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Leal 06-09-2008 09:50 PM

grout lines in shower
 
Ok, a couple of q,s.
Im using 4 inch stone tile, im guessing 1/8 space all the way around, floor and walls. Should i go bigger?
If i use 1/8 or bigger lines, can i use sanded grout on walls and floor?
Should i use nonsanded grout?
Thanks

TileGuy 06-10-2008 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leal (Post 19995)
Ok, a couple of q,s.
Im using 4 inch stone tile, im guessing 1/8 space all the way around, floor and walls. Should i go bigger?
If i use 1/8 or bigger lines, can i use sanded grout on walls and floor?
Should i use nonsanded grout?
Thanks


Its all a matter of what you want really. I use 1/8 inch lines on everything I do and yes sanded is fine for 1/8 and larger :)

pwhoolboom 06-10-2008 12:23 PM

I'm using 1/8" grout lines with 4" tiles in my shower...honestly I wouldn't use any larger grout lines as I feel it draws attention away from the tiles to the grout...but to each his own...

Leal 06-11-2008 09:39 AM

I was told, not to use sanded grout for the walls because it will not fill the entire line, and that nonsanded grout will. This guy said that the sanded grout will start to come out. And that it will also let water threw.

So you guys think its ok to use sanded grout all the way around. Cool

TileGuy 06-13-2008 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leal (Post 20038)
I was told, not to use sanded grout for the walls because it will not fill the entire line, and that nonsanded grout will. This guy said that the sanded grout will start to come out. And that it will also let water threw.

So you guys think its ok to use sanded grout all the way around. Cool

Sanded is perfectly fine on walls. What this person told you holds true only if the grout likes are tiny ( smaller than an 1/8 ).

Leal 06-13-2008 08:16 PM

thanks again


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