.

Besides, I'm not so sure you will ever get it to stay on the ceiling and once you mix it you are committed to work it. With out previous experience, EPOXY GROUT IS A BITTCH!!
what grout is just as good and easier? One concern was the spectralock has a matching caulk which I thought was nice....
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what grout is just as good and easier? One concern was the spectralock has a matching caulk which I thought was nice....
Spectralock is a good grout and similar to epoxy without all the nonsense and Quartzlock-2 is another.
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DON'T USE THAT GROUT JUST YET!

If you have never used epoxy grout before, now is not the time to learn about it.

There are several other user friendly grouts available that are every bit as good as epoxy grout.

Besides, I'm not so sure you will ever get it to stay on the ceiling and once you mix it you are committed to work it. With out previous experience, EPOXY GROUT IS A BITTCH!!

even spectralock...ive heard its easier????

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