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Old 08-22-2008, 08:07 AM   #1
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What grout to use in shower?

I have a walk-in shower and complete bathroom walls that I tiled using 12 x 12 black marble tile with grout spaces no larger that 1/8" I want to grout with white grout. I used Custom building Products white thinset and would like to use their grout products. Do I need to use epoxy grout or will a standard grout be sufficient? Sanded or unsanded? If I use epoxy how hard is it to use compared to a standard grout? When finished do you guys recommend sealing the natural marble tile? Any help appreciated.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, Joel.

I'm not a natural stone expert, but I know enough to be dangerous.

One of the advantages of epoxy grout is low maintenance. I'm not sure there is much advantage to having a grout that requires less maintenance than your tile though. I believe that your tile will need to be periodically sealed, so I would use regular grout. If all your grout lines are 1/8" or less, you can use unsanded grout. Otherwise, use sanded.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:08 AM   #3
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Welcome, Joel.

What Dan said.

There is also a consideration about scratching your stone tiles if they are polished and you use sanded grout. Like Dan, I'm not really a stone guy, just know you gotta be careful with some of it.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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