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Old 01-01-2018, 09:06 AM   #1
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Epoxy grout on textured tile

I'm using 13x24 Best Textured Tiles in a mater bath. The tiles have a wavy texture.

http://www.besttile.com/Tile-Collect...id=1530&cid=19


I am planning to use Spectralock epoxy white grout.

Question: Since the gloss white tiles are textured, do I shape the epoxy grout to the shape of the ends?

I've never dealt with the type of tile before.

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Old 01-01-2018, 12:42 PM   #2
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Yes, I would want the waves to somewhat continue thru the joint. I've used tiles similar to that, just not with epoxy grout. Could be a little bit of a challenge.
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:55 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Yeah...I think I'm going to run a test on how long it takes to form the epoxy grout "waves" on a few test broken pieces I have.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:08 PM   #4
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How about making a jig using a foam or rubber float? Loose a few bucks but save time on making the waves. After that might be easier ridges and cleanup. Eh just a thought. Never done it.
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Not sure I follow you, Vic. Are you talking about cutting the wave shape into the edge of a rubber grout float?

I think the grout will somewhat stay bulged out in the wave area after you spread it. In places you may have to add a little grout and wash gingerly.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:16 PM   #6
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I think you're going to running the clean up sponge left and right only. The contour of the sponge from the tile will do much to form the grout lines in the veritical joints. But I think there's little you can do with the horizontal joints.

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Old 01-03-2018, 10:45 PM   #7
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Are the edges of the tile sharp? That will happen if the tile are cut verses formed with a slight rounded edge. That could make getting the grout filling the gap really problematic. Let us know how the mockup works out. Epoxy grout can be a pain to clean up, especially if you wait too long. Good stuff, but I'm not sure trying it on a textured tile would be my first job choice.
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I installed similar tiles in my bathroom but used cementitious grout (Tec PowerGrout). The key for me was to only run the grout float and sponge perpendicular to the grout lines. That way the surface of the grout roughly followed the surface countour of the waves in the tile across each grout joint. It took a bit of artistry but it turned out nice.
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