mold and mildew resistant grout

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  1. Apr 3, 2011 #1

    danboston

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    Does anyone know if there is a tried-and-true grout out there for tiling bathroom shower stalls that is mold and mildew resistant?

    I am considering using the Swanstone shower kit or tiling a new shower stall in my basement and am very concerned about mold and mildew. I hear that the Swanstone products are very good in regards to resistance to mold and mildew.

    However, I am also concerned that the Swanstone panels will start coming off the walls in about 10 years, whereas, tile is pretty much maintenance free (other than potential mold-mildew issues).

    Any and all comments are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 #2

    joecaption

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    I'd use a nail on enclosure, not a cheap stick on one. The nail on ones are 3 times thicker.
    Any100% silicone caulking with the words kitchen and bath or mold resistant will work fine near the shower.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2011 #3

    CMHbob

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    I agree with Joe that a "nail to the stud" shower enclosure is a good solution to a basement shower stall. I've installed several of these with good results.

    If you are still looking at a tile enclosure with mildew resistant grout, investigate epoxy grout with Microban (an anti-microbial inhibitor). Epoxy grout is stainproof if installed and cleaned properly. There are several brands on the market, but here is a link to one that will get you more info. The downside is epoxy is more expensive than cementious grout and more difficult to install. It requires a different float, has less working time and is harder to clean up. Take a look at comments in another forum (click here) before you DIY.
     

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