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Old 02-03-2018, 05:53 PM   #1
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DIY Polished travertine MBA - steam shower

Description of project:
Steam shower (kerdiíd the whole shower) polished travertine on shower walls and ceiling; honed crema marfil mosiac on shower floor. 1/8 grout joints... but wall tile has bevel edge.

MBA Floor is 18x18 honed travertine.

Question I have is on grout selection: I plan to do some test boards, but wanted to get early suggestions. I think with the bevel edge of my polished travertine, my grout spacing is proud of 1/8 inch.

I was steering away from sanded grout due to polished stone. I was considering Flexcolor, but think I read something about not using it in steam/sauna applications.

Spectralok would seem an option, but I do have lots of coverage so price is scaring me.

Anything I should add to my list of considerations???

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Is the travertine on the walls already ?

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Yes, travertine is on walls.

I previously had house with polished marble in shower and loved it. Happy to do regular cleanings and am one of those who prefers the look and feel of natural stone. My in-laws did a travertine in their showers and I like the look so I thought we would give a try.

Just trying to get some thoughts on grout.

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Laticrete Permacolor NS. Can be used in joints up to 1/4".
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