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Old 06-25-2008, 06:24 AM   #1
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What Type of Shower Tile Grout to Use?

First time posting but I have been reading these boards for great advice over the years. I would like to know what kind of grout should I use to grout the shower tile walls. I read that epoxy is good, but not recommended for a beginner like myself because it's hard to work with. If it matters, the tiles are 8x8 and will be held to the backerboard by Versabond Thin-set. Thanks in advance for any advice that you can give me.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:24 AM   #2
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What Type of Shower Tile Grout to Use?

First time posting but I have been reading these boards for great advice over the years. I would like to know what kind of grout should I use to grout the shower tile walls. I read that epoxy is good, but not recommended for a beginner like myself because it's hard to work with. If it matters, the tiles are 8x8 and will be held to the backerboard by Versabond Thin-set. Thanks in advance for any advice that you can give me.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:43 AM   #3
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Hello Boykin, Spectralock Pro epoxy grout by Laticrete, is not that difficult to work with, and would be an excellent choice for a shower.

Check out this thread: http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...ht=spectralock
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:46 AM   #4
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Thanks, I appreciate the advice. One more question. HD and Lowes are the only two store near my house, do you know if either one carries SpectraLock?
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:55 AM   #5
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IMO epoxy grout is the best grout for showers. I used Spectralock in my shower and it was only the second time I had grouted anything. I don't think it's any more difficult to use. You have to follow the clean-up instructions. It's expensive too, but in the long run I think it's worth it. No sealing required...ever. I haven't had any sign of mold growth in over a year either.

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Old 06-25-2008, 06:57 AM   #6
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Lowe's carries the regular version, but some stores are phasing it out. The Lowe's that still have it, carry the mini unit, which is a small batch unit that is easier to work with IMO. Find out if there are any tile suppliers in your area that carry the pro version, it is much easier to work with, and now comes in the mini unit as well.

I seem to recall someone mentioning internet availability as well. Read that thread I posted the link to, there may be mention of it there.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:48 PM   #7
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Welcome, boykin. Please give us a first name to use, preferably in a permanent signature line.

I combined your two theads here for continuity. Please don't post the same question in more than one place. Causes confusion and duplication for our good helpers, eh?
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