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Old 12-20-2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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installing tumbled travertine backsplash

Hello, my name is Bryan. I am istalling a tumbled travertine backsplash in kitchen. I am new to all this so need some help with basics. I have istalled ceramic flooring, but this tumbled tile has got me perplexed. Getting it up isnt the problem what i need help with is how ti grout the tile without getting it in all the little holes. I have read many of the threads but none have addressed this issue. Maybe it has and i missd it. Either way i need some advice. Thanks
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:38 AM   #2
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Bryan, lots of folks use a grout bag to squirt the grout into the grout lines. Do a search on "grout bag"
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:32 PM   #3
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Ok thank you.
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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Most people recommend filling the holes as they will accumulate dirt and be hard to clean.
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:14 PM   #5
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Fill the HOLES. Make sure you use a sanded grout DO NOT USE UNSANDED. I do mine tight or about a 1/8" joint then grout the whole thing. TRUST ME GROUT THE WHOLE THING. its looks like dog poopy if you dont and grease and dust get in there if ya dont. good luck
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:09 PM   #6
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I've put in a LOT of travertine and tumbled marble on backsplashes. With the inclusions, it is recommended to grout over everything. Yes, this fills the holes....but if your grout is a similar colour as the tile...it looks great, and doesn't collect stains, food bits, bacteria, etc.
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:42 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice. I have since convinced my wife that the little holes need to be filled. Now i just need to do it.
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